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Lawyer for Springfield breeder charged with cutting ears, tails on dogs ...
Lawyer for Springfield breeder charged with cutting ears, tails on dogs ...
Roof's lawyer: He wants to plead guilty
COLUMBIA - Dylann Roof's lawyer David Bruck told a Charleston federal magistrate Friday morning in a hushed courtroom that his client wants to plead guilty to federal hate crimes in the June killings of nine African-Americans at a downtown Charleston ...
Cosby's Lawyer Makes Controversial Comments About Women Who Have Accused Him ...
Cosby's Lawyer Makes Controversial Comments About Women Who Have Accused Him ...
Hartford lawyer suspended for impersonating fellow lawyer
HARTFORD (AP) — A Connecticut judge has suspended a Hartford attorney for impersonating a fellow lawyer 11 years ago. The Hartford Courant reports ( (link) 1M3rLS6) the judge said Joseph Elder violated the rules of professional conduct by ...
'It Was A Preventable Accident' Says Lawyer In Flight For Life Crash Lawsuit
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Less than a month after a fiery helicopter crash in Summit County, a lawsuit has been filed. On July 3 in Frisco a flight for life helicopter slammed to the ground just seconds after it took off. The pilot, Patrick Mahany ...
A Lawyer's Advice For Black Men At Traffic Stops: 'Comply Now, Contest Later'
It's been nearly a year since a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, more deadly police encounters across the country have prompted anger, activism and reform. Many of those ...
Donald Trump Lawyer: 'Marital Rape' Exec Michael Cohen Voted For Obama
The lawyer for Donald Trump, who created a firestorm after erroneously claiming that there is no legal cause of action for marital rape, reportedly voted for presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008. Trump advisor and counsel Michael Cohen, who may ...
Zachary Hammond Shot From Behind By Seneca Cop? Lawyer Says White Lives Matter ...
Zachary Hammond Shot From Behind By Seneca Cop? Lawyer Says White Lives Matter ...
Hillary Clinton's Lawyer has Copy of her Classified Emails on a Thumb Drive ...
Hillary Clinton's Lawyer has Copy of her Classified Emails on a Thumb Drive ...
Lawyer finds niche in motorcycle practice
Of all the words used to describe a law firm, "cool" probably doesn't come up often. But that's what comes to mind when you walk into the converted garage that houses Iron Horse Motorcycle Lawyers. "You'll never see an office like that," says Kirk ...
Louisiana Toddler Loves Local Person Injury Lawyer so Much He Becomes the Boy ...
Louisiana Toddler Loves Local Person Injury Lawyer so Much He Becomes the Boy ...
Baton Rouge lawyer sworn in as Louisiana National Guard judge
Col. Connell Archey on Saturday (Aug 1.) became the fifth officer to be appointed military judge of the Louisiana National Guard since the state codified a set of military laws more than 40 years ago. Archey, of Baton Rouge, took the oath of office ...
Famed lawyer says cops abuse power
Don't know Gerry Spence? Lawyer 60-plus years? OK. He probably doesn't know you either. Wyoming country boy. Defended the superfamous. Never lost a criminal case. In the '80s I saw him fight for Imelda, the Philippines' first lady. Longtime President ...
Lawyer: Witnesses say man shot in back by officer
Several witness accounts differ from the one given by police of a shooting outside a downtown bar early Friday in which a man was killed by an officer, a lawyer for the man's family said Sunday. Phillip Vallejo of Kennedale was celebrating his 30th ...
Lawyer opens a books and antiques store with a law office in back
BRUNSWICK | A new downtown business offers one-stop shopping for used books, antique furniture, framed prints, knickknacks and maybe a little legal advice on the side. Former City Attorney M. Lynn Frey III is the proprietor for the aptly named ...
Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty in Charleston case, but his lawyer gags him
Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man who gunned down nine people inside a Charleston, South Carolina church in cold blood, wants to plead guilty to all the crimes he has been charged with, but his lawyer does not want him to do that—yet. Defence ...
John Paul Knox, lawyer, community leader
John Paul Knox, 87, formerly of Oreland, a lawyer in Montgomery County for many years, died Tuesday, July 21, of cancer at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a retirement community in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Knox and his wife, Eleanor, had ...
Personal Injury Lawyer Stars In Toddler's Birthday Party
A two year old in Louisiana perks up whenever Morris Bart's commercials come on TV. So his parents threw him a Morris Bart birthday party — complete with Bart's face on a cake and a T-shirt. More From Around the Nation. Sports. After 9 Days, Special ...
A former lawyer who left a steady 6-figure job explains what it's like to take ...
A former lawyer who left a steady 6-figure job explains what it's like to take ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state's top lawyer, booked on criminal ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state's top lawyer, booked on criminal ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the State's Top Lawyer, Booked on Criminal ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the State's Top Lawyer, Booked on Criminal ...
Texas' Top Lawyer Is Charged With Fraud
(Newser) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was this morning booked at a Dallas-area jail on felony charges alleging that he misled investors before becoming the state's top lawyer. Paxton arrived at the Collin County jail today to be processed on two ...
Irving Immigration lawyer to plead guilty to identity theft
An Irving immigration lawyer accused of forging visa applications for unauthorized immigrants has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to one of the seven counts against her, court records show. Sherin Thawer, 45, of Coppell, is scheduled to plead ...
The Latest: Defense lawyer says Texas AG to plead not guilty
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawyer says Paxton will plead not guilty to felony securities fraud charges and request a jury trial. Joe Kendall said in a statement Monday that the 52-year-old Paxton looks forward to the opportunity to defend ...
The Way Bill Cosby's Lawyer Talks About Assault Is Peak Rape Culture
Pressley is media-trained; she's poised and she deftly side-stepped Lamont-Hill's most damning questions. But her (sanitized, well-planned) comments offered chilling insight into the way rape culture works. They also brought into sharp relief our ...
Glens Falls lawyer to lead Adirondack Council
Since 1971, Kafin has developed expertise in the major federal and state environmental laws, was one of the primary authors of the initial set of regulations implementing the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR), and among the first lawyers to ...
Cravath Lawyer Turned Writer Reflects on Career Telling Stories
Around the time Alan Hruska turned 68, having already spent four decades as a trial lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, he decided to retire, or put more accurately — to change careers. On a whim, he had attended Yale Law School in the late 1950s, ...
The Global Lawyer: Saudi Arabia, Iran and 9/11
Victims of September 11, who seek to hold funders of the 2001 terror attacks accountable in court, came to Manhattan federal court in Foley Square on Thursday with serious evidence that Saudi Arabia supported the al Qaeda bombers. U.S. District Judge ...
Attorney defends Justin Hunter, says he didn't sucker punch anybody
The lawyer for Tennessee Titans receiver Justin Hunter said Monday that his client didn't sucker punch anybody outside a Virginia Beach bar following a massive brawl inside of it over the July Fourth weekend. "I think our evidence will show, and I'm ...
Town of Princeton Hires Special Lawyer to Conduct Personnel Investigations
Joseph M. Wenzel, a Clifton-based lawyer whose specialty is local government law, including employment issues, was hired for special legal services for personnel investigations as needed during calendar year 2015 at a rate of $150 per hour, not to ...
Lawyer: Haverhill Officers Were Wrong to Shoot Man
Haverhill — The lawyer representing the mother of a Canterbury, N.H., man who was shot and killed by Haverhill police last month said the officers didn't need to respond with gunfire when the 41-year-old charged at them with a knife. Attorney Peter ...
India and Pakistan's unlikely anti-pornography crusaders: a lawyer and a teenager
India—and Vaswani—awoke on Monday (Aug. 3) to discover that the Narendra Modi government had blocked 857 porn websites in the country, setting off a wave of outrage. The 43-year-old lawyer from the central Indian city of Indore, however, was basking ...
Disgraced ex-Assemblyman is asking for yet another lawyer
Disgraced former Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. is asking for yet another lawyer in an apparent bid to put off his sentencing next month for corruption. In a handwritten note to Judge Sandra Townes, the disgraced Democrat claimed that he had ...
Asia Bibi's lawyer blames Pakistani government for failure
The Pakistani government has failed to uphold numerous legal requirements in the case against Asia Bibi, her lawyer has said. Sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, Bibi has lived on death row ever since. She denies charges levelled at her by former ...
Judge Won't Let Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Question Tipster
FALL RIVER (AP) — A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can't question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ...
Porn is worse than Hitler, claims activist Indian lawyer
India's apparent ban on hundreds of pornographic Web sites has been met largely with befuddlement and despair, but there are some who are reveling in the new restrictions. Media reports pointed in particular to one activist lawyer from the state of ...
Mr. Tsimhoni's Lawyer Comes After Mrs. Tsimhoni Activists on Twitter
Just when you thought the Tsimhoni custody battle could not get any nastier, the participants found a way to turn the crazy up to 11. Observer readers will recall the sad and weird case involving the three Tsimhoni children, the Michigan kids who were ...
Staten Island lawyer challenges rival litigant to trial by combat
Richard Luthmann, a Staten Island lawyer being accused in a civil suit of helping his client commit fraud, is taking a page from the Song of Ice and Fire novels and asking to skip the bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo by just resolve the matter with a fight to ...
Beijing Extends Detention of Top Rights Lawyer Amid Ongoing Crackdown
Since the crackdown began with a raid on Beijing's Fengrui law firm on July 10, a number of family members of Chinese lawyers have been harassed, placed under surveillance or denied permission to leave the country in recent weeks, on the pretext that ...
Judge prevents Aaron Hernandez's lawyer from questioning tipster
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer won't be able to question under oath the person who raised concerns over a juror, according to The Associated Press. On Monday, Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh prevented that step, ruling that if the lawyer wants to question ...
Irving immigration lawyer pleads guilty to ID theft charge
An Irving immigration lawyer accused of forging visa applications for unauthorized immigrants pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one of the seven counts against her. Sherin Thawer, 45, of Coppell, admitted to a charge of aggravated identity ...
US doctor wasn't in Zimbabwe for allegedly illegal hunt, lawyer says
(CNN) The second American recently accused by the Zimbabwean government of illegally hunting in the African nation wasn't in Zimbabwe when the incident is alleged to have happened, his lawyer said Tuesday. Dr. Jan Seski, a Pittsburgh-area physician, ...
American Bar Association names Atlanta lawyer president-elect
In a speech at an ABA conference in Chicago, Klein called on the profession to mentor younger lawyers and to work to insure access to justice for all. “We're all in this together,” Klein said. “Lawyers, judges, law students. We fight for justice, the ...
Lawyer steps away from Allentown investigation
The lawyer said he didn't want to be a distraction within the solicitor's office while its staff is working on the case, which is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation. Goldman also said his leaving has nothing to do with the FBI ...
Judge: Class lawyer's misconduct 'fatally tainted' Amex deal
Gary Friedman of the Friedman Law Group can now put a price tag on the cost of his horribly misguided decision to share privileged and confidential documents from his antitrust class action against American Express with his old friend Keila Ravelo, a ...
'Shrimp Boy' lawyer: Prosecutors went easy on SF Mayor Ed Lee
In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2006, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow is shown after being sworn in as the "Dragon Head" of the Chee Kung Tong in Chinatown in San Francisco. Investigators say Chow is the leader and the dragonhead of one of the most powerful ...
Meagan Work in police interview: “Can I ask for a lawyer?”
Now, as her lawyers seek to keep her confessions to law enforcement in those hours out of her trial, they pointed to the footage — played in court Tuesday — as proof that Work was not only denied access to counsel but kept under dire physical ...
Lawyer: I tried to get grand jury to take up Paxton case
Yet Clevenger is the Collin County attorney behind an unusual — and, some would say, legally questionable tactic — that the attorney general's lawyers may raise at any future trial. In two letters back in March, Clevenger directly reached out to ...
Wells Report lawyer cross-examined Tom Brady on appeal
Ted Wells' law firm was hired by the NFL to produce what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called "a thorough and independent investigation" into the Patriots alleged deflating of footballs. One of the chief investigators for the Wells Report also ...
Las Vegas lawyer Jerry Kaufman dies at 79
Jerry Jack Kaufman, an "old-school nice guy" and prominent lawyer in Las Vegas who loved law, skiing and baseball, died in his sleep Sunday of natural causes. He was 79. Long-time friend and fellow Las Vegas attorney Neil Beller has known Kaufman ...