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4 Partners At White Plains Law Office Named NY 'Super Lawyers'
Jessica Galligan Goldsmith of Armonk, a partner at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP in White Plains, was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers. Photo Credit: Contributed Stuart Berg Photo Credit: Contributed Richard Chadakoff Photo Credit: ...
Patrick Kane's defense attorney: More than just a 'porn lawyer'
And so they'll go, 'oh, you know Kane's got a porn lawyer,'" he said. "Well guess what? Kane's got a lawyer that's as qualified as anybody in the world as far as criminal defense is concerned." Kane faces an ongoing criminal investigation following a ...
Lawyer attempts citizen's arrest in court; his attorney client calls murder ...
Lawyer attempts citizen's arrest in court; his attorney client calls murder ...
'Scourge of Montauk' lawyer hit with code violations
A lawyer from a white-shoe Manhattan firm who became the scourge of Montauk last year after complaints that he turned his home into an Airbnb flophouse has been nailed with more citations, The Post has learned. John Templeman has been slapped with ...
Rights lawyer: Jailing ex-leader sign of Maldives extremism
LONDON (AP) — The imprisonment of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed symbolizes a turn toward autocracy and extremism by a Muslim nation with the world's highest per-capita level of recruitment to the Islamic State group, a human rights ...
Convicted guardianship lawyer dies before sentencing
Paul S. Kormanik, a lawyer who was convicted for bilking people he was paid to protect, died this morning. The Franklin County Coroner confirmed his death and said her office is investigating the cause. Kormanik was to appear in Franklin County Probate ...
Anjali Kumar, a Lawyer for Warby Parker, and Her Griddle
As a lawyer at Google in New York, Anjali Kumar was once tapped to M.C. what she thought would be a small intramural cooking competition. Then she found out that Padma Lakshmi, the “Top Chef” host, would be a judge, along with the chefs Eric Ripert and ...
Defense lawyer Scott Rosenblum picks up another NFL suspect
In the bull market of criminal defense for National Football League players, one local lawyer is moving up the ranks of defensive coordinators. Barrister Scott Rosenblum has signed on to represent Ray McDonald, a former San Francisco 49er who has been ...
Bowe Bergdahl's Army investigation just proceeded to the next step, lawyer says
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's lead defense counsel, said that an Army lawyer, Lt. Col. Mark A. Visger, submitted his recommendations to U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday afternoon. Visger oversaw a two-day hearing last month probing ...
Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Brooklyn's Underground Arts Scene
Lawyers are the lubricant greasing the wheels of business—that's true for Fortune 500 companies, it's true for bars and restaurants, and it's true for the countless tiny DIY and grassroots organizations that make up much of New York's art scene. Every ...
Dead lawyer's family gets to keep his illegal proceeds
The ill-gotten proceeds of a convicted pension fund lawyer will go back to his family – not Detroit retirees – because he died while appealing his conviction, a federal judge ruled today. Citing a legal doctrine that forgives the dead, U.S. District ...
Lawyer says US Rep. John Conyers doesn't want divorce
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the Detroit Democrat doesn't want a divorce and hopes his 25-year marriage stays intact. Arnold Reed says there's “no question” that Conyers wants to stay with Monica Conyers, a former Detroit ...
Migrant benefits: Top EU lawyer backs UK on 'right to reside'
A top EU legal adviser has backed the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right-to-reside test for EU migrants. The Commission argues that the test, introduced in 2004, discriminates against EU migrants, by ...
Top International Lawyer: Make Climate Change Illegal And Silence Skeptics Forever
Climate change is such a pressing, dangerous and universal threat that it should be made illegal under international law, a top barrister has told a conference of leading lawyers in London. Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and ...
Lawyer: Rep. John Conyers doesn't want divorce
DETROIT (AP) -- A lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the Detroit Democrat doesn't want a divorce and hopes his 25-year marriage stays intact. Arnold Reed says there's "no question" that Conyers wants to stay with Monica Conyers, a former Detroit ...
Lawyer Accused in Scandal Over MasterCard Deal Speaks Out
29 in which he characterized his communications with Ravelo as routine back-and-forth with an opposing lawyer, all of it intended to improve the fortunes of his clients. "I acted as I did based upon a verifiably accurate assessment that our ...
Schuette: Lawyer stole $100K from Alzheimer's patient
A now-disbarred attorney from Petoskey is charged with stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today. Michael Aho Kennedy, 67, is accused of draining the woman's ...
Lawyer accused of stealing from woman with Alzheimer's
Petoskey — Authorities say 67-year-old northern Michigan man stole more than $100,000 from an elderly woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease while he was serving as a lawyer. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges ...
Jacksonville man gets off Death Row after judge finds original lawyer was ...
Jacksonville man gets off Death Row after judge finds original lawyer was ...
Hillary Lawyer Change Could Delay Murder Trial
A change in lawyers could delay Oral "Nick" Hillary's murder trial until possibly January or February of next year... "We're going to be prepared on the 21st of October to ask the judge for a date after the first of the year," said new defense attorney ...
Why Being a Good Lawyer Means Being a Great Actor
The reason he and I are discussing this particular topic is because the new sitcom Stoller is executive producing this fall, along with The Carmichael Show, is about an actor who decides to become a lawyer. Not just any actor, though, but one who ...
State high court reinstates lawyer with criminal past
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday issued decisions that revoked the law licenses of five attorneys, including prominent Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Tony Axam. In a separate decision, the state high court reinstated a lawyer who'd once served time ...
State Department pressing Clinton lawyer over email gap
State Department officials are pressing Hillary Clinton's personal lawyer David Kendall to confirm -- again -- whether the former secretary of state really did turn over all official emails, according to Justice Department documents filed as part of a ...
Wrong lawyer got letter seeking records in Texas clock case
A month later, with critics questioning why the information request had not yet been granted, the Irving school district acknowledges it initially sent the request to the wrong lawyer, The Dallas Morning News ( (link) 1JQ8rRy ) reported. After ...
Top 5 Things to Ask Your (Potential) Divorce Lawyer
While there are many things you should ask your divorce lawyer, you should really also ask yourself many things such as simply "do I feel good about him or her." There is often not much time to decide upon which lawyer to choose, so your gut instinct ...
Affidavit: Nashville lawyer stole settlements worth $280K
A Nashville personal injury attorney faces additional felony charges that he stole his clients' bulky settlement checks, and police last week seized computers and boxes of files from his Green Hills home, court records show. Police served a search ...
Belmar lawyer quits in referendum fallout
BELMAR Borough Attorney Michael DuPont resigned Tuesday, four days after a Superior Court judge ruled that the borough didn't properly vote on placing an explanatory statement for a bond question on the Nov. 3 ballot. Judge Katie A. Gummer also struck ...
South Florida lawyer files lawsuit against Bill Cosby
SOUTH FLORIDA INCREASING RISK TO DAMAGING TORNADOS THIS COMING WINTER. A LOCAL ATTORNEY JUST FILED A NEW LAWSUIT AGAINST BILL COSBY. GOOD EVENING. I'M FELICIA RODRIGUEZ. I'M TODD McDERMOTT. & THANKS FOR ...
Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black NBA player
NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer ...
Lawyer says Concord-Carlisle aggressively addressed bullying claims
Concord-Carlisle High School administrators handled complaints of bullying and vandalism against a student who later filed a federal lawsuit against the district aggressively and appropriately, the district's lawyer, Leonard H. Kesten, said. “School ...
Thabo Sefolosha's lawyer says white New York officer targeted client because ...
Thabo Sefolosha's lawyer says white New York officer targeted client because ...
Inmates' lawyer says nothing new in request to dismiss
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for eight Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution beginning Oct. 21 says the state repeated most of its arguments from previous filings when it asked a judge to dismiss their lawsuit this week. Attorney Jeff ...
Romania: Lawyer to Dictator's Son and a Killer Dog Dies, 83
Paula Iacob, a Romanian lawyer whose cases ranged from unsuccessfully defending a dictator's son to saving a killer street dog from being put down, has died. She was 83. Iacob died Tuesday, a few days after suffering a stroke, lawyer Daniel Ionascu ...
New Hillary lawyer seeks 2016 trial date (VIDEO)
CANTON — The new attorney representing Oral “Nick” Hillary, the man accused of the 2011 murder of Garrett J. Phillips, will seek a 2016 trial date. Attorneys Gary W. Miles and co-counsel John K. Collins have taken over the case from Hillary's previous ...
The View From Up North: Meet The Blue Jays' Top Lawyer
From time to time I do profiles of lawyers with interesting law jobs. In light of the Blue Jays' recent success, I thought it would be cool to profile the club's top lawyer, Matthew Shuber. Matthew is a 1999 call to the Ontario Bar and holds the title ...
Disbarred lawyer accused of illegally practicing law in Lincoln
According to the State Bar of California, Berman studied at the University of Illinois, became a lawyer in June 1973 and was disbarred in May 1989. The state bar doesn't give details about the money-laundering scheme. Berman was cited and released on ...
Shelby County Commission committee finds way to hire its own lawyer
A compromise resolution approved by the Shelby County Commission's general government committee on Wednesday authorizes the county attorney's office to contract with the commission's pick for its own legal counsel and assign that lawyer to the ...
Lawyer Says Sepp Blatter Has Not Been Suspended by FIFA
While some news media outlets reported Wednesday that a provisional suspension already had been issued, Mr. Blatter was said to still be working at FIFA's Zurich headquarters as of Wednesday evening and his lawyer rejected reports that a decision had ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Be Nice… Really?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer All oaths of admission to the various state bars have language to the effect that the newly-minted attorneys swear (or affirm) to defend the United States Constitution and the relevant ...
Lawyer defends administrator, county hires counsel to 'advise' on disciplinary ...
Lawyer defends administrator, county hires counsel to 'advise' on disciplinary ...
Tension mounts over which lawyers get access to Florida Senate redistricting maps
She said the Senate's current lawyers, former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero and Jason Zakia, were the Senate's lead lawyers defending the existing maps in the protracted legal battle over the congressional and Senate redistricting maps first ...
The low-key lawyer behind Seattle's 'Grand Bargain' on affordable housing
McCullough is one of the top land-use lawyers in the region — many say the best — with clients from the Gates Foundation to Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund millionaire trying to build a sports arena in the city. He's helped shape Seattle's skyline and ...
Disbarred Staten Island lawyer accused of stealing $1M through phony real ...
Disbarred Staten Island lawyer accused of stealing $1M through phony real ...
Judge: Zimmerman lawyer can't represent him
BLOOMINGTON — The defense lawyer for murder suspect Kirk Zimmerman was removed as his counsel Wednesday after a judge ruled that her firm's representation of three men considered alternative suspects created a conflict of interest. Zimmerman hired ...
Florida Rule Restricting Lawyers' Expertise Claims Is Invalid
Oct. 2 — Florida's ethics rule that prohibits lawyers from claiming to be experts or specialists in an area of law unless they've been officially certified is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida held Sept. 30 ...
Blatter planning to clear his name - lawyer
The statement from Blatter's lawyer read: "President Blatter was disappointed that the Ethics Committee did not follow the Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Code, both of which provide for an opportunity to be heard. "Further, the Ethics Committee based ...
LAUSD Rehires Lawyer Who Said Teen Was Mature Enough to Consent to Sex With ...
LAUSD Rehires Lawyer Who Said Teen Was Mature Enough to Consent to Sex With ...
Suspended FIFA president's lawyer slams ethics committee
FIFA's ethics committee violated proper procedures when it decided to ban its president Sepp Blatter for 90 days, his attorney said Thursday. Richard Cullen says Blatter was "disappointed that the ethics committee did not follow the code of ethics and ...
Zimmerman's lawyer removed from murder case
Springfield lawyer James Elmore, in court on behalf of the law firm, argued that the importance of the three witnesses “was short-lived in this case. They were quickly eliminated as suspects.” Assistant State's Attorney Adam Ghrist explained the ...
Disbarred Lawyer Made $1 Million By Conning Distressed Homeowners In Bath ...
Disbarred Lawyer Made $1 Million By Conning Distressed Homeowners In Bath ...