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Lawyer accused of groping women at club to plead no contest
Christopher Hale, 59, is expected to plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges after being accused of groping two female beverage cart attendants while golfing at The River Club in Mequon. Milwaukee attorney Christopher Hale will plead no contest to ...
Accused Child Rapist Serving as His Own Lawyer Wants Graphic Victim Photos
COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — What happens when an accused child rapist wants to get copies of intimate photos of his young victims ... and he's serving as his own lawyer in the case? That's the legal quandary that just played out in Cook ...
Convicted Chinese human rights lawyer to be released soon, but he remains far ...
Convicted Chinese human rights lawyer to be released soon, but he remains far ...
Supreme Court suspends lawyer who defended Jeffrey Dahmer
MADISON, Wis. — The state Supreme Court has suspended the lawyer who defended serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer for two months over a series of ethics violations. The Office of Lawyer Regulation alleged six counts of misconduct against Gerald Boyle. Five ...
Prominent China rights lawyer released
[JURIST] Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been released after receiving a suspended sentence on Tuesday. Zhiqiang was indicted [JURIST report] in May on charges of fanning ethnic hatred and provoking trouble for comments that ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Uncivil Procedure
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer By now, I am confident that most, if not all, lawyers, are sick to death hearing about civility, the need for it, the lack thereof, the “play nice,” the civility language included in the ...
New Haven lawyer named U.S. Magistrate
NEW HAVEN — Robert A. Richardson will serve as a U.S. Magistrate judge in the Hartford federal courthouse beginning next month. Richardson, a partner in the lawfirm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, will fill the vacancy ...
Jeffrey Dahmer's lawyer suspended
According to court documents, the state Office of Lawyer Regulation brought six misconduct counts against Boyle last year. Five counts were connected to a man who paid out-of-state galleries tens of thousands of dollars for a microphone Lennon had used ...
'RHONJ' Star Teresa Giudice Returns Home for 'Emotional Reunion' After Prison ...
'RHONJ' Star Teresa Giudice Returns Home for 'Emotional Reunion' After Prison ...
Joe Jamail, Flamboyant Texas Lawyer Who Won Billions for Clients, Dies at 90
Joe Jamail, a celebrated Texas lawyer who had flunked civil negligence in law school and barely passed the bar exam but went on to dazzle his profession by winning gargantuan judgments, including Pennzoil's $10.5-billion award against Texaco in 1985, ...
Suspect in Colorado Shooting Wants to Be His Own Lawyer
Mr. Dear said in court, noting that his lawyer, Daniel King, had said publicly that Mr. Dear was incompetent to stand trial. The judge cleared the courtroom so that Mr. King and Mr. Dear could talk. Mr. Dear faces 179 felony charges, including multiple ...
Zimmerman lawyer to represent man charged in fatal DUI crash
The Orlando lawyer who kept George Zimmerman out of prison after Trayvon Martin's shooting death is now representing a Collier County man accused of driving drunk, causing a fatal crash that killed beloved Golden Gate Estates man and then fleeing the ...
Lawyer for U.S. Teen Held in Firebombing Says He Met Israeli Justice Minister
The highly unusual meeting with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, a member of the right-wing Jewish Home party, was attended by Adi Kedar, a lawyer with the settler legal aid group Honenu, and Naamah Odess, mother of the 17-year-old detainee Elisha ...
Lawyer for American 'Torture' Teen Held in Firebombing Turns to Israel Justice ...
Lawyer for American 'Torture' Teen Held in Firebombing Turns to Israel Justice ...
Friends fear for Chinese Christian lawyer spending Christmas behind bars
In the years leading up to Zhang's enforced disappearance, the 36-year-old lawyer had built a reputation as an uncompromising defender of China's needy and poor. A quick-tongued, Bible-carrying attorney, he made it his mission to stand up for the ...
Lawyer: Anaheim terror suspect's declining health tied to San Bernardino attacks
Emaciated, his head drooped and his body shaking, an Anaheim man accused of supporting the terrorist group Islamic State appeared detached from his surroundings in a courtroom last week as a federal judge and jail officials struggled to find a way to ...
Famed Lawyer Joe Jamail, 'King of Torts,' Dies at 90
Joe Jamail, a bawdy Houston lawyer who tried more than 500 cases in his five-decade-plus-career, earning hundreds of millions of dollars and the nickname “the King of Torts,” died on Wednesday. He was 90 years old. The news of Mr. Jamail's death was ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court suspends Jeffrey Dahmer's lawyer
According to court documents, the state Office of Lawyer Regulation brought six misconduct counts against Boyle last year. Five counts were connected to a man who paid out-of-state galleries tens of thousands of dollars for a microphone Lennon had used ...
Drug charges dropped against couple due to bad warrant, says lawyer
esu.JPG Criminal charges have been dropped against Kasim Khan and Beatrix Nguyen due to a bad search warrant, said Nguen's lawyer. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Felony drug and marijuana charges against a New Dorp couple were dismissed Wednesday ...
Dolly Parton Asks for Help Finding Kidney Donor for Her Lawyer
This Christmas season, Dolly Parton is making a public plea to help find an organ donor for her longtime personal attorney, Jerry Edelstein. Edelstein, who is reportedly facing renal failure, is in need of a new kidney. "Jerry and I have been friends ...
Lawyer Looted $1 Million From WWII Vet's Living Trust: Cops
A Tinley Park lawyer stole $1 million from the living trust of a World War II veteran, according to a criminal complaint filed in Will County court. John Pleta, 55, was jailed Tuesday on two counts of felony theft. His bond was set at $750,000. The ...
Prosecutors: Lawyer fleeced Mokena client for more than $1 million
According to reports, Pleta was arrested in 2012 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in Tinley Park. Lawyer.com indicates Pleta specializes in estate planning and wills. He has been a lawyer for 29 years and his license is in good ...
Bail Set at $4M for Former Lawyer Charged in Wife's 1973 Death in Illinois ...
Bail Set at $4M for Former Lawyer Charged in Wife's 1973 Death in Illinois ...
Lexusgate? Despite new SUV, Teresa Giudice's lawyer says restitution nearly ...
Lexusgate? Despite new SUV, Teresa Giudice's lawyer says restitution nearly ...
Temptress: Behind sexy facade is an abuse victim, lawyer says
She was still under the influence of that domination two years ago, her lawyer says, when she accompanied a man from a bar to his Pompano Beach home, drugged him into unconciousness and robbed him of three handguns, his diamond-encrusted Rolex ...
Bail set at $4M for ex-Chicago lawyer charged in wife's 1973 death
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge set bond Thursday at $4 million for a Houston-area man charged with killing his 19-year-old wife 42 years ago in suburban Chicago. Donnie Rudd, 73, appeared in court on crutches. Earlier this month, he ...
Texas lawyer Joe Jamail renowned for informal, theatrical demeanor
Joe Jamail, a celebrated Texas lawyer who had flunked civil negligence in law school and barely passed the bar exam but went on to dazzle his profession by winning gargantuan judgments — including Pennzoil's $10.5 billion award against Texaco in 1985, ...
Defense lawyer to Syracuse police: Why rewards only when it's 'one of their own'?
What's more, lawyer Mark D. Blum said, the police ought to rethink how often the department offers a reward when anyone – not just a police officer – is threatened or killed. "If the Syracuse police department's going to be a member of this community ...
It Pays To Be A Lawyer In DC ... A Lot
On average, lawyers in the nation's capital get paid more than lawyers in any other major city, and a whole lot more than the national average. The average lawyer in Washington, D.C., made more than $160,000 in 2014, according to data from the D.C ...
Amherst lawyer suspended for taking money from client trust accounts
An Amherst attorney has been suspended from practicing law for one year after being found guilty of professional misconduct for how he handled his financial accounts. The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court ruled that Barry S. Dolgoff ...
Lawyer Luke Skywalker toils in shadow of movie icon
“He is a great lawyer. Don't ever question that.” Skywalker says he did get a mention about having the famous name from Princess Leia herself, actress Carrie Fisher, during a promotional tour for the trilogy some years ago. While you won't find any ...
Solar Shares Will Rise, IPOs Won't; U.S. Judge Tosses Lawyer for Russian ...
Solar Shares Will Rise, IPOs Won't; U.S. Judge Tosses Lawyer for Russian ...
Planned Parenthood shooter wants to be his own lawyer
King, a public defender, was also one of the lawyers for James Holmes, the mass shooter who killed 12 people at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in 2012. Referring to his treatment at jail, Dear said, "They're poisoning me", before Martinez ordered him ...
Ask the Lawyer: Drug penalties depend on what member knows about drug
Ask the Lawyer: Drug penalties depend on what member knows about drug. The penalty for using MDMA may be harsher if it's mixed with other drugs, and the user is aware of that fact. Loading… Post to Facebook. Ask the Lawyer: Drug penalties depend on ...
Planned Parenthood Shooter Doesn't Want A Lawyer, Could Represent Himself In Court
However, these kinds of victories for defendants who represent themselves, or pro se defendants, are rare, veteran lawyers say. In an interview with Christi Paul on New Day, A. Scott Bolden, a defense attorney and former sex crimes prosecutor, said it ...
Hans C. Walker Jr., UND grad and illustrious Native American lawyer, dies at 89
His son and former colleagues describe him as a trailblazer and a mentor to younger Indian lawyers who followed, both in his native Mandan tribe and across the country. "He was a lifelong learner. I'm actually sitting right now in his library; I'm ...
Uruguay's Figueredo admits to accepting bribes in soccer probe: trial lawyer
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Former head of South America's CONMEBOL soccer body Eugenio Figueredo has admitted he received bribes from television firms in exchange for maintaining media rights, a lawyer involved in the case in Uruguay said on ...
Len Kachinsky: Lawyer From 'Making A Murderer' Posts About Cancer On Facebook ...
Len Kachinsky: Lawyer From 'Making A Murderer' Posts About Cancer On Facebook ...
Lawyer: 'Real Housewives' star set to be freed from prison
"Whatever she wants to do when she comes home". A lawyer for Teresa Giudice tells The Record she will be released Wednesday from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in CT. The couple's fraudulent bankruptcy claims and false loan applications ...
Lawyer Greg Styduhar advises Pueblo County on many issues
When Styduhar graduated from Central High School in 1992, being a lawyer wasn't on his mind. He went to Colorado State University-Pueblo (then-University of Southern Colorado) with an eye toward being an ecologist. He graduated from the Belmont ...
Lawyer for convicted murderer: 'Monty's got a solid release plan'
In 2008, the Legal Aid Justice Center picked 11 Virginia inmates who committed violent crimes but had at least two decades' worth of good prison records to file a class-action challenge against the Virginia Parole Board. One of them was Monty King, ...
Bizarre tale of Death Row killer who married his lawyer to come to an end next ...
Bizarre tale of Death Row killer who married his lawyer to come to an end next ...
Lawyer for family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice believe charges unlikely in his ...
Lawyer for family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice believe charges unlikely in his ...
Kokomo lawyer forms exploratory committee for 2018 Senate run
With years of political experience and a sense that America is moving in the wrong direction, Kokomo lawyer Mark Hurt is considering a run for the United States Senate. Hurt, who has law offices in Kokomo and Noblesville, recently formed an exploratory ...
Lawyer presses Columbus police to change head-scarf ban
Two months after asking Columbus' mayor and police chief to reconsider the head-scarf ban for female Muslim police-officer candidates, a local lawyer is asking again for the city to re-evaluate its policy. Frederick M. Gittes, who is also president of ...
PASSINGS: Robert B. Hayling, civil rights activist; Joe Jamail, billionaire ...
PASSINGS: Robert B. Hayling, civil rights activist; Joe Jamail, billionaire ...
Immigration lawyer finds new home in Centennial
An immigration law firm with a base of clients from around the world is migrating to bigger digs in the Tech Center. Christine Swenson said her firm – Swenson Law – has been looking for a new place for the past six months because staff members are ...
The El Paso Test: The Secret to Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer
Choosing a divorce lawyer is a decision with enormous implications. Pick the right one and your divorce will go be smoother and easier as a result. Pick the wrong one and your troubles will get supersized at your expense. It's not just a question of ...
Sanctioned Mechanicsburg lawyer seeks to avoid more problems with federal judge
WILLIAMSPORT — The Mechanicsburg lawyer sanctioned by a federal judge for failing to adhere to court orders has attempted to avoid more problems with the jurist. Devon Jacob, in a letter Wednesday, informed U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann ...
Andy Beshear: AG's office is people's lawyer
The office and its responsibilities are complex but, in the end, its authority centers on being your advocate. The law states that the attorney general is not the governor's lawyer or the legislature's lawyer, but the people's lawyer. That's why my ...