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Chambliss Attorney Mark Cunningham Receives 2015 Leading Lawyer Award For ...
Chambliss Attorney Mark Cunningham Receives 2015 Leading Lawyer Award For ...
Lawyer gets client's DWI charge tossed after discovering her rare affliction
Lawyer Joseph Marusak decided to investigate after his DWI client insisted she consumed only a few drinks on the day she registered a blood alcohol level that was four times the legal limit. Marusak, who practices law in Buffalo, New York, says he ...
Pro bono spotlight: Johnson YMCA hosts final Ask-A-Lawyer event for year
For many of the attendees, Ask-A-Lawyer provided the information needed to enable the attendees to take that first step toward stability and resolution. Each event aims to provide legal guidance and direction, as well as information on additional ...
Regulators hire lawyer to serve as 'ethics officer'
The Arizona Corporation Commission hired an attorney to serve as an ethics officer. (Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic). Story Highlights. Arizona regulators hired an attorney to serve as an ethics officer. The Arizona Corporation Commission announced ...
Lawyer for Tamir Rice family reacts to grand jury decision not to indict officers
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A lawyer representing the family of Tamir Rice in a wrongful death lawsuit issued a statement Monday stating the family was not surprised that a grand jury did not indict the officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old ...
Lawyer of Two Cambodian MPs Files Second Complaint Against Their Attackers
The lawyer of two Cambodian opposition lawmakers who were brutally attacked by a group of protesters outside the National Assembly in late October filed a second complaint with the Phnom Penh municipal court on Monday against the masterminds of the ...
Making a Murderer Fans Mount Yelp Offensive Against Former Prosecutor Who ...
Making a Murderer Fans Mount Yelp Offensive Against Former Prosecutor Who ...
Lawyer contempt conviction overturned
A local attorney accused of appearing in court while under the influence of alcohol had her conviction overturned by an appellate court Monday. Last November, two court employees told Circuit Judge John F. Simon that attorney Amanda Edge-Gougen ...
Lawyer challenges Pasco sexual predator law
Tampa lawyer Patrick LeDuc, however, contends Villagomeza has paid for his crimes and deserves to go home. He has filed a lawsuit against Pasco County, asserting the county's sexual offender and sexual predator ordinance, passed by the county ...
Lawyer points to lease in residency rule violation
“A board member does have to maintain his primary residency in the school district, but proving what a person considers his primary residency gets murky,” Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said in an email. “Lawyers often look at what ...
Thai Supreme Court Upholds Acquittals In Missing Lawyer Case
Thailand's supreme court Tuesday upheld a 2011 not-guilty verdict in the enforced disappearance case of Somchai Neelapaijit, a prominent Muslim lawyer and human rights activist. The anticipated verdict is expected to set a precedent for similar cases ...
'The defendant has no pants,' Springfield man's lawyer tells judge ...
'The defendant has no pants,' Springfield man's lawyer tells judge ...
Lawyer and her ex-husband can't vacate divorce after reconciling, state ...
Lawyer and her ex-husband can't vacate divorce after reconciling, state ...
Footage emerges showing police mistreatment of lawyer during prep school raid
The footage, published by private news agency Doğan, was consistent with the previous statements of the lawyer, İbrahim Eren Çakıroğlu, who represents the two prep schools that were raided. It shows police officers forcing the lawyer to the ground ...
Two years on: Michael Schumacher's media lawyer defends privacy
Felix Damm, Schumacher's media lawyer, told DPA news agency that the family has every right to defend its privacy, especially as the former Ferrari driver "always drew a clear line" between his public and private life even before the accident. "The ...
Former Romney lawyer lays out chances of chaotic GOP convention
The former national legal counsel for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Tuesday broke down how a potentially chaotic Republican convention could play out next July in Cleveland, but ruled out the idea of a "brokered" convention. Writing for The ...
Lawyer: investigators find role of defendants in Nemtsov's murder case
The investigators have established the role of all the defendants in the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, when the final indictment was issued against them on Tuesday, the lawyer of a defendant told Interfax. "The theory by the ...
Latest: Van Dyke lawyer says client 'hanging in there'
The defense attorney for the white Chicago officer charged with murder in the death of a black teenager says "more education" for officers is a good thing. Defense attorney Dan Herbert said that Officer Jason Van Dyke, who pleaded not guilty to the ...
Prominent Lawyer Outlines Nightmare Situations for GOP Convention
The prospect of a contested convention is the fantasy of political pundits and the nightmare of party elders, but with the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates whittling down so slowly, failing to plan the possibility of one could be ...
Meet the Lawyer Challenging the Food-Delivery Industry
Of course, there are people who want the flexibility of the on-demand economy. According to Zagor, a new employment classification might be the answer. "It's easy for a lawyer to go in and say, 'You're doing this wrong,'" he says. Zagor suggests a ...
Lawyer: No charges to be filed against Mayor Coleman in sale of house
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– The lawyer for Mayor Mike Coleman says no charges are expected to filed in the sale of the politician's former home. John Zeiger, attorney for Coleman said, “I have been notified that the US Attorney's Office that the FBI ...
Police: Monmouth County lawyer lied about Sayreville car crash
SAYREVILLE - A lawyer from Monmouth County has been charged with giving false information to Sayreville police during the investigation of a motor vehicle crash, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said on Tuesday. Mark Kentos, 45, of ...
Lawyer Files Lyric-Laced Brief on Rappers' Behalf
Yet the appellate lawyer has just penned one of the hottest musical amicus briefs currently being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief, which recently was filed on behalf of an array of rappers, including T.I., Big Boi and Killer Mike ...
My Turn: The truth about lawyer discipline
Any lawyer who has been sanctioned as a result of the Bar's actions generally isn't happy. In fact, Mr. Levine is one of those attorneys, having been both suspended and censured by the Bar. This is not a secret, of course. The Bar's website, www.azbar ...
Twin Peaks biker's lawyer challenges DA's release form for evidence
An attorney for a biker charged after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine dead at many more injured is challenging the DA's use of a release form for discovery evidence. Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:01 pm | Updated: 7:05 pm, Tue Dec ...
Lawyer convicted in money laundering scheme regains license
A former imprisoned Corpus Christi lawyer involved in a local drug trafficker's money laundering scheme is practicing law again. Local lawyers and judges celebrated with Frank Allen Lazarte at a swearing-in ceremony last week after the Texas State Bar ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can a trial be divided into parts?
Q: We are going to jury trial, but the other side is asking the court to hear certain claims first and divide them from other claims. We have four basic claims: stopping them from wrongly diverting our product, requiring them to provide an accounting ...
Bernie Sanders Campaign Lawyer to Challenge Veteran Assemblywoman
A prominent Manhattan attorney serving as New York counsel to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign will seek to unseat Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a veteran Greenwich Village Democrat. Arthur Schwartz, a 34-year resident of the ...
Door-closing tribes meet lawyer
And for the past three years, Galanda, a Seattle-based Native American lawyer, has been fighting it. The cause has taken Galanda on a journey, personal and professional, that taps into the heart of what it means to be Native American. It has led him to ...
Steven Avery's lawyer thinks series could make lightning strike twice
Walt Kelly is the Milwaukee lawyer who represented Steven Avery in his civil lawsuit after being freed from jail the first time, and he just finished watching the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" that is causing such a huge stir around ...
2040 vision: Lawyers look at the future
As part of Indiana Lawyer's commemoration of its silver anniversary this year, we asked a varied group of attorneys to look ahead to the year 2040. They outlined what they thought the profession would be like, how they hoped the profession would change ...
Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney Reportedly Charges $750 An Hour
Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney and Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy (L), who was recently freed from jail in Egypt, applaud during an event at the Frontline Club in London, Britain, October 7, 2015. Fahmy, who was sentenced to three years in prison for ...
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But Liss-Riordan, a labor lawyer who has spent her career successfully fighting behemoths such as FedEx, American Airlines, and Starbucks on behalf of their workers, was way ahead of him. When she saw cars, she thought of drivers. And a lawsuit waiting ...
Springfield lawyer buys pants for client; case continued for 2 weeks
SPRINGFIELD – The arraignment of a Springfield man charged with exposing himself to a family on Main Street has been postponed for at least two weeks. At the request of his defense lawyer, Dermont Weaver will undergo a mental health evaluation to ...
Federal judge accuses lawyer of attempting to extort settlement in 'baseless' case
WILLIAMSPORT — A Bethlehem lawyer has been accused by a federal judge of attempting to extort a settlement in a "baseless" civil case in which PPL Corp. and a labor union were the defendants. The accusation is contained in a strongly-worded ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Cosby Accuser Praises Investigators
The lawyer for a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004 is praising a prosecutor for filing a criminal charge against the comedian. Dolores Troiani says Andrea Constand appreciates the consideration and courtesy ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Cosby accuser praises investigators
The lawyer for a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004 is praising a prosecutor for filing a criminal charge against the comedian. Dolores Troiani says Andrea Constand appreciates the consideration and courtesy ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Exactly Is A Work Ethic?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer This is an issue that is one for the ages, that is, the disconnect between the dinosaur lawyers (raise your hands if you're one of us) and the newer (e.g. less than ten years or so ...
Killer's lawyer says prosecution case "built on a lie and lazy work"
With their client's execution date just weeks away, lawyers for Houston convicted killer Richard Masterson are calling for a new trial, asserting a medical examiner misinterpreted autopsy results and that Masterson suffered significant mental illness ...
A Lawyer By Trade: Katz's Training In Law Helped Her In Politics
Before Melinda Katz found herself fully immersed in the world of New York City politics, she pursued a career as a lawyer. In fact, forever the Queens native, Katz graduated from St. John's University School of Law to earn her master's in the field ...
Seeking to Alter Jury Selection, Lawyer in Terror Case Cites Donald Trump's ...
Seeking to Alter Jury Selection, Lawyer in Terror Case Cites Donald Trump's ...
Johnston Co. lawyer charged in marijuana-growing operation
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A federal indictment accuses a Johnston County attorney and others of growing marijuana for profit at houses in Orange County and concealing the profits. The indictment said Joseph Lee Levinson, who runs a law office in Benson, ...
Lawyer For Some Bill Cosby Accusers Reacts To Criminal Charges
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Joseph Cammarata, the lawyer representing seven women who say they were assaulted by Bill Cosby. More From Law. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question during a news conference about new police ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Speaks Out: Charge Is "Unjustified," He'll Be "Exonerated"
Bill Cosby's lawyer released a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, December 30, after the comedian was arraigned in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated indecent assault by the Montgomery County District ...
Lawyer: Trump Comments Could Bias Jurors in Terrorism Case
A lawyer for a man accused in a New York terrorism case is arguing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigration into the United States will make it difficult to find unbiased jurors. Minh Quang Pham is expected ...
Lawyer for Christian Bakers Who Were Forced to Pay Nearly $137000 to Lesbian ...
Lawyer for Christian Bakers Who Were Forced to Pay Nearly $137000 to Lesbian ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Charge Was Part of Campaign Promise
Bill Cosby's lawyer says the comedian was charged with a decade-old sex crime simply because a prosecutor was fulfilling a campaign promise. She also says that once she and Cosby can speak freely, "everything will be made clear." Speaking on NBC's ...
Serial stalker says he thinks lawyer is Satan
Four motions have been filed in the case of a serial stalker, including the request by his lawyer to withdraw from the case after the defendant alleged he was stalking him and thinks he is "Satan." "... the Defendant has made allegations that I am ...
Cosby's lawyer says charge was part of campaign promise
ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyer says the comedian was charged with a decade-old sex crime simply because a prosecutor was fulfilling a campaign promise. She also says that once she and Cosby can speak freely, “everything will be made ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Monique Pressley Has 'Faith in Justice System'
Bill Cosby was charged yesterday with aggravated indecent assault stemming from an incident that allegedly took place in Pennsylvania more than a decade ago between the comedian and his accuser Andrea Constand. After a press conference to ...