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Miami-based lawyer receives Super Lawyers 2017 Florida Rising Star Award
MIAMI — A lawyer who has been defending clients for less than five years has already won the admiration of his colleagues and counterparts in Miami by receiving the Super Lawyers 2017 Florida Rising Star Award. Jordan Redavid, a lawyer for Redavid Law ...
'El Chapo' lawyer: Drug kingpin didn't know he'd be sent to US
As drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" sat in a Mexican prison, he knew the United States also wanted him for prosecution. But, one of his former lawyers said, Guzman didn't know he would be sent to New York in January. And, when it did happen, things moved ...
Washington's top lawyer uses strategic streak to fight Trump
Ferguson, a boyish 51-year-old Democrat, is serving his second term as Washington's top lawyer after winning two-thirds of the vote against a Libertarian challenger last fall. The Republicans didn't field a candidate. His office has launched ...
NHS hasn't improved enough since Mid Staffs, says inquiry lawyer
Current conditions in the NHS ”sound familiar” to those that existed during the Mid Staffordshire scandal, according to the lawyer who chaired the inquiry into the hospital trust. Sir Robert Francis QC said the health service was being hit by a ...
Disgraced Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner 'did good work, but lost his way' says Labour Baroness Chakrabarti
The shadow attorney general has been criticised for defending a disgraced human rights lawyer struck off for dishonesty while bringing abuse allegations against British troops. Baroness Chakrabarti said she was saddened by Phil Shiner's downfall and ...
Disgraced lawyer who 'made soldiers lives a misery' had done 'good work' before 'losing his way'
The disgraced tank-chasing lawyer who led a witch hunt against veterans “lost his way” after doing “very good work”, a Labour frontbencher has claimed. Shadow Attorney General Baroness Shami Chakrabarti warned that Phil Shiner's actions should not be ...
Lawyer blames pro-Trump mindset for Mexican woman's 8-year sentence on voter fraud charge
A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box. Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was convicted ...
State's top lawyer uses strategic streak to fight Trump
SEATTLE — The legal challenge that would launch state Attorney General Bob Ferguson into the vanguard of resistance against President Donald Trump's travel ban already was in the works as Ferguson flew home from Florida the morning after Trump ...
It's a good time to be an immigration lawyer
The early days of the Trump administration have been busy for immigration lawyers. They've been rushing to grapple with the president's controversial executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, which was put on hold last ...
Jury: Tuskegee University must pay $2 million to its former lawyer
Tuskegee University plans to appeal a jury verdict that awarded nearly $2 million to the university's general counsel and vice president for legal affairs for breach of his employment contract. A jury, on Feb. 3 at the end of a five-day federal trial ...
Citi Report: Growth Slowed in 2016
Thirty seven of these firms fit our definition of either "international" (less than 25 percent but more than 10 percent of lawyers based outside the United States) or "global" (at least 25 percent of lawyers based outside the United States). Citi ...
Former ERCOT lawyer joins Haynes and Boone energy practice
A senior lawyer at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has left the non-profit that manages the electric grid in Texas and joined the law firm Haynes and Boone. Jennifer Littlefield will work out of the Austin office of Haynes and Boone ...
Montco lawyer accused of raping 22-year-old client testifies
He is also facing a separate trial for allegedly impersonating his accuser's lawyer to obtain confidential records. He has been jailed since his arrest and he lost his law license in November. His wife, daughter, and several friends have attended his ...
Company wants to void indicted lawyer Robert Graham's malpractice insurance
The company that issued a $2 million malpractice insurance policy to indicted probate lawyer Robert Graham wants to void the policy and not pay out hundreds of claims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents show. Lawyers for the Virgina-based Markel ...
Lawyer takes stand in own defense in rape case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A longtime suburban Philadelphia defense attorney has taken the stand in his own defense on charges that he raped an unconscious client at her apartment. The Philadelphia Inquirer ( (link) 2kDpBhc ) reports that Vincent ...
Deported Arizona mom's lawyer: Trump order 'declaration of war' on immigrants
(CNN) The lawyer for an Arizona woman who was deported last week says President Donald Trump's recent executive orders are "a declaration of war" on the immigrant community. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported to Mexico Thursday following a ...
With Ex-Lawyer Joining Trump Administration, Rowland Hires New Counsel
The reason for the change: The former Governor's last lawyer, Noel Francisco of the Washington firm Jones Day, has joined Trump administration as Acting U.S. Solicitor General, the government attorney who litigates for the United States before the ...
ABA brief supports lawyer groups challenging US rule on habeas counsel appointment procedures
The ABA has filed an amicus brief arguing supporting two legal groups that claim a final rule governing the appointment of lawyers in capital habeas appeals fails to adequately protect the right to competent counsel. The ABA brief (PDF) argues that the ...
Immigration Lawyer Outlines Complex Debate Over H-1B Visa Program
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ann Cun, an immigration lawyer, about why U.S. citizens are often not the first considered for some tech jobs, what skills foreign workers need to bring, the typical job an H-1B visa holder usually gets. Facebook; Twitter ...
Ask the Lawyer: Winter weather safety
(WTNH) – We have a lot to talk about with New Haven attorney Tara Knight. We covered everything from your rights if you get hurt cleaning up snow, to President Trump's travel ban. Some of the questions we asked: –Cleaning your driveway after snow could ...
Court halts high-profile defense lawyer Dee W. Bray from practicing law
Dee W. Bray, a criminal defense lawyer who has handled some of the Fayetteville area's high-profile homicide cases, is temporarily barred from practicing law because of a health issue, a court order says. "Bray is currently suffering from a mental or ...
Rowland's lawyer abandons SCOTUS appeal for Trump gig ...
Rowland's lawyer abandons SCOTUS appeal for Trump gig ...
Rowland's lawyer abandons SCOTUS appeal for Trump gig
It's the least the new president could do after poaching away Noel Francisco, the Washington mega-lawyer representing Rowland in his longshot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of his campaign fraud conviction. Francisco is serving as Trump's acting ...
Teacher's lawyer sues Duval Schools for public records, calls for independent investigator
The attorney also is requesting that the county's General Counsel's Office hire an outside lawyer to conduct an independent investigation into the handling of this case, including questioning School Board members, district leaders and people in the ...
Lawyer: Court workers sabotaged suspended Suffolk official
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for Suffolk's suspended register of probate says longtime court workers prevented his client from hiring his own management team and wouldn't let him fill positions because they resented his attempts to diversify the staff. Felix ...
Lawyer hopeful 'White Boy Rick' will be paroled
Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr., who was convicted of drug dealing in Detroit as a young teen and has spent nearly three decades behind bars, could be closer to a release from prison. Wershe has a meeting Tuesday with a member of the Michigan ...
Trump's Lawyer Knew Flynn Was Lying. Why Did Nothing Happen?
Once again, White House counsel Donald McGahn is at the center of a big mess in the Trump administration. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images. The two rationalizations we are already hearing from the Trump defenders about the Michael Flynn-Russia fiasco ...
Flynn firestorm places spotlight on top White House lawyer
Michael Flynn's resignation on Monday from his post as national security adviser to President Donald Trump, which comes after about three weeks on the job, has placed the spotlight on another White House official: Trump's top lawyer. Multiple outlets ...
Whitehall teacher resigns after 'inappropriate communication' with ...
Whitehall teacher resigns after 'inappropriate communication' with ...
McEachin, Scott seek answers in death of Va. grandfather, who lawyer says was shot while playing Pokémon Go
Two Virginia members of Congress and one from New York are seeking answers about the January death of a 60-year-old man from Chesapeake who, according to his family's lawyer, was fatally shot by a neighborhood security guard while playing Pokémon ...
Former Akin Gump Partner Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer
You remember the case of Jeffrey Wertkin, right? He was arrested — while wearing a disguise — at the end of January for allegedly attempting to sell a whistleblower complaint to the target company. The going price for his reputation was allegedly ...
Lawyer: Bounty on client's head at Albany County jail
ALBANY — The reputed triggerman in the gang-linked Nov. 24 slaying of Wendell Hill Jr. in Rocks nightclub in Albany is risking life in prison — and threats on his life, his attorney said Tuesday. "My understanding is there is a price on my client's ...
Lawyer to panel: No promises to 'Making a Murderer' inmate
FILE - In this March 3, 2006, file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom in Manitowoc, Wis. A federal appeals court is about to consider the fate of the Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a ...
Stanford U. Says Lawyer Was Not Dismissed Over Criticism
On February 9, The New York Times reported that Stanford had dismissed Crystal Riggins, a lawyer who had been hired to help students while they pursued sexual-assault complaints. The Times reported that Ms. Riggins had been fired for criticizing the ...
Flynn resignation caps a rocky first month for Trump's top lawyer
Don McGahn's job as President Donald Trump's top lawyer is to stop scandals before they start. But a third major flare-up in less than a month on the job suggests he may have an all but impossible task. The White House counsel has been unable to avert ...
Texas Trial Lawyer Will Be Newest 'Bachelorette'
Dallas trial lawyer Rachel Lindsay, a daughter of U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas, will soon look for love and a husband as the “bachelorette” on the ABC reality program “The Bachelorette.” Rachel Lindsay, an associate at Cooper & Scully ...
'Dreamer' arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, lawyers say
U.S. authorities detained a Mexican immigrant protected by an Obama-era program that defers deportation for thousands of young illegal immigrants known as "dreamers," the man's lawyers claimed in a court filing this week. Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, was ...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Answers, "What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?"
DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 15, 2017 / I am a Dallas criminal defense attorney. I am not a Dallas immigration lawyer, but I often handle criminal immigration cases. Confusing? It is for many people who contact me. This article explains the ...
Missouri lawyer acquitted in killings of dad, his girlfriend
A suburban Kansas City attorney has been found not guilty of killing her millionaire father and his girlfriend in a vicious attack at their Missouri lake house that prosecutors said was fueled by jealousy, even though jurors said they doubted her ...
Missouri Lawyer Acquitted in Killings of Dad, His Girlfriend
(AP) — A lawyer who specialized in end-of-life matters has been acquitted in the death of her millionaire father, whom prosecutors claimed she had removed from life support by forging power of attorney documents after he survived an attack at his lake ...
Bombing suspect's lawyer wants shootout charges dropped
A lawyer for a man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York City wants charges related to a shootout dismissed. NJ.com reports ( (link) 2lPSTJN ) Union County Deputy Public Defender Peter Liguori, who is representing Ahmad Rahimi, ...
Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer: president's office
FILE PHOTO - Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy, is seen during an interview in Yangon January 13, 2016. Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now/File photo via ...
Former Myanmar Armyman Suspected in Killing of Lawyer: President's Office
YANGON (Reuters) - The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to ...
The Unbearable Weight Of Working From Home As A Solo Lawyer
By now, most lawyers are well familiar with the pros and cons of starting and running a law firm from their home. On the plus side, a home office saves on rent, enabling lawyers to retain a bigger chunk of earnings (around 85 percent at one virtual ...
Lawyer is acquitted in murders of her wealthy father and his girlfriend
A suburban Kansas City lawyer was acquitted on Tuesday in the murders of her wealthy father and his girlfriend, who was to receive the bulk of the father's estate. Jurors in Lebanon, Missouri, acquitted Susan Elizabeth Van Note after deliberating for ...
Jury convicts Montco lawyer for raping unconscious client
Nino Tinari, Cirillo's lawyer said after the verdict was announced that the trial was a tragedy for both the victim's family and Cirillo's family. He declined to speculate whether, in hindsight, Cirillo shouldn't have withdrawn his guilty plea. “He ...
Lawyer whose offices were raided accuses Lycoming County DA of targeting her
HUGHESVILLE - The Lycoming County district attorney has been accused of targeting a lawyer who, like himself, is an announced candidate for Lycoming County judge. Mary Kilgus makes the accusation against Eric R. Linhardt in complaints filed Tuesday ...
Lawyer urges judge to dismiss criminal charges against Marcus Mumford
Marcus Mumford's lawyer urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss all criminal charges against his client, citing "outrageous'' government misconduct and a lack of authority by deputy U.S. marshals to wrestle Mumford to the ground and stun him with a Taser ...
Abby Lee Miller's Lawyer Explains UK Travel 9 Days Before Fraud Sentencing: She Is 'Not a Flight Risk'
In their original request, Miller's lawyers stated that the reality star has traveled extensively, including internationally, since she was originally indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges in October 2015. Specifically, she has traveled to Norway ...
Feds charge high-ranking FSU lawyer with soliciting a minor
It also says he managed eight lawyers in the university's general counsel's office and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Northside Tallahassee. Information from the Tampa Bay Times staff was used in this report. Feds charge high-ranking FSU ...