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Trump nominates DC lawyer Noel Francisco as solicitor general
President Trump ended a circuitous search for the government's top advocate before the Supreme Court by nominating Washington lawyer Noel J. Francisco as the next solicitor general. Francisco had originally been named as the number two in the solicitor ...
Clayton ousts 911 director; lawyer sees AG's help
Former Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter was ousted as Clayton 911 emergency dispatch director on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. PHIL SKINNER / [email protected] The attorney for a top Clayton County government official ousted this week sent a ...
Turf maker under fire hires lawyer who investigated Brady
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An artificial turf company being sued after a report that executives knew fields might not live up to lofty marketing claims has hired the attorney who led the National Football League's investigation into New England Patriots ...
Lawyer for accused gang member requested psych evaluation
Two days after his most recent arrest, Sirls' lawyer filed a motion requesting a psychiatric examination, citing a history of mental health problems including bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, a condition characterized by hallucinations ...
Lawyer Makes "Donation" to South Asian Group After Racist Emails
A Houston lawyer has been ordered to pay $1,800 to a Southeast Asian law group after he called a defendant a "Paki POS" and requested his deportation. First reported by Texas Lawyer, "Gary Riebschlager agreed to pay the voluntary donation to the South ...
Lawyer: Man's innocence certificate 'not even worth the paper'
Deon Patrick's certificate of innocence is “not even worth the paper that it's printed on,” a lawyer for seven Chicago cops told a federal jury Wednesday. The document exonerating Patrick, a former Vice Lord who spent 21 years behind bars for a 1992 ...
Lawyer plans to depose Hastert when he's out of prison — likely this summer
A lawyer for one of Dennis Hastert's sexual abuse victims said Wednesday she'll likely wait until the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is released from federal custody before deposing him in a lawsuit surrounding the $3.5 million ...
Noted lawyer Tribe to join Clay's lawsuit on controversial painting
An acrylic painting by David Pulphus when he was a student at Cardinal Ritter College Prep high school is stirring up controversy after its display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The painting, "Untitled #1,'' in May had won an annual contest ...
Polaneczky: Lawyer took in homeless man for 18 months. Would you?
Pavlock, 58, is a single lawyer who lives alone. (For professional reasons, he asked that his face and employer's name not appear in this column.) He's a devout churchgoer who supports compassionate causes. But when he met Eddie in September 2015 ...
The secret that Blind Sheik lawyer Lynne Stewart took to her grave
Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart, who died of cancer on Tuesday, took to her grave a bizarre mystery: What did an aging leftist find so all-fired attractive in a leader in the war that is being waged against America in the name of radical Islam? You would ...
Hot story: Miami lawyer's pants erupt in flames during arson trial in court
A Miami defense lawyer's pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client's car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally ...
Antonio Romanucci named to 2017 'Top 100 Super Lawyer' List in Illinois
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, is pleased to announce that Antonio M. Romanucci of Chicago has been named to the prestigious 'Top 100 Super Lawyer' list in Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2017. In a state with over 90,000 lawyers, being awarded a ...
Chicago lawyer pleads guilty for threatening to sue people who downloaded porn
A former Chicago lawyer who threatened to sue thousands of people who downloaded pornographic video pleaded guilty to fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that John L. Steele, who currently resides in Pennsylvania, pleaded ...
The 'robot lawyer' giving free legal advice to refugees
A technology initially used to fight traffic fines is now helping refugees with legal claims. When Joshua Browder developed DoNotPay he called it "the world's first robot lawyer". It's a chatbot - a computer program that carries out conversations ...
Lawyer: Man's Innocence Certificate 'Not Even Worth The Paper'
CHICAGO (CBS) — A lawyer for seven Chicago cops told a federal jury on Wednesday that Deon Patrick's certificate of innocence is “not even worth the paper that it's printed on.” The document exonerating Patrick, a former Vice Lord who spent 21 years ...
Lawyer's pants catch fire during arson trial
Jurors trying to assess the truthfulness of defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez's closing arguments in an arson trial Wednesday may have been dismayed to notice that his pants were literally on fire. Witnesses say the lawyer had to flee the Miami ...
SEE IT: North Carolina cops confront Uber driver who's also a lawyer for filming them — 'You better hope we don't ...
SEE IT: North Carolina cops confront Uber driver who's also a lawyer for filming them — 'You better hope we don't ...
Lawyer's Pants Catch Fire During Florida Arson Trial
It seemed like a set up to a tired joke: A lawyer's pants caught on fire in court. But on Wednesday, it was Stephen Gutierrez's reality when the Florida defense attorney's pants began smoking during an arson trial, Eleventh Circuit Court Public ...
Ex-Police Officer's Lawyer Question Star Witness' Treatment
Ex-Police Officer's Lawyer Question Star Witness' Treatment. Lawyers for a former South Carolina police officer facing a second murder trial in the killing of a man running from a traffic stop want to know if the man who videotaped the shooting was ...
'Deport this POS': Houston lawyer hit with a fine over racist Trump-inspired email rant
Houston lawyer Gary Reibschlager agreed to pay $1,800 to the South Asian Bar Association after he referred to the defendant in a business dispute case as a “POS Paki” and cited Donald Trump as the counsel's “chance to DEPORT the POS.” Riebschlager ...
Better Client Communication: Technology And Tips For The 21st Century Lawyer
These days, one of the biggest challenges that lawyers face is meeting their client's communication needs. In fact, the failure to adequately communicate is one of the top state bar complaints made by clients against lawyers. This has always been the ...
Lying cop doesn't know Uber driver is actually a lawyer
When defense attorney Jesse Bright was pulled over in North Carolina while moonlighting as an Uber driver, he began filming the encounter. Allegedly, he had been pulled over for picking up a passenger from a known 'drug house,' but that didn't stop ...
Lawyer's pants burst into flames as he defends arsonist | WPXI
MIAMI - A defense attorney in Miami who was representing an accused arsonist was presenting his closing arguments to the jury, when his pants burst into ...
Farmington Hills lawyer charged with raping incapacitated woman
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - A 33-year-old Farmington Hills lawyer was arrested Wednesday on charges of raping an incapacitated woman. Daniel Carlson was arrested for third-degree criminal sexual conduct and felony obstruction of justice at a home in ...
Lawyer files Alabama Bar Association complaint against Jeff Sessions; claims AG engaged in 'unethical and criminal ...
Lawyer files Alabama Bar Association complaint against Jeff Sessions; claims AG engaged in 'unethical and criminal ...
Venezuela lawyer says $1.4 billion Exxon damages award overturned
"We were confident all along that our position was correct and are very pleased that the annulment committee agreed," Venezuela's lawyer George Kahale told Reuters by email. There was no immediate confirmation by the World Bank's International Centre ...
Lawyer: Girl, 4, in day care worker assault 'trying to pick up the pieces'
"I've been in touch with representatives from the Delaware County District Attorney's Office already, and we have some very preliminary discussions underway," said Gable's lawyer Dan McGarrigle. He added a plea agreement could be possible. The day care ...
ACLU Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Against Jeff Sessions Over Russia Testimony
WASHINGTON — A lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union filed an ethics complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, asking the Alabama Bar to “determine whether he violated the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct” in his ...
Trump's Lawyer Scrambled After Conway Plugged Trump Clothing, Emails Show
The responses — a tweet by President Donald Trump and an unusual TV appearance by adviser Kellyanne Conway — alarmed Trump's ethics lawyer enough to swiftly huddle with the federal ethics office, which has tangled with the Trump White House, ...
Oregon Supreme Court suspends Salem lawyer following ethics investigation
The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Salem attorney for four years based on ethics charge brought by the Oregon State Bar. The decision came just over three months after a trial panel found Salem attorney Dale Roller neglected, ...
Order for Venezuela to pay Exxon $1.4 bln in damages overturned - lawyer
A World Bank tribunal's order for Venezuela to pay $1.4 billion in damages to Exxon Mobil Corp over nationalizations has been annulled, a lawyer for the Venezuelan government said on Thursday. The case at the World Bank's International Center for ...
Trump's lawyer scrambled after Conway plugged Trump clothing, emails show
The responses — a tweet by President Donald Trump and an unusual TV appearance by adviser Kellyanne Conway — alarmed Trump's ethics lawyer enough to swiftly huddle with the federal ethics office, which has tangled with the Trump White House, ...
A lawyer named Amal Clooney gave a powerful speech at the UN Some only saw her baby bump.
An accomplished, international human rights lawyer delivered a potent call for action at the United Nations on Thursday, urging the organization to back an investigation into crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq. “I am speaking to you, the ...
ACLU lawyer files ethics complaint against Sessions over Russia ...
ACLU lawyer files ethics complaint against Sessions over Russia ...
Top Bush ethics lawyer: Omitting countries that do business with the Trump Organization from the travel ban is 'a ...
Top Bush ethics lawyer: Omitting countries that do business with the Trump Organization from the travel ban is 'a ...
"Pants on fire" lawyer explains his courtroom accident
The lawyer ran out of the courtroom and the judge also had the jurors taken to the jury room. When Gutierrez returned to the courtroom unharmed, he insisted it wasn't a staged defense gone wrong. Later in the day his client, Claudy Charles, 48, was ...
Cops tell Uber driver to stop filming, but he's also a lawyer
When cops pulled over Uber driver Jesse Bright and asked him to stop filming on his phone, they had no idea he was actually a lawyer, and knew he was well within his rights. Bright was driving a passenger on the ride sharing app when he was pulled over ...
Nuestra Comunidad: Lawyer gives back by helping troubled youth
... before the age of 19. Today, Windecher is a criminal lawyer in Atlanta and heads a non-profit organization dedicated to offering rehabilitation and job training programs to youth with criminal records. The organization's history, however, is ...
What's the Deal With the Arson Lawyer Whose Pants Caught on Fire in Court?
Stephen Gutierrez, the 28-year-old lawyer with the flaming pants, was defending Claudy Charles who was accused of intentionally setting his car on fire. Gutierrez argued that the car spontaneously combusted and, conveniently enough, the lawyer's pants ...
Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum: lawyer
The families - three Sri Lankan adults, a Filipina, and three stateless children - have had long-pending asylum claims in Hong Kong that they fear may soon be rejected, lawyer Marc-Andre Seguin said in a phone interview from Hong Kong. Seguin said the ...
Flynn's lawyer told Trump team about Turkish lobbying during transition
A lawyer for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn contacted an attorney for the Trump transition team about whether Flynn needed to register as a foreign agent before taking the role of national security adviser -- from which he was later forced to resign ...
Woodlands lawyer, socialite auctioning off $6.1 million estate
The Woodlands home built and purchased for entertaining may have hosted its last Nelda Luce Blair party. The prominent Houston attorney will be auctioning off her stately Village of Grogan's Mill mansion through Platinum Luxury Auctions, an agency that ...
Lawyer: Muhammad Ali's Son Detained, Questioned at Airport
A lawyer for Muhammad Ali's son says he was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month. Muhammad Ali ...
Lawyer: Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum
TORONTO (Reuters) - Three families who helped shelter former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 after his mass leak of information about surveillance programs have asked Canada for asylum, their lawyer said ...
Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort's daughter
Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kiev in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort's daughters, saying ...
Sex between lawyer and client: State Bar sets narrow limits
State Bar trustees voted Thursday to adopt a rule, in effect in most other states, making lawyer-client sex a disciplinary violation unless the couple's personal relationship preceded their professional relationship. It was part of an overhaul of ...
Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport second time, lawyer says
Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month, a lawyer for the late heavyweight ...
Bosnia Investigates Lawyer Who Appealed Genocide Case Before ...
Bosnia Investigates Lawyer Who Appealed Genocide Case Before ...
Lawyer films his traffic stop, even after cop says not to, citing made-up law
The police chief in Wilmington, North Carolina, has publicly lambasted one of his officers. The officer recently pulled over a local attorney moonlighting as an Uber driver and told the driver that he could not film the traffic stop. "Taking ...
Bush ethics lawyer on Trump-Russia ties: 'KGB agents running around the West Wing'
Richard Painter, President George W. Bush's former ethics lawyer, said late Friday he has major concerns over the Trump administration's ties to Russia. In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Painter spoke about reports that former national security ...