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Indicted DA Seth Williams in need of a new lawyer
The city paid his lawyer during a nearly two-year FBI investigation but stopped paying once he was indicted last week, leading that lawyer to step down. A lawyer friend who accompanied him to his arraignment for free last week was told he might be in ...
Indicted Philly District Attorney Needs New Lawyer Amid Money Woes
Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case against him although it's unclear whether he has the money to pay anyone. District Attorney Seth Williams still declined to apply for court-appointed counsel on ...
Lawyer: Sexually Explicit Emails, Videos Between Teacher, Teen Protected
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a former high school English teacher in New Hampshire accused of sending sexually explicit emails and videos to a 16-year-old female student says the material isn't obscene and is protected speech under the state and ...
Defense lawyer says there's no reason to charge woman with Springfield murder
"There is really nothing to connect her to any malice whatsoever," defense lawyer Elaine Pourinski told Judge Mary-Lou Rup in Hampden Superior Court on Monday. Pourinski said of course Johnson "is going to be rooting for her husband" in any fight, but ...
'The Watcher' strikes again: 4th, more 'sinister' letter received, lawyer says
WESTFIELD -- A mysterious stalker known only as "The Watcher" has sent a fourth threatening letter to a township home that arrived in February, less than three weeks after a renter moved into the infamous home. Derek and Maria Broaddus, the owners of ...
Lawyer for man shot in Chicago ICE raid: family legal residents
Torres did not speak to reporters and his lawyer, Thomas Hallock, said he did not know why immigration agents would have targeted Torres, who was born in the U.S. to legal residents. Torres' father, also named Felix Torres, was shot in the arm after ...
Lawyer for Michael Irvin disputes sexual assault allegations
The lawyer for Hall of Fame receiver and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin disputed sexual assault allegations made by a woman last week in Florida. A woman reported to the Fort Lauderdale police that she had been sexually assaulted in a hotel room ...
Stone blew off defamation case because of Russia probe: lawyer
Trump ​campaign ​adviser Roger Stone ignored a subpoena to testify in a Manhattan defamation case Wednesday because he was in Washington​,​ D.C.​,​ responding to a demand by ​the ​Senate Intelligence Committee to produce documents​ ...
So You Want to Be a Lawyer?
I disagree with Ms. Green's premise: The LSAT is not a mere “speed bump” separating those who want to be lawyers from those without direction. Rather, it can be a nearly impenetrable barrier to law school, especially for potential applicants without ...
Just Who Is This Lawyer That Seth Williams Can't Afford?
He's also having lawyer issues. Williams enlisted the assistance of in-demand Center City attorney Michael Diamondstein, but now Diamondstein is begging off the case, citing ethical issues as well as the fact that Williams can't afford to pay up. A ...
Houston lawyer files suit over Biloxi bus crash that killed 4
A Houston lawyer is filing lawsuits in Harris County seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of 15 passengers aboard a charter bus hit by a freight train in Mississippi earlier this month. The suits, filed separately, name a slew of defendants ...
Obama WH ethics lawyer: Ivanka's job is nepotism
Former White House ethics lawyer to President Obama Norman Eisen said Wednesday that he and the former ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush see Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to President Trump as a violation of nepotism laws. "My view... is ...
Prominent lawyer Bill Keating Jr. dies
Bill Keating Jr., a senior partner in the downtown Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp, died this morning. The Mount Lookout resident had been battling brain cancer since being diagnosed last summer. Keating, 63, had worked at KMK for ...
Lawyer files for open Toledo Municipal Court seat
Toledo lawyer Dale Emch filed his official signature petitions Wednesday at the Lucas County Board of Elections to get on the Nov. 7 ballot to compete for a seat on Toledo Municipal Court. Mr. Emch, who was endorsed by the county Democratic Party, ...
Home invasion suspect hires new lawyer
NEWBURYPORT — An Amesbury man accused of taking part in a home invasion in Haverhill earlier this year – spawning a list of other charges — has hired a new lawyer as he remains held without bail pending trial. Paulino Benitez, 40, of 45 Macy St. was ...
Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state
Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump's stance. Trump broke with longtime U.S ...
Obama ethics lawyer slams Ivanka hiring as unethical
We were all wondering what Barack Obama's people thought of President Donald Trump's decision to hire his daughter, Ivanka, for an official White House job — and now we can sleep again. According to Norman Eisen, the former ethics lawyer to Obama, ...
'Im an attorney': Court records lay out how Md. lawyer, 57, allegedly got snared in underage sex sting
Alex Cordier, a lawyer who represented Dobbs in the hearing, said: “I look forward to Mike being exonerated. I believe the allegations are wildly different than the full story.” Over the past two months, according to the allegations, Dobbs was snared ...
Famed Lawyer Says Trump 'Clearly' Endorsed Palestinian State
Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump's stance. Trump broke with longtime U.S ...
Pakistan: Suspected militant kills lawyer over blasphemy
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani police say a suspected militant has killed a lawyer from the country's minority Ahmadi sect over blasphemy allegations. Local police officer Nazim Ali says security forces have arrested the attacker following the killing in ...
Lakeland lawyer charged with drunken driving
LAKELAND - A workers compensation lawyer in Lakeland was charged Wednesday with drunken driving outside of his South Lakeland office. Jeffrey Appel, 49, was found about 1:45 p.m. by Polk County sheriff's deputies slouched over the center console of ...
Jailed Tajik Lawyer's Lawyer Flees, Fearing Her Client's Fate
Muazzama Qodirova, a Tajik lawyer, told RFE/RL this week that she is in Germany applying for political asylum. According to RFE/RL, she said “that Tajik authorities had threatened to launch a criminal investigation accusing her of leaking information ...
Hearing Ends In Lawyer's Request For Special Prosecutor
It's now up to a judge to decide whether a special prosecutor or St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain will handle all of lawyer Ed Narrow's cases. A hearing on the issue concluded Thursday in county court. Narrow claims Rain should be ...
This Russian Lawyer's Goal? “Get Rid of Putin's Regime.”
By Emily TamkinEmily Tamkin is a staff writer at Foreign Policy. She writes for FP's The Cable, a real-time take on the news in Washington and the wider world. She has been at FP since the fall of 2016, before which she was an associate editor at New ...
Lawyer With Anti-Gay Rants Loses Michigan Law License
Lawyer With Anti-Gay Rants Loses Michigan Law License. A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. | March 30, 2017, at ...
Lawyer with anti-gay rants loses Michigan law license
DETROIT (AP) - A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell's disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel ...
Bentley lawyer: Impeachment investigation 'off the rails”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley has filed an emergency request with an impeachment committee to stop the group's special counsel from releasing a report next week and pushing for a quick impeachment vote. Attorney Ross Garber said ...
Lawyer: Giuliani, ex-attorney general work for Turkish man
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has been told Republican former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (joo-lee-AH'-nee) and an ex-U.S. attorney general are working for a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. A defense lawyer for ...
Lawyer: Giuliani, Ex-Attorney General Work for Turkish Man
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general were hired by a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but don't expect to see them in court, a lawyer told a judge handling the case on ...
Lawyer Shirvell with anti-gay rants loses Michigan law license
A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell's disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel at the ...
African-American man sues bank, lawyer says he was racially profiled
"It's just so egregious," said Yuoh's Clearwater-based lawyer, Peter Sartes. "This is exactly what racial profiling is." A spokesman from Fifth Third declined to comment Thursday, saying it was policy not to comment on pending litigation. The police ...
Uber Robocar Engineer May Face Criminal Action, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for Anthony Levandowski, who left Alphabet's Waymo unit last year and is now head of Uber's driverless car project, told a San Francisco federal judge the engineer would be asserting his rights under the Constitution's Fifth Amendment ...
Police deny getting St. Louis entrepreneur drunk, denying him lawyer
LOUIS • Lawyers for a local entrepreneur facing a kidnapping charge say that police provided him enough alcohol to get him drunk while he was in their custody, and also denied him legal counsel. But those agents and police denied that in court Thursday ...
Flynn lawyer: Client wants assurances against 'witch-hunt' prosecution
WASHINGTON — The attorney representing President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said late Thursday that his client would not submit to questioning in the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election ...
Michael Flynn negotiating with intel committees, seeks protection, lawyer says
WASHINGTON -- Michael Flynn, President Trump's embattled former national security adviser, is in ongoing negotiations with the Senate and House Intelligence Committees about testifying in their investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 ...
Hoosick Falls lawyer defends acquisition
Friedman cited state rules governing attorneys' conduct that he said state: "Except as law may otherwise expressly provide, a lawyer currently serving as a public officer or employee shall not ... negotiate for private employment with any person who is ...
Read the statement from Mike Flynn's lawyer
The following is the statement released by the Robert Kelner, attorney for Michael Flynn: “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit. Out of respect for the Committees, we will not ...
Flynn Immunity Offer Could Be a Non-Starter
Flynn's lawyer appeared to confirm the offer Thursday night, saying, "General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit." The media "are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims ...
Read the statement from Michael Flynn's lawyer
(CNN) This is the statement released by Michael Flynn's lawyer, which says the former National Security Adviser will testify before federal and congressional investigators in their ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the US elections, but only if he ...
Mount Dora lawyer harassed employees, report reveals
But lawyer Lonnie Groot of Lake Mary flamboyantly insisted in emails that he did nothing wrong and that anti-bullying city policies shouldn't be applied to him. He demanded that the employees, whom he said filed “pathetic” complaints against him ...
Why one lawyer keeps a gun in his desk
"(Attorneys) don't go to law school thinking they're going to have threats, thinking someone is going to slash their tires," said Stephen Kelson, a Salt Lake City lawyer who has studied aggression toward attorneys. "But the reality is it occurs and a ...
'The Watcher' sent another creepy letter to NJ couple, lawyer says
The owners of a New Jersey home have received a fourth creepy letter from a letter-writing weirdo known as “The Watcher.” A lawyer for Derek and Maria Broaddus of Westfield told a judge in court papers the letter arrived Feb. 20. The letter contained ...
Lawyer: Student reinstated after incident with Muslin prof
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The lawyer for a Florida university student who accused his Muslim professor of religious discrimination has been reinstated to the school. Attorney Kenneth Lewis said in a statement that 20-year-old Marshall Polston will return to ...
Lawyer who brought iPhone to jail finally disbarred
An attorney was arrested after Seminole County deputies accused him of smuggling a cell phone into the county jail. (Video by FOX35). Orlando Sentinel. Privacy Policy. Marlon Alphanso Smikle, a Lake Mary attorney who was arrested in 2015 for trying to ...
Trump says former adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russia probe
Retired General Michael Flynn, who resigned only 24 days after becoming national security adviser, wants protection against "unfair prosecution" if he testifies before the intelligence committees of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, his ...
Should Lawyers And Law Firms Pay A Price For Normalizing The Trump Regime?
It's as close as lawyers come to an article of faith. Lawyers defending the very worst in our society is what makes our society one of the very best. Defending the indefensible is one of the highest callings of the lawyer. For those who believe in the ...
Long Island Lawyer, Councilman Accused of Embezzling
A Long Island councilman has been arrested on federal fraud and tax evasion charges in an embezzlement scheme in which he allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his law firm, prosecutors say. Edward Ambrosino, a 52-year-old lawyer from ...
Lawyer: Rockville rape suspect's detained father 'humble, respectful'
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Lawyers for the father of one of the Rockville High School rape suspects, who himself is imprisoned on charges of being in the country illegally, describe him as a hard worker with a clean record, who has been in the United States for ...
William T. Coleman Jr., transportation secretary and civil rights lawyer, dies at 96
In the 1960s, Mr. Coleman was a staff lawyer for the Warren Commission, investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He defended young civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders and successfully argued a Supreme Court case that ...
Lawyer: Seth Williams plans to stay in office, despite law license suspension
Instead, the defense lawyer stood in the rain outside the courthouse and read a short statement from his cellphone after a brief appearance in federal court. Nearby, a protester repeatedly accused Williams of “betray[ing] the trust of the black ...