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Joe Arpaio's Lawyer: 'We're Very Excited'
The attorney for former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday praised President Donald Trump's pardoning of his client, saying that "we're just very proud to see the president has done the right things." "We're very excited," the lawyer, Jack Wilenchik ...
Would-be client accused of stealing lawyer's $900 frog
This little frog is now in a big pond — thanks to a confessed thief who liberated the amphibian from the fishbowl it had lived in for more than 22 years. Frog owner Thomas Liotti, a lawyer from East Garden City, L.I., said the South African tree frog ...
Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted ...
One on One: Amanda Marie Baer, lawyer at Mirick O'Connell
Amanda Marie Baer is among the 60 lawyers and professionals who work at Mirick O'Connell and counsel New England's private and public corporations across a range of industries. She joined the firm in 2011 and is an associate in the Labor, Employment ...
Chinese rights lawyer faces 20-year sentence
Liu Yao, a leading Chinese rights lawyer, will lodge an appeal “within two weeks” against a 20-year prison sentence for alleged crimes including extortion and fraud, according to one of his lawyers. Mr Liu's sentence was one of the harshest yet handed ...
Is Olympia lawyer the Democrats' champion in complaint-filing war?
A conservative activist has been taking aim at Democrats and liberal groups for the past year, filing at least 120 complaints saying they've broken Washington state's campaign-finance laws. Now, someone is turning the magnifying glass around, saying ...
Former defense lawyer makes "frivolous" dream into UniqueHome, a solid new retail option in Allentown.
A history buff who went antiquing when he was making serious money, Bob Deer defended individuals and companies in courts of law for 35 years. Throughout, he harbored a little dream that he said “seemed frivolous at the time.” One day in 2015, it hit ...
Suspended Milwaukee lawyer faces FBI investigation into alleged international fraud scheme
The FBI is investigating a suspected international fraud scheme said to involve a suspended Milwaukee lawyer, $16.2 million from China, an English bank, a man who claims to be an English solicitor and ... John Hancock's signature. At the center of the ...
Lawyer says 2 Americans serving 10 years in Iran lose appeal
An Iranian-American businessman and his father, who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran over their ties to the U.S., have lost a court appeal, a lawyer said Monday. Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer, who are among several dual ...
EGEB: Trump lawyer sues Greenpeace; Orlando electricity going up 8.5%; dual rotor wind ; more
Trump's lawyers sue Greenpeace over Dakota Pipeline, making jaw-dropping accusations – First: Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), has sued Greenpeace and other environmental groups in a $300 ...
“Walking Dead” stuntman's mom retains Sarah Jones' family attorney
Susan Sherlock Bernecker, whose son John Bernecker died while performing a stunt on the metro Atlanta set of “The Walking Dead,” has retained the lawyer who secured an $11.2 million verdict in the wrongful death suit filed by film crew member Sarah ...
IP lawyer who represented TiVo is Trump's pick as USPTO chief
President Donald Trump has selected Andrei Iancu, the managing partner of a major Los Angeles law firm, to be the next head of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Iancu has been a partner at Irell & Manella since 2004, and was an associate at the firm ...
IRS sues disgraced ex-lawyer Prins
Already facing up to 20 years in federal prison, disgraced former lawyer Todd Prins now is tangling with the Internal Revenue Service. Prins tried making good on his delinquent income taxes — sending the agency $82,400 in October. Problem is, the IRS ...
Like A Good Lawyer, This Attorney Bride Asked Her Groom To Clarify While Proposing
It was a match made in law school. Kimberly Jones and Simon Leefatt were intrigued at first sight, albeit for different reasons—Kimberly noticed Simon's sense of faith, Simon noticed Kimberly's fabulous afro—but while getting each other through law ...
2 Americans serving 10 years in Iran lose appeal, lawyer says
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An Iranian-American businessman and his father, who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran over their ties to the U.S., have lost a court appeal, a lawyer said Monday. Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer ...
Supreme Court of Georgia Issues 6 Lawyer Discipline Opinions
Coulter concedes these accounts were not approved lawyer-trust accounts and that they held only funds related to the client and his businesses, yet Coulter transferred funds from or through the client's accounts to his operating account as payment of ...
Campus's chief lawyer killed in accident
He was an extraordinary lawyer to whom we all turned for advice and counsel. His loss is unfathomable,” said Charles F. Robinson, general counsel and vice president of legal affairs with the University of California. A graduate of Dartmouth College ...
This Ex-Dewey Lawyer Wants to Save Your Fantasy Football Team
With the National Football League's 2017 season less than two weeks away, millions of people, many of them lawyers, are preparing for fantasy football season. But in what seems to have become an almost annual tradition, one of the NFL's star players is ...
Trump signed 'letter of intent' for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says
The disclosure from Cohen, who has described himself as Trump's personal lawyer, came as Cohen's attorney gave congressional investigators scores of documents and emails from the campaign, including several pertaining to the Moscow development ...
Legendary Entertainment Courting Lawyer Josh Grode as New CEO (Exclusive)
Hiring Grode would come some seven months after Thomas Tull was ousted from the top spot at the company that he founded in 2005 and eventually sold to China's Wanda for a reported $3.5 billion. Legendary Entertainment is looking to one of its closest ...
UC Berkeley's chief lawyer killed by hit-run driver in North Bay
UC Berkeley's chief lawyer died in a hit-and-run while cycling over the weekend in Sonoma County, and police are hunting for the driver, officials said. The loss of Christopher Patti, 59, hit the Berkeley campus hard. “I speak for the Berkeley ...
Trump Lawyer Emailed Senior Russian Aide About Real Estate Proposal
A senior attorney for the Trump Organization has acknowledged sending an email to Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal spokesman during the 2016 presidential campaign about a possible real estate project in Moscow. Michael Cohen said in a ...
Elmhurst lawyer faces child pornography charges after images discovered in office printer
Elmhurst police have arrested an Elmhurst lawyer and resident on seven charges of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony. Ralph Tellefsen III was arrested and charged after an employee of Tellefsen Real Estate, 126 S. York St., where he ...
Government lawyer faces tough questions in Seattle hearing over travel ban
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, left, smiles as he leaves a federal courthouse with assistant Joshua Wisch after appearing there Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Seattle. The fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban returned to the 9th U.S. Circuit ...
Terry Iandiorio, 46, Ropes & Gray lawyer noted for pro bono work ...
Terry Iandiorio, 46, Ropes & Gray lawyer noted for pro bono work ...
Lawyer for Father Who Pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter Says He Doesn't Believe Client Killed Son
Lawyer for Father Who Pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter Says He Doesn't Believe Client Killed Son. "DJ Creato did not plead guilty to murder. He pleaded guilty to recklessly causing the situation that caused his son's death." By David Chang, Vince ...
Paul Manafort Teamed Up With Obama's Lawyer to Help Putin Ally
Manafort consulted for Yanukovych's Party of Regions. And they did it all for roughly $13,000—a conspicuously small amount for top lawyers at a prestigious law firm. (Prosecutors in Ukraine have reportedly alleged a million dollars more in secret ...
Trump knew of Moscow tower proposal, lawyer says
The revelations come from e-mails turned over to congress Monday by Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, spelling out trump's involvement in trying to get a major real estate deal in Russia. What was going to be the tallest building in the world at ...
Man granted retrial because of sleeping lawyer pleads guilty
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports his family and new lawyer declined to comment on the plea. Federal agents said Nassida and his sister led a scheme to inflate borrower income and assets to obtain millions in fraudulent loans through their mortgage ...
Wyoming Lawyer Suspended for Two Years
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the former supervising attorney for the Cody public defender's office for two years. A press release from the Wyoming Bar Association says Nick Beduhn's suspension "resulted from ...
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen explains emails about potential Trump Tower development in Russia
President Trump signed a "letter of intent" in late 2015 to pursue negotiations for a "Trump Tower" type of development in Moscow, according to a statement by long-time Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. The same statement also attempted to put some distance ...
Lawyer: After murder, alleged gang leader started new life in Mexico
Eight years ago, Luis Macedo decided to drop out of gang life in Chicago, and moved to Mexico to build a quiet life as a barber and boxing coach, his lawyer said Monday. But that decision came after Macedo and his fellow members of a Gage Park Latin ...
Lawyer Admits Trump Contacted Russia For Help With Building Project During Campaign
A lawyer for Donald Trump has acknowledged he reached out to Russian President Vladimir Putin's office to ask for help with a putative Trump Tower project in Moscow during the presidential campaign — but says nothing came of it. The concession gives ...
Trump Jr. to testify in Senate, Manafort lawyer subpoenaed: CNN
FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio U.S. July 19, 2016.Mario Anzuoni/File photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has agreed to testify ...
Lawyers Gear Up to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Lawyers will not be able to meet with clients at Lone Star's main office in downtown Houston because the legal aid agency's building caught on fire on Aug. 28 following an explosion. Brown said the explosion is still under investigation, but the agency ...
Robert Mueller's team subpoenas Paul Manafort's former lawyer, spokesman
Special counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's previous lawyer and current spokesperson, according to a report Tuesday evening. The federal investigators requested documents and testimony from Akin ...
Trial Lawyer Diversity Inched Up Over Decade, but Is That Too Slow?
Since The Legal's first trial lawyer diversity survey a decade ago, those firms have more than doubled the percentage of attorneys who are racial minorities. And the percentage of women lawyers, while stagnant in recent years, has increased as well ...
Trump Org lawyer provides details about Russia Trump Tower project
CBS News has obtained the statement Trump Organization lawyer and executive vice president Michael Cohen provided to the House Intelligence Committee, describing his involvement in the Trump Organization's interest in a real estate development in ...
The Sexy Associate and the Seductive Partner? Ex-Lawyer Has Written Them All
“Laura McClintock sighed as Carmen Marinaldo stalked toward the jury with the exquisite grace of a panther.” By sentence two, Kay hints a bit more at what her writing has to come: “The mass torts lawyer exuded power, sexual heat and passion. He held ...
Trump Jr. to talk to Senate panel about Russian lawyer meeting
Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee in a closed session about his meeting with a Russian government lawyer during his father's campaign for the presidency last year, CNN reports. A committee spokesman wouldn't say when it ...
Special prosecutor to probe lawyer for phony Facebook accounts
Thomas Tormey Jr. — a criminal defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor — has been appointed to probe the dirty political tricks of Richard Luthmann. Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon asked to be relieved of handling the case to ...
FBI refuses to release Hillary Clinton files, says lawyer did not demonstrate the 'public's interest in the disclosure'
The FBI turned down a lawyer's request for the release of FBI files on Hillary Clinton, faulting the lawyers' documents for not providing enough proof "that the public interest sought is a significant one," according to multiple reports Tuesday. The ...
Entertainment lawyer to stand trial for allegedly enticing, molesting Manhattan Beach teen
A former production attorney for MGM studios was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for allegedly sexually molesting a 14-year-old Manhattan Beach boy he met on Instagram, enticing him with pictures of himself with celebrities and playing unreleased music ...
As Firms Centralize Management, Are Equity Partners Employees?
At the center of two closely-watched lawsuits accusing Proskauer Rose and Chadbourne & Parke of discriminating against woman lawyers is a question that goes to the nature of Big Law partnerships today. Given the business realities of large law firms, ...
Trump lawyer relishes a challenge
With a handlebar mustache curled up at the ends and the cowboy boots that he favors, Cobb indeed looks more like a riverboat gambler than what he really is: a Washington power lawyer hired to manage the White House response to the multiple probes ...
Peskov: Trump lawyer wrote to Kremlin, got no response
Moscow (CNN) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Wednesday he got an email from Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's lawyer, asking for help moving a Moscow real estate deal forward, but said he did not respond and did not pass it to ...
Kremlin confirms Trump's lawyer reached out about deal
In a statement to the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen said Monday the ...
Must Read Cases Of Boneheaded Lawyer Moves
We lawyers may think we are the smartest people in the room. Sometimes, that may indeed be the case, but more often, we get tripped up just like anyone and everyone else. Does the term “hubris” come to mind? I first learned the term reading Homer [not ...
Lawyers licensed outside Texas can provide help to Harvey victims, Texas high court order says
First, practice is allowed if the out-of-state lawyer is retained by a legal-aid or pro bono program or a bar association that provides services to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lawyers who want to help should fill out a temporary registration form here ...
Four Crucial Things To Look For In Your Startup's Lawyer
1. Experience: You are going to want to find a lawyer who is well versed in the fields you need assistance with. You should look for lawyers who are business minded and have an in-depth understanding of transactional law, securities, intellectual ...