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Attorney Accused Of Stealing From Client
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- An Osceola County attorney is accused of stealing from one of her clients. Sheriff detectives say attorney Linda Littlefield somehow convinced 75-year-old Janet Lentz and her late husband to give Littlefield to set up a trust fund to help pay their bills.

Lawyer for ousted Thai leader calls for elections
Tokyo, Jun 23 (AP) Thailand's government must hold elections soon to prove it has a public mandate after protests that left 90 dead in the nation's capital, a lawyer for Thailand's fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said today.

Attorney of Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly asking for release on bond
An attorney for Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly is asking that his client be released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond while he awaits a new trial.

Attorney of Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly asking for release on bond
An attorney for Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly is asking that his client be released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond while he awaits a new trial. His attorney says his client is a minimal flight risk and has good working skills with a good work record.

Attorney Stefani reprimanded in text case
The state Attorney Discipline Board declined Wednesday to suspend the license of the attorney who unearthed Kwame Kilpatrick's text messages.

Thaksin lawyer slams 'phony' Thai reconciliation
TOKYO: A lawyer for exiled former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra Wednesday criticised Bangkok's reconciliation process as "phony", urging an independent probe into deaths during "Red Shirt" street protests.

Lawyer: Dont judge arrested TV personality
NEW HAVEN The lawyer for a television traffic personality charged with shoplifting is asking the public to withhold judgment about her until all the facts come out.

Lawyer change in Ponzi case
A Saddle River man awaiting sentencing in the Westgate Ponzi scheme case will get a new lawyer, further delaying the cases conclusion.

Sioux Falls lawyer leads State Bar
A Sioux Falls lawyer has been named president of the State Bar of South Dakota. Richard Casey, of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun, will hold that office until June 24, 2011.

Lawyer For Thaksin Calls For Elections In Thailand
(RTTNews) - A lawyer for Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called on the government to hold fresh elections soon to prove it has the mandate of the public after protests left 90...

Lawyer charged with tax evasion
A Las Vegas lawyer faces federal charges after authorities accused him of concealing more than $900,000 in income from the Internal Revenue Service and failing to pay about $270,000 in personal income taxes.

James Scott Farrin Attorney Admitted to Practice Before the US Supreme Court
Attorney Rick Fleming, head of the Social Security Disability Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, was recently admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lawyer files bankruptcy petition
Lucky Osho, a Charlotte lawyer who was disciplined for submitting excessive bills for defending poor clients, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Attorney: Police obtained bank records illegally in Parks and Rec probe
An Alabama attorney representing two Columbus Parks and Recreation Department employees in an investigation of wrongdoing in the department said police are attempting to intimidate people being interviewed in connection with the probe.

District Attorney sides in favor of town officials over Tsongas visit
The Middlesex District Attorneys office has sided with town officials regarding a visit from U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-5th, to Wayland last November, saying the Board of Selectmen did not violate the states Open Meeting Law (OML) in hosting the event. "Assistant District Attorney Robert Bender has ruled that discussions that occurred were not deliberations as defined in the states Open ...

Vegas Lawyer Indicted On Federal Tax Charges
A Las Vegas lawyer has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of concealing income and failing to pay some $270,000 in personal income taxes.

Lawyer: Jamaican gang leader won't fight extradition, will be on his way to US within hours
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Lawyer: Jamaican gang leader won't fight extradition, will be on his way to US within hours.

Obama birthplace lawyer loses in court again
Laguna Niguel lawyer - and unsuccessful secretary of state candidate - Orly Taitz has had yet another filing thrown out of court. This happened in Washington, D.C. federal court last week, while I was hiding in the Grand Canyon for a brief...

Attorney claims false arrest in lawsuit against city, two cops
Wilkes-Barre attorney Robert Gonos is suing the city and two police officers he said falsely arrested him for suspicion of driving under the influence this month when his car broke down at a South Main Street intersection.

Ohio Attorney General sues to shut down charity he believes is scamming donors
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is suing a group that's being investigated for bilking people out of millions of dollars through a scam charity. He says people who give money to the U-S Navy Veterans Association believe those dollars are going to help veterans but that's not the case. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.

Attorney files lawsuit over false DUI arrest
An attorney who claims he was falsely arrested for drunken driving by city police filed court papers today putting two officers and department on notice that he intends to file a civil lawsuit.

Attorney predicts exoneration for former Enron CEO
Associated Press - June 24, 2010 5:15 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - Jeffrey Skilling's attorney says he and the former Enron CEO are thrilled with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that curtails prosecutors'...

Attorney Accused Of Ripping Off Clients
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- WFTV has new information on a Kissimmee attorney arrested for ripping off the trust fund of an Alzheimers patient. Linda Littlefield also ran a funeral home and a publication aimed at the elderly. The elderly were also the focus of her law practice.

Parks and Rec Attorney Says Police Are Intimidating Employees, Illegally Obtained Bank Records
Don Jackson, the Montgomery-based attorney who is representing two parks and recreation employees, sent News 3 two e-mails last night claiming Columbus police abuse of power.

Lawyer: Canada battling Agent Orange suit
OTTAWA, June 24 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has spent millions of dollars fighting a class-action suit over exposure to Agent Orange at a military base, a lawyer says. Agent Orange - Class action - Canada - Law - United States

Attorney to appeal 'ghetto court' lawsuit dismissal
A federal judge today threw out former city of Detroit attorney Kathleen Leavey's "ghetto court" lawsuit against the city and a local judge.

Attorney predicts exoneration for former Enron CEO
Jeffrey Skilling's attorney says he and the former Enron CEO are thrilled with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that curtails prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law central to Skilling's conviction and imprisonment

U.S. urges Syria to free prominent lawyer, others
The United States called on Syria on Thursday to free a Syrian lawyer who has been honored abroad for defending opposition figures but has been sentenced to three years in prison for "weakening national morale."

Broward school attorney OKs review of cafeteria records
The Broward School District's top attorney provoked a firestorm last month when he ruled that the school system's own auditors did not have a right to scrutinize records detailing how four construction companies spent millions in fees to build new cafeterias.

Kilpatrick lawyer: He'll battle this indictment
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said the ex-mayor would fight the 19-count indictment on mail fraud and tax charges.

Attorney Predicts Exoneration For Former Enron CEO
Jeffrey Skilling's attorney says the man convicted in one of the biggest bankruptcies in history will be cleared in court.

Attorney Richard Serafini Joins Ruden McClosky as of Counsel in Ft Lauderdale
Attorney brings wealth of white collar defense experience as Ruden McClosky continues its growth in ...

Disbarred lawyer loses appeal involving mother's $2-million estate
VANCOUVER -- A disbarred lawyer has lost his appeal of a court ruling that he used undue influence on his elderly mother to leave him her entire $2-million estate, effectively leaving nothing to two daughters.

Attorney: Spokane's red-light camera ticket system flawed - Thu, 24 Jun 2010 PST
Local attorney John Clark challenged Spokane's system of issuing tickets from red light cameras, arguing Thursday in Spokane Municipal Court that the city is not following well-established law.

Attorney challenges validity of Photo Red tickets
A Spokane attorney has discovered a legal technicality that could invalidate thousands of photo red tickets. Attorney John Clark says local residents are getting red light tickets issued by computer and that the citations lack the hands-on connection to a police officer that makes them legally certified. However lawyers for the city say new state laws allow the use of high tech tickets and that ...

Broitzman's lawyer requests change of venue
The lawyer of 20-year-old Brianna Marie Broitzman, who faces charges of alleged abuse at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, on Thursday requested a change of venue for his clients upcoming trial.

Lawyer who stole from clients was himself bilked by widespread scam
Three years into his own scheme of dipping into clients' funds, Maryland malpractice lawyer Bradley Schwartz received an e-mail from a man claiming to represent a manufacturing company in Singapore, offering him legal work. Fraud - Advance Fee Fraud - United States - Law - Services

Attorney General sues nonprofit organization
By MARC KOVAC [email protected] COLUMBUS Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed suit

Lawyer: Kilpatrick `stronger person' after charges
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick says the latest charges against the imprisoned ex-Detroit mayor are "making him a stronger person." Arnold Reed held a news conference Thursday in Farmington Hills.

Attorney sues city, police over arrest
Wilkes-Barre attorney Robert A. Gonos is suing the city and two police officers he said falsely arrested him for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Lawyer indicted third time for meth
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A courtroom drama stretching out over the past year took a new twist this week when a Ravenswood attorney was indicted for the third time on meth-related charges.A Jackson County grand jury indicted lawyer Jessica Sullivan, 32, on ...

Attorney specializes in capital cases
Within the span of only a few days, Ketchum attorney Andrew Parnes had a major victory and a major defeat.

Tulsa attorney recounts surviving home-invasion robbery
One hooded man was more impatient than the others, but all three armed men were planning to execute Stephen Rodolf, a Tulsa attorney, and a father and son who had come to visit Tulsa and see a Drillers ...

Attorney to file lawsuit against W-B over false DUI claim
An attorney claiming Wilkes-Barre police wrongly arrested him took the first step Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against the city.

Lawyer: Dont judge TV personality
Lawyer Hugh F. Keefe is urging the public to withhold judgment of WTNH-TV8 personality Desiree Fontaine until all the facts come out surrounding her shoplifting arrest, the New Haven Register reports.

Lawyer: Fat Joe cleared in sex assault case
Rapper Fat Joe has been "officially cleared" after Wisconsin police investigated an alleged sexual assault reported by a woman last weekend, according to his lawyer.

Ampatuans not involved in killing of massacre witnesslawyer
A lawyer of the powerful Ampatuan clan insisted Friday that his clients were not in any way involved in the killing last week of a key witness in the Maguindanao massacre.

Lawyer faces 3 molest charges
A LAWYER was charged on Friday with three counts of molesting his employee between 2008 and last year. The 46-year-old lawyer of 20 years' standing allegedly outraged the modesty of the 24-year-old woman at the downtown office in June and November 2008 and on April 2 last year.

Award-winning Syrian human rights lawyer jailed for three years
Amnesty International has condemned a three year prison sentence imposed today on a Syrian lawyer and human rights defender who had publicised the unfair trials of political prisoners and is calling for his immediate and unconditional release.

Attorney suspended for violating probation
REVERE - A city attorney has been suspended from practicing law for two years, according to the Board of Bar Overseers.