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Attorney General's office collecting complaints against Allcare Dental and Dentures
The Michigan Attorney General's office is looking into the sudden closure of three Allcare Dental and Dentures offices in Michigan.

Lawyer: Florida bar complaint without merit
Associated Press - January 4, 2011 4:14 PM ET COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Florida attorney says a misconduct complaint filed against him is a frivolous motion by a disgruntled opposing...

U.S. attorney wants 'black book' private
DETROIT, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. attorney in Detroit asked a federal judge to block a defense lawyer's access to a so-called black book detailing an alleged prostitution ring.

Attorney questions Wis. archdiocese's bankruptcy
An attorney representing people who claim to be victims of clergy sexual abuse says he believes the Milwaukee archdiocese is filing for bankruptcy in an attempt to protect secret files and stall court proceedings.

Lawyer: Drain cleaner burned baby at Pa. day care
A personal injury attorney says a 7-month-old girl was burned by drain cleaner that soaked her diaper while she was at a Pittsburgh-area day care.

Muslim girl's lawyer: Fla. bar complaint meritless
A Florida attorney says a misconduct complaint filed against him over his representation of a Muslim Ohio girl who converted to Christianity and ran away is a frivolous motion by a disgruntled opposing lawyer.

Lawyer sues over legal aid
A legal-aid lawyer says Wairarapa defendants are losing out because of problems in Auckland. Tudor Clee, who undertook 599 legal-aid cases in a year, sued the Legal Services Agency (LSA) in November over a new roster system.

Madoff's good for somethin' -- lawyer may recoup some divorce dough
A prominent Manhattan lawyer stands to recoup at least part of a $6.6 million divorce settlement from his ex-wife - and it's all thanks to thanks to mega-swindler Bernie Madoff.

Lawyer slams cops for saying Lohan violated probation
LOS ANGELES, Jan 5 — Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer yesterday slammed police for saying the actress violated her probation in a skirmish with a worker at the California rehab centre where she spent three months in treatment. Lohan, 24, completed her court-ordered rehab on Monday at the Betty Ford Center near Palm Springs, and yesterday was seen for the ...

Lawyer faulted in Christian convert
A professional organization for lawyers on Tuesday said it had filed a misconduct complaint with the Florida Supreme Court against the former attorney of an Ohio teenager who ran away after converting to Christianity.

Lawyer slams cops who say Lohan violated probation
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer on Tuesday slammed police for saying the actress violated her probation in a skirmish with a worker at the California rehab centre where she spent three months in treatment.

Lawyer slams cops who say Lindsay Lohan violated probation
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer on Tuesday slammed police for saying the actress violated her probation in a skirmish with a worker at the California rehab center where she spent three months in treatment.

Lawyer: Firm illegally forecloses homes
Cleveland lawyer Marc Dann has filed a class action lawsuit claiming Cincinnati the law firm Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss is illegally pursuing foreclosures against thousands of Ohioans.

Attorney advised Power Board that hiring was legal
A Power Board attorney advised Chairman Wayne Abrams in early November that it would be legal to hire a Clarksville elected official as CDE Lightband’s superintendent, a public records request revealed.

Lawyer: Orioles pitcher's gun did not fire the fatal shot
A "preliminary forensics report" absolves Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon in the New Year's killing of a man in the northern coastal town of Luperon, his lawyer said Tuesday, but police expressed skepticism.

Pa. Judge Gives 'Gurney Attorney' Court Deadline
An Fayette County attorney charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from two elderly couples he represented has met a judge's deadline to appear in court for trial.

NY Madoff investor gets new shot at ex's cash
A prominent lawyer can have another go at getting back money he paid in a divorce settlement before losing millions of dollars he'd invested with jailed financier Bernard Madoff, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Lawyer faulted in convert case
COLUMBUS: A professional organization for lawyers has filed a complaint alleging misconduct by the former attorney of an Ohio teen who ran away to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity.

Lohan's lawyer slams police who want to charge her with battery
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer today slammed police for saying the actress violated her probation in a skirmish with a worker at a California rehab centre.

Lawyer bills $10K for Farmington probe
Attorney Jim Martin originally tallied more than $14,000, but he agreed to reduce the bill to the school district.

REEF attorney files appeal
An attorney for REEF filed an appeal to the October administrative order from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, calling it “unconstitutional” and “illegal.”

Attorney arrives in Fayette court on gurney
A former Fayette County attorney accused of theft met a judge's deadline Tuesday to appear in court for his oft-delayed trial or face the prospect of a bench warrant, arriving via ambulance and spending the day's proceedings confined to a gurney.

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for 'bomb house' owner files claim against county
An attorney for the owners of the "bomb house" property nearEscondido has demanded at least $500,000 for his clients' loss anddistress, according to a claim filed with San Diego County.

Lawyer finds no bidders for Houstons' farm
KINGSTON, Tenn. — The lawyer who successfully defended a Roane County man against charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and another man found no bidders as he tried to sell part of his client's farm.

PPCRV lawyer believes Zaldy Ampatuan innocent
MANILA, Philippines - Why did Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) legal counsel Howard Calleja agree to defend one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre?

Charges against Christian County state's attorney headed for disciplinary panel
TAYLORVILLE – Christian County State’s Attorney Thomas Finks is not denying allegations that he improperly filed petitions to run for judge in 2009, according to his lawyer.

City attorney: Deltona purchase may be illegal
City Attorney Gary Cooney suggested that Deltona's $7.6 million purchase of land along what is hoped to be a key development might have been illegal.

Miami Companions lawyer could get sex ring's black book Friday
A lawyer representing the co-owner of the Miami Companions escort service could find out Friday whether he can copy the alleged sex ring's not-so-little black book of customer names.

Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.

Former L.A. civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman disbarred
Former civil rights attorney Stephen G. Yagman, who brought hundreds of brutality and misconduct cases against the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, has been disbarred after he was convicted of tax evasion in 2007. Yagman was...

Ex-Monroe attorney sentenced
GOSHEN — Former Village of Monroe attorney J. Bennett Farrell was sentenced in Orange County Court Tuesday to five years of probation for ripping off a former client, but he avoided jail time.

Lawyer picked to lead state's labor negotiators
Gov. Jerry Brown will tap a Harvard-educated labor attorney to run the agency that negotiates state

Judge halts vote on city attorney position
Tulsa County Associate District Judge Dana Kuehn on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction for five months, prohibiting voters from deciding Feb. 8 whether to make the city attorney position a two-year, ...

Lawyer: Tests will exonerate O's Simon
The attorney for Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon says ballistics tests prove his client didn't fatally shoot a man in the Dominican Republic on New Year's Day.

Local attorney to join AGs staff
Tuscaloosa attorney Jessica Medeiros Garrison will serve as chief counsel for incoming Attorney General Luther Strange.

Fernley Council approves Deputy City Attorney post
FERNLEY--Fernley City Attorney Brandi Jensen has proposed to City Council members that an additional position be authorized in her office in the form of an unfunded Deputy City Attorney position that would be at no cost to the city, except for a minimal cost of $25 for worker's compensation.

Lawyer faces assault allegation
SOUTHBURY - A defense lawyer in the news recently for representing an inmate accused of sending a suspicious white powder to Danbury Superior Court was arrested Monday after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend.

Lawyer can sue ex-wife over Madoff
A New York law firm partner who said he paid his ex-wife $2.7 million of the purported value of his account with Bernard Madoff can sue her to revise their 2006 agreement because of the Ponzi scheme, an Appeals Court ruled.

Attorney cleared hiring of Clarksville Mayor Piper in November
A Power Board attorney advised Chairman Wayne Abrams in early November that it would be legal to hire a Clarksville elected official as CDE Lightband's superintendent, a Leaf-Chronicle public records request revealed.

Local attorney defending Boruch
Rhinelander attorney John Vorhees will defend a UW-Madison student charged with murdering his mother.

Attorney: Lawsuit against Brett Favre is flawed
Roy Black, the nationally renowned criminal and civil litigation attorney, said Tuesday that the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the New York Jets and their former quarterback, Brett Favre, is flawed.

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer blasts detectives' handling of battery case
Lindsay Lohan's attorney blasted Riverside County sheriff's detectives for publicly releasing information about their investigation into an altercation involving the star at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Desert. Authorities said they believe Lohan violated her probation during the incident...

Lohan lawyer brands police statement 'deeply troubling'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has blasted California police officials for releasing a statement suggesting the star violated her probation during her rehab stint branding their actions "deeply troubling".

Attorney General investigating Allcare
The Indiana Attorney General's office wants to hear consumer complaints from people who didn't receive services they paid for concerning Allcare Dental and Dentures.

O'Donnell's attorney tells FEC that campaign is reviewing, reconciling spending reports
WASHINGTON - An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says the campaign is reviewing its election spending over the past two years and hopes to file any necessary changes by the end of the month.

Chicago attorney picked as Michelle Obama aide
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama has chosen White House staffer and longtime Chicagoan Tina Tchen as her new top aide. Tchen, 54, a lawyer, will replace another Chicago attorney, Susan Sher, as Obama's chief of staff.

Lawyer sentenced to jail for drunk driving
A P.E.I. lawyer has been sentenced to jail for impaired driving.

Attorney Wants Cop's Son To Pay Restitution
SANFORD, Fla. -- The attorney representing a homeless man, who was sucker-punched by a Sanford police lieutenant's son, spoke out on Wednesday at a news conference. Attorney Natalie Jackson is demanding that suspect, Justin Collison, pay up.

O'Donnell lawyer: Campaign reviews spending
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.

Bar Brawl Victim's Attorney Speaks Out
The attorney for a victim of an attack speaks at office on Wednesday.