Four Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC Attorneys Named Top Lawyers  Trussvilletribune

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports. BIRMINGHAM — Four attorneys from Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC have been chosen for the 2019 Top Flight ...


District Attorneys Urge Cuomo to Veto Prosecutorial Conduct Watchdog Bill | New York Law Journal  Law.com

The state's prosecutors formally asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday to veto a bill that would create a special commission to review complaints of misconduct ...


'Stormy Weather Lies Ahead': What Lawyers Are Saying About Barr's Obstruction Call | National Law Journal  Law.com

U.S. Attorney General William Barr's decision to resolve whether Trump committed obstruction of justice amid the Mueller probe set off a firestorm of debate ...


Odunsi reflects on transition from private practice to law professor - Buffalo  Buffalo Business First

Attorney Tolulope Odunsi transitioned to teaching in 2018 and wrapped up the year as president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.


Burnout Is Part of the Profession. How Can Attorneys Avoid It? | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Lawyers' personalities combined with the adversarial nature of the profession and the high-pressure environment of a law firm make burnout a serious problem ...


Morgan Lewis Takes on Lawyer Mental Health With New Program, Executive | The American Lawyer  Law.com

As more law firms work to tackle issues of attorney mental health and well-being, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is launching a new initiative and adding an executive ...


The Next Recession Could Cost 10,000 Lawyers Their Jobs | The American Lawyer  Law.com

As a looming recession approaches, a look at history, plus some judgment, can tell us a lot about how organizations will manage their lawyer numbers once it ...


Lawyer Worries Video Conference Hearings Could Cost Asylum-Seeking Client  Fronteras: The Changing America Desk

Daljitpal Singh Parmar turned his Mercedes-Benz to keep it on the right road to the La Palma Correctional Center. With the car's black interior further darkened ...


Cop's lawyer's office shot up after acquittal in shooting of unarmed black teen  New York Post

The defense attorney of former police officer Michael Rosfeld, who was just acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, had gunshots fired at his...


Top lawyer in L.A. city attorney’s office quits amid questions about outside income  Los Angeles Times

Thom Peters, a top attorney in City Atty. Mike Feuer's office, resigned after The Times inquired about outside fees he reported collecting. Peters was the top city ...


California Lawyer Couple Implicated in College Admissions Scandal | The Recorder  Law.com

Elisabeth Kimmel a Harvard Law School graduate and longtime president of San Diego-based Midwest Television is among prosecutors' targets.


55 Years Later, Lawyer Will Again Argue Over Redistricting Before Supreme Court  NPR

When he was just 26 years old, Emmet Jopling Bondurant II argued and won a foundational voting rights case in the Supreme Court. This week, he returns to ...


O.J. Simpson’s Lawyer Says I Told You So After Avenatti’s Arrest: ‘Aveshitty Is No Good’  Law & Crime

O.J. Simpson's lawyer Malcolm LaVergne took the opportunity to reuse the nickname “Aveshitty” that appears to have coined in October 2018 after news the feds ...


Trump's Morgan Lewis Tax Lawyer Faces House Scrutiny | National Law Journal  Law.com

Sheri Dillon and Stefan Passantino have been asked to appear for a “transcribed interview.”


Kushner lawyer told lawmakers that Trump’s son-in-law uses WhatsApp for White House business, Cummings said  The Washington Post

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said Thursday that an attorney for Jared Kushner told him in December that the president's ...


Read Attorney General William Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report  New York Times

The letter, by Attorney General William P. Barr, details the main findings of the special counsel's two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 ...


William Barr Fills Front Office With Trump White House Lawyers | National Law Journal  Law.com

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has assembled a front office team of former Trump White House lawyers in the two weeks since his confirmation to lead the ...


Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Donate One Billable Hour to Food Banks | Daily Report  Law.com

Working at a food bank in Savannah last year to promote the legal community's annual fundraising campaign against hunger, Attorney General Chris Carr heard ...


In Defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard Lawyer  The Atlantic

The law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is among the most accomplished people at Harvard. He has helped to overturn scores of wrongful convictions and to ...


Pa. Attorney Disciplinary Counsel Asks Public Censure for Frank Fina Over Alleged Improper Questioning of Ex-Penn State GC | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

The Pennsylvania Office of Disciplinary Counsel has asked the state Disciplinary Board to recommend a public censure for former Deputy Attorney General ...


Uncovering a Mystery: Who Were the First African-American Attorneys in Texas? | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

It might be hard to believe but until relatively recently there was some disagreement on who exactly the first African-American attorneys were in Texas. Once you ...


Attacked as 'wealthy corporate lawyer,' Lightfoot defends legal work, progressive credentials  Chicago Tribune

Toni Preckwinkle has attacked Lori Lightfoot as a wealthy corporate lawyer whose work doesn't square with her progressive pitch to Chicago voters in mayor's ...


Robert Kraft Apologizes as Defense Attorneys Say Investigation Was Illegally Conducted  The Wall Street Journal

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft struck an apologetic tone in his first public statement since being charged with soliciting prostitution, even as his ...


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Hires Ex-Epstein Lawyer for Prostitution Case | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Meet the attorneys fighting for and against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft who has hired billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer Jack Goldberger to ...


Another MoFo Associate Joins Lawsuit Alleging 'Mommy Track' Bias | The American Lawyer  Law.com

A new complaint includes new claims under New York law and features a seventh onetime Morrison & Foerster lawyer accusing the firm of bias against pregnant ...


Willkie, College Admissions and the Crisis Management Playbook | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has now had four days to address the fallout from its former co-chairman Gordon Caplan being charged in a nationwide college ...


HUMILITY SERVES US WELL - School Law Legal Blogs Posted by Jason W. Swindle, Sr.  Lawyers.com Blog

HUMILITY SERVES US WELL - Read the School Law legal blogs that have been posted by Jason W. Swindle, Sr. on Lawyers.com.


Where Have All the Jones Day Trump Lawyers Gone? | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Don McGahn has left the White House but Jones Day refugees still populate many positions in President Donald Trump's government.


Michael Cohen told a representative to ask Trump’s team about pardon, lawyer says  The Washington Post

Michael Cohen's former legal team reached out to President Trump's lawyers seeking a pardon, Cohen's current attorney said late Wednesday, largely settling ...


Florida lawyer: No legal reason to tape prostitution sting involving Robert Kraft  Boston Herald

A Florida lawyer questioning the legality of videos capturing sex acts in the Florida massage parlor sting wants to block their release.


Giuliani, Derided as 'Trump's TV Lawyer,' Strikes Back at Michael Cohen, Lanny Davis | National Law Journal  Law.com

Washington Wrap is a weekly look at industry news and Big Law moves shaping the legal business in Washington, D.C. Send news tips and lateral moves to ...


Waterbury Attorneys Negotiate $840,000 Settlement for Client Hurt in Car Crash | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

John Malarney suffered injuries to much of his body following a 2016 car crash with Richard Crane. On Friday the case settled for $840000.


Minnesota Supreme Court taking aim at mental health 'crisis' in legal profession  Star Tribune

Alarmed by high levels of depression, anxiety and stress among practicing attorneys, the Minnesota Supreme Court is leading the charge against what it calls a ...


South Bend attorney suspended for noncooperation | 2019-03-25  Indiana Lawyer

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a South Bend attorney from the practice of law after previously ordering her to show cause as to why she should not ...


Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, disbarred because of his felony convictions  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – When Michael Cohen entered the first in a series of guilty pleas last summer, President Donald Trump didn't hesitate to snipe at his his former ...


Tuesday Newspaper | New York Law Journal  Law.com

Click on the selected daysection to open the New York Law Journal in PDF format.


In Case Where Lawyer Invokes Sexual Demons to Criticize Female Judge, Court Finds Misconduct | The Recorder  Law.com

A California appellate court has referred a San Diego attorney to the State Bar after he called the ruling of a female judge who denied him attorney fees ...


David Scott's death 'a staggering loss' | Canadian Lawyer Mag  Canadian Lawyer Magazine

David Scott was making phone calls in support of Law Help Ontario Centres, which provides pro bono services to those in need, as recently as last week.


Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen disbarred in New York  Fox News

Michael Cohen has been disbarred in New York, with a court ruling that President Trump's former lawyer's guilty plea in Robert Mueller's investigation ...


Will My Mother's Elder Law Attorney Take My Needs and Priorities Into Account?  ElderLawAnswers.com

My mother is 81 and was diagnosed with mild dementia. She has named my brother and me as co-agents under a durable power of attorney. I will be the one to ...


The Drug-Addicted Lawyer  Honolulu Civil Beat

When I read some of the recent filings from the drug case of Katherine Keahola and her brother, Dr. Rudolph Puana, I am reminded of my past life as a ...


R. Kelly lawyer feud gets personal: ‘He has a Ferrari and I have a Maserati’  Chicago Sun-Times

Michael Avenatti and Chicago attorney Steve Greenberg have blasted each other as the R. Kelly case unfolded.


Verified Expert Lawyer: Jared Verzello  TechCrunch

TechCrunch is profiling great startup lawyers wherever they may be working — and that includes within new companies built from the ground up around tech.


After the Michael Cohen Hearing, Congress Has Some Big Questions for Trump's Tax Lawyer  Mother Jones

In 2016, under fire for his refusal to release his tax returns, President Donald Trump contended that an ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue *Service* prevented ...


Gambino Mob Boss Shooting Suspect 'Radicalized' by QAnon, Far Right, Even Trump, Lawyer Says  The Daily Beast

An attorney for the Staten Island man accused of killing a reputed Gambino mob boss says the 24-year-old suspect was influenced by far-right internet rhetoric ...


Mueller did not find the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III did not find that Donald Trump or his campaign schemed with Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, ...


As Uber Prepares to Go Public, This Man Is Racing to Clean It Up  The New York Times

Tony West, Uber's chief legal officer and a former Justice Department official, is navigating the ride-hailing giant's numerous legal issues.


Lori Lightfoot: From high school point guard to ‘kickass trial lawyer’  Chicago Sun-Times

Lori Lightfoot's family life growing up in small-town Ohio provided love and support but also one of the toughest challenges a teenager could have.


Aggravating Louisville defense lawyer will do almost anything to win. And he often does  Courier Journal

Louisville criminal defense lawyer Rob Eggert tries and wins cases like no other – "he is a machine," colleagues say.


Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida faces bar investigation because of potentially threatening tweet at former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen  CNBC

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is under investigation by his state's lawyer oversight group for a potentially threatening tweet that the Republican congressman ...


Paul Manafort should receive less than 10 years in prison, his attorneys tell judge  The Washington Post

Attorneys for Paul Manafort urged a judge to sentence him to substantially less than the 10-year maximum prison term he faces in his case in Washington, ...


Baker's top lawyer, Lon Povich, to depart administration  The Boston Globe

Povich, the governor's chief legal counsel, said he's going to take a break from work as he figures out what his next gig will be.


Chhabria Sanctions Plaintiffs Attorney for 'Obvious Violations' of Orders in Roundup Trial | The Recorder  Law.com

A federal judge in the first bellwether trial over Monsanto Co.'s Roundup herbicide has sanctioned lead plaintiffs attorney Aimee Wagstaff for “obvious violations” ...


Day 4 of Career Month features Hewlett-Packard business lawyer  palyvoice.com

Business Lawyer Gina Signorello took to the Performing Arts Center lobby during lunch on Friday to offer words of encouragement to Palo Alto High School ...


Attorneys General Keep Targeting National Franchises over No-Poach Provisions | Corporate Counsel  Law.com

Earlier this month Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that seven more corporate chains have eliminated employee no-poach ...


The San Diego Employment Law Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP Sue Freetime, Inc., for Allegedly Failing to Pay Overtime Wages  PR Web

The class action lawsuit against Freetime, Inc., alleges the company failed to pay their employees the correct amount of overtime wages and further claims that ...


Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Announces Pendency of Federal Securities Claims Against Ripple Labs, Inc. and Other Defendants Regarding XRP Tokens and Related Lead Plaintiff Deadline  Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national securities and consumer rights litigation firm, announces that a ...


'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.': How One Lawyer Overcame Living With Depression in Big Law | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Reed Smith counsel Mark Goldstein wasn't sure he could both be a lawyer and have mental health disabilities. But he learned how to survive and thrive in Big ...


Grace Speights Is a #MeToo Ally—and an Attorney of the Year Finalist | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The #MeToo movement was light on corporate culture so Speights redefined the employment lawyer's role.


Lawyers Caught Overbilling? The Billable Hour Shares the Blame | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Christopher Anderson, the former lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis and Chicago firm Neal Gerber & Eisenberg who admitted to years of overbilling clients, blamed his ...


A Lawyer's Guide to Keeping It Professional on Social Media | The Recorder  Law.com

In today's environment social media allows people to instantly share their opinions with the world. However given the many heated issues that dominate our ...


Undercover '60 Minutes' Video Leads to NY Lawyer's Public Censure | New York Law Journal  Law.com

A long-time New York lawyer earned himself a public censure after a “60 Minutes” segment showed him advising how to park suspicious funds in the U.S. and ...


Becoming An Attorney Affects How People Treat You  Above the Law

Being a lawyer affects many parts of one's life. Indeed, having a legal education can influence how you think about policy decisions, especially when those ...


After a Year Marked by Tragedy, Attorney Mental Health Takes the Spotlight | The American Lawyer  Law.com

From a heart-wrenching account of a legal career's toll on a young partner to a path-breaking mental health pledge signed by a growing list of the country's ...


7 Connecticut Attorneys Disciplined, Grievance Committee Reports | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

The Statewide Grievance Committee announced disciplinary action against seven attorneys, including presentment, reprimands and suspensions.


As Attorney Suicides Mount, a Survivor Speaks Out | The American Lawyer  Law.com

While some law firms are taking steps to address depression and other mental health problems lawyers are still more likely to kill themselves than workers in ...


Former Kirkland, Chicago Boutique Lawyer Confesses to Years of Overbilling | The American Lawyer  Law.com

A former lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis and Chicago firm Neal Gerber & Eisenberg admitted to a years-long practice of overbilling clients while he worked at both ...


Lawyer Misconduct Stories That Made Waves in 2018 | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Lawyers got a lot of press in 2018 and some of it stemmed from allegations of serious misconduct.


170 GCs Pen Open Letter to Law Firms: Improve on Diversity or Lose Our Business | The American Lawyer  Law.com

More than 170 general counsel and corporate legal officers have signed an open letter to big law firms, lamenting new partner classes that “remain largely male ...


Lawyer With Bed Bugs Falling Out Of His Clothes Causes Courthouse Evacuation  Above the Law

Yesterday morning, an attorney in Claremore, Oklahoma, arrived at the Rogers County Courthouse and went to a third-floor courtroom, where someone saw ...


Clients Need Legal Services But Not Necessarily Lawyers  Forbes

A recent New York Times Opinion piece, “Everyone Needs Legal Help. That Doesn't Mean Everyone Needs a Lawyer” spotlights Rebecca Sandefur, ...


Dentons Lawyer Wired $2.5 Million to Scam Bank Account in Elaborate Con | The American Lawyer  Law.com

According to a court ruling an associate in Vancouver was duped into wiring the money to a Hong Kong bank account by fraudsters with knowledge of the firm's ...


Lawyers, Don't Take On Too Many Cases | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.com

We do not mean to “pile on“ the criticism of Respondent in this case. We use this vehicle to remind New Jersey attorneys of the ethical obligation to stay on top of ...


A WeWork Office Arrangement Helped a Big Law Lawyer Bag a Major Tech Client | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Linklaters has secured an exclusive legal relationship with a crowdfunding platform after one of its lawyers started building tech links in a shared office.


This Biglaw Attorney Suffers From Depression And Wants Other Lawyers To Come Forward  Above the Law

Lawyers are more likely to suffer from depression than any other profession, but they often suffer in silence for fear of alerting their colleagues about their mental ...


A Black Partner Responds to GCs on Law Firm Diversity | The American Lawyer  Law.com

We split atoms we have placed men on the moon we travel at the speed of sound yet we cannot figure out the ultra-complex issue of law firm diversity.


Best Law Firm of the Year and Attorney of the Year Award Finalists | The American Lawyer  Law.com

We are honored to announce our finalists for the Best Law Firm of the Year and Attorney of the Year awards. These special firms and individuals will be honored ...


Court Disbars Queens Lawyer Linked to 'Taxi King' | New York Law Journal  Law.com

A Queens-based immigration lawyer who has made headlines for multiple reasons over the last year—from helping to oversee a taxi-management company run ...


Disbarred Lawyer on the Lam After Mother Found Dead | Daily Report  Law.com

Disbarred attorney Richard V. Merritt, 44, who pleaded guilty to multiple felonies last month and was to report to jail Friday afternoon, is apparently on the run ...


As 5-Lawyer IP Group Bolts for Pepper Hamilton, Shrinking LeClairRyan Plans 'Law Firm 2.0' | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The attorney exodus from LeClairRyan continues. A group of intellectual property lawyers in Rochester, New York, is poised to launch a new office for Pepper ...


Stoel Rives Picks Up 13-Lawyer Seattle Team in Big Boost to Real Estate Group | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The firm is expanding its real estate and land use group from local firm Foster Pepper which has seen several key departures.


7 Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Heading for Malamut Firm in Cherry Hill | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.com

Seven government-services lawyers from Mount Laurel's Capehart Scatchard are departing for Adam Malamut's Cherry Hill-based firm.


Lawyer Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs on Craigslist | The Recorder  Law.com

A Los Angeles-area attorney has been arrested for allegedly selling opioids and other drugs on the online classified ad website Craigslist, the U.S. Attorney's ...


Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen gets new attorneys as he prepares for Feb 8 closed hearing in the House  CNBC

Cohen's legal advisor Lanny Davis said Michael Monico and Barry Spevack "will represent Mr. Cohen going forward as he continues to cooperate with" special ...


'Extreme Part-Time' Lawyer-Moms Flock to Freelance Firms  Law.com

So-called accordion law firms have become particularly popular with lawyer moms who want to dramatically reduce their hours after they give birth but who also ...


Lawyer Allegedly Fakes Cancer To Get Into Law School, Delay Cases  Above the Law

Some lawyers who have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy find themselves unable to get filing deadline extensions. Other lawyers who don't have ...


Firms Are Embracing Change to Satisfy Associates | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The last few years have been tumultuous for the relationship between law firms and their associates. Marcie Borgal Shunk, president and founder of the Tilt ...


Can Lawyer Couples Share Too Much? | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Two Ohio education law attorneys who are engaged to be married were sanctioned by a disciplinary board for sharing client information with one another.


Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Disbarred After He and Lover Move Into Client's House | Daily Business Review  Law.com

The lawyer obtained power of attorney and listed himself as a permanent guest at his client's house.


Lawyer Identified as Attacker in New York Subway Incident | The American Lawyer  Law.com

What is it with New York lawyers spouting racist rants in public places this year? Another New York lawyer has been caught on video making racially charged ...


4 Connecticut Attorneys Disciplined for Forgery, Assault and Other Offenses | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

Superior Court judges suspended four Connecticut attorneys for offenses ranging from assault to changing the date on a real estate document.


How to get your money’s worth from your startup lawyer  TechCrunch

You will never know as much as your lawyers do about the legal services they provide to you. It is a classic asymmetry of information, where the party that knows ...


Will 2019 Be the Year Outsiders Invest in US Law Firms? | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Nonlawyer ownership of U.S. law firms has been a stale conversation for quite some time. That is slowly changing, as a number of developments in 2018 have, ...


What Not to Do When Hiring a Lawyer  U.S. News & World Report

From filing for bankruptcy to managing estate planning to negotiating a divorce, there are plenty of situations when it makes sense to hire an attorney. A good ...


The Lawyers Depression Project  Above the Law

I recently became aware of an incredible mental health resource that has been flying under the radar. It is the Lawyers Depression Project (LDP).


Fifth Circuit Blocks Pro Se Lawyer's Attempt to Collect Attorney Fees in FOIA Request Cases | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has blocked an immigration attorney's attempt to collect attorney fees after he successfully sued three separate ...


Ex  Law.com

Disbarred attorney Richard V. Merritt, sought in the weekend slaying of his mother, remains on the run four days after he was supposed to turn himself in at the ...


For Young Lawyers, the Changing Legal Landscape Means Opportunity | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The U.S. legal market is estimated to be greater than $400 billion annually, of which law firms and in-house legal departments currently account for more than 99 ...


Lawyer Who Won Supreme Court DUI Case: 'Straight Black-Letter Law' | Daily Report  Law.com

Gregory Willis said the ruling that overturned a lower court was just a matter of asking the justices to leave 100 years of constitutional law intact.