Lawyer who helped build Winston & Strawn dies at 91  Crain's Chicago Business

Edward Foote, known for his courtroom skill, was an important force in the firm's expansion in the 1970s and '80s.


Lawyer who shooed raccoon off boat "had a world of options" say experts  Tampa Bay Times

Instead of letting the animal drown, he could have captured it with a fishing net or an ice chest, or at least contacted state wildlife officials for advice, they said.


Feds charge Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300K from ex-client Stormy Daniels  ABC News

Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.


Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released  Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he ...


Should I Change Lawyers?  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Maybe your lawyer isn't keeping you in the loop, or others are advising you to jump ship in the middle of your case. What happens to any liens you have in place, ...


MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case  Minneapolis Star Tribune

LAS VEGAS — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she ...


Rep. Tlaib tells Mnuchin to get lawyer after Treasury's refusal to turn over Trump tax returns  Fox News

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a testy hearing on Wednesday that he should seek "personal" legal advice, ...


Petition Aims to Disbar Lawyer Who Posted Video Forcing Raccoon Off Boat  Bay News 9

Thousands have signed a petition calling on the Florida Bar to disbar Thomas Cope, who filmed himself forcing a raccoon off his boat in the Gulf.


Ex-FBI lawyer: Carter Page FISA application approved in 'unusual' way by McCabe, Yates, and Baker  Washington Examiner

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was ...


SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval  Star Tribune

Military prosecutors seeking the source of news leaks in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder misled a judge to get permission to track emails sent to ...


Harvey Weinstein's lawyers going after him for nearly $500K  Page Six

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein owes his former lawyers nearly $500,000 for work they did in four cases brought against him by insurance companies, ...


Tyrann Mathieu’s lawyer: He was victimized by family members  NBC Sports

A day after a relative of Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was arrested and charged with trying to extort him, Mathieu's lawyer released a statement saying multiple ...


Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn to ask for monitored visit with spouse: lawyer  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn will ask a Japanese court to allow the former Nissan Motor boss one monitored visit with his wife after the Supreme ...


NYC Lawyer Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Cheating Scam  Gothamist

A top New York City lawyer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for his role in the college admissions ...


Lawyer will challenge attempted murder charge | Local News  Rutland Herald

An attorney representing a West Rutland man accused of attempted murder has been given until the end of the month to file a motion challenging the legality of ...


Invisalign Maker Names New Top Lawyer as Longtime General Counsel Plans to Retire | Corporate Counsel  Law.com

Roger E. George the longtime legal leader of Align Technology Inc. will retire from his role in August. He will be replaced by associate general counsel Julie ...


Maine lawyer accused of stealing from 2nd nonprofit  Bangor Daily News

A suspended lawyer charged with theft from a charitable organization in August 2018 was charged with theft from a second nonprofit on May 16.. Maine news ...


Alcee Hastings: Brazen young lawyer fights white establishment  Palm Beach Post

First of three parts: Civil rights fight fuels Alcee Hastings' rise in South Florida politics.


Burnette trial date, Carter-Smith lawyer in question after hearing in public corruption case  Tallahassee.com

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle indicated Tuesday he's inclined to hold a single trial for Scott Maddox, Paige Carter-Smith and John “J.T.” Burnette.


Jury deliberates in conspiracy case against lawyer  Newsday

A Brooklyn federal jury began deliberations but reached no verdict Friday after closing arguments in the conspiracy trial of Hauppauge defense lawyer John ...


Cohen: Trump Lawyer Lied to Congress  DTN The Progressive Farmer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he ...


READ: Don McGahn's lawyer sends letter saying ex-White House counsel won't testify before House panel  CNN

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Seeing Lawyers in Crisis, Some Blame the Billable Hour | The American Lawyer  The American Lawyer

Alan Levin hears it all the time in his therapy practice: Lawyers say they're wracked with stress over targets for billable hours. Being short on hours often feels ...


Public speaking skills every lawyer should master  ABA Journal

For every lawyer who thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there's another who has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.


Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.  550 KTSA

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the victim's family says a private autopsy shows a police officer shot a Houston-area woman in the stomach, chest and face.


Lawyer, vintner plead guilty in college admissions case  Star Tribune

A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme.


Lawyer accused of Equinox lewdness: Steamy ads led to 'false' claim  New York Post

Steven Hammond says in a $10 million defamation suit, that a hyper-sexualized Equinox campaign emboldened a gym employee to falsely accuse him of ...


Lawyer who didn't practice law for 2 decades removed from death penalty case  ABA Journal

A California lawyer who was appointed to represent a capital defendant after a longtime absence from law practice is no longer on the case. Lawyer Gary ...


Appeals court finds convicted killer deserves hearing over claims lawyer botched his case  NJ.com

A Newark man sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder was denied an appeal hearing in which he wanted to argue that his trial lawyer failed on several fronts ...


Financial misdeeds prompt 1-year suspension of lawyer  Virginia Lawyers Weekly

A Manassas lawyer's fast ways with money cost him a license suspension of a year and a day after his partner turned him into the Virginia State Bar. A panel of ...


Democrats call for impeachment as ex-White House lawyer defies subpoena  Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of ...


Lawyer Who Handled Sept. 11 Victims Fund To Mediate Talks Between Bayer, Plaintiffs  WFUV News

Kenneth Feinberg has been called on to tackle the emotionally grueling job of figuring out the monetary value of victims' lives following.


Minneapolis lawyer ordered to pay back taxes to avoid incarceration  Star Tribune

A Minneapolis lawyer has been sentenced to probation and ordered by a Ramsey County judge to start filing his tax returns, dating to 2012, in order to avoid ...


Latest on David Jungerman: Lawyer fined, daughter jailed, farm filed for bankruptcy  Kansas City Star

Since millionaire David Jungerman was charged with murder in the killing of Kansas City attorney Tom Pickert, his daughter Angelia Buesing was jailed, his ...


LI defense lawyer's witness-bribery trial begins  Newsday

John Scarpa and his assistant were accused last year of conspiring to get an imprisoned witness to give false testimony to get a man acquitted of charges that he ...


China Unbans Bitcoin? 'Occasional' P2P Exchange is Legal, Says Lawyer  Bitcoinist

Sporadic” P2P Bitcoin trading is likely legal in China, a senior lawyer told the national press in unusually optimistic comments this week.


Buckley Sues Johnny Depp, Expanding Actor's Battles With Ex-Lawyers | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The law firm Buckley sued actor Johnny Depp on Monday, claiming the star actor failed to pay $348,000 he owes the firm for its work litigating a legal ...


Lawyer: Three handwritten wills found at home of Aretha Franklin months after her death  Fox 2 Detroit

(AP) - Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that ...


‘A terrible lawyer’: Bad reviews, clients deported, now thousands of dollars missing  Kansas City Star

Allan H. Bell of North Kansas City has been described by a judge as a “terrible lawyer.” About $800000 of his clients' money was mishandled. Clients were ...


Pittsburgh Labor Lawyer Wins Spot On Fall Court Ballot  90.5 WESA

A longtime steelworkers' union lawyer from Pittsburgh has been nominated by Democrats to run for one of two open seats on a statewide appellate court.


Ethics probe opened after lawyer posts video of raccoon falling from his boat into water  ABA Journal

Thomas Cope. Photo from Cope, Zebro & Crawford. The Florida Bar has opened an ethics probe of a lawyer who posted a video to Facebook showing a ...


The 2019 Am Law 200: At a Glance | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Two firms dropped from the Am Law 100 to the Second Hundred this year: Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Husch Blackwell. Meanwhile, four firms moved into the ...


I-70 crash suspect’s lawyer: ‘There is no chance of him fleeing from justice’  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- When Rogel Aguilera-Mederos posted a $400000 bail Saturday night, many on social media assumed the 23-year-old might skip town to avoid trial ...


How Smart Succession Planning Can Separate a Law Firm | The American Lawyer  Law.com

No longer can firms bury their heads in the sand hoping that succession planning will sort itself out.


Ex-Rutland lawyer sued for malpractice | Local News  Rutland Herald

BURLINGTON — Former Rutland lawyer John Canney III, who was disbarred and jailed in 2017 for failing to pay taxes, is facing new legal problems.


Chinese woman arrested at Mar-A-Lago club wants to fire lawyers, represent herself  Fox News

The Chinese woman charged with trying to illegally enter President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida surprised a federal judge Tuesday when she asked to ...


$200K Arbitration Award Upheld After Defense Lawyer Fails to Use E-Filing System | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.com

The appeals court affirmed orders enforcing an arbitration award to a plaintiff who suffered an injury at a New York Sports Club after its lawyer failed to use New ...


Suspended lawyer's saga sheds light on small-town justice  Pamplin Media Group

Suspended lawyer's saga sheds light on small-town justice, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.


La Salle lawyer remembered as family, community man  MyWebTimes.com

La Salle lawyer Anthony Raccuglia was a bulldog. "He believed in his clients," said his paralegal of 23 years, Belinda Pittman, choosing the word to describe ...


Plugged-in Lawyer/Lobbyist to Run for Mayor of Bowie  Josh Kurtz

A veteran behind the scenes player in Annapolis and Prince George's County is envisioning stepping out onto the main political stage. Attorney and lobbyist ...


House Panel Investigates Obstruction Claims Against Trump Lawyers  The New York Times

The House Intelligence Committee has opened an inquiry into Michael D. Cohen's claims that lawyers for President Trump and his family helped shape false ...


Harvard Students Felt Unsafe Under Weinstein Lawyer's Watch. Now He's Lost His Dean Post  WBUR

A Harvard law professor who was part of Harvey Weinstein's defense team is out as an undergraduate faculty dean after student protests. We look at #MeToo ...


Wake Up Call: Beyond Meat Hires Ex-Latham Associate As Top Lawyer  Bloomberg Big Law Business

Coming off one of the year's best-performing IPOs to date, California-based Beyond Meat, Inc., which makes plant-based meat-substitute products, hired former ...


Florida Bar opens investigation into Clearwater lawyer who shooed raccoon off his boat  Tampa Bay Times

This is the second investigation of the incident, after the state wildlife commission began looking into the viral video.


Pickup hits lawyers office on E. Silver Springs Blvd.  Ocala

Two teenagers sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals, and a third refused treatment, after the pickup they were in crashed into a brick ...


Ed Markey will face a Senate challenger: high-profile labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan  The Boston Globe

Massachusetts voters officially have a 2020 Senate primary on their hands.


Reed Smith Continues Growth in New Dallas Office | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

Reed Smith, which launched an office in Dallas this month with 16 lawyers from three firms, has now added energy partner Jorge Gutierrez from Norton Rose ...


Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous...  WSB Atlanta

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.


How Debra Katz became one of the nation’s top #MeToo lawyers  JTA News

(JTA) — Fighting for the underdog has been a passion for Debra Katz for as long as she can remember. Years before she would go on to win awards for her ...


Monero’s [XMR] Riccardo Spagni calls Craig Wright ‘so dumb’; attacks Wright’s lawyer credentials  AMBCrypto News

Craig Wright, the Chief Scientist at nChain has been in the cryptocurrency hot waters for quite some time now, with the main reason being his claims of being the ...


Lawyer convicted of wife's murder argues only he can represent her estate in wrongful death case  ABA Journal

Image from Shutterstock.com. A former Atlanta lawyer convicted of felony murder in the fatal shooting of his wife is arguing that only he has the right to represent ...


Lawyer of ex-Netanyahu patron Adelson slams PM over push to limit High Court  Haaretz

The attorney representing U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his prospective coalition partners on Tuesday for ...


Lawyer: Ex-WWE star's brain will be donated to science research  News 12 Long Island

Ex-WWE star Ashley Massaro was found dead in her Smithtown home.


Yay Diversity! (Sigh) | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Law like other elite professions is built on the myth of meritocracy in which only the best and brightest get admitted into its pearly gates. But under the surface of ...


Ohio Supreme Court suspends Westerville lawyer -- again  The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a two-year suspension to a Westerville attorney who has yet to be reinstated after receiving a suspension in ...


Jamie Bacon's lawyer makes final case for client's innocence in alleged murder plot  Vancouver Sun

Jamie Bacon's defence lawyer offered his final argument at B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a bid to clear the former Abbotsford resident.


Mob lawyer-turned-rat is sentenced to time served -- 3 days  New York Post

A former mob lawyer who turned canary against Bonanno crime-family boss Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano was sentenced Friday to time served — three ...


How We Calculated the Am Law 200 | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The Am Law 200, a ranking of the 200 highest-grossing law firms in the United States, is reported by ALM business of law journalists and researchers. The first ...


The Am Law Second Hundred Are Green—With Envy | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The Second Hundred delivered a good year in many respects but they couldn't keep pace with the competition in the Am Law 100.


Lawyer defends new claim of innocence in Greylock fraud case  Berkshire Eagle

A claim of innocence ought to carry weight in a courtroom, even at the 11th hour. That's the gist of what could be the last legal filing before a U.S. District Court ...


Michael Avenatti hires lawyer to defend him in federal fraud case  Fox News

A day after a federal judge rejected Michael Avenatti's request to be represented by a public defender, the embattled attorney announced Wednesday that he ...


Harvey Weinstein Lawyer Not Renewed For Harvard Dean Position: “Climate” Cited  Deadline

Harvard University is declining to renew the dean position of law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., who was part of a team with his wife leading one of the ...


Lawyers: Incapacitated woman who gave birth 'repeatedly raped,' may have previously been pregnant  KTUU.com

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of ...


In Huawei Case, Prosecutors Ask Judge to Remove Lead Lawyer  The New York Times

In a bank fraud case against the Chinese telecom giant, the government said James M. Cole had a conflict of interest from his time as deputy attorney general.


Why Does the House Intel Committee Want To 'Kill the Lawyers'? | New York Law Journal  Law.com

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has issued scattershot subpoenas seemingly designed to reinvent the Mueller report. In fact, we believe ...


New Mexico to study letting non-lawyers give legal help  Las Cruces Sun-News

As part of an effort to improve access to New Mexico's court system, the state Supreme Court has begun looking at allowing non-lawyers to provide civil legal ...


Making a Murderer's original lawyers discuss "right decision" in Steven Avery's appeal  DigitalSpy.com

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, the two original lawyers for Making a Murderer's Steven Avery, have spoken about their former client winning his right to appeal in ...


Plans for plaza in Gainsboro to honor civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill spark concerns  Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Higher Education Center wants to build a plaza on part of what's currently a city-owned parking lot to honor famed civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill, but ...


Congress Never Rejected Trump's Border Wall Funding, US Lawyer Argues  Military.com

Congress never actually rejected President Trump's request to fund his wall along the southern border, a Justice Department lawyer told an apparently skeptical ...


Divorce litigant charged in stabbing of lawyer at deposition  ABA Journal

Image from Shutterstock.com. Police have arrested a divorce litigant for allegedly stabbing a Florida lawyer multiple times during a deposition May 1.


Total Bull… Lawyer Keeps Buying Steer For Publicity And Then Not Paying, Says Lawsuit  Above the Law

Patrick Hawkins Wake of Pacheco & Wake managed to secure publicity for all the wrong reasons last week when he found himself on the wrong end of a lawsuit ...


Trump Lawyer Urges Judge to Nix Accounting Records Demand  Bloomberg

President Donald Trump's lawyer pressed a federal judge in Washington to nix efforts by a Democrat-led congressional committee to obtain tax records from the ...


Trial by fire: Lawyer Brewster has placed himself in legal hot seat for decades  Tulsa World

Closing in on four decades in the business, the Tulsa trial lawyer has seen countless folks in crisis make a beeline to his services. A look at Clark Brewster's ...


Houston Immigration Lawyer Charged in Massive Marriage Fraud Sting | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

A Houston-area immigration attorney was nabbed in a massive marriage fraud case involving nearly 100 defendants who are facing a total of 206 charges, U.S. ...


'My Stomach Flipped': How a Houston Lawyer Got Caught in a $400,000 Scam | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

Houston attorney Roy Elizondo has been living a nightmare for the past five years, ever since he fell victim to a fraudulent check scam that has been hitting ...


Former Lawyer Loses Key Battle in Paul Weiss Discrimination Claim  Law.com

A nondisclosure agreement was in spotlight after former lawyer Anna Christie appealed a tribunal's decision stopping her from calling another woman as a ...


Thinking About Ending Your Marriage? You Might Want To Talk To A Divorce Lawyer First  Refinery29

Seeing a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that you're committed to divorcing — which is why you should schedule a consultation befor you think about separating.


2 charged in psychic scam; police say lawyer was swindled out of $1.5M  ABA Journal

A California lawyer who responded to a flyer for psychic readings was swindled out of $1.5 million by scammers who said she had to pay them to clear her ...


Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killed  Miami Herald

A Nicaraguan lawyer says 17 people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old U.S. ...


KC lawyer wins $1.6M in legal fees from Steak 'n Shake overtime judgment  Kansas City Business Journal

A federal judge this month tacked on more than $4.6 million, including $1.6 million in legal fees, to a nearly $3 million judgment against Steak 'n Shake in an ...


Lawyer: Book Richardson never paid players  247Sports

Book Richardson's lawyer filed a sentencing motion on Monday. Read on to see what it may mean for Arizona.


Private lawyer picked for U.S. magistrate seat in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A private lawyer, Elayna Youchah, has been selected to fill a soon-to-be vacant U.S. magistrate seat in Las Vegas, replacing Magistrate George Foley.


Corporations are getting bigger. Thank a trial lawyer for keeping them in check  CNN

Private litigation is sometimes the only defense against corporations exercising market power to enrich themselves, according to an analysis out Tuesday from ...


Suspended lawyer gets six months in jail for practicing in NH  The Union Leader

A Florida man was sentenced to six months in jail for posing as a lawyer in good standing while he'd been suspended for charging excess fees in Ohio ...


Lawyer surprises woman, takes her case after judge cited Smollett, slammed deal  Chicago Sun-Times

"It's not fair that Candace is being treated differently just because she's not connected,” the lawyer, William E. Conway, said outside court.


Veteran Lawyer Says Emerging-Market Debt Is Headed for Trouble  Bloomberg

After retiring from a 43-year law firm career, Lee Buchheit worries about the debts burdening some countries.


Trump v. Congress: Trump's top lawyer 'should brush up on the law'  MSNBC

Former Obama aide Chris Lu tells Lawrence that "any first year law student" should be able to come up with legitimate legislative purposes for investigating the ...


Facebook Recruits Surveillance Hawk To Be Its Top Lawyer  NPR

Facebook's new chief lawyer is tasked with guiding the firm through increasingly treacherous legal woes. Jennifer Newstead was one of the lawyers who crafted ...


Ukraine president dissolves parliament, names lawyer with ties to tycoon chief of staff  Deutsche Welle

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has named Andriy Bogdan as head of his presidential administration. The lawyer has ties to one of Ukraine's richest men and a former ...


Lawyer who tried Starved Rock murderer — and other cases — dead at age 85  LaSalle News Tribune

Anthony Raccuglia, a Democratic Party chieftain and successful plaintiffs' lawyer remembered for prosecuting the Starved Rock murders, died Saturday. He was ...