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Withers Expands Tokyo Office With 9-Lawyer Hire
U.K.-based Withers has hired a nine-lawyer team in Tokyo in an effort to provide a full-service investment funds practice. Investment funds partners Koji Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Omori and Junko Shiokawa arrive alongside real estate partners Gerald Fujii ...
In Good Company: Sheppard named a super lawyer for 2018
Cynthia “Cindy” Sheppard was named a Super Lawyer for 2018, as featured in Texas Monthly's October edition. She is board-certified by the State Bar of Texas in Civil Appellate Law and has more than 30 years of experience in representing parties before ...
I was a lawyer. Then I found my calling in the basement of a Mexican restaurant.
A writer for NBC's “Superstore” quit his first real job to pursue a life of comedy. He was lucky. He made it. And he has some tips to help you decide when it's time to pull the plug on a wretched career. (Just don't forget that every job can still ...
How This Lawyer And New Mom Managed Her Baby And Promotion To Partner
Breaking the mold early on was always important to this mom. She knew the 'typical trajectory' for most working moms in big law meant derailing her career or never seeing her children. For Toni Ann Kruse, those options weren't acceptable. She is a ...
Cardi B gets assault summons but lawyer say she did no harm
NEW YORK — Cardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a melee at a New York strip club. The platinum rapper was charged after agreeing to meet with investigators at a Queens police ...
This Lawyer Is Almost 100 And Has No Plans To Retire
[W]hen they carry me out of here. — Morton Katz, a 99-year-old special public defender, commenting on when he thinks he'll leave the legal profession. Katz began his legal career began in 1951, and still likes what he's doing. “I wouldn't know what to ...
Domestic abuse allegations against Keith Ellison cannot be substantiated, Dems' lawyer says
A lawyer hired by Minnesota Democrats says she is unable to substantiate the accusations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison because the lawmaker's ex-girlfriend refused to provide video of the incident - but the findings are still being ...
Lawyer for Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge says Judge has been interviewed by FBI 'but his interview has not been ...
Lawyer for Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge says Judge has been interviewed by FBI 'but his interview has not been ...
Border Patrol Agent's Gender-Reveal Party Sparked Arizona Fire, Lawyer Says
When Dennis Dickey, a United States Border Patrol agent from Arizona, fired at a target filled with colorful powder, he was expecting to learn the gender of his future child, his lawyer said. Instead, the target erupted and sparked a fire that consumed ...
Lawyer won't offer mental health evidence in stabbing case
The lawyer for a man accused of stabbing a Flint airport police officer has dropped plans to introduce mental health evidence. Joan Morgan made the disclosure in a court filing Monday. Jury selection starts Nov. 5 in Flint federal court. Amor Ftouhi ...
Atlantic Richfield lawyer a friend of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Lisa Blatt, a lawyer representing Atlantic Richfield Company in its bid to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, endorsed controversial Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate last month. A receptionist at Blatt's Washington D ...
Lawyer who cleared Ellison of domestic abuse allegations is partner at firm that donated $500G to Dems
A lawyer who “was unable to substantiate” the domestic violence allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison is a partner of a law firm that donated more than $500,000 to Democrats since 1998, with nearly $50,000 to the embattled congressman running for the ...
Adidas executive's lawyer says he was trying to outbid Oregon and Nike
The claim, made by a lawyer for Adidas executive Jim Gatto during the opening statements of a federal college basketball corruption trial Tuesday in New York, added a new school to the list of those already implicated as potentially benefiting from ...
Feds warn El Chapo's lawyer could get someone killed
Prosecutors say that if a lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is allowed to keep running his mouth, witnesses could wind up dead at the hands of the Mexican drug lord's infamous cartel. Heavily redacted filings from the office of Brooklyn US Attorney ...
Rape allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo 'not fake news,' says accuser's lawyer
A lawyer representing the woman claiming Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's biggest soccer stars, raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 has said the accusation is not “fake news.” Kathryn Mayorga says the Portuguese footballer, who now plays ...
Virginia Lawyer Sues for Return of $100K Engagement Ring After Breakup
A Virginia lawyer sued his former fiancée after he says she refused to give back the 4.06-carat engagement ring he gave her, valued at nearly $100,000. Richmond lawyer Ryan Strasser alleged that his former fiancée, Sarah Jones Dickens, pressured him ...
Trump Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser's Story, 'Sleazebag Lawyer' Avenatti at MS Rally
President Trump ripped the allegations brought by a woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and blasted another accuser's attorney -- Michael Avenatti -- as a "sleazebag." Speaking at a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) in DeSoto ...
Lawyer wants seized items kept out of upcoming homicide trial
WILKES-BARRE — A lawyer for murder suspect Anthony Jackson is seeking to have items seized from a house prohibited at trial and a firearm charge dismissed. Jackson, 39, of New Grant Street, Wilkes-Barre, is facing trial in Luzerne County Court later ...
The Latest: Lawyer slams Trump for mocking Ford at rally
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):. 10 p.m.. A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford is condemning President Donald Trump for mocking his client, who has said she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett ...
The Latest: Accusers' lawyers question FBI investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):. 10:30 p.m.. Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual ...
Turkish lawyer for Brunson files appeal to constitutional court: CNN Turk
The lawyer, Ismail Cem Halavurt, had said on Tuesday that he would apply to the constitutional court, the country's highest, to seek his client's release. The case of Andrew Brunson, whose next regular court hearing is on Oct. 12, has become the most ...
Rights Group Says Egypt 'Forcibly Disappeared' Lawyer
An international rights group on Wednesday urged Egypt to reveal the whereabouts of a well-known human rights lawyer who went missing after being detained. An Egyptian court ordered the release of Ezzat Ghoneim and another lawyer, Azzoz Mahgoub, ...
Christine Ford's Lawyer Slams Trump for 'Vicious, Vile, Soulless' Behavior at Rally
After describing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as a “very credible witness” following her testimony last week about her alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump openly mocked her at a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday, and ...
Alleged Egyptian sexual harassment victim's detention is political, lawyer says
The lawyer of an Egyptian woman who was convicted of spreading fake news says her client is being punished for the politics of her husband. Amal Fathi was arrested last May after posting a video on her Facebook page where she complained against ...
Lawyer: Arrest may have saved Lisbon drug dealer's life
NEW LONDON - A Lisbon man accused of selling large amounts of fentanyl in order to feed his own addiction has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kevin Mastalerz, 33, pleaded guilty Wednesday in New London Superior Court to a reduced charge of ...
Trump chooses Lafayette lawyer Donald Washington to lead US Marshals Service
President Donald Trump has picked Lafayette lawyer Donald Washington to be director of the U.S. Marshals Service, according to NOLA.com. A West Point graduate and former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Washington is a Jones Walker ...
Johnson County lawyer argues suing ex-employee was fired legitimately; lawsuit should be dismissed
According to an Answer to Petition and Jury Demand filed by the county's lawyer Amy Reasner in federal court in Davenport on Sept. 12, the county denies that Sellz is entitled to any damages and that she was not fired for her "untimely request for ...
Botched 'kidnapping' in Bushwick was misunderstanding: lawyer
The two men who attempted a botched kidnapping and ransom in Bushwick were arraigned Wednesday and their lawyer called the incident a “misunderstanding.” Francisco Jimenez, 24, and Rondell Halley, 33, were formally charged with kidnapping and ...
Top FBI lawyer Baker offers 'explosive' testimony on 'abnormal' handling of Russia probe into Trump campaign ...
Top FBI lawyer Baker offers 'explosive' testimony on 'abnormal' handling of Russia probe into Trump campaign ...
Attorney: Kathryn Mayorga 'wants justice' in sexual assault case against Cristiano Ronaldo
Kathryn Mayorga, who has filed a civil lawsuit against Ronaldo alleging that he raped her in a Las Vegas penthouse suite nine years ago, is still in "active therapy" to deal with the emotional impact of the alleged assault, according to her lawyer, but ...
Collusion bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on Russia allegations before surveillance warrant
Congressional investigators have confirmed that a top FBI official met with Democratic Party lawyers to talk about allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion weeks before the 2016 election, and before the bureau secured a search warrant targeting ...
MacArthur 'genius grants' go to a lawyer who fought Trump's travel ban and the 'Moral Mondays' pastor
(CNN) An immigration lawyer who fought the Trump administration's travel ban, the pastor who founded the "Moral Mondays" movement and an investigative reporter who covers the human toll of coal and natural gas in West Virginia are among 25 "genius ...
29-year-old Benson lawyer dies from flu complications
BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) - A Benson lawyer died of a cardiac event following complications of the flu, according to the Levinson & Axford law firm. Scarlett VanStory Levinson died Oct. 2 at the age of 29. Levinson & Axford said she was a partner of the firm ...
Lawyer for Clinton campaign and DNC gave FBI documents for Russia probe, sources say
Michael Sussmann, a top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign, provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close ...
Lawyer: Woman in suicide texting case did not commit crime
A woman who as a teenager encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself may have made bad choices but did not commit a crime, her lawyer told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday. Attorney Daniel Marx said Michelle Carter, now 22, was a ...
Christine Blasey Ford lawyer says FBI wrongly focused on July 1, 1982 party
A member of Christine Blasey Ford's legal team says FBI interviewers are focusing on the wrong date. The FBI has interviewed people who, calendar entries show, were present for a July 1, 1982, gathering of high school students, including Supreme Court ...
Lawyer: Dunn justified in shooting ruled a homicide
Lakeland police released a highly redacted draft police report providing little additional insight into the shooting death of Christobal Lopez by City Commissioner Michael Dunn in Dunn's North Lakeland store. BARTOW — Lakeland police released a highly ...
Russian official linked to Trump Tower lawyer dies: report
A Russian official who allegedly directed the lawyer who met with representatives of the Trump campaign at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016 has died, the Daily Beast reported Thursday, apparently in a helicopter crash. Saak Albertovich Karapetyan, a ...
Disbarred lawyer, 74, accused of shooting 7 officers
Authorities say a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney shot seven South Carolina law enforcement officers, using his marksmanship to hold officers back as their comrades lay bleeding on the ground. Fifty-two-year-old Officer Terrence ...
Russian Prosecutor Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer, Other Kremlin Intrigue, Dies In Chopper Crash
A top Russian official accused of directing Natalya Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with senior officials of U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign in Trump Tower in 2016, has died in a helicopter crash. Russian media reported on October 4 ...
Court: Kids don't have right to lawyer in certain hearings
The Seattle Times reports the majority court on Thursday also established in the ruling criteria for family court judges to consider when deciding whether to appoint a lawyer to children who are involved in dependency cases. The appeal before the high ...
Jason Van Dyke's Defense Lawyer Vows to 'Keep Fighting' After Verdict
After his client Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, defense attorney Dan Herbert praised him as the “one of the toughest” people he's ever met. In a press conference after the ...
Mount Vernon Mayor Rich Thomas criticized for picking personal lawyer as city's watchdog
It has also been unfilled, although Thomas suggested that he had filled the post with lawyer Michael Khader two years ago. Khader, who was elected Yonkers City Council president last year, said through a spokeswoman that he never took the Mount Vernon ...
Trump's ex-lawyer spotted on plane to Miami — and he wasn't in first class
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was spotted on an American Airlines flight from New York to Miami Friday morning. The attorney didn't fly first class, rather economy. Cohen, 51, took off from LaGuardia Airport at about 9:30 a.m ...
Lawyer For Christine Blasey Ford Reacts To Senate Procedural Vote On Kavanaugh
Our colleague Michel Martin spoke earlier today with one of Ford's lawyers, Lisa Banks. And Michel started by asking how professor Ford is doing. LISA BANKS: I think she's doing as well as can be expected. And I think she's keeping an eye on things and ...
Ford lawyer: I don't think she has any regrets
CNN's Dana Bash interviews Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers about Ford's thoughts on the Senate vote and whether or not Ford would like impeachment proceedings to begin if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed. Source: CNN · 45 · Congress · Supreme Court ...
Lawyer: Ford found Trump mocking her testimony 'very hurtful'
A lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, says her client was "upset" after seeing President Trump Donald John TrumpHeitkamp releases ad explaining Kavanaugh no vote Trump mocks Al Franken ...
Egypt judge slaps travel ban on prominent rights lawyer
An Egyptian judge has slapped a travel ban on a former presidential candidate and rights lawyer over an ongoing investigation into funding for civil society groups. Investigating Judge Hisham Abdel Meguid issued the ban Saturday, the latest in a series ...
Jenna Cooper's Lawyer Accuses Her Ex-Fiance Jordan Kimball of Fabricating Texts of Alleged Cheating
Kimball posted screenshots of an email from Cooper's lawyer Opens a New Window. , Justin R. Apple, on his Instagram Friday, October 5. After noting that he has been trying to reach the reality star, who initially competed for Becca Kufrin's affections ...
Ryan Lochte to get 'professional assistance' for 'alcohol addiction,' his lawyer says
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is receiving treatment for alcohol addiction, his attorney told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. Jeff Ostrow, Lochte's attorney, confirmed in a text message that Lochte was getting help for an addiction that he had been ...