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  • EU court rejects Hungary, Slovakia appeal in refugee case

    EU court rejects Hungary, Slovakia appeal in refugee case

    Attorneys in the News 09/08/2017

    The European Union's top court on Wednesday rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia to avoid accepting refugees under an EU scheme, a decision seen as a victory for countries bearing the greatest burden of Europe's migrant wave.In a long-awaite...

  • Court pauses criminal case against Texas' attorney general

    Court pauses criminal case against Texas' attorney general

    Attorneys in the News 07/15/2017

    A state appeals court has temporarily halted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's criminal case on securities fraud charges as he presses for a new judge.The ruling Tuesday comes as Paxton is scheduled to stand trial in Houston in September on felony ...

  • Brash Maine defense lawyer in Zumba brothel case dies at 79

    Brash Maine defense lawyer in Zumba brothel case dies at 79

    Attorneys in the News 03/13/2017

    Dan Lilley, a brash defense lawyer who was involved in many of Maine's highest profile cases including a prostitution scandal at a Zumba studio and the case of a restaurateur who shot her husband 15 times, has died. He was 79. Lilley died Saturday ni...

  • Defense lawyer still going strong at 94 years old

    Defense lawyer still going strong at 94 years old

    Attorneys in the News 03/11/2017

    A New Jersey lawyer isn't letting his age get in the way of vigorously defending clients with theatrical flare. Frank Lucianna, 94, is still going strong, 66 years after he began his legal career, The Record reported Monday. The decorated World War I...

  • Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    Attorneys in the News 02/03/2017

    President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. At ...

  • Robyn Brody wins Idaho Supreme Court seat

    Robyn Brody wins Idaho Supreme Court seat

    Attorneys in the News 11/23/2016

    Twin Falls attorney Robyn Brody saw victory in a close statewide race by securing a seat on the Idaho Supreme Court in Tuesday's election. Brody beat Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie in Tuesday's election. It was the state's first high court runoff elec...

  • Sotomayor calls job on high court blessing and curse

    Sotomayor calls job on high court blessing and curse

    Attorneys in the News 09/09/2016

    Serving on the U.S. Supreme Court has been both a blessing and a curse and reaching decisions is harder than she ever expected, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday during a visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The court's first Hispanic ju...

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates set

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates set

    Attorneys in the News 08/24/2015

    Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court. Democrats nominated both of their endorsees — Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougher...

  • Court: Lawyers will be disbarred over child porn

    Court: Lawyers will be disbarred over child porn

    Attorneys in the News 08/24/2014

    Lawyers convicted of child pornography charges will automatically be disbarred and prohibited from practicing law in California, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Deciding the fate of an Orange County lawyer whose license was suspended after he...

  • Seattle lawyer left $188 million charitable trust

    Seattle lawyer left $188 million charitable trust

    Attorneys in the News 08/24/2014

    A Seattle lawyer who quietly amassed a fortune by investing his inherited family wealth has left a bequest of nearly $188 million to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army. Hospital offi...

  • Once notable NJ lawyer given life sentence

    Once notable NJ lawyer given life sentence

    Attorneys in the News 09/29/2013

    A defense attorney who once had a roster of celebrity clients and boasted of having tried hundreds of cases in federal court was sentenced there on Monday to life in prison without parole after his conviction on nearly two dozen counts including murd...

  • SC trial lawyer Ron Motley dies at age 68

    SC trial lawyer Ron Motley dies at age 68

    Attorneys in the News 08/24/2013

    Celebrated South Carolina lawyer Ron Motley has died at the age of 68, law partner Joe Rice confirmed Thursday. No cause of death was given for the trial lawyer, and funeral arrangements have not been announced. Motley served as lead counsel in lawsu...

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