Legal Affairs Writer (Online)

Martha Neil

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Martha E. Neil, a legal affairs writer/online, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. She had worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and daily newspapers in New Jersey and Oregon. She also has practiced insurance and media law, most recently at Chicago’s Jenner & Block. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and B.A. in English from Yale University.

Recent Articles

Lawyer charged in murder-for-hire plot, accused of planning to kill witness in felony barratry case
Aug 20, 2014, 05:50 pm CDT

Driver takes misdemeanor plea after striking and killing judge on bicycle; should law be upgraded?
Aug 20, 2014, 04:50 pm CDT

Court-reporting champ has great hands and ‘nerves of steel’
Aug 20, 2014, 04:30 pm CDT

Fake law firm websites use real lawyer photos, sometimes alter contact info for actual firm’s page
Aug 20, 2014, 04:05 pm CDT

ABA to partner with treatment center in study of attorney depression, substance abuse and anxiety
Aug 20, 2014, 02:58 pm CDT

High school student says she was disciplined for saying ‘bless you’ after classmate sneezed
Aug 20, 2014, 02:55 pm CDT

Federal judge likens Anna Nicole Smith case to ‘Bleak House,’ says 20 years of litigation is enough
Aug 20, 2014, 12:55 pm CDT

Delaware is first state to adopt model law that says social media accounts can be inherited
Aug 20, 2014, 11:20 am CDT

Should drug-lab issues derail hundreds of cases? New chief says lab was ‘like a ‘Hoarding’ episode’
Aug 20, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

‘Best mug shot ever’: Man poses in T-shirt displaying booking photo as he begins DUI jail sentence
Aug 20, 2014, 05:45 am CDT


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