Appellate Practice


Still on parole when admitted to practice, lawyer hopes to help others facing hefty prison terms


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Constitutional Law

Convicted man whose request to represent himself was ‘virtually ignored’ gets new murder trial

Real Estate & Property Law

9th Circuit blasts judge who ruled for rancher, boots him from grazing-rights case

Legal Ethics

Reprimand of federal judge for conduct toward court worker ‘far too lenient,’ lawyer says in appeal

Legal Ethics

Lawyer crossed line by taking water bottle for DNA test without permission, panel says

Trials & Litigation

Judge’s battle to stay on bench ends at SCOTUS, but ethics case is still ongoing

Bankruptcy Law

Would-be lawyer won’t have $260K in student loans erased; SCOTUS refuses to hear appeal

Trusts & Estates

SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling did not make commitment ceremonies marriages, state court says

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentences of 95 federal prisoners, grants 2 pardons

Medical Malpractice

Doctor may owe third party for not warning patient about drugs’ effects, top state court says

Family Law

Mom did not neglect sons by letting them play outside, state agrees after legal battle

Legal Ethics

Retraction of Stephen Glass article follows critical opinion by California Supreme Court

Trials & Litigation

Did juror’s crush on prosecutor affect verdict? Defense lawyer mulls appeal options

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge acquits 2 attorneys on multiple counts in movie tax-fraud case

Executive Branch

Despite Holder’s call for clemency to free over 10,000, actual number so far is much lower

Criminal Justice

Man is released from prison after 15 years when DNA testing points finger at his brother

Corporate Law

Judge used wrong standard to disqualify law firm in major case, top state court says

Legal Ethics

Tennessee Supreme Court affirms Nashville lawyer’s six-month suspension

Labor & Employment

Focus on hiring recent grads creates basis for age-discrimination suit, 11th Circuit says