Martha Neil

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Martha E. Neil is a former a legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. She 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

Judge who accused prosecutor of ‘lie from the pit of hell’ agrees to reprimand and apology
Jun 16, 2016, 10:17 am CDT

Law firm with tech expertise has acquired ‘Fixed’ ticket-fighting app
Jun 15, 2016, 04:48 pm CDT

Lawyer takes chicken restaurant’s trademarks in lieu of $200K in legal fees, launches a new career
Jun 15, 2016, 04:12 pm CDT

New suits filed over sperm donor who claimed to be a neuroscientist, but wasn’t
Jun 15, 2016, 03:20 pm CDT

Ohio lawyer who participated in sexting exchange with matrimonial client is suspended
Jun 15, 2016, 02:15 pm CDT

Womble Carlyle announces strategic alliance with UK firm
Jun 15, 2016, 01:15 pm CDT

Law360 settles state AG probe, will stop requiring new editorial hires to sign noncompete agreements
Jun 15, 2016, 12:00 pm CDT

Clients drop firm after lawyer uses Twitter to celebrate ‘win’ against parents of disabled children
Jun 15, 2016, 10:55 am CDT

Feds announce $2M in grants for elder crime victims
Jun 15, 2016, 10:35 am CDT

Man pleads guilty in auto crash, then sues city alleging police siren and lights distracted him
Jun 14, 2016, 05:22 pm CDT

Chicago poised to adopt regulation of Airbnb and similar home-rental listing sites
Jun 14, 2016, 02:40 pm CDT

Jury convicts lawyer of 30 fraud counts over SSI payments to his wife, who worked at his law office
Jun 14, 2016, 02:13 pm CDT

9th Circuit judges say little of their thinking at hearing on unfinished law firm business clawbacks
Jun 14, 2016, 12:04 pm CDT

Man acquitted of wife’s murder after four trials now charged with stalking police investigator
Jun 13, 2016, 04:14 pm CDT

Appeals court: Yelp must remove defamatory 3rd-party material about lawyer who won defamation case
Jun 13, 2016, 10:30 am CDT

Judge who survived courthouse shooting now educates others about domestic-violence case risks
Jun 13, 2016, 10:00 am CDT

Amidst claims ICE should do more to ID lawful residents, detained citizen wins $20K award
Jun 13, 2016, 06:00 am CDT

Questions about chat with co-defendants keep murder case alive for lawyers after client is acquitted
Jun 10, 2016, 04:00 pm CDT

Law student in Mexico is reunited with his US mom 20 years after kidnapping
Jun 10, 2016, 01:00 pm CDT

FTC sues 2 law firms over claimed mortgage-rescue scheme that cost clients $15M in 2014
Jun 10, 2016, 12:30 pm CDT