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184 ABA Journal West Virginia articles.

Judge to take plea in case linked to slain sheriff, US Attorney says; removal of prosecutor sought

A new federal charge has been filed against a West Virginia judge who is now accused of interfering in a federal investigation linked to the slaying of a local sheriff.

Should county prosecutor have done more to rein in now-indicted judge?

You’re the county prosecutor. A local judge is trying to frame a romantic rival for crimes that the man not only didn’t commit but which didn’t occur. What do you…

Defendant attorney in shooting case wants prosecutor booted because he lives in same neighborhood

A West Virginia lawyer charged with attempted murder after a standoff with police at his home–in which he reportedly fired multiple shots but injured no one except himself–is now seeking…

Judge indicted; feds say he tried to frame romantic rival for fake crimes

A West Virginia judge has been federally indicted, accused of attempting to interfere with the work of a grand jury and a state trooper in an attempt to frame a…

Assistant AG who shot himself during police standoff is charged with attempted murder

An assistant West Virginia attorney general who shot himself in the head and reportedly shot at police during a standoff at his home in Charleston on Monday was arrested Wednesday…

Lawyer in West Virginia AG’s office shoots and wounds himself after standoff with police

A lawyer in West Virginia Attorney General’s Office shot and wounded himself after a three-hour standoff with Charleston police at his home on Monday.

The lawyer, 49-year-old Mark Bramble, worked…

Acquitted lawyer says shooting charge has ruined his career and political aspirations

A West Virginia lawyer says his problems haven’t ended with his acquittal for shooting a man.

Jurors acquitted Hiram Lewis of Procious, W.Va., last week, report the Jul 3, 2013 4:02 PM CDT

Attorney’s law license at issue over petition for involuntary mental exam of restaurant proprietor

A West Virginia lawyer is at trial in a legal ethics case, accused of having applied under false pretenses to have a cafe owner taken into involuntary custody for a…

After lawyer is indicted in witness-interference case, client’s trial is postponed

A West Virginia lawyer representing a police officer in a felony case has been criminally charged, along with an investigator, in an alleged conspiracy to interfere with a witness.

Attorney…

Former public defender gets 1 year in federal prison for submitting false payment vouchers

A former panel attorney who worked as a public defender in multiple counties in West Virginia has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for submitting…

Lawyers who didn’t notify insurance carrier of ‘nuisance case’ lose coverage appeal

Husband-and-wife West Virginia lawyers who practiced together in the same Charleston firm initially didn’t report to their insurance carrier what they subsequently described as a pro se “nuisance case” over…

Teen, 14, arrested after refusing to remove NRA T-shirt

A West Virginia middle school student was arrested and pulled from school Thursday, accused of creating a disruption after he refused a teacher’s demand that he remove a T-shirt that…

Courthouse locked after county sheriff is shot to death outside; ‘nobody’s safe,’ magistrate says

A West Virginia courthouse was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after the county sheriff was shot to death outside.

Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum liked to eat lunch in the same…

Judge whose angry rant was caught in YouTube clip is suspended for nearly 4 years

An admittedly intemperate family court judge has been suspended without pay for the remaining years of his term by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

In Mar 28, 2013 5:02 PM CDT

Lawyers in courthouse fistfight file dueling lawsuits

Two lawyers involved in a January fight in a West Virginia courthouse have filed dueling lawsuits.

Stephen Sean Murphy sued first, naming Scott Radman as a defendant in his Monongalia…

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