Posts Tagged ‘attorney’

Palmertree blocked from using public funds for legal defense

VICKSBURG — Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas has ordered Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Palmertree to no longer use taxpayer money to pay for her attorneys’ fees, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Thomas opined that he believes the action before the court is a personal action by Palmertree and not an action […] [...]

Butler Snow expands practice group, adds attorneys

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded its Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Practice Group as five attorneys join the firm in Denver and four join in Atlanta and Macon, Ga. “Butler Snow has placed a high level of importance on building a public finance practice with a national footprint,” said Donald Clark Jr., […] [...]

Law firm opens office on Broadway in New York

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded into New York, and Stanford G. Ladner has joined the firm. Ladner joins recent addition David M. Cohen, a member of the firm’s Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group. Ladner is a member of the firm’s Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. His practice focuses on […] [...]

Law firm commits to new Eastover office building

JACKSON — The law firm Baker Donelson has signed a lease to relocate to a new, state-of-the-art office building at The District at Eastover, a 21-acre mixed-use development that will feature approximately 585,000 square feet of retail, residential and office space. When it makes the move in the fall of 2015, the firm will be […] [...]

County prosecuting attorney arrested for diverting pretrial money

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Aaron Russell, the prosecuting attorney for Pearl River County, has been indicted on one count of altering public records and one count of committing fraud by a public official. Russell, 50, is accused of setting up and executing an unauthorized pretrial diversion program in which he […] [...]

Another county court launches e-filing service

MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County Chancery Court began accepting voluntary e-filing of court documents on Feb. 3. E-filing will become mandatory on March 3, according to an order signed by Chancellors Jerry Mason and Lawrence Primeaux. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who has spearheaded development of an e-filing and documents management system for state […] [...]

Bradley Arant adds new privacy/information security team

JACKSON — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP has formed a new privacy and information security team that will focus on representing clients on the most pressing privacy and data security issues. Partners Paige M. Boshell and Amy S. Leopard will serve as co-chairs. The team brings together a cross-disciplinary group of the firm’s attorneys who […] [...]

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs acquires firm; grows to 200 attorneys

JACKSON — Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP has acquired Barfield & Associates, a full-service Jackson-based law firm, in a move that creates one of the largest law firms in the Jackson area and more than 200 attorneys in four states. Joining Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution service team are: David A. Barfield, […] [...]

Court refuses again to remove judge from murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has again denied a motion from a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case to remove the judge appointed to preside over his case. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the Supreme Court issued the order earlier this month. The attorney for Dr. Arnold Smith, William Bell, argued in his […] [...]

Doctor accused of murder-for-hire wants judge removed from case

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to remove a judge appointed to preside over his case. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the latest twist in the case came after Judge Breland Hilburn denied another request to recuse himself and levied sanctions on Smith’s attorney, William […] [...]

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