Posts Tagged ‘attorneys’

Luke Benedict, Christopher Murray named shareholders at Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: attorneys, Business, lawyers, Mississippi

Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, P.A. has named J. Luke Benedict (Oxford) and Christopher H. Murray (Gulfport) shareholders. Benedict holds a B.A. (with honors) from the University of Mississippi and a J.D. (cum laude 2008) from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He focuses his practice in premises liability, transportation law and public entity/governmental […] [...]

Butler Snow on the move with major expansions in 2012 and 2013, including first international office

by Becky Gillette Published: November 22,2013

Tags: attorneys, Business, law, Mississippi

RIDGELAND — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) has experienced major growth in the past two years with the opening of new offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., Nashville, Tenn, and most recently the opening of an office in London, England, in June and one in Denver, Colo., in July. […] [...]

Lawyers have guided state’s casino industry since the beginning

by Lisa Monti Published: June 7,2013

Tags: attorneys, Baker Donelson, casino industry, gambling, gaming, gaming law

Gutsy casino entrepreneurs helped launch Mississippi into the gaming business more than 20 years, and today a new breed of entrepreneurs are buying up properties for their portfolios. One constant in the casino market’s maturation process: lawyers. At the beginning, there were regulations to learn and transactions to clear for brand new clients. Now firms […] [...]

Madison County court to officially go paperless this month

CANTON — The County Court of Madison County will officially become a paperless system for filing civil court records June 29. The transition to electronic records in the County Court marks another milestone for Madison County, where Chancery and Circuit Courts served as the state’s first testing grounds for developing the Mississippi Electronic Courts system. Civil cases in […] [...]

Ex-attorney faces up to 60 years in prison for embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: June 11,2012

Tags: attorneys, bench, clients, courts, embezzlement, judges, judicial, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentence, sentencing, trust

RIDGELAND — Sentencing is scheduled for a Ridgeland attorney who has admitted to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former clients. Attorney Vann Leonard who practiced law out of Ridgeland faces 60 years behind bars and a $750,000 fine. Leonard has pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement. He’s admitted to misleading two […] [...]

Butler Snow expands Nashville office, now one of largest Tennessee firms

by MBJ Staff Published: June 7,2012

Tags: attorneys, expansion, growth, law, law firms, lawyers

RIDGELAND — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, has expanded its Nashville office as 37 attorneys have joined the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in Tennessee to almost 100. With this expansion, Butler Snow becomes one of the largest firms in the state and among the largest in the country, with more […] [...]

Federal appeals panel upholds fraud verdict againt two lawyers

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2012

Tags: appeal, asbestos, attorneys, courts, fraud, law, lawyers, railroads, sentence, sentencing, verdict

MCCOMB — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $420,000 verdict against two Mississippi lawyers accused of committing fraud during an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001. McComb attorneys William Guy and Thomas Brock sued Illinois Central Railroad Company on behalf of former employees who claimed asbestos made them sick. The railroad company later […] [...]

Scruggs continues bid for overturning conviction; Backstrom’s sentence upheld

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2012

Tags: attorneys, bribery, conviction, judges, judicial, judicial bribery, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentence, sentencing

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to take his push to vacate his 2009 conviction in a judicial bribery case to a federal appeals court. And a judge has denied a request to reduce the sentence of co-defendant Steve Backstrom The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Scruggs filed a motion asking a […] [...]

Court: Fees paid to private lawyers to represent state are public funds

by Associated Press Published: May 25,2012

Tags: attorneys, bench, courts, judges, judicial, judiciary, justices, law, lawyers, legal, state agency, state government, taxes, taxpayers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday in two cases that legal fees paid to private lawyers to represent the state are public funds. Justices said because the money belongs to the public, it should’ve been paid out to the lawyers from the attorney general’s contingent fund or from other money appropriated to the […] [...]

Judge rules: Scruggs’ judicial bribery conviction upheld

by Associated Press Published: May 24,2012

Tags: attorneys, bench, bribery, conviction, corruption, courts, decision, judges, judicial, judicial bribery, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentencing

ABERDEEN — A federal judge has dismissed imprisoned attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ push to vacate his 2009 conviction in a judicial bribery case The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson yesterday dismissed Scruggs’ motion. If he decides to appeal, the matter would move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court […] [...]

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