Posts Tagged ‘law firm’

Ex-mayor convicted of murder conspiracy released from prison

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, conspiracy, elected official, judge, judicial, judiciary, killing, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, mayor, murder, public official, scam, scheme

BILOXI — Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat was released from prison yesterday after serving 15 years in a conspiracy that led to the 1987 slayings of a Mississippi judge and the judge’s wife, also a Biloxi City Council member. The Sun Herald reports Halat, 70, was released from federal prison in Oakdale, La., and moved […] [...]

Forger-turned-secretary returns to forgery, gets 10 years

BATESVILLE — A 40-year-old Sardis woman has received a 10-year prison sentence after a Panola County Circuit Court jury convicted her of forging a court document. The Commercial Appeal reports Samantha Johnson was convicted after fewer than 15 minutes of deliberation. Judge Jimmy McClure immediately sentenced her to 10 years for composing the fictitious Chancery […] [...]

Ex-employee pleads not guilty to stealing $200K+

by Associated Press Published: October 8,2012

Tags: bench, court, embezzle, embezzlement, employee, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, law firm, not guilty, notary, plea, plead, steal, stealing, theft, thief, worker

ABBEVILLE — An Abbeville woman has been indicted on embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing more than $200,000. The Oxford Eagle reports that the indictment alleges Valerie Harmon took $20,267 between March-November 2011 while she was an employee for Action Collections, which was owned by the law firm where she worked as a notary. A second […] [...]

Adams and Reese opens another Florida office

by MBJ Staff Published: October 2,2012

Tags: attorney, expansion, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, office

JACKSON — Adams and Reese has opened a new office in Tallahassee, Fla., its 14th in 13 markets. The firm’s Southern footprint already includes Florida offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The new office opens with attorneys and staff from the Tallahassee-based firm Igler & Dougherty, P.A. Adams and Reese has increased the firm’s size […] [...]

Forman Perry opens new office in New Jersey

by MBJ Staff Published: September 14,2012

Tags: attorney, expansion, firm, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, office, practice

JACKSON — Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP has opened a new office in Red Bank, N.J. Heading the office is law firm partner Lisa Pascarella along with partner Stephanie DiVita. The office consists of eight attorneys, seven paralegals, and support staff. “The increased activity of mass tort litigation in the Northeast has created […] [...]

Bradley Arant makes ABA’s ‘Top 100′ ranking

by MBJ Staff Published: August 30,2012

Tags: attorney, best, law, law firm, lawyer, list, rank, ranking, trade association

JACKSON — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP has been named a “Top 100 Group Firm” by the American Bar Association (ABA). Honorees are featured in the August issue of the ABA Journal. The “Top 100 Group Firm” honorees are local lawyers and firms that support the ABA’s efforts to promote and protect the profession and […] [...]

Chicago law firm asks justices to dismiss $103M fraud verdict

by Associated Press Published: July 17,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, court, dismiss, dismissal, employment law, fraud, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, law firm, lawyer, verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is to hear arguments today from a Chicago-based law firm seeking dismissal of a $103 million jury verdict to businessman Lavon Evans Jr. who claimed the firm defrauded him. Evans sued in 2008 claiming the Baker & McKenzie firm defrauded his oil and gas business. In 1999, Evans began […] [...]

Chicago law firm asks Court to toss fraud verdict

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, client, court, decision, fraud, judge, judiciary, judu=icial, justuce, law, law firm, lawyer, settlement, verdict

JACKSON — A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury’s verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him. Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson. The case is among dozens the court will take up during its July-August term. […] [...]

Law firm changes name as Watkins shifts career focus

by For the MBJ Published: May 30,2011

Tags: attorneys, development, law, law firm, lawyers, name change

JACKSON — The law firm of Watkins & Young, PLLC, has changed its name to Young Law Group, PLLC. The name change reflects several transitions at the law firm over the past year. David Watkins has retired from practicing law in order to devote full time to his economic development projects with his company Watkins […] [...]

Butler Snow forms new advisory services subsidiary

by Wally Northway Published: January 31,2011

Tags: business advisors, expansions, law firm

JACKSON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, Butler Snow Advisory Services, LLC, under the direction of CEO Matt A. Thornton. Based in Ridgeland, the new company offers a complete range of traditional business and financial services to commercial and industrial, small business, emerging growth and […] [...]

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