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Below the Bar (57)

Real Estate Attorney Who Stole $4.4M from Clients Loses Law License

Laurieanne DeLitta, a real estate lawyer accused of stealing approximately $4.4 million from her clients, has now been disbarred. So reports the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

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Murder Conviction Tossed After Defense Counsel 'Did An Atrocious Job'

Thanks to the efforts of the Legal Aid Society, James Davis is being released from prison where he has served time for the 2004 murder of Blake Harper. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Attorneys Facing Life in Prison for NYPD Van Explosion Can't Reach Plea Deal

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, two attorneys charged with throwing explosives into an empty NYPD van during a protest in Brooklyn, are stuck in plea-deal limbo. So reports The New York Post.

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Lawyer’s Tipping Habits Spark Social Media, Billboard Battle

Personal injury lawyer Morris Bart’s gratuities are on trial; at least, they are in the court of public opinion. So reports Newsweek.

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Disbarred Attorney Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing from 9/11 Victim’s Fund

Disbarred attorney Gustavo Vila admitted to taking close to $1 million meant for a client from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. So reports the Daily Voice.

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Law Student Who Failed Bar Exam Pens Motion Demanding Judges 'Follow the GOT DAMN LAW’

Law school graduate Zundria Crawford’s crusade against Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions has taken a profane turn as her latest filing accuses the justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court as being “proven tyrants, hypocrites, criminals, and tortfeasors.” So reports Above the Law.

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Lawyer Disbarred for Accepting Cocaine as Payment

The Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred attorney Jon Worthman after he was arrested on cocaine charges. So reports KNEB.

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Fellatio, Waterboarding Referenced During 'Confidential Negotiating Tactic'

Christopher Hook, a plaintiff’s lawyer in an insurance dispute, used some very strong language during settlement talks with the legal team at Sheppard Mullin. So reports Above the Law.

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Faux Lawyer Guilty of 16 Counts in Florida 'Bilking' Case

“Fake lawyer” Kenneth Frank was found guilty of tricking people into believing he was an attorney in order to charge for services he was not actually allowed to provide. So reports the Sun Sentinel.

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Lawyer Sentenced to More Than 2 Life Sentences in Brutal Revenge Attack

Andrew Schmuhl was handed two life sentences, plus 98 years in prison, after committing a brutal home invasion. So reports The Washington Post.

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