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July 12, 2013

From Corporate To Private Practice In Criminal Defense

Russellville, AR—Debra Reece says she's wanted to be an attorney ever since she was a four year old girl watching Perry Mason.  After working in private practice, she switched to corporate law for a brief time, then realized it wasn't for her. “While I worked there, I got a call from someone who didn't ...

July 12, 2013

FL Criminal Defense Attorney Shares His Insights From His Experience

Melbourne, FL—After 10 years as a prosecutor and another 10 as a private defense lawyer, Alan Diamond says he's started to see some serious changes in how the government treats people accused of a crime.  “The legislature, both in Florida and in the country, have gotten stricter on mandatory minimum sentencing, ...

July 2, 2013

Top Trial Attorney James Brosnahan Reflects on 50 Years of Law Practice

Top Trial Attorney James Brosnahan Reflects on 50 Years of Law Practice

San Francisco, CA—One of the top 30 trial lawyers in the United States, James Brosnahan first realized he wanted to practice criminal law before he even went to law school. Once he graduated, he was plunged directly into the deep end.  “My very first trial was a first degree murder case,” Brosnahan recalled in ...

June 18, 2013

From the Marine Corps to the Courtroom, Prominent Texas Attorney: Terri Zimmermann

From the Marine Corps to the Courtroom, Prominent Texas Attorney: Terri Zimmermann

Houston, TX—When Terri Zimmermann was growing up, she didn't think she would end up becoming the criminal defense attorney she is today. “My father was a lawyer and a Marine officer, and although I loved and admired my father, I told myself from an early age that I would never go into the military or become ...

June 18, 2013

PETA on the Animal Crush Video Case

Laws.com recently covered the story of Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Wayne Justice of Houston, Texas who were the first in the nation’s history to be charged under the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act. This bill made it a federal crime to create an animal crush video and prohibits the distribution, sale, marketing or exchange ...

June 18, 2013

Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney Ramon Valdez Talks Crime and Punishment

Milwaukee, WI—Criminal defense attorney Ramon Valdez knows that just because someone's charged with a crime doesn't mean that the government can always—or even usually—gets the charge to stick. At Brown Buffalo Law, where Valdez works, over 85 percent of all criminal cases the firm works on have been ...

June 12, 2013

John Colette: Unparalleled Courtroom Experience

John Colette: Unparalleled Courtroom Experience

Jackson, MS—When attorneys and even judges come under suspicion of criminal activity, they want to hire the best of the best.  In Mississippi and the surrounding states, that's often criminal defense attorney John Colette. After working at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi ...

June 12, 2013

Joel Brodsky: A Star Courtroom Fighter

Joel Brodsky: A Star Courtroom Fighter

Chicago, IL—For defense attorney Joel Brodsky, the default in a criminal case isn't to start negotiating a plea deal with the government. “My philosophy in a criminal case is to fight,” Brodsky told laws.com in a recent interview.  “I always say, you don't need to hire an attorney ...

June 10, 2013

Prominent New York Attorney Joseph DiBenedetto Talks Defense

Prominent New York Attorney Joseph DiBenedetto Talks Defense

New York, NY—Criminal defense attorney Joseph DiBenedetto has represented clients ranging from alleged mob bosses to sports superstars.  However, he says that at the end of the day, these clients are not really much different from any client who walks through the door. “I have not really experienced many ...

June 10, 2013

Representing Defendants in Criminal Court is a Family Tradition for Frank Riccio

Representing Defendants in Criminal Court is a Family Tradition for Frank Riccio

Bridgeport, CT—For Frank Riccio, representing defendants in criminal court is a family tradition. “I knew I wanted to practice criminal law in 7th grade when my father—himself a criminal defense lawyer—would come home from work and tell amazing stories about his clients,” Riccio told laws ...

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