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Sirens & Gavels lawyers archive

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

Judge rejects mom-based lawyer plea

A 50-year-old Spokane man recently sentenced to prison for drugs won't be allowed to retain his publicly funded lawyer while he awaits legal advice from his mother, a judge ruled Monday. Vernon V. Jackson had objected to public defender Mark Hannibal's routine request to withdraw...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Andrea George moved to Spokane from Minnesota to become the executive director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho. (Jesse Tinsley)

New leader for federal public defenders

Andrea George moved to Spokane from Minnesota to become the executive director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho. (SRPhoto/Jesse Tinsley) Andrea K. George has just begun as the new executive director of the team of attorneys representing indigent crime suspects in Spokane...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Mistrial after juror blasts defense lawyer

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in a Kitsap County drug case after a juror was overheard expressing a desire to punch prominent Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne in the nose. The Kitsap Sun reports that Browne, whose high-profile clients...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

From 'Baby Ryan' fame to disbarment

The Washington Supreme Court disbarred a prominent Spokane attorney Thursday after his client complained the lawyer charged him $25,000 to settle a minor dispute over the lease price of a car. The high court ruled unanimously to uphold the disbarment of Russell Van Camp, who...

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Federal public defender's job opens

The future of the top federal public defender in Eastern Washington and North Idaho could be in doubt, with the board that oversees the attorney’s office advertising for his replacement even as the attorney, Roger Peven, prepares to represent domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham....

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

State bar to honor Clark posthumously

Spokane lawyer John Clark will be honored posthumously this week by the Washington State Bar Association. Clark's wife, Superior Court Judge Ellen Kalama Clark, and son, Steven Clark, will accept Local Hero Award on his behalf Friday during a meeting of the WSBA Board of...

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MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

Economy spurs need for free legal aid

The sagging local economy has flooded local courts with people in financial trouble who can’t pay for what could help them most: an attorney to guide them. Only a few local programs exist to help people who need lawyers, a need that has far outstripped...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

CdA lawyer imprisoned for OxyContin

A Coeur d'Alene defense lawyer and former deputy prosecutor was sent to prison recently after police said he recruited a client to help feed his OxyContin addiction. Shawn C. Nunley, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison with eligibility for parole in two years...

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