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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2018 – In November, Attorney Marc Lopez spoke at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s (ICLEF) 2018 DWI at Trial legal conference. In Indiana, practicing lawyers are required to attend several hours of continuing legal education seminars on a yearly basis. ICLEF is a leader in this field, and its annual DWI at Trial conference is the absolute premier legal education symposium of its kind in Indiana. Whether attendees are seasoned veterans or relative newcomers to DUI/OVWI law, this seminar had something to teach participants about everyone’s favorite strict liability crime. Attorney Marc […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – The Long Beach School District appealed to the New York State Education Department for a final decision following a public disciplinary hearing to close a lengthy case involving a special education teacher. Long Beach Middle School teacher Lisa Weitzman allegedly abused five special education students from 2009 to 2014. The school system placed her on paid suspension in November 2014 after becoming aware of the allegations. She has collected more than $540,000 in salary and benefits since then. “Under New York law, teachers accused of misconduct have the right to a […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – Accomplished West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Herman (Herman Law, P.A.) has been re-appointed to the Wellington Public Safety Committee. He was then honored to be reelected as its Chair for the second consecutive year. Before serving as Chair, Ron was Vice Chair of the Committee. What Does the Public Safety Committee Do? The purpose of Public Safety Committee is to promote safety in the local community, a deeply personal concern for Ron Herman. The committee takes significant steps to ensure public safety, including assisting in developing and […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2018 – On October 26, 2018, Attorney Matthew Kroes of the Marc Lopez Law Firm argued a DUI/OVWI case before the Indiana Court of Appeals. A small percentage of criminal cases proceed to trial, and of this subset, only a few are appealed. Of the minority of cases that are appealed, an even smaller fraction are invited to engage in oral argument in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Attorney Kroes’s argument was focused on two issues: 1) the validity of a particular Indiana DUI/OVWI checkpoint; and 2) the proper method of […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2018 – Attorney Naun Antonio Benitez of the Marc Lopez Law Firm has been named one of 2018-2019’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only a handful of attorneys are able to earn this distinction, and Attorney Benitez is one of them. He’s been a lawyer since 2013, and he has an active practice in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Attorney Benitez regularly takes cases to trial, and his track record is the stuff of which legends are made, with a number of felony charges (ranging from domestic violence to kidnapping to drug […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2018 – A Hampton Bays, New York man was sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison after being convicted of child abuse and child molestation. Jonathan Phillips, 35, will serve 125 years behind bars. The remainder of his sentence will be suspended with probation, according to a ruling issued by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel. A Providence County Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty on one count of second-degree child abuse, six counts of first-degree child molestation and three counts of second-degree child molestation. “Child abuse cases often tend to […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – On September 12, 2018, attorney Marc Lopez received notice that he’d been named one of the “Top 3 DWI Lawyers in Indianapolis” by the website ThreeBestRated.com. Attorney Marc Lopez absolutely loves being recognized for something he has spent his entire legal career trying to excel at. This award and recognition is no exception. Attorney Lopez started at the absolute bottom of the Prosecutor’s Office and worked his way up to Marion County’s highly-trained “OVWI Unit.” Along the way, he handled thousands of criminal cases and countless trials. He learned the ins and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Barket Epstein & Kearon, LLP, a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm with offices in New York City and on Long Island, today announced the addition of two new partners: former Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society of New York City, Seymour W. James, Jr. and John H. LoTurco, who has just been named 2018 Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association Criminal Practitioner of the Year. The firm also announced a name change to Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP (“Barket Epstein”) which reflects a merger with LoTurco Law and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2018 – A New York Uber driver is facing a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse after initially being charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and attempted forcible touching. Iqbal Hussain, 26, was arrested at his Bronx apartment after a female passenger accused him of forcibly touching her during an Uber ride to her home in Westchester County, New York. According to authorities, he picked up the 39-year-old woman when she hailed an Uber ride from New York City to Rye Brook. She fell asleep in the back seat of the vehicle […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – Criminal defense attorneys are often the sole advocate for their clients. From the moment their client is charged with a criminal offense until the judge completes the sentencing process, the criminal defense attorney is required to use their legal expertise and professional experience to provide their clients with the best service possible. In addition to providing legal counsel, a criminal defense attorney also must be compassionate, empathetic and understanding. As opposed to other CLE training opportunities that may discuss legal minutiae or industry trends that impact attorneys or their clients, […]


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Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, has opened a new location in Kansas City, Missouri to help lawyers develop effective SEO and marketing plans for their law firms. Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2018 – Kansas City lawyers can meet with Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) team members to discuss search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, pay-per-click marketing, website design, branding and more. The new Kansas City location is part of Custom Legal Marketing’s effort to give law firms a local exclusive marketing partner. As Missouri’s biggest city, Kansas City is an increasingly competitive legal market with a large […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2018 – Professional rock climber Joe Kinder was dropped as a brand ambassador for two companies amid claims he engaged in cyber-bullying against a female athlete via social media. Outdoor company La Sportiva and climbing gear manufacturer Black Diamond both withdrew their sponsorships in response to the allegations. “La Sportiva ambassadors agree to act professionally in all circumstances and at all times because their actions and words reflect on us as a brand,” La Sportiva said in a statement. “Due to recent events, we have chosen to end our relationship with Joe Kinder.” […]


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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2018 – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created new software that aims to combat cyber-bullying through email moderation. The program is called Squadbox. It is a free online service designed to target email-based harassment. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory developed Squadbox after interviewing victims of cyber-bullying. They found that many people relied on family and friends to protect themselves from abusive messages. “Cyber-bullying through social networking sites and other online platforms has become a major concern for young people and their families,” commented Peter Brill, a New […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – Criminal defense attorney Omar W. Rosales releases his new book “American Cult” about the NXIVM sex cult that recruited Hollywood heavyweights. The True Crime novel goes into detail about NXIVM brainwashing techniques. Rosales also included FBI reports and letters from U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York. “The group uses sleep deprivation, indoctrination, and group sessions to reinforce their lessons,” noted Rosales. “There was some bizarre stuff going on. The members worshipped Keith Raniere as their Vanguard and saw him as a Messiah. They claimed he was […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2018 – A neurologist pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting six women in New York City. He was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a female patient who he was treating at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani was charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes. He was released after posting $1 million bail and appearing in Manhattan state Supreme Court. “Rape charges are extremely serious. They have the power to cause lasting damage to a person’s reputation,” commented Peter Brill, a New York criminal defense […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2018 – A military man from out of town received a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for going to meet and engage in sexual relations with a child in San Angelo, Texas. According to the San Angelo Standard Times, 36-year-old Geovanni Dillan Severin, who was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base at the time of the offense, made an appearance at a punishment hearing. Judge Jay Weatherby found him guilty of second-degree online solicitation of a minor, a felony that can result in a sentence between two and 20 years […]


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