Small Law

  • Chicago Firm Partners In Bitter Fight Over Workload, Fees

    The named partners of Chicago personal injury firm Wise Morrissey LLC have taken their business dispute to court, with one seeking to kick out his allegedly unfit co-founder and accusing him of not pulling his own weight, weeks after that partner said the other was trying to cut him out of a $5 million payday.

  • Atty, Partner Had Illegal Kickback Deal, Houston Court Hears

    Attorneys for a Houston personal injury firm told a Harris County district judge Tuesday that she should not grant an ex-employee a new trial because the settlement he sought to challenge stems from an alleged illegal kickback scheme.

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    Harris St. Laurent Adds 2 Attys To Launch New DC Office

    New York boutique firm Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler LLP is hiring two experienced white collar criminal defense professionals who will launch the firm's new Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced this week.

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    Attys Ditch ChatGPT, Develop Custom Generative AI Tools

    The rise of ChatGPT has inspired a few attorneys to create their own generative artificial intelligence tools for the legal profession, resulting in lawyer-focused spins on this transformative technology that could simplify certain attorney tasks.

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    Girardi Competency Hearing Ordered In LA Wire Fraud Case

    A California federal magistrate judge entered a not guilty plea Monday for disgraced former attorney Tom Girardi on behalf of the court, pending a competency hearing to determine his ability to face wire fraud charges connected to his alleged theft of millions from clients of his former firm, Girardi Keese.

  • 8th Circ. Says Estate's Suit Against Auto Insurer Atty Is Barred

    The estate of a South Dakota man who was killed in a 2009 car collision cannot pursue a malpractice claim against the lawyer representing the other driver's insurance company, the Eighth Circuit has determined, predicting "the South Dakota Supreme Court would prohibit the assignment of legal malpractice claims."

  • Ex-Client Says Fla. Law Firm Behind On Malpractice Deal

    A former client of Florida-based law firm Gary Williams Parenti Watson & Gary PLLC has told a Georgia federal court the firm is in default of their confidential settlement agreement in her malpractice suit and thus owes her almost $580,000.

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    ABA Votes Law School Admissions Tests Must Stay, For Now

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday rejected a proposal that would make it optional for accredited law schools to use standardized test scores in their admissions processes.

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    New Calif. Lawyers Assoc. GC Embraces Being Female Leader

    After a week on the job and two decades in the profession, the new general counsel of the California Lawyers Association is embracing her role as a woman in a leadership position in the legal profession.

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    5-Atty Schnader Harrison Aviation Team Joins Victor Rane

    A group of seven Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis attorneys, led by a lawyer who had practiced at the firm for more than 30 years, have moved their aviation-focused practices to Los Angeles-based firm Victor Rane.

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    Why Philly's Conrad O'Brien Said Yes To Clark Hill Tie-Up

    The Philadelphia litigation boutique Conrad O'Brien had many suitors seek a merger over its nearly 40-year history, but it wasn't until Clark Hill PLC came knocking last spring that practice manager Nick Centrella and the rest of the firm's leadership decided they were ready for a change.

  • Ex-Ga. Trial Atty Colleagues Settle Client-Stealing Case

    A Georgia trial judge pressed pause on litigation between former colleagues whose relationship was tainted by client-stealing accusations, after the medical malpractice attorneys reached an undisclosed deal putting the claims to rest.

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    Law Firm Data Breaches Continue To Rise

    Law firms continued to be hot targets for cybercriminals this past year given the confidential information they possess, with more firms — from BigLaw to solo offices — disclosing to state authorities that they had fallen victim to data breaches in 2022, a Law360 Pulse analysis found.

  • NJ Atty's Coverage Suit Belongs In Fed. Court, Judge Says

    A New Jersey attorney who sued his insurance companies for denying coverage for a malpractice suit brought over a scam wire transfer should have his case remain in federal court, a magistrate judge has said, due to the potentially high-dollar amount of the dispute.

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    Meet The ABA's Honorees For Commitment To Diversity

    The American Bar Association has selected four history-making legal professionals to receive its 2023 Spirit of Excellence award, which recognizes commitment to ethnic and racial diversity in the legal profession.

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    Girardi Thefts A Tough Lift For Client Restitution Funds

    In recent years, the legal business has seen some ambitious liars, grifters and embezzlers — and the ripped-off victims left in their wake. But the scale of Los Angeles lawyer Thomas Girardi's alleged theft promises to surpass the financial limitations of client restitution funds.

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    Legal Industry Continued Job Growth In January

    Despite recession worries and law firm layoffs, employment in the legal industry is continuing to grow, with the sector adding 2,400 jobs in January, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Ritz-Carlton Fights To Keep Fla. Atty On In Class Suit

    Counsel for plaintiffs in a proposed class suit accusing Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. LLC of hiding automatic tipping charges urged a Florida federal magistrate judge on Friday to disqualify Ritz-Carlton's local counsel, arguing that the hotel company had failed to show an "overriding need" for the retention of the attorney, whose entering the case caused a judge's recusal.

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    Chicago Firms Croke Fairchild, Prendergast Layden Merge

    Chicago firms Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC and Prendergast Layden Ltd. have said they are merging and will operate under Croke Fairchild's name.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    February is off to a sobering start for the legal industry with new federal criminal charges against attorney Tom Girardi, more legal tech company layoffs and a report revealing that law firm profits were lower in 2022 than the previous year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

  • Kyle Roche's Ex-Firm Must Sit For Depo Over Financial Ties

    A California federal judge overseeing allegations that crypto company Dfinity sold unregistered securities ordered a representative of the plaintiff investors' law firm to sit for a deposition on Dfinity's claim that secretly recorded comments from ex-firm partner Kyle Roche reveal financial ties that require disqualifying the firm, formerly called Roche Freedman.

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    Becker Adds Community Associations Pro From Fla. Boutique

    Becker & Poliakoff PA has boosted its community association and real estate practices with a new shareholder in Miami who ran a boutique real estate practice for 17 years and was also a director at a bank.

  • NJ Client Fund Says Ch. 7 Can't Erase Disbarred Atty's Debt

    The New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection is moving to have $10,800 returned to the client of an attorney who botched the appeal of the client's son's criminal conviction after taking his money, and who has since been disbarred and declared bankruptcy.

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    Law Firm COO On How AI Can Be Used In Divorce Cases

    Chatbots are creating buzz about robots replacing lawyers, but STG Divorce Law’s chief operating officer says that attorneys are not going to be supplanted yet. Here, he talks about using AI in divorce cases and when an attorney is needed.

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    Clyde & Co. Combines With Boston Insurance Boutique

    London-founded Clyde & Co. LLP has opened its 15th U.S. office by combining with boutique Hermes Netburn O'Connor & Spearing PC to establish a presence in the key Boston insurance market, the firms announced Thursday.

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