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FBI

Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal Probe

Prosecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley’s office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and seized evidence.

08/07/2014

Philip Vatamaniuc (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Attorney Removed In Highland Park Murder Case

Judge Victoria Rossetti agreed with a motion from prosecutors claiming that defense attorney Robert Ritacca’s representation of Vatamaniuc, as well as a potential material witness in the case who is facing a separate drug charge, created a conflict of interest.

06/17/2014

Sam Adam Jr.

Defense Attorney Eyes Jackson Jr.’s Office

Sam Adam Jr. — a high-profile attorney never at a loss for words — says a lot of people want him to give it a go.

11/13/2012

Sam Adam Jr.

Attorney Adam Says He’s Seen Nothing Like Peterson Prosecution’s Faux Pas

When the Drew Peterson murder trial ground once again to a halt because of a forbidden question Tuesday, it left Will County Judge Edward Burmila angry and a prominent defense attorney who was a spectator surprised.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2012

Jail/Prison

Attorney: Lake County Is A Hotbed Of False Convictions

With four recent high-profile cases, a Waukegan defense lawyer says Lake County has become a hotbed of false convictions.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Defense Tries To Distance Cellini From Blagojevich

An attorney for an Illinois powerbroker on trial in the last case directly linked to a federal investigation of Rod Blagojevich sought in his opening statement Thursday to distance his client from the disgraced former governor.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Gavel

Massage Parlor Owner’s Defense Attorney Exposed As Client; Mistrial Called

An embarrassing revelation in federal court has led to the removal of a defense attorney from a trial, and the declaration of a mistrial for a massage parlor owner.

08/30/2011