Attorney Mark Hummels was taken off life support last night, and he became the second person to be killed as a result of Wednesday's office-building shooting in Phoenix.The attorney for the Osborn Maledon law firm and businessman Steve Singer were shot by 70-year-old Arthur Harmon, after they were a ... More >>
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Barnett Lotstein watched his boss, Andrew Thomas, lose the election in September's primary. Now Lotstein's working for a Scottsdale law firm
Barnett Lotstein, the face of ex-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' legal baloney, has been hired at a Scottsdale law firm.
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"Need a tough, experienced attorney to protect your future and your freedom?" We'll, your gonna have to wait six months -- Jeffrey Phillips' law license has been suspended.It's official: Jeffrey Phillips, the flashy frontman for the Phillips and Associates personal injury law firm, will not be al ... More >>
Photo: Ray SternAugustus Shaw following yesterday's court challenge to his residency qualifications to run for office in State Legislative District 17.The mood at the courtroom hearing was light.Maricopa County Judge Edward Burke cracked jokes about Augustus Shaw's lack of hair, Shaw smiled and w ... More >>
HOA lawyer Augustus Shaw tells New Times today that he's "strongly considering" dropping his run for the State House following an official complaint that he doesn't live in the right Legislative district.
Shaw, a Republican, wants to represent District 17 in Tempe, but the complaint alleges ... More >>
Following our post today about Augustus Shaw, who's running for the State Legislature, a reader pointed us to an Arizona Guardian article published today that spells even more trouble for the ethically challenged HOA lawyer.
Shaw lied about where he lives in official election ... More >>
Joe Arpaio just asked his pricey D.C. lawyers at Alston & Bird to intervene in the crappiest racketeering lawsuit ever filed.Just in case you were worried that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas aren't wasting enough money on their jihad against other county officia ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes expensive attorneys.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has spared no expense in his quest to read emails penned by court administrators -- filing a lawsuit, an appeal after he lost the lawsuit, and finally a special action after he lost the appeal.But Arpaio isn't d ... More >>
Joe Arpaio has spared no expense in his quest to read e-mails penned by county judges.
We knew Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was desperate to read e-mails penned by judges and court staffers.
But even we had no idea he was this desperate.
According to documents obtained by New Ti ... More >>
In this week's print edition, New Times examines Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' habit of hiring pricey outside lawyers -- and then letting them run up huge bills for less than stellar work.We couldn't help but notice that some of the same firms billing the county for the biggest sums ... More >>
Q: What do you call someone who allegedly forges signatures, takes clients for hundreds of thousands of dollars, lies to police and helps burn down a building in an insurance scam?
A: Until very recently, an attorney in good standing.