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Smith elected ACTL president

Richmond lawyer Michael W. Smith is the 66th president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only society dedicated to improving trial practice and civil justice. Smith is only the fourth Virginia lawyer to hold the position of president. ...

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Three lawsuits name one police officer (access required)

Saying an Albemarle County police officer repeatedly targeted African-American males for traffic stops and intrusive searches, two civil rights lawyers have filed three separate lawsuits against the officer. The lawsuits – all filed in Albemarle County Circuit Court – name ...

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Herring receives Carrico Professionalism Award

The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2016 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring. Among those nominating Herring were Washington lawyers James A. Bensfield and Jonathan Kossak who represented Michael Kenneth ...

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