Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Benjamin J. Bagala

Cheyenne, Wyoming criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with assaulting a federal officer. Benjamin J. Bagala, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California pleaded guilty and was sentenced for three counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees and one count of depredation against property of the United States. He appeared via Zoom before United States Magistra ... More $0 (01-20-2022 - WY)

United States of America v. Hassan Alqahtani

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Hassan Alqahtani, 29, of Saudi Arabia, was indicted for being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. A jury convicted Alqahtani on May 14, 2021. According to a criminal complaint and other court records, on Aug. 8, 2019, the FBI received a ti ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - ok)

STATE OF NEBRASKA, V. JUEL J. SITTING HOLY

Lincoln, NE – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant seeking postconviction relief as untimely. BACKGROUND Following a jury trial in November 2017, Sitting Holy was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver or distribute near a school, and possession of a controlled substance. He ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - NE)

Hodgen v. Hodgen

Lincoln, NE – Divorce lawyer represented appellant with appealing from the order of the Lincoln County District Court modifying a decree which dissolved her marriage to Mark S. Hodgen. INTRODUCTION Lisa A. Hodgen, now known as Lisa A. Pickett, appeals from the order of the Lincoln County District Court modifying a decree which dissolved her marriage to Mark S. Hodgen. Lisa claims the ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - NE)

United States of America v. Kevin Antoine Jones

Seattle, Washington criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with fraud and identity theft. A 33-year-old Seattle man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Kevin Antoine Jones used information from a bank insider so that he and his underlings could impersonat ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - WA)

Howell v. Transit Authority of the City of Omaha

Lincoln, Nebraska Workers’ Compensation lawyer represented appellant with appealing the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Court asserting that the compensation court’s orders exceeded its authority. In 2009, Howell began working as a bus driver for Metro. At the time of her bus driving accident and injury in 2019, Howell was also working part-time for the Transportation Security Adm ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - NE)

United States of America v. Jean Mpouli

Seattle Washington criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with Tax evasion A 58-year-old resident of Pacific, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle, to a year and a day in prison for 14 counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Jean Mpouli worked for 25 years as an aviation inspector for the F ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - )

Susan Ann Taormina vs. Marc Kenneth Taormina

Kansas City, Missouri divorce lawyer represented Appellant appealing a judgment denying her motion for contempt and granting motion to terminate maintenance following divorce. Husband and Wife married in 1981, and in 1989, they adopted a daughter. In 2006, Husband and Wife were divorced pursuant to a judgment entered by the Circuit Court of Jackson County.1 In the divorce decree, the trial cou ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - MO)

Troy L. Greig vs. Jonathan McCaleb

Kansas City, Missouri workers Compensation lawyer represented Appellant appealing the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission’s order. On June 19, 2018, Mr. Troy Greig (“Employee”) injured his hip and leg when he fell from a ladder while working for Mr. Jonathan McCaleb (“Employer”). Employer was present at the time of the injury and called an ambulance for Employee. 2 Employee the ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - MO)

United States of America v. Antonio Castellanos

Fresno, California criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine from Mexico According to court documents, Castellanos and co-defendants Genaro Serrato-Calles, 49; Antonio Valencia-Hernandez, 66, both of Michoacán, Mexico; and Jose Reyes-Pineda, 49, of Anaheim were charged with conspiring over a two-year period to distribute methamphetamin ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - CA)

In the Interest of: J.A.T., Appellant, vs. Jackson County Juvenile Office

Kansas, Missouri Juvenile Criminal Defense lawyer represented a juvenile with appealing from a judgment finding he committed acts that would have constituted first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The Jackson County circuit court found J.A.T. committed acts that would constitute first-degree assault and armed criminal action if committed by an adult. J.A.T. appeals, arguing the circuit ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - MO)

United States of America v. Vernon Vegas

Macon, Georgia criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with dog-fighting and cocaine trafficking. Vernon Vegas, 49, of Suwanee, Georgia, a well-known dog-fighting trainer and breeder, who owned Cane Valley Kennels, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in an animal fighting venture. “Vernon Vegas is being held accountable for his violent, illegal and inhumane actions, ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - GA)

State of Oklahoma v. RONALD GENE THOMAS JR

El abogado de defensa criminal de Tulsa, Oklahoma representa al Acusado, acusado de ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON - AUTOMOBILE Count # 1. Count as Filed: ABDGR, ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 645 Date of Offense: 02/13/2020 Party Name Disposition Information THOMAS, RONALD GENE JR Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/10/2022. Guilty Plea Count as Disposed: ASSA ... More $0 (01-19-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Adam Lindsey

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon during a domestic violence incident involving a child. Michael Adam Lindsey, 37, of Sand Springs, pleaded guilty in September 2021. Lindsey admitted in his plea agreement that on April 29, 2018, he intended to cause bodily harm when he shot a firearm toward a neighbor as she stood behind a ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Zirkle

Seattle criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with tax fraud. The former owner and co-CEO of an electronics recycling firm was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 6 months in prison for tax fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Jeffrey Zirkle, 58, of Gig Harbor, Washington, was the owner and co-CEO of Total Reclaim, the Northwest’s largest recycler of el ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - WA)

William Cronnon v. Cracker Barrel

Jasper, Tennessee personal injury lawyer for Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a general negligence theory claiming to have been damaged and/or injured as a direct result of being served a glass of chemical instead of water at Defendant's restaurant. "Cronnon was having lunch at a Cracker Barrel in Marion County in April 2014 when he took a sip of what he believed to be water, "only to immediately ... More $9,300,000 (01-18-2022 - TN)

Armis Advisers, LLC Bunyod Kushnazarov and Paper Impex USA, Inc.

Little Rock, Arkansas personal injury wrongful death truck wreck lawyers for Plaintiff who sued Defendants on auto negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $74,5000 in damages and/or injuries as As Special Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of Peggy Lynn Evans, deceased and Jackie Lynn Evans, deceased (originally named as Deanna Evans and Alby Saunders as specia ... More $1 (01-18-2022 - AR)

TINA M. PENNINGTON vs. BRANDON WILSON and KRIS WILSON

Carthage, Missouri - Real Estate lawyer represented defendant with suing her neighbors with a property line dispute. Tina Pennington sued her neighbors, Respondents (“Wilsons”), when their contractor cleared trees and brush on Pennington’s side of the property line. She did not name the contractor as a defendant. At the bench trial, the contractor admitted he cleared brush and some sma ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - MO)

Myers v. City of Rockport

Little Rock, AR - Workers’ Compensation lawyer represented party on a Arkansas Workers’ Compensation claim. At the hearing on the issues of compensability of appellant’s head injury, the date he reached the end of his healing period, entitlement to additional temporary total-disability benefits (TTD) from February 2012 until March 2013, and entitlement to permanent totaldisability benefi ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

KENNETH ELSLEGER AND GLORIA ELSLEGER v. JEFF VAN RUNSICK, TONYA RUNSICK, AND WHITE COUNTY TITLE CO

Little Rock, AR - Oil & Gas Industry lawyer represented appellants claiming to be the owners of certain mineral interest. Jeff Van Runsick and Tonya Runsick sold Kenneth and Gloria Elsleger a home and five acres near Searcy, Arkansas in 2007. A deed was recorded in White County on 11 December 2007 (Deed I). Deed I contained the following language: Cite as 2015 Ark. App. 716 2 RESERVING AND RE ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

Branch v. Branch

Little Rock, AR - Divorce lawyer represented appellee with resolving issues related to the premarital agreement. Quinn and Jimmy Branch were married on July 25, 2003. They executed a premarital agreement prior to the marriage. In January 2014, Quinn filed a complaint for divorce. In her complaint, she sought to have the premarital agreement declared unconscionable and void pursuant to Arkansas ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

JOHN DILLON BROOKS v. KRISTI A. BROOKS

Little Rock, AR - Divorce lawyer represented Appellant appealing the attorney's fee awarded. The circuit court has the inherent power to award attorney’s fees in domesticrelations proceedings. Hargis v. Hargis, 2019 Ark. 321, 587 S.W.3d 208. Our appellate courts have generally recognized the circuit court’s superior perspective in determining whether to award attorney’s fees due to its ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

DARIN FRENCH v. KENNETH HOELZEMAN

Little Rock, AR - Family Law lawyer represented appellant with an adoption issue. We review adoption proceedings de novo, and the circuit court’s decision will not be set aside unless it is clearly erroneous. Martini v. Price, 2016 Ark. 472, at 4, 507 S.W.3d 486, 489. A finding is clearly erroneous when, despite evidence to support it, we are left 2 with the firm conviction that a mistake ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

COURTLAND FAULKNER v. DANIEL McCAIN

Little Rock, AR - Custody Lawyer represented APPELLANT with an order changing custody of her daughter. This case began in 2014 with competing complaints to establish paternity of JM (born June 2013). On September 18, 2017, the parties filed an agreed order that named McCain as JM’s father, awarded primary physical custody to Faulkner, and awarded joint legal custody to both parties. Also, ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - AR)

State of Oklahoma v. NICHOLE LACE MARGUERITE LEE

El abogado de defensa criminal de Tulsa, Oklahoma representa al Acusado, acusado de LARCENY OF AUTOMOBILE, Count # 1. Count as Filed: LA5, LARCENY OF AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1720 Date of Offense: 03/23/2020 Party Name Disposition Information LEE, NICHOLE LACE MARGUERITE Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/13/2022. Guilty Plea Count as Disposed: LARCENY OF AUTOMOBILE(LA5) Violation of 21 O. ... More $0 (01-18-2022 - OK)

K.D. COOPER v. M.N. COOPER

Little Rock, AR - Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with appealing the Saline County Circuit Court’s order modifying custody and awarding appellee M. N. Cooper custody of their son. The parties were married on May 31, 2014. In addition to C.B.C., there had also been another child, a daughter, who was stillborn in 2016. Appellee testified that, following the death of her daughter, she beg ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - AR)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA v. Thomas, Raymond Earl Jr

El abogado de defensa criminal de Tulsa, Oklahoma representa al Acusado, acusado deATTEMPTED BURGLARY - FIRST DEGREE Count # 1. Count as Filed: BRG1, ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1431 Date of Offense: 12/12/2019 Party Name Disposition Information Thomas, Raymond Earl Jr Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/13/2022. Guilty Plea Count as Disposed: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - FIRST D ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - OK)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA v. JAVAN SAMUEL DAVIS

El abogado de defensa criminal de Tulsa, Oklahoma representa al Acusado, acusado deDOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON Count # 1. Count as Filed: ABDOM, DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 644 D 1 Date of Offense: 04/24/2017 Party Name Disposition Information DAVIS, JAVAN SAMUEL Disposed: DISMISSED, 01/10/2022. Dismissed- Request of the ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - OK)

CRYSTAL HOLIMAN v. WILLIAM BRENT HOLIMAN AND OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

Little Rock, AR - Family law divorce lawyer represented plaintiff is a a child custody dispute. The parties were divorced in November 2012. The related decree provided that Crystal would have “primary physical custody” of the parties’ two children, BH and CH, and the parties would share “joint legal custody.” Brent exercised visitation generally one or two days a week. In Feb ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - AR)

Susan Ann Taormina vs. Marc Kenneth Taormina

Kansas City, Missouri - Family law, divorce lawyer represented Plaintiff in a termination of maintenance case. Husband and Wife married in 1981, and in 1989, they adopted a daughter. In 2006, Husband and Wife were divorced pursuant to a judgment entered by the Circuit Court of Jackson County.1 In the divorce decree, the trial court ordered Husband to pay maintenance to Wife in the amount of $ ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - MO)

Ronald Joseph v. Britini Jeavon Jack

Houston, TX - Family law divorce lawyer represented involving a protective order. In February 2018, Jack, represented by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, filed an application for a protective order and temporary protective order against Joseph in Harris County District Court alleging family violence. See TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. §§ 81.001 (“A court shall render a protective orde ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - TX)

Anthony Barlow v. Buc-ee's Ltd. d/b/a Buc-ee's, and Buc-ee's

Houston, TX - Personal Injury Lawyer represented Appellant with a slip-and-fall case. In August 2016, Barlow visited the Buc-ee’s store in New Braunfels, Texas, on his way to a training session for work. Barlow testified that it was drizzling on the day of his visit and the cement outside was visibly wet. As he exited the store to return to his car, he walked through a handicapped parking ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - TX)

Jonathan Eliazar Merlo v. Victor Manuel Lopez

Houston, Texas - Family law, divorce lawyer represented an annulment. n December 2015, Merlo, a resident of Nicaragua, and Lopez, a resident of the United States, met online. After corresponding for a few months, Lopez traveled to Nicaragua to meet Merlo in person. The men decided to continue their relationship, later became engaged, and obtained a K-1 visa for Merlo to enter the United Stat ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - TX)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. DENNY FARRELL HILTERBRAN, Defendant.

El Reno, OK: criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: DI7, ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL OF VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902 Date of Offense: 05/10/2019 Party Name Disposition Information HILTERBRAN, DENNY FARRELL Disposed: DEFERRED, 01/14/2022. Guilty Plea Count as Disposed: ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL OF VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLU ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - )

United States of America v. Nickolas Atkins

Jackson, Tennessee criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. Nickolas Atkins, 42, was charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. According to information presented in court, in March 2018, a joint-task force investigation was initiated into the activities of a drug trafficking organiza ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. David Hudson

Detroit, Michigan criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with for defrauding his employer of over $4 million David Hudson, 56, of Columbus, Ohio, stole over $4 Million from his employer. Hudson was an employee of Cummins Bridgeway, LLC (“CBL”) and Cummins Inc. (“Cummins”), two companies operating in New Hudson, Michigan. Hudson worked for CBL from approximately 2003 thro ... More $0 (01-17-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Antonio De La Cruz-Garcia

Child Sexual Predator

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with an attempted sexual assault on a child charge. Border patrol agents stopped Antonio De La Cruz-Garcia just north of the United States-Mexico border on December 5, 2007. He admitted that he was a citizen of Mexico and was in the United States illegally. Immigration records showed that he had been deported just eight days earlier ... More $0 (01-16-2022 - CO)

United States of America v. Myron Andre Williams

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with several drug-related offenses and he was responsible for 10.16 kilograms of crack cocaine. Williams pleaded guilty to several drug-related offenses and was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment. For sentencing purposes, the district court adopted the presentence report’s finding that Williams was responsible for 10.16 kilograms ... More $0 (01-16-2022 - CO)

United States of America v. Travis J. McGill

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with six counts of aggravated sexual abuse while in Indian country, and one count of possession of child pornography charges. I. Anders Framework In Anders, the Supreme Court set out the following prophylactic procedure as a guide for criminal defense counsel and the appellate court when a defendant insists on taking an appeal that app ... More $0 (01-16-2022 - CO)

JAMARRO L. WRIGHT v. JUSTIN JONES, DIRECTOR OF THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with Robbery with Firearms, and Possession of a Firearm After Former Felony Conviction charges. He now seeks a certificate of appealability (“COA”). Late in the evening of October 23, 2002, three masked men kicked in the front door of Jean Ann Wintle’s home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wintle and her boyfriend, David Johnson, were inside ... More $0 (01-16-2022 - CO)

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