Spencer Smith was arrested in connection with a fatal Dublin hit & run (Dublin PD/CBS)

San Ramon Attorney Arrested In Dublin Hit & Run That Killed Cyclist

A San Ramon man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in Dublin on Tuesday, police officials said Friday.


UC Berkeley School of Law professor John Yoo

‘Torture Memo’ Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley Professor Tossed Out

A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.



Lawyer Sentenced For Stealing $1M From Dead East Bay Friend

A New York attorney will spend time in federal prison for a scheme in which he transferred more than $1 million from a dead Bay Area friend’s bank accounts to his own.


Celestial Cassman

Santa Cruz Attorney Murdered In Hawaii; Suspect Arrested

Santa Cruz city officials Wednesday expressed grief over the murder of a local attorney in Hawaii last week.


Joseph Naso

Marin Judge Grants Serial Killer Suspect’s Request To Be Own Lawyer

A Marin County Superior Court judge Friday morning granted accused serial killer Joseph Naso the right to represent himself on charges of murdering four Northern California women.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

Joseph Naso (L) during his first court appearance in San Rafael. (CBS)

NorCal Serial Killer Suspect Argues To Represent Himself

A man accused of killing four Northern California women appeared in court Thursday for a hearing on his request to act as his own attorney.

CBS San Francisco–05/05/2011

Joseph Naso (L) during his first court appearance in San Rafael. (CBS)

Serial Killing Suspect Asks To Represent Himself In Marin Court

A Nevada man charged with killing four women whose bodies were found across Northern California between the 1970s and 1990s is asking to represent himself in court.

CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Oakland Mayor, City Attorney Clash Over Outside Legal Adviser

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo traded barbs Tuesday over her decision to have her longtime friend and lawyer Dan Siegel act as an unpaid legal adviser for the city.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011

Mehserle’s Lawyer Asks For New Trial

Mehserle’s Lawyer Asks For New Trial

The defense lawyer for former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle says his client deserves a new trial.




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