Philadelphia lawyer


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Philadelphia lawyer

clever at finding fine points and technicalities. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
See: Cunning
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The rationale for what might be called the "market place of ideas" strategy for ending slavery by peaceful means is the application of the 1735 Zenger Rule, in which Philadelphia lawyer Andrew Hamilton (not Alexander as the author maintains, in a rare error) convinced New York jurors that they, rather than the judge, should determine what was libel.
While on vacation, Philadelphia lawyer Ellie Hathaway finds herself defending a teenaged Amish girl accused of killing her newborn baby.
It deals in complex financial derivatives and picking your way through the minutiae of their contracts is more suited to a Philadelphia lawyer armed with a fine toothed comb.
Philadelphia lawyer Michael Donovan, who represents the Wal-Mart class plaintiffs, offered a theory.
You don't have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to see the quality he possesses -the enthusiasm, the desire, the youthful exuberance and the talent and ability.
The older sister, Rose (Collette), is a sharp Philadelphia lawyer with weight issues and few suitors.
Songs including Will the Circle Be Unbroken, I Saw the Light, I'll Fly Away, Because He Lives I Can face Tomorrow, Hello God, Little Country Church House, On The Road Again, Yellow Rose, Little Old Wine Drinker Me, Georgia, Hello God, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Fly Me to the Moon, Philadelphia Lawyer and others have been given the Cloonfad treatment.
James Ottavio Castagnera, a Philadelphia lawyer and writer, is the associate provost at Rider University and president of the Pinnacle Employment Law Institute, an organization dedicated to social justice in the global workplace.
The stories of these "legends of the Philadelphia Bar" are told in the winter issue of The Philadelphia Lawyer.
You don't have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to know people in trouble sometimes try to shift blame onto others.
But Philadelphia lawyer Ed Rendell--then mayor of that city and now Chairman of the Democratic National Committee--refused to put up the funds, despite Philadelphia's $130 million budget surplus.
Philadelphia lawyer Alexander Hamilton went to New York City in 1735 to defend publisher John Peter Zenger in a case where the judge had already disbarred two lawyers who tried to defend Zenger.

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