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According to the National Law Journal's 2017 NLJ 500 ranking of firms based on size, Varnum has 171 attorneys and is ranked 233rd in the United States.  ...
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  • February 7, 2014 | The American Lawyer

    The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

    JOSEPH TIRONE is rejoining Arnold & Porter as a partner in the firm's corporate and securities practice. Tirone, who will split his time between Houston and Washingt

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  • January 14, 2014 | National Law Journal

    Court Sidesteps 'Novel' Defense Involving Armed IRS Agents

    A federal appeals court has rejected a tax protester’s claim that evidence seized during a search of his property must be tossed out because the IRS agents enforcing a warrant carried

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  • Graham v. State

    Publication Date: 2013-04-03
    Practice Area:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Barnes, Anne Elizabeth
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Dillon Brown & Gill, Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, District Attorney, and John Warr, Assistant District Attorney, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A12A2237

    The State failed to present evidence of provocation to support the defendant's voluntary manslaughter charge following the death of her 3-month-old

  • Kent v. Kent

    Publication Date: 2011-10-14
    Practice Area:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Nahmias, David E.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John C. Hammond Hammond & Hammond PC, Thomson, for appellant. Barry N. Middleton Tisdale Law Firm, Evans, for appellee.
    for defendant:

    Case Number: S11F1035

    Litigants could prevent gamesmanship in parsing the fees for a court reporter and transcript simply by ensuring that the trial court obtains express refusal by the opposing party to share in takedow

  • October 1, 2010 | The American Lawyer

    The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

    JENNIFER STOCKER has joined the Grand Rapids office of Barnes & Thornburg as a partner. Stocker will

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  • Reese v. State

    Publication Date: 2004-12-03
    Practice Area:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Miller, M. Yvette
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leonard C. Parks Jr. Valpey & Parks, Gainesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason J. Deal, District Attorney, and Richard A. Vandever, Assistant District Attorney, Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A04A1629

    The trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a juror who testified that he "probably would" pay attention to inadmissible evidence, even if instructed to igno

  • Delbello v. Bilyeu

    Publication Date: 2002-02-22
    Practice Area:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Thompson, Hugh P.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joyce D. Colmar, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen J. Berk, Decatur, and James T. Farrell, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S01A1733

    Some evidence supported a finding that certain estate assets consisting primarily of brokerage and bank accounts were included within the category of personal property devised to the decedent's dome

  • Debra L. Goodnough, Plaintiff v. Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant, 5:07-CV-0469

    Publication Date: 2013-01-29
    Practice Area:
    Court: U. S. District Court, Northern District
    Judge: District Judge Lawrence Kahn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 5:07-CV-0469

    Cite as: Goodnough v. Commissioner of Social Security, 5:07-CV-0469, NYLJ 1202585778115, at *1 (NDNY, Decided January 17, 2013)District Judge Lawrenc

  • November 16, 2012 | National Law Journal

    Varnum retools leadership structure

    Varnum has revamped its management structure with a three-pronged approach that will replace the single managing partner plan.  Lawrence Murphy, whose term as managing partn

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    Publication Date: 2002-02-28
    Practice Area:
    Court: Appellate Division, 3rd Dept
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 11966

    Decided and Entered: February 28, 2002 11966 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent, v DAVID G. VARNUM, Appellant. Calendar

  • Desmond v. Mukasey

    Publication Date: 2008-07-08
    Practice Area:
    Date Filed: 2008-07-01
    Court: DC Cir.
    Judge: Tatel, Circuit Judge
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For appellant: Lisa Banks, Katz, Marshall & Banks, Washington, D.C.
    for defendant: For appellees: Marina Braswell, U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C.

    Case Number: 07-5139

    Argued March 10, 2008Before: GINSBURG, RANDOLPH, and TATEL, Circuit Judges.The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits federal agencies from discriminating in employment on the basis of disability,