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Client Receives $225,000 for Malicious Prosecution
Adam Banner - Monday, April 24, 2017

One of my clients who had been wrongfully accused of, and charged with, Failure to Report Child Neglect recently received a significant monetary award resulting from a jury verdict in her lawsuit against the city of Tulsa for malicious prosecution. Read More

The Law Deans: Craig M. Boise, Syracuse Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Syracuse Law provides a rich legal heritage dating back to its founding in 1895, yet it offers innovative and modern facilities and educational opportunities. Dineen Hall, the home of Syracuse Law, is named among the 50 most impressive law buildings in the world. Not only is the building impressive, but so are the opportunities for law students to obtain both knowledge and practical skills. Syracuse Law offers multiple clinical programs, including the Bankruptcy Clinic, Children's Rights and Family Law Clinic, Community Development Law Clinic, Criminal Defense Law Clinic, Disability Rights Clinic, Elder law Clinic, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Securities Arbitration/Consumer Law Clinic, and Veterans Legal Clinic. The law school also provides numerous advocacy, judicial, and public interest externship opportunities, and well as externships in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Read More

Top Fictional Lawyers Infographic
Adam Banner - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I’ve always been enamored with the public’s perception of the legal profession. After all, society’s stylization of attorneys in media is likely the first impression most get regarding the legal field and the practice of law. Three years ago, I created an infographic outlining the best legal movies of all time. What better way to follow that up than to focus on the fictional attorneys and lawyers we see portrayed in media? Read More

How Long Before an Offense Drops off My Record?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Having a criminal record--even for a minor offense--can make it difficult to find a job, get a loan, or secure a rental agreement for a place to live. When a past record is complicating someone's present life, one of the first things they want to know is how to clear that record. Read More

What is a Criminal Appeal?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

What options are available after you or a loved one is convicted of a crime in Oklahoma? While most have heard the buzzwords, few outside the legal community (and few within it) know the specifics of actions such as a direct appeal, post conviction relief, and federal Habeas Corpus. Here is a primer for anyone interested in potential collateral attacks on a criminal conviction.
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The Law Deans: Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law School
Adam Banner - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Founded in 1851, Albany Law School, located in the capital of New York, is the oldest independent law school in the nation. The law school was established when three accomplished lawyers revolutionized legal education after deciding that legal clerkship alone was insufficient to prepare lawyers for success.  Read More

What is a "Detention," and When are You Legally Detained? Ask Ezekiel Elliott...
Adam Banner - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Disclaimer: I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, so when I opened up my sports newsfeed earlier this weekend, I quickly became concerned. That’s what the twitter stories and dime-a-dozen news sites are going for…instant attention. And yea, it worked on me, just like it works on everyone else.
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Whetsel to Retire after 20 Years as Oklahoma County Sheriff
Adam Banner - Friday, February 10, 2017

Earlier this month, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel announced that he will retire effective March 1, 2017, paving the way for a new Sheriff in Oklahoma County for the first time in two decades. Read More

The Law Deans: Eduardo M. Peñalver, Cornell Law School
Adam Banner - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our most recent law dean interview takes us to Ithaca, New York, and one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation: Cornell Law School. Considered a top-tier law school, Cornell Law is unique in its small size which allows for rigorous legal education in an intimate setting. Each year, more than 4,000 applicants seek admission to Cornell Law School's JD program, but only about 200 enter the program. Once at Cornell, the 600 students enrolled in the JD program participate in a curriculum rich in both theory and practice. The law school boasts numerous centers, clinics, and programs designed to help law students learn to practice law at the highest level. Read More

Aggravated Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Charge Dismissed
Adam Banner - Monday, January 30, 2017

We were able to end this month with a great result for one of our clients. We secured a dismissal of our client's Aggravated Trafficking in Controlled Dangerous Substance charge which we had been fighting for almost a year and a half. Why is that something to celebrate? Well, aside from the obvious, let me explain the nature of an Aggravated Trafficking charge in a little more detail so you have a little background.
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