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Hopeless Cases

In Joey Zumpano's book, there's no such thing

When Joey Zumpano scored a victory over Fidel Castro, the sense of satisfaction was personal. During the Cuban Revolution, the Miami attorney's great uncle had been imprisoned, then exiled, after Castro turned on him. So when Zumpano heard a few years ago that Janet Ray Weininger—whose CIA-pilot father was shot down in 1961 by Castro's forces—wanted to sue the Cuban dictator, he was only too happy to help. That's how Zumpano and law partner Leon Patricios found themselves going up against …

The Straight-Shooter

Kelly-Ann Cartwright says what she thinks, and the results follow        

Playing Goliath may seem like an enviable role, but it's not so easy when you're defending a Fortune 500 company against an ordinary guy. This is a scenario Kelly-Ann Cartwright has faced again and again in 17 years of representing giant corporations. But when Cartwright is involved, Goliath almost always wins. Physically, Cartwright is an unlikely person to play a giant. Graceful, with a slender frame, she tends to favor quiet suits in charcoals and pinstripes. There's no bellowing going on, …

Panhandle with Care

Alan Bookman doesn’t clown around—well, maybe once a year—when it comes to serving his community

Alan Bookman had just celebrated his nuptials—not a time when most people care to stray far from home—when he became president-elect of the Florida Bar Association in 2004. Add to that the fact that he lives in the Panhandle, far removed from the population centers of the state to which he frequently had to travel. No wonder Bookman was more than ready to unpack his bags by the end of his presidency last summer. Direct flights from Pensacola being few—and drives to other Florida cities …

Divorce Horror Stories

Family lawyers recount some of their more memorable cases

At professional meetings divorce lawyers always swap war stories, ones that they think could serve as the plot for the next War of the Roses. Here, four of North Carolina’s leading divorce lawyers give us a rundown of what makes them shake their heads. Heed the Greed “I once had a client who was in business with her husband, operating a multimillion-dollar company. They also owned real estate partnerships in several states. She ran the business. He handled the finances,” recalls …

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