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Longtime criminal defense attorney remembered

Known for his stalwart research and preparation skills, Akron criminal defense attorney Edwin C. Pierce never left any stone unturned when getting ready for trial.
“Ed was extremely organized and detail-oriented,” said Charles Grisi, an attorney at Grisi & Budde. “After reading a criminal case, Ed would summ ... (full story)

Res judicata does not doom Akron property dispute claim

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently reversed a Summit County trial court’s opinion that authorized a developer to build a retail/apartment development in downtown Akron.
The property in dispute was four parcels of land at 795 West Market Street.
Appellants Brenda Denefield, American Legion, Inc. and Highland Squa ... (full story)

Constitutional Law Conference to focus on 19th Amendment

It has been just over 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919, giving women the right to vote.
Ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the amendment states, the “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
T ... (full story)

11th District reverses Portage County NGRI jurisdiction

A Portage County trial court erred by concluding it possessed continuing jurisdiction to keep a man committed to a mental health institution after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a felonious assault case.
That’s according to the 11th District Court of Appeals, which recently reversed and remanded the case o ... (full story)

Akron Valor Court officer chosen for Supreme Court committee

Matt Esterle comes from a long line of veterans.
“I consider it a personal mission to serve those who served us,” he said. “Their bravery and American spirit is so huge.”
Esterle has been an Akron Municipal Court probation officer since 2007.
For the past five years, he has served as probation offic ... (full story)