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Florida legal professional Jim Evans lacking after dive off Daytona Seaside coast

A dive team from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is searching an area 30 miles east of Daytona where a local attorney, Jim Evans, went missing during a dive on Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard in Jacksonville said.

News that local attorney Jim Evans went missing during a dive off the coast of Daytona Beach over the weekend shocked the legal community and those who knew him, fellow attorneys said Sunday. “I received the message by text message Friday night around 9 am from a mutual friend,” said Don Dempsey, a DeLand attorney … Read more

Retiring Dakota Co. Legal professional Jim Backstrom ‘78 encourages public service – Information and Occasions

Retiring Dakota Co. Attorney Jim Backstrom ‘78 encourages public service – News and Events

Dakota County attorney James Backstrom Every time James Backstrom signs his name in ’78 he has to include his middle initial so he can remember his father. Clifford Backstrom was a firefighter for more than three decades, giving his son a duty to serve the public. In February, Clifford Backstrom’s son will retire shortly after … Read more

Jim Burns, former U.S. lawyer, longtime inspector basic for Illinois secretary of state, dies at 75

Jim Burns, former U.S. attorney, longtime inspector general for Illinois secretary of state, dies at 75

Longtime Illinois Inspector General Jim Burns, who served four years as a U.S. attorney in Chicago, died this week at the age of 75. Secretary of State Jesse White announced in a press release on Friday the death of Burns, who also ran for governor and played for the Chicago Bulls. “Burns was a strong, … Read more

Jim Turner, Former Assistant U.S. Lawyer and Appellate Division Chief, Joins Agency

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HOUSTON, December 8, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Former United States Assistant Attorney Jim TurnerGregor Wynne Arney, PLLC, has joined the Gregor Wynne Arney, PLLC litigation boutique, whose experience has included leading the appeals department and thousands of legal cases Houston. Prior to retiring from the Justice Department, Mr. Turner served the US Attorney’s Office … Read more