September 21, 2008 |
Little more than a year after graduating from law school, William Lamb was getting restless. He was chafing at life as a young associate at the then-old-line Philadelphia law firm Dechert L.L.P., where newly minted lawyers would slave away for years at menial tasks before having any chance of making partner. He yearned to practice law in the quiet country towns of rural Chester County, where he had been raised. So he marched into the office of the firm's chairman and said he wanted out. "He [the chairman]
September 12, 1996 |
Murder defendant John E. du Pont has dismissed his two lead defense lawyers, saying he believes they have joined with the prosecution, the judge and the CIA to conspire against him. The attorneys, Richard Sprague and William Lamb, disclosed du Pont's action yesterday by filing a petition with Delaware County Court Judge Patricia Jenkins to withdraw from the case. Their removal has to be approved by Jenkins, who has overseen the case from the beginning. She is expected to make a decision Monday.
February 3, 1986 |
Republican Party complaints against five members of the East Whiteland Township Committee have been dismissed, William Lamb, Chester County GOP chairman, said last week. The five had been accused by another Republican of improperly working for the re-election of Supervisor Jack Finn instead of for the party's official nominee, Glenn Cockerham. "There was a procedural technicality, and thus the complaints were dismissed," Lamb said. He did not specify the nature of the technicality.
May 18, 1996 |
The state Supreme Court has denied bail for murder suspect John E. du Pont. However, the court granted the defense's request to review the question of what constitutes whether a defendant is competent to stand trial. Both the defense and the prosecution were pleased with the Supreme Court's order, which was issued late Thursday. Delaware County Judge Patricia Jenkins had denied du Pont's bail request April 30. An appeal hearing in front of the state Superior Court is set for June 4. "We're gratified that once again the courts have denied to grant bail to [du Pont]
February 22, 1996 |
Relax, Newtown Square. The village eccentric will remain in jail for now. A Delaware County judge yesterday rejected a plea by accused killer John E. du Pont to temporarily return from jail to his sprawling Foxcatcher Farms estate to help prepare for his defense. Lawyers for the tank-driving chemicals heir said they needed his help to sift through hundreds of thousands of pages of personal papers du Pont has stored inside a sealed 1,500-square-foot library. "We need access to that room with our client," attorney William Lamb testified during a hearing before Judge Patricia Jenkins.
April 9, 1996 |
After nine weeks in a jail cell, millionaire accused killer John E. du Pont is losing his grip, and his lawyers want him out. The attorneys yesterday asked a Delaware County judge to set bail for the chemicals heir, claiming his "physical condition and overall well-being has deteriorated" since he was locked up on Super Bowl Sunday, Jan. 28. "We didn't think we could wait any longer," said defense attorney William Lamb. He said a court-ordered mental competency examination likely will not be held till mid-May.
October 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - The federal judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state law barring same-sex marriage said Wednesday that he would decide within a month if the case should proceed to trial next year. During an hour-long meeting with lawyers, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones 3d said he first must rule on motions by the Corbett administration to dismiss the case. In filings to the judge, lawyers for the commonwealth have argued that under a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, federal courts have no jurisdiction over state marriage laws.
July 24, 2012 |
Madeline Hartsell Lamb, 71, a Chester County lawyer for 34 years, died Sunday, July 8, of glioblastoma, a brain tumor, at the Cary, N.C., home of her daughter, Amanda Lamb Griffin. After graduating from law school in 1978, Mrs. Lamb was in a West Chester law practice with her husband, William Lamb, who later became Chester County district attorney and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice. Mrs. Lamb then conducted a solo practice of family law in West Chester from 1985 to 2012, her daughter said.
March 20, 2014 |
DEVON Wade McDevitt has resigned from the Devon Horse Show board of directors, weeks after giving up his post as chairman amid controversy over his role in a potentially lucrative retail and hotel venture beside the fairgrounds. His wife, Wendy McDevitt - whose family ties to the proposed developer for that project, Urban Outfitters Inc., sparked allegations of double-dealing - also resigned Monday, according to the horse show's attorney. Both left the board of the prestigious Main Line institution to spend more time with their family, McDevitt said.
July 31, 1996 |
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office asked the state Supreme Court yesterday to lift its order halting all competency proceedings in the John E. du Pont case. Prosecutors also asked the court for an expedited ruling on the state's legal standard for determining competency. Du Pont is charged with the Jan. 26 slaying of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. A pivotal issue is the millionaire's competency to stand trial. In the motion to the state Supreme Court, prosecutors wrote that a new Pennsylvania law, signed July 2, settled the issue of a legal competency standard.