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Terri Horman retains criminal defense attorney!

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  1. pufnstuf

    pufnstuf "Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalance

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    Terri Moulton Horman has retained prominent Portland criminal defense attorney Stephen Houze as investigators continue to focus on her in the nearly month-long disappearance of her step son, Kyron.

    Horman, who has been in seclusion at her Northwest Portland home since her husband Kaine Horman moved out with the couple's 19-month old daughter, slipped past the crowd of television and print at the foot of the driveway Wednesday. She returned home around 5:30 p.m. in a silver Volvo sedan with Houze, who got out to open the gate. The gate across the gravel driveway was closed for the first time.

    Houze declined to answer questions, saying only that the drive was "private property." Houze left about an hour later.

    MORE! http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/06/terri_moulton_horman_retains_p.html

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    Stephen Houze, prominent Portland criminal defense attorney,
    opens the gate to the Horman property in rural Northwest Portland.
    Click image (from Oregonian) to enlarge.
     
  2. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    Wow-finally. Maybe that is the news all of the reporters were waiting for. And may indeed be a PC of some kind tomorrow.
     
  3. jadejazzkayla

    jadejazzkayla Active Member

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    i'm surprised she waited until today to get an attorney but at least she has one now.
     
  4. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    It's about time.
    It got pretty real for her yesterday.
    Parents with her, counseling her...
    Maybe she's ready to talk.
    We can hope.

    I like to think Kaine would not have filed for divorce - forcing her to seek counsel (any kind of counsel) - if LE hadn't been ready for Terri to lawyer up...
     
  5. wildmala

    wildmala Active Member

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    It's interesting it's a criminal defense attorney and not a divorce/family law attorney - given she hasn't been named a POI or suspect.
     
  6. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    This is a pretty cool picture.

    LOL.
    It seems Terri slipped out today unseen by press, apparently. :) They didn't figure it out until she drove back in with her new lawyer. Wonder who's car that is?

    Reminds me of the Anthony media subterfuge. They even had a fake Casey for the press to photograph - while Casey slipped in and out in disguise through different exits ... remember? :yes:
     
  7. AlexisFresca

    AlexisFresca New Member

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    Where on earth did she get money for a new car?
     
  8. matou

    matou #los2188

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    Very interesting. I don't think this has to do with custody.
     
  9. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    Wowza.

    They don't come any more pre-eminent or more highly rated than Houzer's rating.

    http://www.martindale.com/Results.aspx

    (Highest peer review rating possible.)

    (so much for not being able to afford the very best...) ;)
     
  10. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I kept pondering why she didn't already have one... either she is bold thinking she didn't need one, or clueless to how bad off the situation is.
     
  11. Sherbie

    Sherbie New Member

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    I assume that's the attorney's car.
     
  12. LNL

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    If she slipped past reporters earlier, then came back with her attorney, I wonder where her car is and why she didn't drive it home.
     
  13. pufnstuf

    pufnstuf "Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalance

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    Who is Stephen Houze?

    His website: http://www.shouze.com/display-cases.asp?artID=2

    Other articles and stuff:

    http://trueattrue.blogspot.com/2010/03/attorney-steve-houze-vs-debra-hennessee.html


    And this article is a must-read:

    “I think Steve Houze is probably the best criminal-defense attorney in the history of this state,” says attorney Donald Bourgeois, who worked with him at the Metropolitan Public Defenders’ office in the 1970s.

    It is an opinion shared, in only slightly less absolute terms, by the dozen Portland area prosecutors and defense attorneys contacted by the Tribune.

    Terese “Terry” Gustafson, the former Clackamas County district attorney in whose disbarment proceedings Houze was a key prosecution witness, would not talk about him. Houze himself also declined to be interviewed, citing personal and professional privacy concerns.

    “He’s reached the point in his career where he can pick and choose the cases he takes,” said Michael Regan, a Clackamas County deputy district attorney. Regan says he once dismissed a child-rape case against a Portland police officer in the middle of trial because of evidence Houze had found through “dogged determination and preparation.”

    “Steve finds statements and witnesses and versions of events that detectives don’t always uncover,” said Regan, who worked for Gustafson during her protracted battle with Houze and the Oregon State Bar before she was disbarred in March 2002. “He gets a whole other side of the story. You end up looking like your investigation wasn’t as thorough. I’ve learned how to be a better prosecutor from watching him.”

    But, Regan said, preparation is not the sole secret of Houze’s success.

    “He’s very adept at PR,” Regan said. “He never overhypes a defense or grandstands, but the minute he steps in front of a microphone, he’s very much aware that he’s presenting a defense.

    MUCH MORE: http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=17983
     
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    http://www.shouze.com/display-cases.asp?artID=2
     
  15. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    emma is greatly relieved that Houzer is no Baez.
     
  16. AlexisFresca

    AlexisFresca New Member

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    From the article:
    I wonder how many friends are staying at the house with her? Anyone know when LE stopped staying at their house (save bedtime)?
     
  17. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    Guess who's being named a 'person of interest' at tomorrows press conference!
     
  18. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    this is probably good for Kyron, frankly. good for everyone.
     
  19. Nana46

    Nana46 Runs with Scissors

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    Can someone give me a quick sentence again about how this makes it better that she has an attorney in regards to LE's stance? I have read so much now I am blank.TIA
     
  20. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    :waitasec:
     

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