Barry Slotnick is a New York City defense attorney, best known for defending Bernhard Goetz. Slotnick was born in The Bronx in 1939 to Orthodox Jewish Russian immigrants, he graduated with a B. A. from City College of the City University of New York, a J. D. from New York University Law School, was admitted to the bar at age 21. After graduating from law school, Slotnick established his own practice in Manhattan. Slotnick specialized in criminal defense, found clients by sitting in the front row of a court, waiting until the judges would say “Slotnick, the next client is yours.” From there, he started his own "boutique law firm" that became Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker. During the 1980s, Slotnick defended Bernhard Goetz, who shot four black youth on a New York City subway. Goetz was charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment and several firearms offenses; the trial received national attention, a Manhattan jury found Goetz not guilty of all charges except an illegal firearms possession count, for which he served two-thirds of a one-year sentence.
The New York Times attributed the victory to Slotnick’s “clever courtroom tactics,” noting that he “turned out to be a shrewder, more accomplished performer than the prosecutor, Gregory Waples.” In particular, Slotnick’s aggressive questioning of James Ramseur, one of the four shot by Goetz, caused Ramseur to react explosively, which resulted in Ramseur’s entire testimony being stricken from the record including negative statements Ramseur made about Goetz. When talking about the case, Slotnick said "I've had greater victories and I've had much more difficult cases to try, but for the public perception, for the public need, Goetz was important. Goetz was my public service case.” An appellate attorney, Slotnick began doing high-profile criminal cases that garnered national media attention. In his early 30s, Slotnick defended Mafia boss Joe Colombo in front of the United States Supreme Court and won; the New York Court of Appeals declared New York's contempt statute unconstitutional. He would be the major lawyer of the first John Gotti case, by which Gotti and his associates were all acquitted.
Slotnick has represented former Democratic Congressman Mario Biaggi, as well as Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov, accused by the United States Department of Justice of being a major boss of the Russian mafia. He represented casino magnate Steve Wynn, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, Rabbi Meir Kahane, he handled the divorce proceedings on behalf of actor Anthony Quinn and of June Gumbel—wife of television personality Bryant Gumbel. In 2004, Slotnick defended retired Army Captain Jay Ferriola pro-bono with his son Stuart Slotnick. Ferriola was ordered to redeploy to Iraq after completing eight years of service, sued the Army on the grounds that they violated his due process rights; the Department of Defense allowed Ferriola to retire from the Army. The case was the first to challenge the Army's stop-loss policy, which had affected tens of thousands of soldiers since the start of the Iraq War. Slotnick successfully tried four similar cases. With his son, Slotnick obtained a settlement for publicly traded company Sportingbet with the U.
S. Government's Department of a non-prosecution agreement; this amount was a quarter of. Pursuant to the non prosecution agreement, Sportingbet will not be indicted for their criminal acts in the United States. During 2005, he merged Slotnick Shapiro & Crocker with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, with which he is a partner and shareholder. Slotnick has been a member of the New York Governor's Judicial Selection Committee, Chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Capital Crimes, a former Special Deputy Attorney General. Slotnick is married to Donna Slotnick and has four children, one of whom is attorney Stuart Slotnick, best known for defending the company American Apparel, he once had a 12-year winning streak, has said that his favorite client was Winnie the Pooh, whom he represents adverse to Disneyland. He received the American Lawyer's AMMY Award as the best defense lawyer in America, was named to the New York Super Lawyer List during 2006, 2007, 2009, was included in the American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2009.
Barry Slotnick Profile on BIPC.com. Vanderbilt Speaker Series Fall 2005 Barry Slotnick Bio. Trial may turn tables on Russian mob boss Army Captain Granted Reprieve After Suing U. S. Gvt. To Block Iraq Deployment Democracy Now interview of Barry Slotnick
Joshua David Klein-Davies is a footballer who plays as a striker for Skelmersdale United. Born in Bristol, Klein-Davies grew up in the St Pauls area of the city, he played in the Avon Youth League for Cadbury Heath from a young age and started out at Stoke Lane A. F. C, he began his career as an academy player at Bristol City and was capped by Wales at Under-17 and Under-19 levels. He signed for Bristol Rovers in May 2007 after being released by Bristol City. In November 2007, Klein-Davies joined Yate Town on a one-month loan deal to enable him to gain first-team experience; this loan was extended for a second month, however the deal was cut short when Bristol Rovers recalled him to the Memorial Stadium on 28 December. He scored a total of five goals in eight league appearances for Yate. Klein-Davies made his Football League debut on 29 December 2007, when he came on as a substitute for Andy Williams in a home match against Carlisle United, he scored his first senior goal against Huddersfield Town with a header from close range.
He joined Luton Town on loan shortly before the start of the 2008–09 season, but returned to Rovers early after manager Mick Harford felt he "wasn't what he was looking for". In November 2008 Klein-Davies was loaned out again, this time to Newport County, following the expiry of this deal he joined Lewes and Bath City, again on loan, he was released by Rovers late in April 2009, having not made an appearance for the club since the final day of the 2007–08 season. In July 2009 he had an unsuccessful trial with Weymouth and he joined Weston-super-Mare in August, he played one game for them before turning out for Weymouth, making five appearances and scoring one goal before returning to Weston in December. He finished the 2009–10 season with nine appearances and two goals for Weston after returning and in July 2010 he trained with League Two team Cheltenham Town, he spent the summer of 2010 in pre season training with Conference National side Forest Green Rovers and featured in a number of pre season and reserve team matches.
However, he moved to Western Football League side Brislington and in October 2010 re-signed for former club, Weston-super-Mare, for a third time. He signed on for Southern League West outfit Almondsbury Town shortly after; the spell was interfered by a stint at Hastings United during winter 2011. On 9 April 2011, Klein-Davies suffered a dislocated shoulder in a game for Almondsbury against local rivals Mangotsfield United, the same month it was announced that Almondsbury Town would resign from the Southern League at the end of the season due to ground problems, he appeared for Brislington again at the end of the season, featured for Hanham Sunday in the Sunday League Cup during 2010–11. Klein-Davies started the 2011–12 season with Clevedon Town, moved on to Western Football League side Shepton Mallet. A week ahead of the 2012–13 season he signed for Mangotsfield United, in February 2013 they sent him out on loan to Odd Down. After a trial for Paulton Rovers at the start of the 2013–14 season, he helped them win promotion from the Southern Football League Division One South & West, before joining Frome Town in October 2014.
After a handful of games for The Robins as well as Bishop Sutton on dual registration, he linked up with Shortwood United of the Southern League in January 2015. He scored on his debut for Shortwood in a 2-2 draw against Swindon Supermarine. At the start of the 2015–16 season he signed for Taunton Town scoring in that debut, but was released in mid-November and joined divisional rivals Bridgwater Town shortly after. Having spent time with Rhyl during the previous season, he made his debut for Prescot Cables on 19 September 2017, but had to wait until 17 October to be handed his first start for the Merseyside side, he joined Widnes ahead of the 2019–20 season. In October 2019 he was released along with three other players, he joined Skelmersdale United, on dual registration terms with Prescot Cables according to Ormskirk Advertiser, making his debut on 1 December 2019. Josh Klein-Davies at Soccerbase