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Sherry Alhawwash joined the Scott Law Firm in February, 2012 and brings with her over 20 years of experience. She has been legal assistant to Harold Rosenthal specializing in criminal cases; legal assistant to Richard Zitrin, one of the nation's leading authorities on legal ethics and attorney conduct as well as a legal malpractice and murder trial lawyer; and legal assistant to Nussbaum & Zigler, LLP, which specializes in complex antitrust (both on a class and an individual basis), RICO/fraud and False Claims Act litigation. Her recent position before joining SLF was with Paul A. Frassetto's firm, which specializes in legal malpractice, fiduciary and ethics violation claims, malicious prosecution and probate fiduciary litigation. Sherry’s enthusiasm, professionalism, warmth and insistence on excellence immediately made her an integral part of our team.

A San Francisco Bay resident with close ties to her extended family, Sherry is a graduate of Healds College; a Certified Legal Secretary through Hastings Law School and a Notary Public. Sherry believes that the law can and must be used to help people and enrich our community by protecting all of our civil rights.

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Judge: San Francisco police justified in shooting man in wheelchair - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A federal judge ruled San Francisco police were justified in shooting a man in a wheelchair two years ago.

On January 4, 2011 cellphone video of the incident was taken. It shows two officers firing at Randal Dunklin after he had slashed an officer in the shoulder.

The officers say Dunklin continued to be a threat, even after they fired a bean bag at him. Dunklin, who suffers from mental problems, was acquitted of wrongdoing, but filed a civil suit against police for excessive force.

The judge didn't buy it. Dunklin's attorney, John Scott, is outraged.

"Even if the shooting is on videotape and appears to be outrageous, that if a person can somehow claim self-defense, that the person is protected by the law," said Scott.

Dunklin plans to appeal the ruling to the Ninth District Court of appeals.

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