Richard Sternberg's answer If the notary is applying for the loan, he cannot notarize his own signature. Almost all settlement agents are notaries. And, notaries can of course be a witness. That’s pretty much what a notary is: a witness to the authenticity of a signature. Maryland Law does require deeds and deeds of trust to be prepared under the supervision of a lawyer, but there is a loophole that you could sail a battleship through. If you doubt the enforceability of your deed of trust, you can ask a Maryland lawyer...
Mark Oakley's answer You need to have an experienced federal criminal defense attorney admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. The attorney will do all the legal research. Most criminal defense counsel who practice in the federal courts will either handle appeals or will know others to refer you to.
David Alan Wolf's answer Assault and negligent security cases are quite complicated. You may want to retain the services of an attorney to pursue this matter on your behalf. There can be a count for assault, battery, negligence and other causes of action. If you do not formally hire an attorney, you may want to have an attorney draft the complaint for you to file. Before you file anything, go ahead and speak to a local personal injury or civil rights attorney as to recommended and practical courses of action.
Adam Studnicki's answer Each state has resources for searching company information. More of it is being made available online over time. The amount and type of information available varies depending on the State.
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