Lawyers are someone who stays far away from the limelight. They let their sharp negotiating skills, research skills, analytical skills and more do all the talking. When they negotiate behind closed courtroom, everyone has to stop and listen. Then there are some other lawyers who are pushed under the spotlight as they represent big celebrity clients.
Their job is certainly not easy as they represent someone from Hollywood. While there are certainly perks of representing the big names of Hollywood, the downsides are their work comes under a scanner, and each move they make inside the courtroom is subject to scrutiny and discussion. Yes, the media glare is for real. So, let us find out about some of the most famous A-list Lawyers who have been there, done that, and came out trumps.
Marcia Clark is no longer practicing law. However, she is still famous because of her many conquests in the courtroom. She is famous for her work as a celebrity prosecution for her work on the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995.
Clark was the head of the prosecution team in the famous murder trial, which made her famous. Her skills as a lawyer have come in good stead now as she is now working as a legal commentator and author. Clark is still famous, and understandably so.
Shawn Chapman Holley
Shawn Chapman Holley shot to fame after representing Lindsay Lohan. However, she is not new to representing famous celebs at the court. Her clientele includes famous names such as Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, and Michael Jackson. Holley is now working for the prestigious Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert law firm in Los Angeles.
Allen Grubman is an attorney to reckon with in the music entertainment industry. He has been successfully representing both musical artists and record labels. His clientele includes the who’s who of the entertainment world. One look at the list will tell you that he means business. His client list includes Madonna, Maria Carey. Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen, and Elton John.
Leslie Abramson’s unruly hair and her distinctive traits, such as her strict client advocacy, set her apart from her peers. One of her most famous cases includes representing Eric and Lyle Menendez, the infamous Beverly Hills case in 1989. Abramson was sharp and astute in the trial as she went on to gain sympathy from the young men during the trial.
Gloria Allred is smart, famous, and hugely successful. She always manages to whip up quite the media frenzy. Instead of directly representing the celebrities, she often tries to represent the other party in a court case such as Rob Lowe’s nanny.
Yes, she is famous for not choosing the conventional path. Her representing Britney Spears’s bodyguard raised eyebrows, and the media wondered why she chose the client she did. Alfred is always ready to give a sound byte and give her opinion. Her outspoken remarks are one of the reasons why she is so popular everywhere.
His specialty lies in criminal defense. His star client has been Tom Sizemore. He is not only famous for his on-court dealings but he is also known for his fashionable attire.
McBride is not someone who discusses his star cases with the public. He brings two things to the table: he treats his high-profile cases like normal cases and does not charge them extra money just because they are famous.
Mark Geragos is one of the most famous criminal defense lawyers from Los Angeles, and his clientele also boasts of some famous names. His clientele includes the names of Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, and Chris Brown after getting into an infamous and public spat with his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Geragos has not bid goodbye to his legal profession yet. He has been directing his focus in a different path now; he is now investing his time in a legal commentary for many news outlets and podcasts.
Well, these celeb lawyers prove that celebs cannot do without their expertise. They are certainly shining examples for the other newbie lawyers trying to venture into this field. They show exactly how you can balance your career to manage the continuous media glare.