Hey People, Have you ever thought that there be Celebrity Lawyers in America, Well I was surprised when I head this from our Chief Content Writer Andrew Simon .M. Well We got it all sorted for you. There is a saying that you cannot live or die without a lawyer. So it doesn’t matter whether you live in a trailer or drive in a Rolls Royce, at some point in your life, you might end up in a legal quagmire and would need a lawyer to get you out.
Lawyers, generally, prefer to work in the shadows. But what happens when you represent an A-list celebrity? The opposite. But there are cases, where some lawyers representing famous celebrities still manage to keep their heads down, while for others the quest for media attention only grows.
We have summed up a list of Top 10 Celebrity Lawyers of America that you didn’t know represented your Idols,
1- Alan Dershowitz
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Epstein, Claus Von Bulow, and Donald J. Trump
Alan Dershowitz is best known for his role in the trial of O.J. Simpson in 1995. The case gripped the national conscience and ignited a racial divide. Such was the popularity that Netflix made a series called The People vs O.J. Simpson.
However, Dershowitz first gripped the nation’s attention when he represented Claus Von Bulow, a British socialite, in 1984. Claus was accused of attempted murder of his wife, named Sunny. Dershovitz was successful in overturning the conviction. The trial was later made into a movie, based on a book written by Dershowitz called Reversal of Fortune.
Dershowitz is 81 years old, and some might think that his best days are behind him. However, in recent times, he has yet again defied expectations by representing the most controversial personality in American history. Dershowitz has provided commentary in the defense of President Donald J. Trump during the 2020 impeachment trials.
2- Joe Turner
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey
Due to his passionate defense of his clients, he has been nicknamed the “Mad Dog” lawyer. A former federal prosecutor from Austin, Texas, his specialties include defense of federal drug conspiracies, bank fraud, weapon offenses, and computer fraud to name but a few.
He first came to prominence following the successful acquittal of Ruth Riddle, a Branch Davidian who was accused of federal conspiracy and murder. Appearing on CNN and both local and international media outlets helped him gain popularity.
One of Joe Turner’s most famous celebrity clients includes the lead star of the sci-fi thriller “Interstellar” Matthew McConaughey. Matthew was charged for a naked bongo playing incident, which Joe successfully overturned by arguing that the police did not have probable cause to enter the home.
3- Allen Grubman
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Mariah Carey, U2, Elton John and Jennifer Lopez
In 1992, Business Week called him “the most powerful lawyer in the music industry”. Allen Grubman was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and has been representing clients since 1967.
Although normally in the field of law, it would be considered a grave conflict of interest, Allen Grubman has represented both A-list musicians and reputable record labels at the same time. Such is his reputation in the music industry that the Newyork Magazine has labeled him as the “sole superpower lawyer”.
Due to his high profile celebrity clientele, Allen Grubman has amassed a fortune of $100 million and as per his colleagues he earns $8 to $10 million per annum. Outside the music industry, he is best known for being the father of the infamous publicist Lizzie Grubman, who served a short sentence in jail after running over 16 clubgoers with her SUV, outside the Conscience Point Inn, a Hampton’s nightclub in 2001.
4- Mark Geragos
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson
The California native is the managing partner of Geragos & Geragos, based in Los Angeles. At his firm he is responsinble for overseeing criminal defense and litigation cases.
One of most famous clients was Michael Jackson who hired him and later fired him, in the sexual molestation case filed against him. At the point of Michael Jackson’s trial, Mark Geragos was representing another famous celebrity named Scott Peterson. This was perhaps the reason why Jackson relieved him from the role, stating “It is imperative that I have the full attention of those who are representing me. My life is at stake…”.
Mark Geragos first came to national prominence for his role in two of the most high profile federal class action lawsuits filed against New York Life Insurance and AXA.
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Al Pacino, Richard Gere, Sean Connary, Nelson Mandela, USSR
Martin Garbus was born in 1934 and is an America lawyer, specializing in intellectual property, criminal, copyright and constitutional law. He has represented authors, actors, political leaders and playwrights throughout his long and illustrious career.
He first came to limelight when he defended Lenny Bruce against charges of obscenity. His career didnt just include acting as a lawyer for A-list celebrities, Garbus has worked for the governments of the former Soviet Union, China and Rwanda serving as a consultant constitutional and media laws. In 2012, China hired Garbus to lend his expertise in resolving problems created by digital piracy.
6- Gerald Shergal
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Murder Inc founder Irv Gotti, Marc Drier, James Coonan, Daniel Pelosi
Geral Shergel is a defense lawyer from New York. As per The New Yorker he is “perhaps the finest of his generation..“. He is famous for being both a trial and an appellate lawyer, representing white-collar clients, as well as ordinary criminal defendants.
He first rose to national prominence by securing the acquittal of the New York Mafia Boss John J. Gotti in 1990. In pop culture he is perhaps best known for his defense of Joe Helderman, who was accused of extorting money from David Letterman.
7- Howard K. Stern
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Anna Nicole Smith
Howard K. Stern made a profession and carved out a fortune by acting as a lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith. Howard represented Anna for the lawsuit that she filed for the acquisition of her deceased husband’s property. However, when the case reached the Supreme Court, it was established that he was more of a companion of Anna’s than a lawyer.
Howard took an interest in Smith’s unscripted TV drama and afterward turned into an omnipresent face on the news when he said he fathered her child, which ended up being false.
Things went seriously downhill for Stern after Smith’s passing. Howard was captured in May for furnishing Smith with controlled substances and an adjudicator is right now choosing whether he and two physicians will face charges.
8- David Boies
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Carly Simon, Michael Moore
David Boies is an amazing litigator whose profession took off when he protected IBM against antitrust claims. He likewise spoke to Al Gore in Bush v. Gore and has collaborated with Ted Olson, his rival for that matter, to battle California’s Proposition 8.
In any case, his cases are not generally so cerebral. Boies represented Major League Baseball in the interest of Steinbrenner and the Yankees over an Adidas bargain. He likewise spoke to movie producer Michael Moore during his advancement of the film Sicko; Boies sent a letter to the legislature proposing the Bush organization’s analysis of the film may have provoked a government examination concerning Moore’s excursion to Cuba.
He additionally as of late sued Starbucks for the benefit of artist Carly Simon
9- Gloria Allred
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: The family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Girlfriend of Scott Peterson: Amber Frey, and Paula Jones
Gloria Allred has not met a media furor she doesn’t care for – even her site flaunts that she is “the most well known lady lawyer providing legal counsel in the country today.”. She has a reputation for avoiding the limelight and therefore is known to represent people who have filed lawsuits against famous celebrities, for instance, she represented the babysitter who accused Rob Lowe for inappropriate behavior. What’s more, now and then she acts as a lawyer for individuals (for example Britney Spears’ protector) when it isn’t actually clear why they need a lawyer by any stretch of the imagination.
Allred is constantly accessible to offer her supposition, as of late suing the alleged “Octomom” expressing that the semi-celebrated children need a named gatekeeper to ensure their inclinations.
10- Leslie Abramson
Celebrity Lawyers Clients: Menendez Brothers and Phil Spector
Leslie Abramson is known for her weird hair and the straightforward advocacy of her clients.
She is generally acclaimed for being the lawyer to Eric and Lyle Mendendez, who shot their folks in their Beverly Hills home in 1989. Abramson attempted to pick up compassion toward the youngsters during the preliminary, featuring their dad’s supposed mental and sexual maltreatment. Eric and Lyle were sentenced for homicide in any case, and it was uncovered during the punishment stage that Abramson requested that an observer adjust his notes. When questioned by the Judge, she ultimately plead the 5th and subsequently was removed from the case.