Last week I was supposed to sit down for an interview with F Lee Bailey that would have aired on this program. As most of you probably know, Bailey died on June 3. He was 87. For many lawyers like myself, Bailey was the one you wanted to emulate – or, if you were charged with a crime, the one you wanted to hire.
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The news that F. Lee Bailey died this week made headlines briefly, but only briefly because so few remember how popular he once was. But my memory of meeting him remains vivid, because he was among the most spectacular guests we had at Monmouth College in the past half-century. The late '60s were our golden age of guest speakers, because national celebrities were not expensive, and their agents were often eager to fill in an empty day during a tour.
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Standing in front of a counter at a motel in Louisiana on a hot, spring night almost 40 years ago, my traveling companion and I just wanted quick service and two rooms with beds. Tired and grumpy and not accustomed to the thick swamp heat that hung in the air like a heavy blanket, we […]
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Quality Journalism for Critical Times It was pretty clear that famed attorney F. Lee Bailey was on his way down when he leaned over a federal courtroom bench in Ocala and asked me for a ride back to the Hilton Hotel. It was the first time the defendant in any trial asked me for a ride during a lifetime of […] The post The life and death of famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, with some FL anecdotes appeared first on Florida Phoenix.
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Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey moves to call new witnesses concerning former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman's use of racial epithets and possible involvement with Nazi symbols, Sept 1, 1995, during the O.J. Simpson double murder trial in Los Angeles. At left is prosecuting attorney William Hodgman. (AP Photo/Pool/Reed Saxon) (AP)
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Famed trial lawyer F. Lee Bailey, who died last week at age 87, represented many celebrities during his long career, including O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst, Dr. Sam Sheppard and the alleged Boston Strangler. In one of his lesser known cases, he traveled to New Philadelphia in February 1969 to defend...
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F. Lee Bailey, the criminal defense attorney best known for representing O. J. Simpson and other famous or notorious defendants, died June 3 in Atlanta. He was 87 and had been in poor health. I met Mr. Bailey back in 1992 when the University of Richmond staged a mock trial...
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F. Lee Bailey was at one time the most famous trial attorney in the country, known for his lightning-quick mind, relentless courtroom interrogations and insatiable self-promotion. In trials that captivated the nation, he defended Dr. Sam Sheppard, whose story was reportedly the basis for “The Fugitive” TV series and film;...
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One of the most notorious and legendary criminal cases of all time, The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson aka O.J. Simpson, rocked the nation and the world. A man who was once a famed athlete was now on trial for murder. What was even more notorious about the case is that O.J. went free.
As reflection begins on F. Lee Bailey's legacy following the news of his death, there are a number of cases that he took part in that are worthy of reflection. Although he was an attorney by trade, F. Lee represented a number of hugely famous people over the course of his career, and he became notorious in part for his desire to bask in the limelight.
F. Lee Bailey, who brought drama, swagger and cunning to the courtroom in representing football star O.J. Simpson, heiress Patty Hearst and the "Boston Strangler" suspect before his career ended in disbarment, died on Thursday. He was 87. Bailey died in Georgia, said Peter Horstmann, an attorney and former associate....
F. Lee Bailey, the dramatic criminal defense lawyer who represented Sam Shepherd, Patty Hearst, the Boston Strangler, the My Lai Massacre commander and O.J. Simpson, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 87. Evening network news shows reported his death Thursday, as did The Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The...
Bailey became a nationally famous in the 1960s representing Sam Sheppard, who was found guilty of killing his wife in 1954. Bailey won a precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Sheppard's conviction, leading to his acquittal in a retrial. Sheppard's story inspired the TV series and movie The Fugitive. Bailey's fame led to appearances on What's My Line?, The Tonight Show and The Mike Douglas Show during the 1960s. But Bailey is best known for grilling Mark Fuhrman in the O.J. Simpson case in 1995, which Nathan Lane re-created for The People v. O.J. Simpson in 2016. ALSO: Watch F. Lee Bailey's appearance on Late Night with David Letterman's "Lawsuit Day" in 1984.
During his decades-long career, famed attorney F. Lee Bailey defended a number of high-profile clients, most notable O.J. Simpson in the so-called “trial of the century.” NBC News Now anchor Joe Fryer looks back at Bailey’s life and legacy.
F. Lee Bailey, an attorney who had been disbarred in two states and had gained widespread notice while representing heiress Patty Hearst and former NFL star O.J. Simpson, died Thursday. Bailey, who was 87, had a law career that spanned more than six decades, but more recently maintained F. Lee...
In this 2014 file photo, famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey poses in his office in Yarmouth, Maine. Bailey defended former football running back O.J. Simpson, but his legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states. He died Thursday at age 87. Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/The Associated Press.