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F Lee Bailey obituary

High-profile defence lawyers have often become celebrities in the US, starting with Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln and boasting ever more flamboyance since the days of Clarence Darrow. F Lee Bailey, who has died aged 87, was one of the most aggressively self-promoting modern celebrity lawyers, achieving fame then maintaining...
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OJ Simpson confirms death of his former defense attorney F Lee Bailey

Famed criminal defense attorney F Lee Bailey, made famous for his representation of OJ Simpson in his 1995 murder trial, has died. Mr Bailey's former partner Superior Court Judge Kenneth J Fishman confirmed the lawyer's death to The Boston Globe. The attorney was 87. He died in Georgia, though the cause of his death was not immediately apparent. Mr Simpson shared a post on Twitter memorializing the man who helped him escape a murder conviction in one of the most watched trials in US history. The former NFL star called him a "great friend" and "one of the great lawyers...
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F Lee Bailey, celebrity lawyer who defended OJ Simpson, dies at 87

F Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended OJ Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday. He was 87. The death was confirmed Thursday by Peter Horstmann, who worked with...
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OJ Simpson's lawyer F Lee Bailey dies aged 87

F Lee Bailey, one of the defence lawyers in the 1995 murder trial of OJ Simpson, has died aged 87. Mr Bailey defended a host of notorious clients, including the Boston Strangler and the US army commander at the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. He was renowned for...
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F Lee Bailey, flamboyant American defence lawyer whose many high-profile clients included OJ Simpson and Patty Hearst – obituary

F Lee Bailey, who has died aged 87, was one of the best-known and most controversial defence lawyers in postwar America, and an outspoken critic of the US justice system. He courted publicity and was critical of the lack of professionally trained criminal lawyers at the American Bar. He numbered himself among the great defence attorneys of American history, notably Clarence Darrow, but was also likened to the legendary defence lawyer of fiction, Perry Mason.