While at cocktail hour we check in on the status of those who found their 15 minutes of fame (some more, some less) as players in the first O.J. trial.
As you've probably heard in his radio ads, O.J. team leader Robert Shapiro helped found a legal document preparation company with problems of its own. Johnnie Cochran published a memoir of his life, and then sadly passed away in 2005. Heavy hitter F.Lee Bailey faced another kind of death: He was disbarred from the
Lance Ito, the celebrity-struck judge, still sits in courtroom 110 in the
Bitter Lawyer ends its list with news from a non-lawyer,
As for some of those law students at the time, namely myself who found themselves awestruck while being hired by both firms to sift through mounds of evidence and draft pages upon pages of research briefs; I now find myself serving my country and helping families with special needs children, still in the heart of the action, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Paris and the likes...just not as lucrative as I'd have hoped, but with my health and my family…happy nevertheless.