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Famed celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey, whose clients included O.J. Simpson, dies at 87

WALTHAM, Massachusetts -- Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey has died. He was 87.

The death was confirmed Thursday by Peter Horstmann, who worked with Bailey as an associate in the same law office for seven years.

In a career that spanned decades, Bailey defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler.

Bailey had been called arrogant, egocentric and contemptuous of authority. But he also was acknowledged as bold, brilliant, meticulous and tireless in the defense of his clients.

Simpson once called Bailey the most valuable member of the legal team that got him acquitted of killing his wife and her friend in 1995.

Bailey was disbarred in Florida and Massachusetts in the early 2000s for mishandling $6 million worth of stock for a client. But won the right to practice law in Maine in 2013

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      1. Wow TDS still bugging even after Trump is out of office. Nothing in this article is about Trump but your low IQ brain takes it in as that. Get help for your TDS. Your Obamacare should cover it. LMAO.

  1. Everyone hates lawyers. Until you need one. And uvacowboy, I agree with you but it’s news because of OJ. The rating on the recent ESPN documentary were through the roof (much like our forthcoming electric rates). He did a lot of big cases but face it, the OJ case still resonates decades later, for better or worse.

    1. Disagree. He did the cross examination on Mark Furhman which, regardless of the real murder evidence, proved Furhman lied under oath. Proving Furhman used the N word when he said he never did completely destroyed his testimony. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong about OJ’s guilt, but he lied under oath.

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