The Search for Justice: A Defense Attorney's Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 29, 2009 - True Crime - 363 pages
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You watched The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now read the explosive inside story in this behind-the-scenes account of the trial.

From June 13, 1994, to October 3, 1995, Robert Shapiro stood in the middle of a drama that held millions of Americans in thrall. In this book, the architect of the defense strategy tells the inside story of the O.J. Simpson trial from the beginning. With candor, wit, and compassion, the man who assembled the "dream team" brings to light the details of what has been called "the trial of the century," giving us revealing glimpses of the defendant and the others whose names have become so familiar: Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Marcia Clark, Judge Lance Ito, Chris Darden. Search for Justice deepens our understanding of the role and duty of a defense attorney, the "reasonable doubt" conclusion of the jury, and the place this story occupies in our culture.

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As the lead defense attorney for O.J. Simpson, Shapiro is ably suited to play the role of the avid apologist for both his client and the American criminal justice system, which assumes that a ... Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentytwo

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Robert Shapiro (born September 2, 1942) received a business degree in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1965 and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1968. At the start of his career, Mr. Shapiro spent two years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, then practiced criminal defense for more than 30 years and successfully defended O.J. Simpson and Christian Brando. Shortly after the Simpson trial, Mr. Shapiro steered his practice away from criminal defense and toward the civil arena. He has been recognized as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and is the founder of the Brent Shapiro Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise drug and alcohol awareness.

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