Top 5 Notorious Federal Crime Lawyers

Through modern American history, there have been some memorable court cases that have stuck out in the public eye. With these court cases came equally memorable criminal defense lawyers. Here are 5 of the most memorable, and in many cases notorious, examples of a federal crime lawyer.

Johnnie Cochran

Famous for being the federal crime lawyer for O.J. Simpson alongside a group of several others, Cochran also has represented a number of athletes and musicians in their criminal defense cases. Known widely across the country as an excellent federal crime attorney, Cochran was also a vocal critic of police brutality. Despite what you think of the outcome of O.J. Simpson’s trial, it’s impossible to deny that Cochran did his job to the best of his ability. Unfortunately, the great federal crime lawyer passed away in 2005.

Mark Geragos

Geragos has served as the lawyer for stars such as Winona Ryder, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown. He also defended convicted wife- and child- killer Scott Peterson, who was incredibly guilty. But that’s part of the job, we suppose. Geragos has gained a reputation for being a lawyer to the stars, and has made a number of media appearances in recent years.

Robert Shapiro

Another member of O.J. Simpson’s legal team, Shapiro has also defended the likes of the Kardashians and Jose Canseco. Shapiro was memorably portrayed by John Travolta in the popular “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Shapiro is also a children’s author and entrepreneur, founding the websites LegalZoom, ShoeDazzle and more.

Dick Deguerin

After the Enron scandal, white collar criminal defense lawyer stepped in to defend several of the executives in court. In addition, he also has defend several major politicians against claims of fraud and money laundering. This excellent and renowned white collar crime attorney has a strong reputation built on years of hard work.

Robert Kardashian

Though the Kardashian name is famous for very different reasons these days, their late father Robert was well-known as a part of the team representing O.J. Simpson, who was a personal friend of his. In 2003, Kardashian was diagnosed with and succumb to a battle against cancer. His legacy lives on in the form of his incredibly successful daughters and son.

Those are our top 5 favorite examples of a successful federal crime lawyer. What are your thoughts? Have any other favorite defender of federal crimes? Share your favorites down below in the comments section, and enjoy your day!