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September 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom's loved ones may want former O.J. Simpson attorney and LegalZoom founder Robert Shapiro to represent Odom in his DUI arrest. But Shapiro says that these days he is not about getting his clients the least amount of punishment but about getting them better -- and that's a requirement for those who want the benefit of his legal skills. The lawyer, whose son suffered a drug-related death in 2005, wants to represent only those people willing to seek treatment to overcome their addictions, several sources said.
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September 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Basketball star Lamar Odom is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on an alleged DUI. Odom, a current free agent who played for the Lakers and Clippers and who was named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, was arrested Aug. 30 after he was spotted driving his white Mercedes sport utility vehicle erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said. His driver's license was suspended for one year after he refused to take chemical tests intended to determine his possible level and type of intoxication.
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December 21, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Music producer Phil Spector, who has cycled through defense attorneys since he was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion in 2003, is trying for the second time to get a refund of the $1 million he paid his first attorney. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spector alleges that attorney Robert L. Shapiro "took unfair and unscrupulous advantage of his friendship and position of trust with Mr. Spector, and decided to use Mr.
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September 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Ben Bolch
Lamar Odom is receiving treatment for issues related to his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. People.com reported that the former Lakers and Clippers star has checked into an undisclosed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. [12:39 p.m. update : A person close to Odom, who would not speak publicly, said Thursday that he has not checked into a rehab facility.]
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September 22, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
However else the O. J. Simpson trial may affect jurisprudence in the United States, it has offered a preview of the kind of cutting-edge computer technology that will become more common in future proceedings. That's the view of two members of the Simpson defense team who shared their experiences with 130 computer students at Cal State Northridge Wednesday night.
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July 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the lawyers one typically sees in Juvenile Court. But then, neither are the defendants. In their efforts to defeat murder charges, the parents of a half-dozen mostly private-school-educated teenagers have hired a gaggle of private attorneys, including high-powered celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, Death Row Records attorney David Kenner and well-known defense lawyer Jill Lansing, who represented Lyle Menendez during his first trial.
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July 1, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former head of an Orange recycling company, now under investigation for involvement in the suspected misappropriation of up to $6 million in city funds, has hired Los Angeles criminal attorney Robert Shapiro, a member of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team" defense.
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April 21, 1996 | Henry Weinstein, Legal Affairs writer Henry Weinstein was part of The Times' team of reporters who covered the O.J. Simpson case
The O.J. Simpson murder case, an aberration in virtually every respect from what happens in the nation's criminal courtrooms every day, has now brought us a commodity almost as rare as a well-financed defense--the sore winner. Robert Shapiro and his colleagues gained an acquittal in the most watched trial in history. Yet, he's not satisfied with legal victory.
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July 10, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no cakes, no gifts, no party for O.J. Simpson on Saturday as he marked his 47th birthday in jail, awaiting trial on charges of murdering his ex-wife and a friend of hers. Instead, there were visits from family members and F. Lee Bailey, one of his lawyers. But the visits could not divert him from the grim reality of a birthday passed in a cramped jail cell. "He's in tears," said Robert Shapiro, his lead defense attorney, who spoke to Simpson by phone. "It's a horrible day.
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February 9, 2013 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Lawyer-turned-serial-entrepreneur Brian Lee, 41, is pulling double duty as the chief executive of two celebrity-backed e-commerce websites: ShoeDazzle, co-founded with Kim Kardashian, and Honest Co., co-founded with Jessica Alba. The companies are headquartered in Santa Monica and offer customers monthly subscription plans in addition to typical a la carte shopping for shoes and baby products, respectively. ShoeDazzle has more than 15 million registered users and last year posted $100 million in revenue, up 80% from 2011; it has raised $66 million from investors including venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom's loved ones may want former O.J. Simpson attorney and LegalZoom founder Robert Shapiro to represent Odom in his DUI arrest. But Shapiro says that these days he is not about getting his clients the least amount of punishment but about getting them better -- and that's a requirement for those who want the benefit of his legal skills. The lawyer, whose son suffered a drug-related death in 2005, wants to represent only those people willing to seek treatment to overcome their addictions, several sources said.
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February 9, 2013 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Lawyer-turned-serial-entrepreneur Brian Lee, 41, is pulling double duty as the chief executive of two celebrity-backed e-commerce websites: ShoeDazzle, co-founded with Kim Kardashian, and Honest Co., co-founded with Jessica Alba. The companies are headquartered in Santa Monica and offer customers monthly subscription plans in addition to typical a la carte shopping for shoes and baby products, respectively. ShoeDazzle has more than 15 million registered users and last year posted $100 million in revenue, up 80% from 2011; it has raised $66 million from investors including venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Music producer Phil Spector, who has cycled through defense attorneys since he was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion in 2003, is trying for the second time to get a refund of the $1 million he paid his first attorney. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spector alleges that attorney Robert L. Shapiro "took unfair and unscrupulous advantage of his friendship and position of trust with Mr. Spector, and decided to use Mr.
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March 4, 2007 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Gary Matthews Jr. launched a high-powered defense Saturday, retaining one of the top criminal defense attorneys and perhaps the most noted crisis management firm in Southern California to represent him amid allegations he received an illegal shipment of human growth hormone. Robert Shapiro, an attorney most famous for his work on O.J.
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July 6, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A legal secretary who was fired after she accused well-known Los Angeles attorney Robert Shapiro of overbilling clients can sue his law firm for wrongful termination, a state appeals court has ruled. In its 3-0 decision, a panel of the 2nd Appellate District concluded that Pauletta James was entitled to move forward with a claim that she was dismissed from the firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro because she reported Shapiro's alleged misdeeds.
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October 13, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of Brent Edward Shapiro, the 24-year-old son of attorney and author Robert Shapiro, authorities said Wednesday. Brent Shapiro, a recent USC graduate who had just enrolled in law school, died Monday after becoming ill over the weekend. A coroner's official said the agency was investigating the possible role of drugs in Shapiro's death. "It's being considered an accidental death," said Lt.
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October 13, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of Brent Edward Shapiro, the 24-year-old son of attorney and author Robert Shapiro, authorities said Wednesday. Brent Shapiro, a recent USC graduate who had just enrolled in law school, died Monday after becoming ill over the weekend. A coroner's official said the agency was investigating the possible role of drugs in Shapiro's death. "It's being considered an accidental death," said Lt.
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April 28, 1995
A photographer whose picture of a bungee-jumping Robert Shapiro was aired without his consent accepted $5,001 to settle his suit against KNBC-TV, a station spokeswoman said Thursday. Peter Borsari, a free-lancer who sold the copyrighted photo of the nearly free-falling O.J. Simpson lawyer and pictures of his family to People magazine and the Star, filed the infringement lawsuit last September in Los Angeles federal court. He originally sought $10,000. The settlement was approved April 18 by U.S.
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August 13, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of celebrity lawyers seeking to free two teenagers charged with a stabbing murder outside a party at a million-dollar Encino home continues to grow. On the first day of what promises to be a weeks-long preliminary hearing, retired state Supreme Court Justice Armand Arabian made an appearance Wednesday as co-counsel for Sayat Oruncakciel. He joins Death Row Records attorney David Kenner in defending the youth. Robert Shapiro, a former member of the O.J.
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