If you want to be famous, don’t become a lawyer. While some celebrities are busy getting themselves into all kinds of legal trouble, their lawyers are working hard behind the scenes to keep them out of jails. While it’s not always a glamorous life that these lawyers lead, some of them get a taste of success with big clients and just can’t get enough. Check out this list of attorneys that represent some of Hollywood‘s A-list celebrities when they are in trouble.
10. Leslie Abramson
Celebrity clients: Phil Spector and the Menendez Brothers
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Leslie Hope Abramson is an American criminal defense attorney who became well-known through her legal defense of the Menendez brothers. Unruly hair and outspoken client advocacy are Abramson’s trade marks. Her clients Eric and Lyle Menendez shot their parents in their Beverly Hills home back in 1989. Abramson tried to gain sympathy for them during the trial, pointing out their father’s alleged mental and sexual abuse. During the Menendez trial it was revealed that she had forced Erik’s psychiatrist to delete and rewrite passages of the doctor’s notes. When questioned by the judge, she invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Eric and Lyle were convicted of murder in the end.
In 2004, Abramson was hired by American musician and producer Phil Spector, who was charged with fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion in Alhambra, California.