Police hold tiger attack victim's car

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police were given permission Tuesday to investigate the phones and car of two brothers who survived the Christmas Day San Francisco Zoo tiger attack.

Lawyer: Zoo smears brothers hurt by tiger

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer for two brothers mauled at the San Francisco Zoo in a tiger attack that killed their friend accuses zoo officials of "character assassination."

Lawyer: Zoo ignored tiger victims' pleas

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A lawyer for two brothers mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo said zoo workers ignored their cries for help for about 30 minutes before calling 911.

Insurer defends self in transplant case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- An insurance company is defending its decision to deny a liver transplant for a California girl who later died, saying experts were on its side.

Defense contractor guilty of bribery

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Southern California defense contractor faces as long as 20 years in prison for bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham.

Hit-and-run charge against Bach dropped

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Pamela Bach, the ex-wife of Hollywood actor David Hasselhoff, has reportedly been dropped.

Guilty pleas entered in Jackson bugging

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Two California men have pleaded guilty in federal court to secretly videotaping pop singer Michael Jackson and trying to sell it to media outlets.

Tamahori gets probation in bizarre case

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Film director Lee Tamahori was sentenced Thursday to three years probation for allegedly propositioning a Los Angeles police officer.

Jackson ex-lawyer to continue testimony

SANTA MARIA, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- A judge ruled Friday Michael Jackson's former lawyer would be allowed to continue testimony on a limited waiver.

Jacko's lawyers grill British filmmaker

SANTA MARIA, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's lawyers grilled a British filmmaker whose documentary on the pop star led to charges of child molestation in California.

Lawyer calls for new trial for Peterson

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- Papers filed by Scott Peterson's attorney cite 13 reasons the California man should get a new trial in the murders of wife and unborn son.

Geragos wants donations for investigation

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Legal experts say nothing restricts Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos from using a Web site to raise funds for more investigations into Laci Peterson's death.

Jury begins deliberating Peterson sentence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Redwood City, Calif., jury that convicted Scott Peterson of double murder began deliberating his sentence Thursday.

Geragos steps aside in Peterson hearing

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Legal analysts gave good reviews to the defense in the Scott Peterson penalty hearing Wednesday as Mark Geragos' co-counsel questioned Peterson's father.

Peterson trial juror replaced

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Deliberations were halted in Scott Peterson's California murder trial and a juror was replaced Tuesday afternoon.
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Mark Geragos
Barry Bonds' former trainer Greg Anderson (left) arrives at Federal Court in San Francisco with attorney Mark Geragos, Geragos' son Jake and associate Paula Canny August 28, 2006. Anderson was sent back to prison for contempt of court, again refusing to testify at the Grand Jury. (UPI Photo/Stephen Dorian Miner)

Mark John Geragos (born October 5, 1957) is an American criminal defense attorney who defended the musician Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder, politician Gary Condit, and Susan McDougal. He was also involved in the Whitewater scandal. He also represented Scott Peterson, in another trial that received widespread media attention. Geragos represented suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield, Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, two brothers injured after a tiger escaped in San Francisco Zoo, and musician Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty in the assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna. In addition, he assisted the family of David Carradine during the investigation of his accidental auto-erotica induced death. He is considered a "celebrity lawyer".

Geragos was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, CA., and graduated with honors. He received his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1979 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1983. Currently, Geragos is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Geragos and Geragos, a 13-person law firm in Los Angeles. Geragos handles criminal defense and civil litigation.

An Armenian-American, Geragos maintains his close relationship with the Armenian community. He has earned praise from the Armenian National Committee of America He serves on the Advisory Committee of Birthright Armenia, as the chairman of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and also is involved with the Armenian religious community. He has been a member of the Armenia Fund International Board of Trustees since 2006.

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