Peterson seeks pre-hypnosis testimony

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- A motion filed in a California court by Scott Peterson's attorneys seeks to admit testimony about alternative suspects in the murder of Laci Peterson.

Lawyer improving Jackson's court image

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's new lawyer is being credited for improving the pop star's image at his latest California court appearance, MTV.com reported.

Scott Peterson again seeks new trial venue

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's defense lawyer filed a motion Monday seeking to move the high-profile California murder trial a second time.

Peterson lawyer presses venue change

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Jury selection continued in the Redwood City, Calif., trial of Scott Peterson Tuesday even as his attorney prepared to press for a second change of venue.

Michael Jackson replaces attorneys

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson has replaced his attorneys less than a week before the singer is set to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment in his child molestation case. Jackson has retained Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., a high-profile lawyer who, until recently, represen

Peterson's lawyer may seek venue change

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's attorney said Tuesday his client cannot get a fair trial in the San Mateo County, Calif., so he may ask the venue be moved -- again.

Peterson judge allows phone call evidence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- The California judge in the murder trial of Scott Peterson Tuesday ruled thousands of the defendant's taped phone calls can be admitted into evidence.

Prosecutors in Scott Peterson case rebuked

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the California trial of Scott Peterson got a wrist-slapping Wednesday when the judge reprimanded them for not promptly turning over evidence.

Long delay seen in start of Jackson trial

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- It may take months going even into next year for a Santa Maria, Calif., court to open the child molestation trial of pop star Michael Jackson.

Peterson lawyer attacks GPS surveillance

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Scott Peterson's lawyer Wednesday attacked the reliability of the global positioning system used by Modesto, Calif., police to track the murder suspect.

Peterson murder trial postponed

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A judge in San Mateo, Calif., Monday postponed by a week the trial of Scott Peterson, accused of killing his wife and unborn child.

Scott Peterson trial may be delayed

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The attorney for Scott Peterson wants the Redwood City, Calif., court to delay his client's trial for double murder while he attends another murder trial.

Lawyer says Michael Jackson not a freak

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Attorney Mark Geragos, in an interview to be aired Monday by ABC's "Good Morning America," said he does not consider Michael Jackson a freak.

Michael Jackson pleads not guilty

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday in a child molestation case that drew hundreds of fans and journalists to a small courtroom in Santa Maria, Calif.

Jackson rep denies Nation of Islam ties

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's attorney has denied that the Nation of Islam is playing any part in the American pop singer's business.
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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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