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Mark Geragos The Managing Partner Of The 13-Partner Firm Geragos & Geragos. Geragos Is Known, For Defending Many Pop-Culture Icons As Well As Other High-Profile Criminal Cases. Mark Geragos Had Received The 1999 Trial Lawyer Of The Year Award.

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                             The Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos
                             [By Aundi Howerton]
                             Arguably the most well-known, high-profile clientele-laden attorney in Los Angeles and possibly the country, Mark Geragos
                             is the managing partner of the 13-partner firm Geragos & Geragos. The firm opened when he was just 12 years old; but
                             now Mark Geragos, along with his father and 11 other lawyers, practices out of recently acquired historical real estate in
                             downtown L.A. Many have quipped that the 6th and Figueroa building, a firehouse for the first half of the 20th century, is
                             exactly the venue needed for the Geragos specialty: putting out fires. The firm, having rented for the past 20 years, is thrilled
                             with the architectural acquisition.

Mark Geragos graduated from Haverford                Geragos may be better known, however,               firm, Shelley Kaufman, has a federal
College in 979 and then from Loyola Law             for his role in defending many pop-culture          court-published opinion in which the court
School in 982. He was admitted to the               icons as well as other high-profile criminal        determined that an arrestee who has been
California state bar in 985 and, soon after,        cases. Before being replaced early on,              sexually harassed by a police officer has had
began practicing with his father. The firm           Geragos defended Michael Jackson in his             his or her rights violated.
has grown steadily since then to include the         molestation trial. He also defended rap star
following areas of practice: administrative          Nate Dogg, gaining him a dismissal of arson,        Mark Geragos leads his team in terms of
law, appeals, civil rights, civil trial practice,    kidnapping, and criminal-threat charges. He         awards and recognition, having received
commercial litigation, criminal trial practice,      won Bill Clinton’s brother, Roger Clinton, a        the 999 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
personal injury, real estate law, and tax law.       dismissal of DUI charges, as well. As Winona        from the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar
                                                     Ryder’s counsel, Geragos landed an easy             Association, the 200 Humanitarian of the
The Geragoses are of Armenian descent and            three years’ probation with supplementary           Year Award from the Mexican American
maintain a close relationship with and support       psychological and drug counseling for $5,500        Grocers Association, and the 2006 Attorney
for the Armenian community. Most notably,            shoplifting charges. In addition, he defended       of the Year honor from California Lawyer
Mark Geragos was a leading lawyer in a class         both former congressman Gary Condit, who            magazine, among many others. He has
action lawsuit against AXA and New York              was questioned regarding the disappearance          appeared on Larry King Live, The Today
Life Insurance. Policies were issued by both         of Chandra Levy, as well as Scott Peterson,         Show, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes,
companies in the early 900s to Armenian             who stood trial for the murder of his wife and      and On the Record.
victims of the Turkish genocide. The cases           unborn child.
were settled for more than $37.5 million in                                                              On the net
2004 and 2005. In a similar suit, Geragos took       The strength of the Geragos team does
on two German banks that profited from,              not end with Mark Geragos. Several of his           The Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos
concealed, and prevented the recovery of             partners are well known for their work    
Armenian families’ assets deposited prior            in civil and criminal litigation. George
to the genocide as well as assets deposited          Buehler, for example, is on the board of            Armenian National Institute
by Ottoman Turkish looters. He serves on             directors of the Inner City Law Center,   
several nationwide Armenian committees and           which provides legal services to the poor;
has earned high praise and recognition from          he also played a role in the development of         Inner City Law Center
the greater Armenian community.                      legislation to improve the living conditions
                                                     in slum housing. Another attorney at the


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