F. (Francis) Lee Bailey
Born in Waltham, Mass. Following service as a marine pilot, he was admitted
to the bar in 1960. A controversial figure, he gained spectacular success
as a defense attorney in the Torso Murder case (1960), the re-trial of
Dr. Sam Sheppard (1966), the Boston Strangler case (1966), and many others.
His forte was meticulous investigation before a trial and methodical presentation
in the courtroom.
Once again a famous defendant turned to the nation's preeminent criminal
defense lawyer for representation. And once again the lawyer was F. Lee
Bailey, a key member of the O.J. Simpson defense team. In fact, many credit
Bailey's brilliant questioning of Mark Fuhrman as the turning point in
the Simpson case. A giant among America's defense lawyers, he led the defense
in other such highly celebrated cases as that of the Boston Strangler and
the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery. As an author, he has written such popular
books as The Defense Never Rests, For the Defense, and Secrets.