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High-Profile Defense Attorney Last Of His Breed

September 11, 2017

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Pleas bargains have displaced trials, and lawyers with big personalities have generally decided that law firms are safer and more remunerative than lone wolf practices, but Benjamin Brafman soldiers on, most recently on behalf of  Martin Shkreli. Brafman tells the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin that it was an experience he’s never had the likes of, even while defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Michael Jackson and Sean (Diddy) Combs. “I’ve had cases about murder and dismemberment, and jurors could say they could be fair. I never saw hostility like this to a defendant.” Brafman knows he’s the last of his kind, and he’s not sure how many more trials like Shkreli’s he has in him.

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