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High Profile Attorney Mickey Sherman

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Fun Facts About Mickey Sherman (Source: Wikipedia)

  • He is a criminal-defense attorney who has represented some famous clients, often appeared as a legal analyst on cable television talk shows. On March 15, 2011, Sherman was sent to prison for failing to pay more than $1.1 million in federal taxes.
  • His courtroom and trial tactics have been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times, the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and New York Newsday. In 1986, the New York Times questioned whether he hurt the jury system by hiring a juror from a deadlocked rape jury to sit through the defendant's retrial as a consultant. After the second trial, the Connecticut Legislature passed a statute outlawing the tactic.
  • Sherman successfully defended a Vietnam veteran in a murder trial using the post-traumatic stress disorder defense. That became the subject of half-hour productions on CBS's Verdict, NBC's Dateline and the BBC series, America on Trial.
  • He's a contributor to the best seller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power of Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Changing Your Life Through Positive Thinking. Chapter 9: Making Chicken Soup in Prison! Written after a brief stay in a federal minimum security facility in New York for tax problems.

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