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O.J. Simpson lawyer to be honored by KHEF

Football great O. J. Simpson’s legal “Dream Team” coined the world famous phrase, “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” referring to the glove, Mr. Simpson was alleged to have worn in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in the summer of 1994. The subsequent criminal trial dub-bed by the media as the “Trial of the Century” captivated the nation as the Hall of Famer and actor stood trial for murder in 1995. The State of California v. O.J. Simpson was the most publicized trial in American history. At the head of the legal “Dream Team” were Attorneys Johnnie Cochran, Carl E. Douglas, and Robert Kardashian (the father of reality star Kim Kardashian West).

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Attorney Carl E. Douglas

On Saturday, April 8th, high profile Beverly Hills Attorney Carl E. Douglas will headline the 5th Annual Katie Hall Public Service Awards Luncheon, where the Foundation will honor him for his outstanding contributions in the field of law and his commitment to economic, racial, and social justice for all Americans.

Attorney Douglas is the former Managing Attorney at the Law Office of the late Johnnie Cochran, Jr. While working with Attorney Cochran, Attorney Douglas became best known for his successful work as the Coordinator of O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense team. Most recently, Attorney Douglas’ work as a member of O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense “Dream Team” was prominently featured in ESPN’s critically acclaimed, documentary feature film, “O.J.: Made in America.” During “Hollywood’s Biggest Night”- the 89th Academy Awards Show broadcast on February 27th, “O.J.: Made in America” won the 2017 Academy Award (Oscar) for best Documentary Feature Film.

Attorney Douglas has also rep-     resented a broad cross section of celebrity athletes and entertainers in several high and low profile matters including Michael Jackson, Jamie Fox, and Queen Latifah, to name a few.

Since opening his own law firm, Attorney Douglas has enjoyed unprecedented success as well. He represented the lead plaintiff in Patricia Anderson v. General Motors Corporation, a product liability trial where the jury returned a $4.9 billion dollar verdict, which was then the largest personal injury verdict ever awarded in United States history. Attorney Douglas recently served as lead counsel in a seven-week trial against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, concerning the police death of an unarmed African-American man, which returned a verdict of $8,000,000.00 in favor of the Plaintiffs.

Attorney Douglas earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law, at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as a legal commentator on various radio and television programs across America.

The 5th Annual Katie Hall Public Service Awards Luncheon will be held at the Genesis Convention Center, VIP Reception at 11 a.m., Luncheon at 12 p.m. Noon. Admission is $50.00 per person. For more information and tickets, contact [email protected] and/or the Law Office of Attorney John Henry Hall, Ed.D.,LL.M. at (219) 883-7711.

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