Criminal defender who represented such infamous clients as O.J. Simpson, The Boston Strangler (Albert DeSalvo), and Patty Hearst. He also defended Captain Ernest Medina, a United States Army officer blamed for the My Lai Massacre of the Vietnam War.
After dropping out of Harvard University to serve in the United States Marine Corps, he earned a law degree from Boston University.
Early in his career, he defended accused wife- murderer Dr. Sam Sheppard.
He married four times and divorced three times. He was the father of a son named Scott.
He and Robert Kardashian were both lawyers involved in the O.J. Simpson case.