Howard Weitzman, an influential and wildly successful lawyer who represented some of the biggest names in Hollywood, has died.
He died this week in Pacific Palisades, CA after battling cancer … according to his family.
Howard spent over 50 years resuming celebrities, inclusive OJ Simpson, John DeLorean, Michael Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Magic Johnson, Marlon brando, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sugar Ray Leonard, Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Diddy, Ivan Reitman, Ron Meyer and countless others.
He represented Michael Jackson’s Estate from the beginning, and also repeated the singer in the civil lawsuit brought by Jordan Chandler.
Howard famously dismissed OJ Simpson in the murder case, but only for one day. The video above was shot as Weitzman and Simpson left LAPD headquarters after OJ was interviewed the day after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Howard closed the case the next day … the story tells his wife, Margareturged him to retire.
When he helped free DeLorean from a cocaine charge in 1984, Howard popularized the press conferences you see on the steps.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Howard played baseball as a child and studied at Los Angeles City College and USC Law School before founding law firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump LLP, where he was the top attorney in more than 300 criminal and civil juries. experiments.
He also served as Vice President of Business Operations for Universal Studios from 1995-98 and lectured at USC Law School, Harvard, Georgetown Law Center, UCLA and other law schools.
Howard often made the rounds as a guest on national television and continued with “CBS This Morning,” “Good Morning America,” and “Dateline.”
He has survived by his wife, Margaret, and their children, Jed and Poor.