F. Lee Bailey

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About the Author

F. Lee Bailey (1933-2021) was a distinguished trial lawyer, author, and lecturer. His phenomenally successful legal career has been highlighted by such sensational cases as those of Dr. Sam Sheppard (whose story inspired the television series and film The Fugitive), Dr. Carl Coppolino, Army Captain Ernest L. Medina, Albert DeSalvo (aka the Boston Strangler) Patty Hearst, and O. J. Simpson. Of the murder trials that Bailey has handled, the conviction rate for his clients has been an amazingly low 4 percent. He wrote the national bestseller, The Defense Never Rests and co-wrote of When the Husband Is the Suspect: From Sam Shepperd to Scott Peterson—The Public’s Passion for Spousal Homicide with Jean Rabe.