Tag Archives: Mark O’Mara


Posted 7 months ago in Criminal Law by Betsy Kim  
Who Should Pay George Zimmerman’s Legal Costs? [Poll]

As reported in Lawyers.com, George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, is requesting the state of Florida reimburse him up to $300,000 in legal costs. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The costs cover expenses like expert witnesses, investigations, travel, courtroom visual aids and depositions, but not attorneys’ fees. O’Mara is making the request to the state’s Justice Administration Commission, which handles payments for indigent defendants. He argues when …

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Posted 7 months ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman to Ask Florida to Pay Legal Costs

George Zimmerman is losing his lawyer, but not before Mark O’Mara will try to get the state of Florida to reimburse them for up to $300,000 in legal costs incurred defending Zimmerman’s unsuccessful prosecution for the death of Trayvon Martin.   Drama Continues Zimmerman’s lead lawyer, Mark O’Mara, told CNN on Sept. 11 that he will not be representing the notorious Floridian in any more of his legal struggles, which now include a possible separation from his wife Shellie after …

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Posted 11 months ago in Criminal Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Dueling Motions to Exclude Evidence in Zimmerman Trial

As his trial date of June 10 closes in, George Zimmerman’s lawyers are trying to limit expert testimony about whose voice is calling for help on a 911 call, while the state is trying to make sure the trial doesn’t turn into an exposé of victim Trayvon Martin’s life.    Screaming for Recognition Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara on May 3 asked the court to hold an evidentiary hearing over whether the testimony of voice recognition experts the state intends to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Sues NBC for Libel

George Zimmerman’s legal team said in October that they planned to sue NBC over its airing of an edited version of the call he made to 911 after shooting and killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. And on Dec. 6, they made good on the threat, filing a lawsuit for defamation against the network and three of its reporters.   New Lawyer, New Website, Same Attitude  Mark O’Mara now has help: Zimmerman has added Jim Beasley, a Philadelphia trial lawyer and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman’s Lawyer Uses Internet To Sway Public Opinion

Not to be outdone by either the state or the parents of the victim, all of whom have been active in one way or another in the media, George Zimmerman and his legal team continue to inundate the Internet with their side of the Trayvon Martin murder case. After a misstep in October that resulted in the posting on the Internet of a private email requesting that a supporter help them scour the Internet for “the most potentially questionable statements …

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