Melvin M. Belli Seminar #71

//Melvin M. Belli Seminar #71

Melvin M. Belli Seminar #71

By David Mittleman

Melvin Mouron Belli was known affectionately by trial lawyers on the side of People as “The King of Torts.” He had many celebrity clients and infamous ones like Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was born July 29, 1907, in Sonora, California (a California gold rush town) and died at the age of 88 in San Francisco.

His first major legal victory came soon after graduating law school, in a personal injury lawsuit representing an injured cable car gripman. Over defense …read more