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Kobe Lawyer May Join Charlie Sheen Defense

3/24/2010 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ Hal Haddon, a partner in the law firm that defended Kobe Bryant, has been approached by Charlie Sheen's reps to possibly take over Charlie's Aspen criminal case.



Haddon's Denver-based firm, Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, has handled a number of high-profile cases. Pamela Mackey, a partner in Haddon's firm, pummeled prosecutors in Kobe's sexual assault case until they threw in the towel and the judge dismissed the charges in 2004.

We've learned Haddon has told Charlie's team he would take the case and we're told he will "probably" get it, although not everyone on Charlie's team thinks it's the way to go -- partly because of the association with the Kobe case.

Haddon is a Colorado powerhouse who is not afraid to go to trial -- something that could actually prompt a plea bargain.

As we first reported, Charlie's current lawyers have begun negotiations with prosecutors. As we told you, the prosecutor agrees Charlie should not go to jail. The hangup is that the defense wants to plead to a misdemeanor but prosecutors want a felony plea.

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16.

SNAPPLETEA    

Why does it seem that every time I see a picture of Kobe, he has his tongue sticking out like this, is he trying to be sexy? ewww, it is gross.

1571 days ago
17.

Darlene    

To heck with them, leave Charlie alone!!!! ;oP

1571 days ago
18.

Mariah    

Totally off topic but that guy looks like Donald Rumsfeld a bit!

1571 days ago
19.

OK    

Why do so many blacks do the same thing with their mouth that Kobe is
doing? Pay attention. They really do. Weird.
Is it "cultural?"

1571 days ago
20.

zigzag    

The motto of Haddon's law firm is "Reasonable doubt for a reasonable fee". It is posted in the conference room and on the flag by the backyard pool at the office. Yes, there is a outdoor pool in the back yard of the mansion office. Charlie is going to buy his way out of this one too.

1571 days ago
21.

Angela    

Of course he should get a felony, how many times should he get off for his violence against women? When someone actually dies like Phil Se.pector??? He had a knife and made a threat to his wife WTF.

1571 days ago
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