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Zimmerman's Lawyers

Money Is No Object

... Anymore!

7/17/2013 6:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

They asked the public for HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for George Zimmerman's defense ... but now that the case is over, GZ's lawyers are living the high life-- eating at one of NYC's most expensive restaurants.

TMZ cameras rolled as Mark O'Mara, Don West and the rest of the team left the famous Nello restaurant in NYC earlier today ... where the lobster bisque will run you a cool $43.

Sources tell TMZ the gang was seen drinking champagne inside the restaurant ... and when it comes to the bubbly at Nello -- even the cheap stuff is expensive.

In fact, Nello is where ultra-rich stars like Jay-Z and Alex Rodriguez are often seen chowing down.

On the way out, the lawyers told us they still believe the jury in the Trayvon Martin case made the right decision -- "[Zimmerman] was not guilty from day one."

They also said the food at Nello's was excellent.


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BB not bb    

What I have found out about this restaurant from reading about it online, is that the waiters jack up the prices on the specials to like $300 for a plate of spaghetti. Then when the customer gets the bill and starts imagining that they are hallucinating, the staff act like they don't speak English or accuse them of not asking for the price when they ordered.

The owner is a Romanian named Nello Balan who says he is a direct descendant of Vlad the Impaler. The whole restaurant is said to be full of flies landing all over the food when people try to eat.

The pictures of the food looked good, but then people said things like the meat tasted like shoe leather, the livers like sawdust and the artichokes like cardboard.

This place sounds a little spooky to me.

405 days ago

Coffee Drinker     

What should they be out burning American flags and looting Walmart! Or crying they want and re do because ruling was unfair!

405 days ago


I think it is criminal that they are using people's defence money.

405 days ago

She's baaaack    

In the American justice system we are entitled to our day in court. In this case, why is everyone pissed off at the jury and the defense? The defense could have rested immediately after the prosecution rested without calling a single witness because there was no better case for defense than the prosecution made. GZ is walking because the prosecution let him walk. The defense didn't have to do a damn thing. Thanks to the prosecution there will never be justice for the stalking and murder of that young man.

405 days ago


People need to stop using the race card for every little thing. It is enough that you have affirmative action which supports you.

405 days ago


Holder may end up like Angela Corey: debarred for prosecution of Zimmerman when there is no evidence that he did anything wrong.

And it will not be good for Holder to be shown to be just like Angela Corey.

405 days ago

Vicki P    

4 minute theory: GZ was told to stay in his car. The very wimpy, I wanna be a cop, going and punching on a bag for 2-3 yrs, 2-3 days a wk, packing a fully loaded 9mm that was ready to shoot, to go to Target, happens to see Trayvon going thru the walk way. Here's the 4 minutes. GZ calls 911 gives limited info. Doesn't want the police to know exactly where he is located because he needs time to make himself a "hero" for saving the neighborhood from an innocent 17 yr old. He inflicts his own wounds on the back of his head because they were not severe wounds. They were minimal in size and very superficial wounds. He punched himself in the nose, nose was swallen and bleeding d/t causing himself just enough inflicted pain to claim his story, approached Trayvon, setting his scene and then shots Trayvon in the heart. According to his story, there is no way he could have gotten his gun out of the holster with Trayvon sittiing on his chest supposedly throwing punches on him. GZ, does this summation sound more truthful then the crap you and you family want people to believe? How soon everyone forgot about the gentleman that came out and George approached him telling him to call his wife because he just killed the man. He was proud that he completed his life long dream to be a cop. How many people at home that have hand guns actually have hollow pt bullets for their guns that aren't police officers. The purpose for the hollow pts is to cause much internal injury because on impact, they separate into many pieces. That's how there was so much damage to Trayvon's heart and lungs.
Nice to have a dad for a local judge. Who is going to go back and check his case load to see how many blacks hes put in prison compared to all others, According to his extended family, the "N" word was used regularly in their house. How many people are really going to tell you, "Oh yeah, we are prejudice and we brought our children up that way. You got a problem with that? " GZ statement, "they always get away with it", pretty much put the nail in coffin.
For Trayvon's parents, in a sorry, sick, demented state of mind of his killer, Trayvon has brought alot forth this past yr with many Americans of all races have joined together to get justice for him. Our prayers are with you all.

405 days ago

Vicki P    

What more does the son of a Judge have to do before he is considered a menace to society and placed in jail? Domestic abuse, assault a police officer, apparently sexually assaulted his cousin, has killed a 17 yr old unarmed young man. GZ has passed his 3 strikes your out ruling.

405 days ago


I don't get why people call Trayvon a thug like that has anything to do with him being shot. Tell me what you would do if some fat guy was following you in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Your first thought would be that you may be about to get robbed. If Trayvon did "attack" it's because he didn't know what Zimmermans intentions were so he defended himself. The fat bastard messed with the wrong person and got his ass kicked. Realizing he couldn't take on this kid, he carelessly shot him. I'm sure if fat boy didn't have a gun his ass would've waited for the police. Trigger happy balloon faced bastard.

405 days ago


THE PLOT THICKENS !!! I just read that George Zimmerman's father is a retired magistrate. Even tho his powers were limited, he is still able to pull some strings on behalf of his son!!! SO FAR, we had Juror B 37 who stated she did not know WHY she was chosen, her husband is a lawyer, he and Mark O'Mara know one another, Mr, Zimmerman senior knows his way around the court system, George junior, has a "pasr" of his own and, so far, no word if he was ever "locked up!" Daddy to the rescue??? This story has an odor all its own and getting stronger with each day!!! God help everyone involved in this tragic case. Unbelievable!!!

405 days ago


I SURE DO ADMIRE THE DEFENSE TEAM.I have heard Trayvon's mother saying he was young and scared,WELL,WHY DID HE NOT USE HIS CELL PHONE and call 911,neither did.What kind of friend listens to him complaining about a " cracker" and just does nothing.Trayvon's parents ignored his suspensions used Jessie Jackson to hide the reason for his suspensions and now what to claim. RACE If ONE PERSON IS HURT OR KILLED,because they are trying to clear Trayvon with marches they also murdered.this so called child had a cell phone on him.he could have called the police,WHAT DID HIS FRIEND SAY,HE WAS GOING TO "WOOP AZZ,

405 days ago


My race is considered white. I teach my kids and grand kids to respect authority, and don't fight. Trayvon Martin had a reputation as "always fightin" according to a published text from a friend. Maybe we should all teach our kids not to be so aggressive, responding to confrontations by throw ing punches and especially not to beat the hell out of people who are smaller than you. If Trevon had responded in an approprieate manner to George using conversation rather than his fists, maybe the whole thing would have ended better. I am sorry about Trayvons death, but why isn't anyone in the black community talking about changing "thug" behavior among their own youth? Even Jessie Jackson is on record saying if he turns around and sees he is being followed by white people he breathes a sigh of relief. My son-in law is black. His family are some of the most racist people I have ever met. Maybe the black community should look within before casting stones. Our Justice system has spoken. Trevon may have been only 17, but he was six feet tall. If he had killed george, he would have been tried as an adult most likely. If he had acted like an adult and answered georges questions without beating the hell out of him, we wouldnt be having this conversation.

405 days ago


[Zimmerman] was not guilty from day one."

He pulled the gun and isn't guilty? Why did he shoot the 17 year old ?

this is MURDER and the lawyers should ask themselves what would they do if someone shot their child? and the killer was set free?!

405 days ago


As I watched Trayvon parents on two shows my anger got deeper.ASKED TWICE about Trayvon,what was he like ,something about Trayvon.his parents made sure they said all anyone has. to know is he was a teenager,walking home and was murdered.and they change the subject right away to RACE.THAT IS WHY TRAYVON IS DEAD,His parents NEVER ADMITTED THERE SON WAS IN DEEP TROUBLE AND HAD ROBLEMS,WHAT do we tell our children?I suggest if you have a cell phone USE IT,CALL 911 AND DO NOT GO LOOKING TO :WHOOP AZZ.Just listening to the Martins ADVOID TALKING about Trayvon and his suspension.shows me TROUBLE MAKING PARENTS,they will NOT accept any responsibility for ignoring there son problem,and he did have one

405 days ago

Robert E. Doxsee     

it is about a court case, the Zimmerman case ,and their was not a winner !the jury said he was innocent but the public does not agree !This was a very planned trail or production ! Their were instructions as to what to do , Oh the public did not get them they just saw what the evidence was prosented ! that why real justice was not served when the police toll him to stay in the car it was a different problem it also means to get justice you would have to be given the money Mr. Zimmerman got . who believes justice was served? creditabality! ALL MEDIA YOU BELIEVE IT OR YOU DO NOT ! movies the Mytholigy even in NCIS or Law an Order RIPD

405 days ago
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