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Donald Sterling

Legendary Lawyer to Grill Donald Sterling

6/26/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bert Fields
-- who can reduce a grown-ass man to tears -- has been tapped to cross-examine Donald Sterling in his fight to block the sale of the L.A. Clippers.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Shelly Sterling's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, will try the case when it goes to trial ... examining doctors, financial guys and many others.  We're told O'Donnell has asked Fields -- his law partner -- to do the honors when Sterling takes the stand.

Fields is known for brutal cross-examination.  He would not discuss his strategy, but he did say if the judge allows Donald to challenge the findings of doctors that he isn't mentally competent to run the team, his goal will be to show the judge Donald has lost it ... and that could be brutal.

Fields told us he cross-examined a guy last year who broke down in tears on the stand.  He says, "I thought it would have an impact on the jury, and it did ... I won."

The famed lawyer also says it's almost inevitable the tapes first posted on TMZ Sports will be introduced in the trial.

Fields has repped some of the biggest names in Hollywood ... Tom Cruise (bringing a tabloid to its knees), George Lucas, Michael Jackson, John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, and on and on.

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FREEDOM    

BERT FIELDS CAN ONLY BLOW HOT AIR OUT HIS ASS.

118 days ago
17.

FREEDOM    

BERT FIELDS AND COMPANY WILL BE DEFEATED WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER.

118 days ago
18.

FREEDOM    

STERLING IS WELL EDUCATED. THE CROSS EXAMINATION WILL BE A CAKE WALK.....

118 days ago
19.

FREEDOM    

FIELDS YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL. YOU FORGOT ABOUT THAT. ALL THE BIG CASES YOU LOST.....

118 days ago
20.

FREEDOM    

TIME FOR BERT FIELDS TO GET RIPPED.

118 days ago
21.

LT1014    

I doubt anyone has heard of or read any of Donald Sterlings depositions or testimonies in previous cases. He will crumble once he starts with his antics and the Anderson Cooper interview was just a preview of how demented and withered his mind actually is. I guarantee he will get in that courtroom and become so angry he won't be able to maintain his composure and he'll ruin everything.

118 days ago
22.

FREEDOM    

LEGENDARY STERLING WILL BRING THE HOUSE DOWN. EASY WIN FOR STERLING...

118 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DONALDS DAY IN COURT TO SHOW WHO THE MASTER IS....

118 days ago
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John J. Nazarian, P.I.    

Bert Fields of the ANTHONY PELLICANO FAME? Hmmmmm he won a lot more when ANTHONY was free, Hmmmmmm IS HE ALSO ONE OF THE LUCKIEST LAWYERs to walk free in LOS ANGELES? I am just asking here

118 days ago
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Jay    

I'd eat that lawyers lunch. First, the Dick Cheney approach: "So what!" Secondly, admitting evidence that you know will cost you the case because they were illegally recorded, I win on appeal. Third, always tell the truth, followed up with the supreme court ruling that states "hate speech is still protected speech", irregardless of whether it's offensive to some or not. DBag lawyers can stick it where the sun don't shine. Hell yes I'm a hostile witness, "so what! you're an a-hole."

117 days ago
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fifilafoo    

http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/26/donald-sterling-clippers-owner-black-people-racist-audio-magic-johnson

This is pitiful to listen to the deliberate prodding of a tired old man where V. Stiviano clearly has an agenda to confuse and irritate Sterling.

The fact that he didn't fight back enough or throw her out suggests to me she may have given him a Mickey Finn as I can't believe a man with his power would let this petty criminal under his roof let alone have her orate on tape on a subject he didn't want to discuss.

It wouldn't surprise me if she spiked his juice as he sounds out of it and this may have been going on a long time.

116 days ago
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