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Tom Mesereau

Thomas Arthur Mesereau, Jr. is an American attorney best known for defending Michael Jackson in his 2005 child molestation trial. Mesereau was the second lawyer for actor Robert Blake's case (not trial) over the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. Blake's first attorney Harland Braun resigned over Blake's decision to appear in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer against Braun's advice and counsel. Mesereau and his co-counsel and law partner, Susan Yu, later withdrew from the case due to differences with Blake. After Mesereau and Yu withdrew, Blake hired another lawyer and was eventually acquitted. In 2004, Mesereau and Susan Yu were hired to replace attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Brafman as lead trial counsel. The trial lasted from January 2005 through June 2005. Jackson was found not guilty. Barbara Walters named him one of the year’s "Ten Most Fascinating People". GQ Magazine named him one of its "Men of the Year".

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Michael Jackson's Lawyer -- Wade Robson Is a Money-Grubbing Liar

MJ's Lawyer
Wade Robson is a Money-Grubbing Liar

The lawyer who repped Michael Jackson in the 2005 molestation case is scoffing at Wade Robson's interview on "Today," telling TMZ, "This is a pathetic and an obvious grab for publicity and an… READ MORE >

Michael Jackson Molestation Lawyer -- AEG Might Be Behind New Molestation Accusations

MJ Molestation Lawyer
AEG Might Be Behind New Molestation Claims

Something stinks in Wade Robson's new molestation accusations against Michael Jackson -- so says MJ's famed trial attorney Tom Mesereau, who tells us the smell leads all the way back to AEG ...… READ MORE >

- 444 days ago
Michael Jackson Molestation Lawyer -- Wade Robson's Sexual Abuse Claim ... 'All About Money'

MJ Molestation Lawyer
Wade's Sexual Abuse Claim 'All About Money'

The man who led Michael Jackson's defense in the 2005 molestation trial says Wade Robson is not telling the truth by now claiming the singer molested him ... and says such a belated claim "must be… READ MORE >

- 444 days ago
Famed MJ Attorney Tom Mesereau -- DISGUSTED By Conrad Murray Voicemail

Famed MJ Attorney
DISGUSTED By Conrad Murray Voicemail

Tom Mesereau -- the lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson in the singer's 2005 molestation trial -- literally could not stand to listen to Conrad Murray's desperate voicemail yesterday… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
Famed MJ Lawyer: Conrad Murray Is Guilty

Famed MJ Lawyer
Conrad Murray Is Guilty

Tom Mesereau -- the lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson in the singer's 2005 molestation trial -- claims Dr. Conrad Murray "violated every ethical obligation he had as a doctor" when… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago

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