Getting a tag of “Celebrity Lawyer” is nothing short of accomplishments as this defense lawyer has represented celebrity clients such as Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, and much more. Mark Geragos is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Geragos and Geragos and is a highly regarded attorney who recently made the headlines when he tweeted, “Guess the Rapist” in Lady Gaga’s case.
Along with being known as a celebrity lawyer, Mark is also known as a producer and actor, known for his works on movies such as Notorious (2016), You Be The Judge (2009) and Lost And Found In Armenia (2012).
Career as Defense Lawyer
You all can predict the level of Mark's professionalism by his top-notch clients which include the likes of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, and Susan McDougal. The leading lawyer completed his education from Haverford College and Loyola Law School. He became a force to reckon when he took the case of Susan McDougal coping out the not-guilty and official pardon verdict.
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Though Mark fought the early stages of Michael Jackson’s Molestation Case, he was later relieved from his duty by the King of Pop after he couldn’t concentrate on two cases at the same time. At the time, he was also handling Scott Peterson’s death penalty case. Some of the big names that he has worked for are Kesha, Winona Ryder, Keith Carradine, and Scott Peterson.
It was the year 1983 when Mark first joined his father's law firm, Geragos & Geragos. One of his first high profile cases he received was of Susan when he got to represent Susan McDougal in an embezzlement case. He has a website, geragos.com, where he posts about the works he has done so far related to landmark civil litigation class action cases.
As in 2019, Mark is working on the case of Jussie Smollett, a son of Joel Smollett and Janet Smollett, representing him against the alleged charges he is facing in Chicago. Jussie's brother, Jocqui Smollett is a well-known face at ABC's sitcom On Our Own.
How Much Net Worth does He Possess?
Mark is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Geragos and Geragos who had multiple stints on TV as well. The recipient of Attorney of the Year Award by the California Lawyer Magazine has many awards in the cabinet with millions of fortunes in the bank which comes as no surprise. According to Money Inc, he falls on the fourteenth position of the wealthiest lawyers in the world.
His long legal career handling controversial cases and role in CNN contributed his staggering net worth which reaches the humongous margin of $25 million.
Family Life With Wife, Paulette
The celebrity lawyer is very conservative about his personal life and rarely reveals anything. His marriage date hasn’t surfaced in the media yet, but it’s no secret that he is a married man and father of two children.
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He shared his vows with his wife Paulette Geragos (Kassabian) and is married for an extended period. Mark is the father of two children, a son named Jake and a daughter named Teny.
Mark is very much attached to his daughter and often posts about her in his tweets. On 21st May 2013, he tweeted that his daughter wanted to be a lawyer and he suggested her to follow her passion.
Faced Lawsuit For His Tweet
In April 2017, he was in the center of a hyped controversy involving Lady Gaga and Dr. Luke. He tweeted an article that reported Lady Gaga being sexually harassed as a teenager.
He even urged his thousands of followers to "guess therapist." Dr. Luke then filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Though the charges were dropped later, he was made to release a public statement in which he said:
“Posting the provocative comment 'guess the rapist' on Twitter clearly implies the poster's intent to engage in a non-serious, gossipy and hyperbolic interaction.”
A Look At Mark’s Bio:
As per his wiki, the American lawyer was born with the birth name Mark John Geragos in Los Angeles, California on 5th October 1957 which makes his age 62. He was born Armenian-American family from the womb of parents Paul Geragos and Betty Jane Geragos. The defense lawyer possesses a healthy body shape and has a height that suits him perfectly. Moreover, he is of Armenian descent, as per the wiki.