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Mark O’Mara

George Zimmerman with his attorneys, Mark O'Mara (left), and Don West, watch as the jury enters the courtroom on the 17th day of Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court on July 2, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Mark O’Mara Defends Firefighter Charged With Rape

The attorney who helped George Zimmerman win acquittal last year says he was approached to represent a Florida firefighter charged with sexually assaulting several women because of his ability to handle sensitive cases.

CBS Tampa–01/23/2014

George Zimmerman arrives with his lead counsel, Mark O'Mara for a hearing in Seminole circuit court on Feb. 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s Former Attorney Unfazed By Bar Inquiry

The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges said Tuesday that he expects an ethics inquiry opened by the Florida Bar will find nothing wrong in how he handled a defense fund and social media during the case.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

George Zimmerman (R) with his attorneys, Mark O'Mara (left), and Don West, watch as the jury enters the courtroom. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s Former Attorney Faces Bar Complaint

The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges earlier this year is being investigated by the Florida Bar after a complaint was filed against him.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

A gun rights group has decided not to go ahead with a fundraising raffle selling the same model gun that killed Trayvon Martin. (Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Gun Group Postpones Raffle Of Gun Model That Killed Trayvon Martin

A gun rights group says it will not raffle off the same gun model used to kill Trayvon Martin at a Florida fundraising event.

CBS Tampa–10/30/2013

George Zimmerman (R) with his attorneys, Mark O'Mara (left), and Don West, watch as the jury enters the courtroom. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Attorney Mark O’Mara New CNN Legal Analyst

One of George Zimmerman’s attorneys has signed on to be a legal analyst for CNN.

CBS Tampa–09/06/2013

George Zimmerman's attorney has told a newspaper that he plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Lawyer Seeking Nearly $300,000 In Legal Fees From Florida

George Zimmerman’s attorney has told a newspaper that he plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses.

08/27/2013

George Zimmerman sits in court during his trial in Seminole circuit court, on July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s Mom: My Son Is Screaming In Background During 911 Call

George Zimmerman’s mother says it was her son’s screams that can be heard in the background of a 911 call recorded the night her son fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

07/05/2013

George Zimmerman greets his attorneys, Mark O'Mara, left, and Don West, during his trial in Seminole circuit court on July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Request By Defense To Acquit Zimmerman Of Murder

Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are leaving the courtroom after an eventful day.

07/05/2013

George Zimmerman enters the courtroom during his trial. (Credit: Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Expected To Rest Their Case Friday In Zimmerman Trial

Prosecutors are winding down their case in George Zimmerman’s murder trial after presenting forensics evidence and testimony aimed at refuting Zimmerman’s claim he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

07/04/2013

George Zimmerman with his attorneys, Mark O'Mara (left), and Don West, watch as the jury enters the courtroom on the 17th day of Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court on July 2, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney: Prosecutors Going After Zimmerman’s Past Brings All Of Martin’s ‘Violent Acts’ To The Table

The judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial will hear arguments from attorneys about whether to allow evidence about a college criminal justice course he took that included course work on Florida’s self-defense law.

07/03/2013

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