Mark Geragos (Scott Peterson’s Lawyer) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Clients and Net Worth.

Who is Mark Geragos? Mark Geragos Biography and Wiki

Mark Geragos (born Mark John Geragos) is an American criminal defense lawyer and the managing partner of Geragos & Geragos, in Los Angeles. He is also producer and actor, known for Notorious (2016), You Be the Judge! (2009) and Lost and Found in Armenia (2012).

An Armenian-American, Geragos maintains a close relationship with the Armenian community. He has earned praise from the Armenian National Committee of America, and serves on the Advisory Committee of Birthright Armenia, as the chairman of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and also is involved with the Armenian religious community. He has been a member of the Armenia Fund International Board of Trustees since 2006.

Mark Geragos Age and Birthday

Geragos is 62 years old as of 2019. Born on October 5, 1957, he celebrates his birthday on October 5th, every year. Geragos will be 63 years old on Oct. 5th, 2020.

Mark Geragos Height and Weight

Geragos stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature of his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Mark Geragos Education

Geragos is a proud graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, graduating with honors. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, in 1979, double-majoring in anthropology and sociology, then his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School at the Loyola Marymount University in 1982. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983.

Mark Geragos Parents

He is the son of Lawyer Paul John Geragos (father) and Betty Jane Geragos (mother).

Mark Geragos Wife

Speaking of his personal life, Geragos shares a blissful relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Paulette ‘Kassabian’ Geragos, and they have a daughter named Teny Geragos and a son called Jake Geragos.

Mark Geragos Salary

Details about Geragos’ salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mark Geragos Net Worth

Geragos has an estimated Net Worth of $25 million USD as of 2020. This includes his Assets, Money, and Income. His primary source of income is his career as a criminal defense lawyer. Through his various sources of income, Geragos has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Mark Geragos Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Mark Geragos.

Mark Geragos Bio and Wiki

Full Names: Mark John Geragos Popular As: Mark Geragos Gender: Male Occupation / Profession: Criminal defense lawyer Nationality: American Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Not Known Sexual Orientation: Straight

Mark Geragos Birthday

Age / How Old?: 62 (2020) Zodiac Sign: Libra Date of Birth: October 5, 1957 Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S. Birthday: Oct. 5th

Mark Geragos Body Measurements

Body Measurements: Not Available Height / How Tall?: Not Known Weight: Not Known Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Grey Shoe Size: Not Available Chest Size: Not Available Waist Size: Not Available Hip Size: Not Available

Mark Geragos Family and Relationship

Father (Dad): Paul Geragos Mother: Jane Geragos Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): *** or Not Known Marital Status: Married Wife/Spouse: Married to Paulette ‘Kassabian’ Geragos Children: Sons (Jake Geragos) Daughter(s) (Teny Geragos)

Mark Geragos Networth and Salary

Net Worth: $25 million Salary: Under Review Source of Income: Criminal defense lawyer

Mark Geragos House and Cars

Place of living: To be Updated Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Mark Geragos Career

Geragos is the managing partner for the law firm of Geragos & Geragos, where he oversees criminal defense and civil litigation. He was one of the lead lawyers in two groundbreaking federal class-action lawsuits against New York Life Insurance and AXA, for insurance policies issued in the early 20th century during the time of the Armenian Genocide of more than 1.5 million Armenians.

The two cases settled for over $37.5 million, in 2004 and 2005. In 2009, a lawsuit against three German insurance companies was rejected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on the basis that the U.S. government does not legally recognize the Armenian Genocide.

The firm’s office is located on Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles in a former Los Angeles Fire Department fire station, Engine Company No. 28, alongside Kabateck LLP.

The 1912 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles and is jointly owned by Geragos and his investment partner, attorney Brian S. Kabateck, since 2007, among other joint acquisitions; the partners have litigated together and also, in recent years, against one another over their mutual investments.

Mark Geragos Clients | Mark Geragos Scott Peterson

Geragos first garnered national attention after representing convicted Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, the former business partner of former President Bill Clinton.

Geragos secured a presidential pardon for McDougal on January 20, 2001. Geragos also represented McDougal in a 12-count embezzlement trial in Los Angeles in which the jury returned a not-guilty verdict.

He has since represented many notable clients, including Gary Condit; suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield; Scott Peterson, who was later sentenced to death; Peterson, in the summer of 2020 asked the California Supreme Court to overturn his murder conviction and death sentence stating that he was denied a fair trial because of massive publicity and a slew of legal errors made at trial.

Scott Barney; Roger Clinton Jr.; Lee Tamahori; Kesha, briefly, in her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, until May 2016; Clare Bronfman; and, as of 2019, Colin Kaepernick.

His other notable clients include:

Winona Ryder – In December 2002, Geragos defended Academy Award-nominated actress Winona Ryder on charges of stealing more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from a Beverly Hills, California store in 2001. With help from Geragos, she was only sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to undergo psychological and drug counseling. Michael Jackson – In the early stages of the Michael Jackson molestation case, Geragos simultaneously handled this case and Scott Peterson’s case, two of the best-known U.S. trials at that time.

Geragos’s “crushingly busy calendar” in the courtroom earned him a rebuke by a judge in an embezzlement case Geragos was also representing.

On April 26, 2004, Jackson removed Geragos as his attorney, replacing him with Thomas Mesereau. In a public statement provided by his spokesperson, Raymone Bain, Jackson stated, “It is imperative that I have the full attention of those who are representing me.

My life is at stake…” suggesting that Geragos may not have had enough time to handle his case because of his workload. Geragos later said that he was dismayed to see Jackson climb atop an SUV to the cheers of his fans after leaving the Santa Barbara County, California courthouse in January 2004, when he was first arraigned on the initial complaint.

Geragos’s co-counsel, Benjamin Brafman, also expressed disapproval of Jackson’s actions. “Although [in January] the lawyers explained the behavior as ‘Michael being Michael’,” The New York Times reported, “they are said to have privately expressed consternation at the display of frivolity in the face of serious charges.”

Roger Clinton Jr. – Geragos won dismissal of all alcohol-related charges against former President Clinton’s brother.

 

Carradine family – He assisted the family of actor David Carradine in the aftermath of his accidental death. Geragos had previously represented a class of plaintiffs that had included actor Keith Carradine, his spouse, actress Hayley DuMond [de], attorney Stephen Kolodny, and designer Donna Dubrow in a class-action lawsuit related to private investigator Anthony Pellicano’s illegal wiretapping conspiracy and subsequent conviction.

 

Greg Anderson – In 2006, Geragos represented Anderson, who was most notably the personal trainer of Barry Bonds. On July 5, 2006, Anderson was found in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who jailed Anderson for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating perjury accusations against Bonds.

Geragos announced that he would file an appeal based on his assertion that the subpoena to testify violated Anderson’s July 2005 plea bargain agreement in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative case. Anderson was to be held until he agreed to testify or until the grand jury’s term expired.

Geragos insisted that his client would not testify. The grand jury expired on July 20, 2006, and Anderson was released from prison two weeks later. On August 28, 2006, Anderson was again found in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a newly convened grand jury and sentenced to prison.

Anderson was freed on October 5, 2006, after an order from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the trial judge had committed legal errors. Anderson was later sent back to jail on November 16, 2006.

Cameron Brown – He was the attorney for Brown, who was charged with murdering his four-year-old daughter by throwing her off a Rancho Palos Verdes cliff.

The twelve-week trial ended in August 2006 without a verdict. The jury deliberated for over nine days but was hopelessly deadlocked and a mistrial was declared by Judge Mark Arnold of the Torrance Superior Court.

The case was retried in the fall of 2009 by Pat Harris, an associate at Geragos’s firm. The second trial also ended with a hung jury. A third trial saw him convicted.

After the second trial resulted in a hung jury, Geragos and his firm turned the case over to attorney Herbert Barrish. While Geragos typically never leaves a client after a hung jury, he and his firm had to leave the case due to economic hardships.

Victor Willis – In September 2006, Geragos represented the Village People frontman on charges of drug and weapons possession. Facing jail time, Geragos successfully negotiated a sentence of three years probation and treatment for drug addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic.

 

Amphit Dhaliwal and Kulbir Dhaliwal – In December 2007, the two survivors of the tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo hired Geragos to represent them against potential criminal charges, and also with the anticipation of filing a lawsuit against the zoo.

 

Despite pressure from city officials, the local police inspector made it clear that there were no grounds for filing criminal charges against the Dhaliwal brothers related to the tiger attack.

 

Geragos filed a federal suit against the Zoo and the City of San Francisco for violation of the Dhaliwal brothers’ civil rights, including the Dhaliwals’ being subject to search and seizure without probable cause, and for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Geragos settled the civil suit in the early phase of the court process for $900,000

Kazuyoshi Miura – In 2008, he joined the defense of Japanese businessman Miura, who committed suicide before his trial.

 

Chris Brown – Geragos represented Brown, who pleaded guilty to the assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. On February 8, 2009, Geragos brought Chris Brown to surrender to the LAPD. Later, Brown was arrested, and his court date was set to be on March 5, 2009.

Geragos and Brown attended the court date, but did not plea and asked for arraignment until the next court date, April 6, 2009. On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault and was sentenced to 5 years’ probation and 6 months’ community service.

However, Brown’s inability to adhere to the rules of his probation – ultimately led to his dismissal from rehab and the singer was thrown in jail from March 2014 to June of that year.

Under counsel from Geragos, Brown was once again released under probation. Early in 2015, Brown’s probation was revoked after he was present in two nightclubs where shootings took place.

His probation officer had a problem with the singer traveling to San Jose, to perform at the nightclub where an incident occurred leaving five people shot and injured.

Brown was aware his probation could end with the hearing, and before entering the courthouse, he tweeted: “Hopefully this is my last day in court…. Pray for me.” However, at Brown’s scheduled March 20th court date, with the help of Geragos, Brown’s probation officer reversed course, saying in a positive review that Brown had completed his community service sentence.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin concurred, ruling the singer would no longer be under the watchful eye of the judicial system. Geragos said this of his client, “He is in a spot right now and a place right now that I couldn’t be prouder of him,” adding that the end of Brown’s probation is “a monumental feat for him.”

Colin Kaepernick – Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first filed a grievance against the NFL in October 2017, claiming that the NFL tried to keep him from playing after he chose to kneel during the national anthem.

The quarterback opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March of the same year and was not picked up later in free agency. Kaepernick began kneeling during the 2016 season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Safety Eric Reid and several other NFL players eventually joined him.

Reid, a former teammate of Kaepernick’s, was also a member of the grievance Kaepernick filed. After several months of an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL, both Kaepernick and Reid withdrew their collusion cases against the National Football League.

On Feb. 15, both Geragos and co-counsel Ben Meiselas released a joint statement with the NFL, declaring the resolution of the matter was subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Jussie Smollett – Geragos represented Smollett in the 2019 alleged false police report. On March 12, 2019, it was reported that Chicago prosecutors had dropped all 16 criminal charges against EMPIRE star Jussie Smollett as part of a deferred prosecution agreement against him.

As part of the conditions of the deal, Smollett did 16 hours of community service and forfeited his $10,000 bond to the city. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he wanted Jussie Smollett to cover the cost –amounting to $130,000– for the Chicago police department’s investigation.

Smollett’s attorneys responded in a statement via NBC News that “Jussie has paid enough.” Geragos and his firm also filed a motion to seal the case, which was granted by a judge.

On April 23, 2019, Geragos was sued, along with Tina Glandian (another member of Smollett’s legal team), under claims of defamation and false light by the Osundairo brothers (originally arrested in connection with an alleged attack on the actor.)

However, a defamatory quote the Osundairos attributed to Glandian and Geragos in their lawsuit was in fact, said by their own attorney, Gloria Schmidt.

The Osundairo brothers also paraphrased statements they claimed Geragos said on the podcast REASONABLE DOUBT (which Mark co-hosts with comic Adam Carolla), alleging Geragos dragged their reps through the mud by indicating the brothers had attacked Jussie, committed perjury and conspired to make false statements to clear their names.

Geragos submitted transcripts of his podcast during the time of the criminal legal proceedings, noting he never said the brothers’ names, nor did he say or indicate what they attributed to him. The case was dismissed by the judge.

Partridge v. Benton – In March of 2018, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller granted the city of Benton, Arkansas a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that Keagan Schweikle’s parents, Piper Partridge and Dominic Schweikle, had filed against the city’s officer, Kyle Ellison, and its police chief at the time, Kirk Lane.

However, on July 3, 2019, a federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit filed in 2017 against Benton police by the parents of the suicidal 17-year-old boy (Keagan) who was shot and killed while complying with an officer’s order (Kyle Ellison) to move a gun away from his head.

Filed by Geragos, (and Little Rock attorney Rick Holiman), the lawsuit alleged that Ellison used excessive force when he fired three shots at Schweikle as he stood on a bank facing the river and holding a gun in his right hand after threatening to shoot himself.

Miller said that after Ellison ordered Schweikle to drop the gun and the boy moved it away from his head, the intention behind his actions was ambiguous, leaving the officer little choice but to shoot.

Miller noted, “Keagan could have quickly pointed the gun at Ellison and opened fire almost instantaneously. … Ellison had a right to protect himself.” A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said Miller ruled on the matter too early in the process.

And Holiman and Geragos argued the case. When Schweikle’s parents were told the lawsuit was moving forward again, the parents broke down in tears. Holiman added, “We think it’s the right decision.”

Scottie Pippen – In February of 2014, Scottie Pippen hired Geragos to file a countersuit against a Malibu man who alleged the former NBA All-Star assaulted him at a restaurant last year.

Camran Shafighi filed a $4-million lawsuit against Pippen, accusing him of a “brutal and unjustified physical attack” that allegedly occurred outside upscale Nobu restaurant after Shafighi had sought a picture with the former Chicago Bull.

In the cross-complaint filed by Geragos earlier in February, alleged Shafighi cursed at Pippen using racial slurs, spat on him and his children, and said, “I’m going to kill you.” The cross-complaint also alleged that Shafighi was “extremely aggressive and noticeably intoxicated” and calls for unspecified damages “according to proof.”

Keagan Schweikle – In 2019, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court finding that a Benton police officer Kyle Ellison had acted reasonably when he fatally shot a suicidal teen, Keagan Schweikle, in October 2016.

In March of 2018, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller granted the city’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit that Keagan Schweikle’s parents, Piper Partridge and Dominic Schweikle, had filed against the city, officer Kyle Ellison and its police chief at the time, Kirk Lane.

Filed by Little Rock attorney Rick Holiman and Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos, the lawsuit alleged that Ellison used excessive force when he fired three shots at Schweikle as he stood on a bank facing the river and holding a gun in his right hand after threatening to shoot himself.

A panel of federal judges has restored the lawsuit over the officer-involved shooting death of 17-year-old Keagan Schweikle of Benton.

Aron Petrosian – In 2014, Aron Petrosian, who was 17 years old at the time, was speeding in his Chevrolet Camaro at 103mph in Hacienda Heights, Ca.

The car crashed into another vehicle resulting in the death of Alicia Rosales and severe injuries to her 10 and 13-year-old sons. Despite him being 17, Petrosian was charged in adult criminal court.

In August of 2020, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge reversed and remanded his sentence. Represented by Mark Geragos, Cliff Gardner, and Daniel Buffington, after winning the murder case in 2018, he will be re-sentenced for vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving.

Jorge Ramirez – Geragos took on this case in Bakersfield, California in 2014. Jorge Ramirez, a 34-year-old man, was working closely with the Bakersfield Police Department as an informant, when he was shot multiple times by officers Sept. 16 outside the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.

Ramirez was unarmed. The fugitive Ramirez was with, Justin Bryan Harger, 32, was also killed after officers confronted them. According to police, Harger first began firing at officers, with one bullet grazing the head of Officer Daniel Brewer, who was hospitalized but released a few hours later. Ramirez’s family and Geragos filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield.

Travelers Insurance – Mark Geragos and his law firm — along with multiple clients — are suing Travelers Insurance for initially denying coverage of their pandemic-related claims.

The firm says that while it’s technically an essential business and not subject to a mandated shutdown, access to its downtown L.A. office has been “greatly limited” and the company has “been forced to deal with a substantial loss in business traffic and client/law-related business activities.”

Mark Geragos Awards and Achievements

1999 – Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association1999 – Jerry Giesler Memorial Award for Trial Skills, Judgement & Dedication2001 – Humanitarian of the Year by the Mexican American Grocers Association2004 – Professional of the Year by the Armenian Professional Society2005 – Consumer Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California2006 – Attorney of the Year by the California Lawyer magazine

Frequently Asked Questions About Mark Geragos

Who is Mark Geragos?

Mark Geragos (born Mark John Geragos) is an American criminal defense lawyer and the managing partner of Geragos & Geragos, in Los Angeles. He is also producer and actor, known for Notorious (2016), You Be the Judge! (2009) and Lost and Found in Armenia (2012).

How old is Mark Geragos?

Geragos is an American national born on 5th October 1957, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

How tall is Mark Geragos?

Geragos stands at an average height, he has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.

Is Mark Geragos married?

Yes, he is married to Paulette ‘Kassabian’ Geragos and together they have two children. The couple resides in Los Angeles.

How much is Mark Geragos worth?

Geragos has an approximate net worth of $25 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the Law field.

How much does Mark Geragos make?

Details about Geragos’ salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.

Where does Geragos live?

Because of security reasons, Geragos has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Is Geragos dead or alive?

Geragos is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Geragos Now?

Geragos is pursuing his career in Law. He is working as a criminal defense lawyer.

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