Where are they now? Major players in the ‘trial of the century’

By Brandie Piper

Published June 12, 2014 on KSDK.com.

Thursday is the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the crimes which put football star and actor O.J. Simpson on trial for murder. This is a look at where the major players of the “trial of the century” are today.

Marcia Clark in 1995 and in 2007. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marcia Clark, prosecutor– Clark resigned from her position in 1997 and co-authored a book about the OJ Simpson trial. She has appeared as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and has appeared on various television shows to give legal perspective. She has authored four novels and writes a column for The Daily Beast.


Christopher Darden in 1995 and in 2004. (Photo: Getty Images)

Christopher Darden, prosecutorIn 1995 Darden left the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and started teaching undergraduate criminal law at California State University. In 1999 he started his own law firm. In 2006 he told Oprah Winfrey he still believes OJ Simpson is guilty.


Mark Fuhrman
Mark Fuhrman in 1995 and in 2000. (Photo: Getty Images)
Mark Fuhrman, LAPD detective– In 1997 he wrote a book about the Simpson case called Murder in Brentwood. He’s also published six other books about murder. He is a forensic and crime scene expert for Fox News.
F. Lee Bailey in 1995 and in 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

F. Lee Bailey, defense attorney – In 2001 he was disbarred in Florida for actions during a case he was involved in during the Simpson trial. Two years later he was disbarred in Massachusetts. In 2012 he applied for a law license in Maine after passing the bar exam, but the state’s Board of Bar Examiners denied his application. He appealed the decision but ultimately was not granted a license to practice in Maine.


Robert Shapiro in 1995 and in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Robert Shapiro, defense attorney – In 2001 he co-founded LegalZoom.com, a service that creates legal documents for users. In 2009 he co-founded ShoeDazzle.com, a subscription for fashion aficionados. Known as a celebrity lawyer, he was named to the National Law Journal’s 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.


Robert Kardashian in 1995. (Photo: Getty Images)

Robert Kardashian, defense attorney – He died in September 2003 of esophageal cancer, eight weeks after being diagnosed. His children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert are famous for their E! reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.


Johnnie Cochran in 1995 and in 2003. (Photo: Getty Images)

Johnnie Cochran, defense attorney– Cochran founded The Cochran Firm, opening offices in 15 states. He died in March 2005 from a brain tumor.


Lance Ito
Judge Lance Ito in 1995 and in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images)

Judge Lance Ito – Ito teaches at area law schools and continues to serve as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court despite the closure of his courtroom in 2012 due to a budget cut. CBS Los Angeles reports he handles cases when other judges are not available. He will not run for re-election.


Kato Kaelin in 1995 and in 2008. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kato Kaelin, OJ’s famous housemate– He briefly hosted a radio show, and participated in various reality television shows and game shows. For one year in the mid-’00s he co-hosted a daytime court TV show called Eye for an Eye. He recently appeared on Tosh.0 in a parody of the Keyboard Cat video. He also recently launched a fashion line called Kato Potato.


OJ Simpson in 1995 and in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

O.J. Simpson, defendant– In 1997 he was found liable for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. He was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery in Las Vegas and is currently incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

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