Jerry Giesler


Born: Wilton Junction [now Wilton], Iowa, USA


Harold Lee Giesler, known professionally as Jerry Giesler (November 2, 1886 – January 1, 1962) was an American trial attorney.Giesler was the defense attorney of record for many of the highest-profile litigations, both criminal and civil, in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. He represented Clarence Darrow, Charles Chaplin, Alexander Pantages (three times), Errol Flynn, Busby Berkeley, Bugsy Siegel, and Marilyn Monroe, among many others. His reputation for winning cases that appeared unwinnable was such that Get me Giesler! became a media epithet attached to any celebrity or prominent public figure facing serious criminal charges or an onerous civil dispute.Giesler served for a number of years on the board of governors of the State Bar of California, and as president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

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