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Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJune 10, 1933
SpousePatricia Shiers, Lynda Hart, Florence Gott, Froma Portney
FactFormer Publisher of the 70s men's (adult) magazine, Gallery.

F. Lee Bailey is an American lawyer who has been involved in some of the most high-profile court cases in recent history. He was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 10, 1933, the son of a successful attorney. Bailey attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1965. He began his career as a prosecutor in the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney. Bailey soon made a name for himself as a skilled trial lawyer, and he began to take on more high-profile cases. In 1967, he defended Dr.

Sam Sheppard, who had been accused of murdering his wife. Bailey was able to get Sheppard acquitted, and the case was later made into a film, The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford. In 1971, Bailey defended heiress Patty Hearst, who had been accused of participating in a bank robbery. Hearst was ultimately convicted, but Bailey’s aggressive defense tactics garnered him much public attention. In the 1980s, Bailey took on the defense of several high-profile clients, including O. J.

Simpson and Claus von Bulow. He has also written several books on law and criminal justice. Bailey’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.

General Info

Full NameF. Lee Bailey
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJune 10, 1933
ProfessionLawyer, Actor, Businessperson
EducationHarvard University, Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Harvard College


SpousePatricia Shiers, Lynda Hart, Florence Gott, Froma Portney
ChildrenBendrix L. Bailey, Brian Bailey, Scott F. Bailey
ParentsGrace Mitchell


TV Showswhodunnit!

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1Former Publisher of the 70s men's (adult) magazine, Gallery.
2Attended the Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, New Hampshire, a private boarding school located not far from Dartmouth College.
3On November 21, 2001, the Florida Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the permanent disbarment of Bailey (that is, he was stricken from the roll of lawyers admitted to practice before the state's courts) for his misconduct in the 1994 DuBoc case specifically, for misappropriating client funds. In 1994, Bailey and Robert Shapiro represented Claude DuBoc, characterized by the federal government as a marijuana trafficking kingpin, eventually negotiating a verbal plea bargain deal with the U.S. Attorney in Florida in which DuBoc agreed to turn over his assets to the federal government. His assets included shares of the company BioChem worth approximately $6 million at the time of the plea bargain but which had appreciated by an additional $14 million by the year 2000, when the government sought to collect the stock, which had been deposited with Bailey as a caretaker. Pleading poverty to the press, Bailey refused to turn over the stock to the federal government, claiming in court that he was entitled to the appreciation of the stock in lieu of payment of his legal fees. In 2000, he was sent to prison for 44 days for contempt of court. After Shapiro testified for the federal government that it was entitled to the appreciated value of the stock, Bailey eventually quit his claim and surrendered the stock and was let out of prison. His conduct in this case led to his permanent disbarment in Florida. In a reciprocal disciplinary ruling, Bailey was disbarred by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2003. The Masschusetts disbarment was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in a decision issued on June 9, 2006. Bailey earlier had been disbarred by the state of New Jersey for one year, in 1971. Bailey also had been censured in 1970 when a Massachusetts judge said his attitude showed "a self-esteem of such proportions as to challenge description" and recommended disbarment. By the dawn of the 21st Century, Bailey -- one of the most famous and sought-after trial attorneys in the 1960s and '70s -- was essentially ruined.
4Godfather of one of Robert Shapiro's children. Shapiro had successfully defended Bailey on a drunk driving charge in the early 1980s. In 1994, the two defended O.J. Simpson on charges that he murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Shapiro recruited Barry Scheck, Robert Kardashian, and Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. to form the so-called "Dream Team"; Shapiro later told an interviewer that Cochran hijacked the case from him. During that trial, Bailey accused Mark Fuhrman of being a rogue cop who framed Simpson due to racism; Shapiro had accused the cop that arrested Bailey for DUI of going rouge. Simpson's acquittal gave Bailey a brief resurgence of his reputation, which had been tarnished by his loss in the Patricia Hearst case in which Hearst had accused him of incompetence.
5Was spoofed by actor Tim Conway on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) as "F. Lee Bunny", a lawyer who just happens to resemble a rabbit.
6Some of his more famous clients have included: Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) (convicted -1965), Sam Sheppard (acquitted -1966), Dr. Carl Coppolino (acquitted -1966), Capt. Ernest Medina (acquitted -1971), Patricia Hearst (convicted -1976), O.J. Simpson (acquitted -1994)
7Bailey was the inspiration for the Clinton Judd character in the TV series, _"Judd, for the Defense" (1967)_
8Hosted short-lived TV chat show, "Good Company" (1967)
9Famous lawyer and author of many true crime books.



Matt Houston1984TV SeriesF. Lee Bailey
Spider-Man1981TV Series voice


The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?2014TV MovieHimself
OJ Simpson: Monster or Myth?2010DocumentaryHimself (credit only)
Frontline2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Osama Bin Laden on Trial2001TV MovieHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
American Justice1996-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Lawbreakers2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Attorney for Albert DeSalvo
Absolutely 100% Guilty1999Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Trial of O.J. Simpson1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Trial1994TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr1993TV SpecialHimself
Today1991TV SeriesHimself
Court TV News1991TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Whodunnit?1979TV SeriesHimself / panelist
Everyday1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1978TV SeriesHimself - Attorney / Himself / Himselt - Attorney
Good Morning America1976-1978TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1976TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself
Free Press vs. Trial by Jury: The Sheppard Case1969TV Short documentaryHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
CBS Reports1968TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Company1967TV SeriesHimself - - Host
What's My Line?1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest #1
Firing Line1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones2010TV Series documentaryHimself
True Crime Scene2008TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Frontline2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself

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