Oil Portrait of the Famous Trial Attorney Melvin Belli [Belli, Melvin [1907-1996]. "Dexter." [Portrait of Melvin Belli]. [San Francisco?], 1987. Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40," signed "Dexter." Very good condition, glazing free of cracks. An interesting item. $950. * The work of an amateur artist, possibly a friend or client, this portrait hung in the office of the legendary trial attorney Melvin Belli. Known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose," he was known for his colorful personality, innovative use of graphic evidence and expert witnesses, important class-action cases on behalf of consumers and famous clients, such as Jack Ruby, the Rolling Stones, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Zsa Zsa Gabor. He won over $600,000,000 in judgments during his legal career.
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