The "King of Torts" Belli, Melvin M. [1907-1996]. [9-3/4" x 8" Signed Black-and-White Portrait Photograph of Melvin Belli]. N.p., c.1970. Light fading to image, small ink mark to verso, two autograph signatures of Melvin Belli in white pencil. $50. * Belli, a San Francisco attorney, was famous for his colorful personality, innovative use of graphic evidence and expert witnesses, important class-action cases on behalf of consumers and celebrity clients, such as the Rolling Stones, Muhammad Ali, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Known as the "King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose," he won over $600 million in damages for his clients over the course of his legal career.
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