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Published on Dec 15, 2010
Excerpts from the Court TV Coverage of the Michael Jackson Trial Verdict (June 13, 2005)
SANTA MARIA, California -- With his attorneys, Tom Mesereau & Susan Yu by his side, a California jury exonerated Michael Jackson of all child molestation, conspiracy and alcohol charges on June 13, 2005. The jury deliberated about 32 hours throughout the course of seven days before reaching its decision. The clerk of court read the verdicts Monday in a packed courtroom while a large crowd of supporters waited outside. Jackson fans cheered, wept and hugged upon hearing the verdicts.
Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr. is widely recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the country and specializes in criminal defense and civil litigation in federal and state court.. He has been selected by his peers as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" and has been listed as one of the "One Hundred Most Influential Attorneys in California" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Attorney Susan C. Yu specializes in complex civil and criminal trials in State and Federal courts. She is the co-founder of the law firm of Mesereau & Yu, LLP in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Yu has received recognitions and awards for her contributions to various community-based organizations and has been listed as one of the "Top 75 Women Litigators in California" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the leading legal newspaper in California.
Tom Mesereau & Susan Yu are internationally known for having acquitted music legend Michael Jackson of all counts in a highly publicized trial in Santa Maria, California. Following a five-month jury trial, Mr. Jackson was found not guilty of 10 felony counts and 4 lesser-included misdemeanors. It was considered unwinnable. This case was covered by more media outlets around the world than any other case in history.
Mesereau &Yu have successfully represented numerous corporations, celebrities, professionals and low-profile individuals in a variety of civil and criminal cases.