Mark NeJame 2012 News

George Zimmerman: Mark NeJame joins News 13
Central Florida News 13 got a real lift during its coverage Tuesday morning of the George Zimmerman hearing. Orlando attorney Mark NeJame joined the cable channel as a legal analyst.

FDLE: Shooting Death of Leesburg Man Justified (With Video)
Those who knew Andrew Lee Scott, 26, are outraged about the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's findings that the actions of the Lake County Sheriff's deputy were justified after he shot and killed the Leesburg man when he knocked on the wrong door looking for another man in July."

Dan Daley, whose Neck was Broken by Orlando Police, Says he Wants to Move on (With Video)
Dan Daley, the octogenarian whose neck was broken by an Orlando police officer, said Monday that he's glad a jury awarded him $880,000 in his excessive-force lawsuit, but he's eager to put the two-year ordeal behind him. "I think the verdict came out good," Daley, 86, said at the offices of his attorneys, Mark NeJame and Jason Recksiedler. "Again, I say, justice prevailed."

'I demand justice for my son'
The mother and girlfriend of a Leesburg man shot and killed by a Lake County sheriff's deputy last month, sobbed in each other's arms as they broke their silence Monday and spoke publicly about the tragedy.

Man Shot By Lake Co. Deputy Didn't Even Raise Gun, Girlfriend Says (with Video)
The mother and girlfriend of a Leesburg man shot and killed by a Lake County sheriff's deputy last month, sobbed in each other's arms as they broke their silence Monday and spoke publicly about the tragedy.

NeJame: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Coming Against Lake Deputies
The Lake County Sheriff's Office could soon face a major lawsuit in the death of Andrew Scott. Mark NeJame, a high-profile attorney, said the family intends to sue for maximum damages for the wrongful shooting and death by deputies.

Family of Man Mistakenly Killed by Deputies Files Suit (With Video)
The family of a man mistakenly killed by a Lake County sheriff's deputy has hired a well-known local attorney. The attorney for Andrew Lee Scott's family, Mark NeJame, announced a civil lawsuit against the sheriff's office on Monday. NeJame also showed reporters the apartment where Scott was shot at 1:30 a.m. on July 15.

Family of man shot, killed by Lake Co. deputies files lawsuit - Mark NeJame Announces Lawsuit
Andrew Scott was killed on July 15. The 26-year-old heard banging on his door very early in the morning and he answered with a gun in his hand, according to officials. That's when a deputy shot him.

Sheriff faces lawsuit
A major lawsuit will be filed against Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders and his deputies for not following the law in announcing their presence when they banged on a door of a Leesburg home and killed an innocent man last month, a prominent Orlando attorney said Monday.

Leesburg Man Fatally Shot by Deputies was Defending Himself, Attorney Says
In the last moments of Andrew Lee Scott's life, he opened his apartment's front door a few inches, armed with his gun and wary of who was there at 1:30 a.m., when Lake County deputies suddenly opened fire, an attorney representing Scott's family and fiancée said Monday.

Should 'stand your ground' apply?
A prominent defense lawyer hired by the loved ones of an armed man shot to death last week said Florida's Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground defense should apply in his case. The man was shot by Lake County sheriff's deputies who went to the wrong apartment in search of an attempted murder suspect.

Did politics drive prosecution in Trayvon Martin case?
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz recently claimed that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, threatened to sue Dershowitz for libel and slander and to have him disbarred.

Trayvon Martin: Release of Zimmerman Medical Records (Video)
Medical records in the George Zimmerman case indicate "mutual combat" says CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame.

New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case (Video)
CNN's Erin Burnett and legal analyst, Defense Attorney Mark NeJame, tackles reports of new evidence in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

A Deadly Combination -- Guns and 'Stand your Ground'
If one brings a gun to a fistfight, then the fight becomes a gunfight. Simple reasoning, of course, but it's also an unnecessary consequence of combining legislation that makes guns readily available with "stand your ground" laws.

The Facts must Decide Trayvon Martin Case
If George Zimmerman were a 28-year-old black man who shot and killed a 17-year-old white teenager under the same circumstances as alleged in Trayvon Martin's death, would he have been immediately arrested? After 30 years as a trial attorney, I can unhesitatingly say, "Of course."

Zimmerman prosecution 'abysmal' (Video)
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Mark NeJame and Mark Geragos criticize the prosecution at George Zimmerman's bond hearing, while Sunny Hostin disagrees.

New judge in Zimmerman Case no 'Soft Touch,' Lawyer Says (With Video)
The judge who will take over the case of a Florida man accused of shooting an unarmed teenager has high ratings from defense lawyers but isn't known as a "soft touch," one Florida attorney said Wednesday.

Judge disqualifies herself from George Zimmerman case (With Video)
A Florida judge Wednesday approved a motion to disqualify herself from the criminal case involving a neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to the court.

George Zimmerman: CNN Analyst Mark NeJame Becomes Center of Attention
A status hearing for George Zimmerman became an unusual, on-air moment Friday afternoon for new CNN analyst Mark NeJame.

More Developments in the George Zimmerman Case
An April 20 bond hearing was set for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin Case Brings two Well-Liked Lawyers into the Spotlight
After weeks of nationwide marches and angry questions, two Florida lawyers stepped in front of banks of microphones and cameras and into the national morality play that the Trayvon Martin case has become.

A Day in Court and a New Lawyer for Defendant in Martin Case
A tall, lanky red-headed lawyer named Mark O'Mara appeared in court here on Thursday, standing next to his newest client, George Zimmerman, one of the most recognizable defendants in the country but a man he had met for the first time only the night before at the county jail.

Mark NeJame Hired as Legal Analyst by CNN
Prominent Orlando attorney Mark NeJame has a new job in addition to his law firm: CNN has hired him to be a legal analyst and commentator. He started Monday.

Trayvon Martin: The Casey Anthony Analysts are Back
To cover the Trayvon Martin tragedy, local stations have brought back analysts from the Casey Anthony case. WFTV-Channel 9 this weekend will build its "Central Florida Spotlight" around the "stand your ground" law. The guest will be attorney Bill Sheaffer, who provided Anthony analysis. The show airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and repeats at 4 p.m. Sunday on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27.

New Prostate Cancer Foundation Pushes Awareness, Research
A renowned prostate-cancer surgeon is working to make Central Florida the global epicenter of the battle against the disease - the No. 2 cancer killer of men - by launching a charitable foundation to promote education and research on genetic testing and more sophisticated treatment options.

Rx for Danger: A Look Inside Building Case Against Pill Mill Suspects
Drug agents have called them the worst pill mills in Central Florida and among the worst in the state. From a small pain clinic near downtown Orlando and an affiliated office east of there, a single doctor prescribed more oxycodone during a three-month period in 2010 than all doctors in the state of California combined, agents said.

Rx for Danger: CVS' 'Blacklist' of Some Doctors Sparks Outcry, Legal Action
Two months ago, a small number of doctors in Florida received an unsigned letter from CVS/pharmacy informing them that the company's pharmacists would no longer fill prescriptions they write for painkillers and other powerful, addictive drugs. The letter, which some have referred to as a "blacklist," has been criticized as discriminatory, and at least one Orlando doctor is firing back with legal action, claiming CVS has essentially pegged him as a criminal.