Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman sits down for an enlightening interview, sharing remarkable insight into a career spent working on some of America's most high-profile cases.
With a client roster that features the likes of Michael Jackson, Diddy, Jay-Z, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Brafman is often tasked with representing people facing dire circumstances:
"I think I've talked more people out of committing suicide than most psychiatrists in the world," says Brafman. "I've had people in my office say to me 'my family would be better off if I were dead.' And I have to bit my tongue and not say 'You're right.'"
Joining the host for a face-to-face sit down, Brafman details the challenges he faces as a defense lawyer, specifically in working white collar cases:
"When you have the government on your tail, it's daunting. It's overwhelming. Most people panic. It's unlike any other adversary. It's the government," explains the man who's represented multiple Mafia members. "It's the United States of America, against 'X.' And the only one standing next to 'X,' is me."
Watch the clip, and tune in this evening at 9 p.m. EST, as the 63-year-old Brafman shares his thoughts on both the Trayvon Martin case, and the John Edwards trial.
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