Attorney John Q. Kelly Talks About Wrongful Death Lawsuit Win Against O.J. Simpson 25 Years Later

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Attorney John Q. Kelly, who won the landmark wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson on behalf of Nicole Brown Simpson’s estate, recently appeared as a guest on Fox News’ show Shepard Smith Reporting to discuss the murder case that riveted the country 25 years ago.

Attorney John Q. Kelly at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, Greenwich, Conn.

Attorney John Q. Kelly at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC

When Fox News host Shepard Smith asked what Kelly’s lasting memory of the civil trial was, Kelly replied: “Just the right result at the end, some measure of justice and some measure of closure. It went a lot more smoothly than the criminal trial.”

Attorney John Q. Kelly, who won the landmark wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson on behalf of Nicole Brown Simpson’s estate, recently appeared as a guest on Fox News’ show Shepard Smith Reporting to discuss the murder case that riveted the country 25 years ago.

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman took place in 1994. Nicole’s ex-husband O.J. Simpson was charged with both murders. The story captured an audience of 95 million as the criminal trial spanned 369 days. Simpson was ultimately acquitted of the double homicide in the criminal case in 1995.

Nicole Simpson’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson in 1997, with John Q. Kelly as lead attorney. Simpson was found liable in this civil case, which awarded $33.5 million in damages to Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman’s families. However, to date, the families have still yet to see most of that money. When Smith asked about how much if any they have been paid, Kelly said: “Not much of anything. I auctioned off some personal property. His pensions were excluded from any collection process by law, so we couldn’t get them.”

Kelly mentioned that the criminal trial took place in the backdrop of the 1992 Rodney King beating in Los Angeles in which four police officers were acquitted of charges, resulting in rioting across the city that claimed 50 lives. Racial tensions were consequently high, especially between African Americans and law enforcement.

When Fox News host Shepard Smith asked what Kelly’s lasting memory of the civil trial was, Kelly replied: “Just the right result at the end, some measure of justice and some measure of closure. It went a lot more smoothly than the criminal trial.”

Attorney Kelly is currently the personal injury department chair at Ivey, Barnum, & O’Mara, LLC.

About Ivey, Barnum, & O’Mara, LLC

Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC is a general practice law firm which was established in Greenwich, CT in 1950. It is the largest Greenwich-based law firm, with a fully staffed branch office in New Canaan, CT and satellite locations in New York.

The firm is dedicated to its clients and community and offers service in a wide range of practice areas including personal injury and wrongful death, residential and commercial real estate, trusts and estates, employment law, civil litigation, corporate and franchise matters. The firm employs the latest technologies to successfully achieve their clients’ objectives, whether personal, family or business.

To learn more about Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC, call 203-661-6000 or visit https://www.ibolaw.com/

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