Criminal defense attorney Edward Genson, who led a team of four lawyers defending Grammy award-winning singer R. Kelly, took a major gamble at the end of the monthlong trial of the celebrity singer in Chicago, opting to hear the jury's verdict and waive an option of a mistrial. The bet paid off when the jury found Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts of producing child pornography with a girl prosecutors alleged may have been 13 years old at the time a tape of them engaging in sexual acts was made.
R. Kelly's Defense Attorney Took a Gamble, and It Paid Off
The National Law Journal
June 18, 2008