Marvin Mitchelson’s name and face were everywhere in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

He was the celebrity divorce lawyer to the stars, the man immortalized in legal annals for winning “palimony” rights for actor Lee Marvin’s live-in girlfriend in 1976. He hobnobbed with the rich and famous, and made one public appearance after another. The Los Angeles lawyer was the toast of Tinseltown, and he loved it.