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Thomas Lambert dies at 69; convinced civil jury to hold O.J. Simpson responsible for slayings

Thomas Lambert dies at 69; convinced civil jury to hold O.J. Simpson responsible for slayings

Thomas Lambert, the Los Angeles trial attorney who helped convince a jury to hold O.J. Simpson responsible for the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, has died at the age of 69.

Lambert, who died Nov. 7 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, handled both corporate and celebrity clients — helping movie producer Dino De Laurentiis defend himself against investors and representing Occidental Petroleum when it was sued over oil drilling rights.

But it was his role in the Simpson civil case — a remix of the high-profile criminal case that had riveted the nation just two years earlier — that pushed Lambert directly into the...

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