Ed Genson: Blagojevich Lawyer Dubbed The 'Devils' Advocate'

01/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Steve Rhodes Chicago Magazine

To people accused of doing bad things--embezzling millions, bribing judges, putting a bullet in someone's head--Ed Genson may be the go-to lawyer in town. For years the Mob had him on speed dial. And pols in trouble (including Larry Warner, Governor Ryan's friend and codefendant) regularly sign up with him. He's cunning, funny, sometimes outrageous--a master of the cross examination. But what matters most to his clients: He'll do (almost) anything to win.

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