5WPR will be hosting one of the world’s most prominent criminal defense attorneys at an upcoming speaker series networking event in NY. Famed Attorney Barry I. Slotnick, Partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney – the defense attorney who represented Joseph Colombo, Mario Biaggi, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Anthony Quinn, and the Subway Vigilante Bernhard Goetz, is to speak on many issues on Wednesday, August 7 at 8:00 AM at 5WPR’s offices in New York City.
The title/topic of Slotnick’s presentation: Barry Slotnick, Esq. – Echoes of Goetz in George Zimmerman: Justice Served or Justice Denied? Is there a Public Perception of a Flawed System?
Barry Slotnick is one of America’s most celebrated defense attorneys. He is a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Chairman of the Firm’s New York Litigation Group. As one of his landmark cases, Barry successfully defended the 1984 “Subway Vigilante” Bernhard Goetz, a case that had many similarities to the George Zimmerman’s murder trial.
Barry will discuss his views on the Zimmerman defense, the prosecution’s position, the emotional tenor stemming from the death of the young Treyvon Martin and how it may have played into the presentation during the trial.
Both, the Goetz and Zimmerman cases, carried the specter of racism, profiling and lifetimes of social conditioning that had been alleged to have played roles in the defendants’ actions.
Finally. the controversial Stand Your Ground Law, Florida’s position, the New York view and whether the law had an impact on the mindset of Zimmerman when he encountered Martin.