THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Lawrence O'Donnell; lawyer won wrongful death case; 87

Lawrence O'Donnell, questioning a former Capitol police officer. Mr. O'Donnell, a former officer himself, was defending three officers facing discharge for trying to solicit funds to help gain passage of legislation backing a pay raise for the officers. Lawrence O'Donnell, questioning a former Capitol police officer. Mr. O'Donnell, a former officer himself, was defending three officers facing discharge for trying to solicit funds to help gain passage of legislation backing a pay raise for the officers. (Jack O'Connell/globe staff/file 1964)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / February 27, 2009

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Lawrence F. O'Donnell liked tough cases. He was the lawyer for three Brinks robbery defendants and represented other people because their personal stories resonated with an Irish Catholic guy who grew up poor in Jamaica Plain. Some clients, though, simply appealed to his appetite for a good challenge. (Full article: 1088 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass