EXPIRED: 08/11/09 – Daniel Hoffman, 78, tried the case of a woman who claimed she wrote Michael Jackson’s hit “Dangerous.” He got MJ to sing two songs a cappella for the jurors. He won the case. Not bad for someone who started law school at 16.
Not only that, Hoffman was part owner of the Denver Nuggets and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
He protested when he felt things were wrong. In 1965, his walk with King on his civil rights protest march fwas probably the most meaningful of his life. He was also at the protests in the 1968Democratic National Convention in Chicago as Colorado director for Sen. Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign.
In the early 1970s, he became part owner of the Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association and negotiated the merger of the ABA with the NBA, often entertaining players at his home.
But in 1994, he asked Michael Jackson to do a number. That was when Jackson challenged a Denver woman who claimed she had written Jackson’s hit Dangerous. To prove his claim, he asked MJ to sing for the jurors.
A free concert! What a lawyer.