When Chris Brown won his Grammys last Sunday, his critics were furious — they’re still angry over his assault on Rihanna three years ago.
But one person is fully supporting Chris: his attorney, Mark Geragos.
Geragos is a high-powered criminal defense attorney and is very proud at how far Chris has come.
“I couldn’t be prouder of a client than I am of Chris,” Geragos says to RumorFix exclusively. “There were people predicting that he would never rebound from it. I consider him as a son, I really do, I adore his mother, Joyce. I think that he is a great great kid, he’s turning into a man, I’ve watched him develop over the last three years and I could not be more proud of him.
Geragos goes on to reveal that Chris was determined to show people what he was capable of.
“He said something early on that he was going to show people that that’s not who he is, that was an incident in his life and that was not going to be his life’s work and he’s certainly made sure of that. He’s one of the most immensely-talented performers of this generation. I’ve had the good fortune to represent some of the most famous people in the world and I expect nothing but the most spectacular things out of him in the future as well. I don’t even think he’s scratched the surface in what he’s going to do.”
Geragos also talked to us about his long and successful career, and shared his advice for up and coming attorneys.
“Don’t concentrate on money, concentrate on doing what you have a passion for. All the other stuff will come later on but live it, breathe it and love it. I can’t think of anything I would rather do than what I do right now. Listen to your clients. Don’t get jaded. I fight against that all the time.
“Unfortunately there’s a perception that private lawyers have an edge over the government and that couldn’t be further from the truth. The government’s got basically unlimited resources when it comes to prosecution. Sometimes it can feel like you’re constantly like Sisyphus rolling a rock up a hill, you just have to guard against that.”
He added that despite some very controversial clients (Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson) he has no regrets.
“I’ve learned from every case. I’ve learned more from my losses than my successes, no matter how many times you get knocked down I’m always going to get up one more time.”
The firm of Geragos and Geragos is based in Los Angeles.