Louis Nizer (February 6, 1902 - November 10, 1994) was a noted American trial lawyer and senior partner of the law firm Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon.
Nizer was born in London, before coming to the United States as a child. His father was the owner of a Brooklyn dry-cleaning business. As a youth, he won a government citation for his patriotic speeches during Liberty Loan drives in World War I.
He was a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. He twice won the Curtis Oratorical Prize at Columbia Law School before he graduated in 1924.
He co-founded a legal partnership with Louis Philips in 1924, which later grew into the legal firm of Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon. For a number of years, Nizer was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "highest-paid lawyer in the world". He represented many celebrities in a variety of cases, including Johnny Carson, Salvador Dalí, Mae West, Julius Erving, and Roy Fruehauf of the Fruehauf Trailer Corporation...
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