Shea says the jurors "have been remarkable! ... I know a number of them have been ill during this. They show up anyway, with Kleenex boxes and fluids. That tells me that they are taking this case [as] seriously as everybody else is."
As for his client, Shea says, "Bernard has been dealing with the slings and arrows of the media and the wounds to his reputation and image for a long, long time." He adds, "I think he was probably pretty thick-skinned even before that."
Maybe that thick skin has made Shea's job easier, but might it also make it harder to determine when his client is telling the truth? Shea laughs. "I'd like your readers to assume," he says, "that he's always telling the truth."
[Originally published in February, 2013.]