George Zimmerman Hires Miami Attorney Who Thinks He's a Racist

George Zimmerman has found a new attorney in media-hungry, Miami-based super lawyer Jayne Weintraub. Interestingly, Weintraub, who is a regular talking head on TV news, had previously called Zimmerman a "racist," a "wannabe cop," and called Stand Your Ground a "stupid law."

According to the Associated Press, Weintraub, who works at the law firm of Broad and Cassel, has agreed to represent Zimmerman against his latest domestic violence charges. She replaces a Seminole County public defender. It's unclear if she is being paid for her services.

Though, as Media Matters points out Weintraub has appeared on CNN numerous times commenting on the original Zimmerman case.

"Personally, I think Stand Your Ground is a terrible, terrible law. I think it's almost giving extra permission for those who carry guns," she said once on Piers Morgan.

"Should he not have had a gun? Of course he shouldn't have had a gun. I don't think anyone should," she stated on a previous edition of the show. Though she called Zimmerman a "wannabe cop" during that appearance, she did argue that he shouldn't face any criminal liabilities.

Media Matters also pulled up a tweet in which she called both Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin racists.

So why would she represent him? Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that Zimmerman's previous attorney, Mark O'Mara, was rewarded with a permanent legal analyst gig at CNN shortly after he represented Zimmerman in his murder case.

Though Weintraub appeared on CNN a few times during Zimmerman's original trial, she doesn't have a permanent gig with the channel.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >