Sunday, July 21, 2024

Justin Timberlake Has the Right Local Power Lawyer for His DWI in the Hamptons


Justin Timberlake was arrested for a DWI last night in the Hamptons.

Embarrassing as that is, JT should be fine. He’s got the right lawyer.

Edward Burke, Jr. is the local defense lawyer to the stars. When anyone famous is in trouble, he’s the go -to guy.

When Jason Kidd was arrested for driving into a tree, it was Burke who got the leaves out of his exhaust pipe.

When Lizzie Grubman backed up over 16 people in front of a nightclub, she called Burke.

Burke’s family, they say, has been in Sag Harbor since 1820. (How did they even get there? How did they get food?)

His family Edward Burke Sr. is a famous lawyer and former local judge. Both of Edward Jr’s siblings are local lawyers. Burke is considered a local celebrity himself.

So JT will be fine legally, just a little dented PR wise. But life will go on. He’ll do his shows in Chicago this weekend, and Madison Square Garden next week. The big question is Why was he driving himself? And also, why was he even in Sag Harbor?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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