South African attorney who specializes in criminal, insurance and matrimonial cases. He came to the public's attention after he was named the defense advocate in the trial of sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
He earned a law degree from the University of South Africa in 1981.
He was a state prosecutor between the years of 1973 and 1982.
His parents were farmers. He and his wife Audrey have 2 children.
Thokozile Masipa and Albie Sachs are two other prominent lawyers with South African roots.