Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!'''J. Michael "Mickey" Haller, Sr.''' (''d. 1970'') was the father of [[Harry Bosch]] and [[Mickey Haller]], and the grandfather of [[Maddie Bosch]] and [[Hayley Haller]]. He was a famous [[wikipedia:Criminal defense lawyer|criminal defense attorney]], a registered [[wikipedia:Democratic Party (United States)|Democrat]], and a resident of Canon Drive in [[wikipedia:Beverly Hills|Beverly Hills]]. He had many high profile clients. He once "handled one of the [http://mansongirls.blogspot.com/ Manson girls]," and later defended [[wikipedia:Gangster|gangster]] [[wikipedia:Mickey Cohen|Mickey Cohen]] in the early 1950s. Cohen gave him a Colt Woodsman pistol as a gesture of gratitude. In the late 1950s, he "won an acquittal for the so-called [[The Highwayman|Highwayman]]." He used to represent jazz saxaphonist [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Morgan_(musician) Frank Morgan] when he had legal problems. In the late 1960s, he refused to take on the defense case for assassin [[wikipedia:Sirhan Sirhan|Sirhan Bishara Sirhan]], because he "liked [[wikipedia:Robert F. Kennedy|Bobby Kennedy]] too much to defend his killer." Although some of the details are unclear, Haller had sexual relations with [[Marjorie Lowe]], a prostitute. Lowe became pregnant and gave birth to a boy whom she named [[Hieronymus Bosch]], giving no indication of the child's paternity. Although Haller was not listed as the father on the boy's birth certificate, he was clearly the father of this boy and was aware of him. He did not contribute to the boy's support, forcing Lowe to continue a life of prostitution. He did nothing for his illegitimate son after Marjorie was murdered. On the other hand, he represented Lowe on six loitering arrests between 1948 and 1961, and later filed all of the paperwork for her to try to regain custody of her son. After Haller's death, his [[Mickey Haller|youngest son]] deduced from his "old account books" that Haller Sr. "had a soft spot for the so-called [[wikipedia:Prostitution|women of the night]]." Several years after the birth of Hieronymus, Haller had another child as a result of an extramarital affair. He divorced his wife and two months later married a B-level Mexican movie starlet. Five months after the wedding, J. Michael (Mickey) Haller, Jr. was born. Haller Sr. died when Jr. was only five years old. Haller did not meet Bosch until the man was on his deathbed, and revealed that Harry had a half-brother. He was buried in the Good Samaritan section of [[wikipedia:Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale|Forest Lawn Memorial Park]] in [[wikipedia:Glendale, California|Glendale]]. ==Appearances== * ''[[The Black Echo]]'' (mentioned; unnamed) * ''[[The Black Ice]]'' (flashback) * ''[[Blood Work]]'' (mentioned) * ''[[A Darkness More Than Night]]'' (mentioned; unnamed) * ''[[The Lincoln Lawyer]]'' (mentioned; unnamed) * ''[[The Black Box]]'' (mentioned) * ''[[The Gods of Guilt]]'' (mentioned; unnamed) [[Category:Characters|Haller, J. Michael]] [[Category:Males|Haller, J. Michael]] [[Category:Lawyers|Haller, J. Michael]] [[Category:Democrats|Haller, J. Michael]] [[Category:Deceased|Haller, J. Michael]] [[Category:Haller family|Hallery, J. Michael]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Harry Bosch Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://harrybosch.fandom.com/wiki/J._Michael_Haller"