Best Defense Lawyer Ever Barry C. Scheck Buys In Chelsea

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The Chelsea Grand: No Objections Here

There’s no public listing for the apartment that Barry C. Scheck just purchased at 270 West 17th Street,
but we’ll assume that the $745,000 that he paid for it was probably a very good price.

After all, if anyone was going to argue a price down, it would be Mr. Scheck, the defense attorney who helped win O.J. Simpson an acquittal and founded the Innocence Project with Peter Neufeld in 1992, a legal group that has exonerated more than 200 of the wrongly-convicted with DNA evidence.

Mr. Scheck and his wife Dorothy Rick, who currently live in Brooklyn Heights, purchased the condo from Justo Artigus. We’re not sure what the pad is like inside; we’d guess a one-bedroom, but heck, with Mr. Scheck’s negotiating skills, it could even be a two-bedroom. The 21-floor building boasts many balconies and outdoor spaces, uptwon and downtown views as well as wood floors and room-by-room-controlled HVAC systems.

Sounds like a nice place to map out the defense strategy for the next Innocence Project or high-profile defense case that Mr. Scheck takes on.

kvelsey@observer.com