Tallahassee, FL -- April 13, 2012 --
Attorneys on both sides of the case that's dominated national headlines have local ties.
They're both FSU Law School graduates.
George Zimmerman is now being represented by Mark O'Mara. He's a 1982 FSU law graduate.
Ben Crump, who graduated from FSU's law school in 1995 is representing Trayvon Martin's family.
Zimmerman says he shot unarmed Martin in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty.
The lack of an arrest for more than 40 days led to protests nationwide.