Mark O'Mara, attorney for George Zimmerman, addresses reporters outside his offices in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Zimmerman, 28, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after weeks of mounting tensions and protests across the country. O'Mara said Zimmerman would plead not guilty. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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.