W. Joseph Ford

Ford participated in the prosecution of Darrow in both bribery trials. In the first trial during the opening for the state, Ford compared Darrow to Francis Bacon, Judas and Benedict Arnold. Ford said "Judas was a brilliant man, a great thinker, yet he was bribed; he sold his lord for 30 pieces of silver." Ford was Chief Assistant District Attorney of Los Angeles County from 1907 to 1914. In 1920, he became the first Dean of Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles. At the time it was called St. Vincent School of Law of Loyola College.