Stormy Daniels' lawyer skyrockets to chief Trump critic

LOS ANGELES (AP) Before he began representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight against the president, Michael Avenatti was virtually unknown.

But in less than six months, the sharp-witted litigator has skyrocketed to becoming a household name as one of President Donald Trump's chief critics.

In just the last week, Avenatti bounced from accepting a legal award, to litigating in a Los Angeles courtroom, to visiting children in New York City separated from their parents at the border and protesting Trump in London.

Avenatti, it seems, is everywhere.

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With a media style only paralleled by Trump, the no-holds-barred lawyer has pursued the president relentlessly.

Last week he tweeted he'd run against Trump if the president seeks re-election and no one else with a good chance of defeating him steps up.