This is so interesting you mention this. I was watching "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich" and his lawyer mentioned something like this. He had a great problem, getting Jeffrey acquitted.
He mentioned, with a noticeable amount of discomfort how some problems can't be solved without ruining your popularity, or something like that. It was more like, "to be a successful lawyer, you can't care what others think." He was also OJ's lawyer. Anyways, this fascinated me. Thank you for bringing it up.