|Battlestar Galactica character|
Mark Sheppard as Romo Lampkin
|First appearance||"The Son Also Rises"|
|Portrayed by||Mark Sheppard|
|Occupation||Defense attorney; President of the Twelve Colonies Of Kobol (Daybreak pt.3)|
Lampkin is appointed by Laura Roslin and Admiral Adama as Gaius Baltar's Public Defender after Baltar's previous attorney, Alan Hughes, was assassinated in a bombing. Lampkin uses deceit to manipulate others into revealing useful information. During the period of Baltar's trial, he steals items that give him insight or handicap his opponents. These items often revealed characters' feelings and personalities, such as Adama's uniform button, or they are items people required, such as Roslin's eyeglasses, Baltar's pen, and a bomb part from Aaron Kelly. He often uses his cane as a distraction for his pickpocketing efforts. He typically wears dark sunglasses which allow him to read and observe those around him without giving anything away himself.
He risks his life repeatedly in the series for the good of others, such as continuing to be Baltar's lawyer despite the strong possibility of being killed for it ("The Son Also Rises") and risking his life to help Starbuck get Anders to the infirmary during a mutiny ("Blood on the Scales").