October 28, 2007

WA & AK: "a blend of charm and arrogance, spirituality and bravado"

Interesting profile from the Anchorage Daily News of "probably the most well-known criminal defense lawyer in the state (of Washington)":

Kohring's lawyer is known for being flamboyant, effective - JOHN HENRY BROWNE: Attorney from Washington state once defended serial killer Ted Bundy

One thing's for sure about John Henry Browne. Humble he's not.

He's the Seattle lawyer defending former state Rep. Vic Kohring on federal corruption charges, and he is on a roll. "If you can find an attorney with a better record, hire them," says a half-page ad... Now he's trying to keep Kohring out of prison, and he's up against two federal prosecutors on a team that's 2-0 against public corruption in Alaska...


Once I went to a death penalty CLE in a cramped lodge below Mt. St. Helens. John Henry Browne was there, lounging like a lion in repose, power and confidence in reserve, in a way befitting the king of the beasts.

3 Comments:

Shelley said...

I love the idea of having a death penalty CLE that close to Mt. St. Helens -- pure genius!

Skelly said...

It did tend to focus one's thoughts on the subject...

megan said...

When I was an undergrad student at the University of Washington, John Henry Browne was a guest lecturer in a criminology class of mine. Yes, he was arrogant but his confidence, knowledge of the law and passion for criminal defense inspired me to - forgo the fancy suits and take up a career as a public defender! That would no doubt disappoint him...