A Lawyer's Life
A Lawyer's Life by
The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won.
Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story.
Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading
African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through
the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey
Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia
Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran
was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him