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Johnnie Cochran

OJ Simpson Lawyer

Died when: 67 years 178 days (809 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr. (/ˈkɒkrən/;October 2, 1937 – March 29, 2005) was an American lawyer best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O.

J.Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.He often defended his client with rhymes like, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!" Cochran represented Sean Combs, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Stanley Tookie Williams, Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, Snoop Dogg, former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, 1992 Los Angeles riot beating victim Reginald Oliver Denny, and inmate and activist Geronimo Pratt.

He represented athlete Marion Jones when she faced charges of doping during her high school track career.Cochran was known for his skill in the courtroom and his prominence as an early advocate for victims of police brutality.

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