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- Famed Attorney Anne Bremner Wins Historic $98m Judgment Against Washington for Susan Cox Powell's Parents
A Pierce County jury reached a verdict Friday in the case of Susan Cox Powell and the murder of her two sons in 2012. It’s a case that’s received national attention over the years. The jury ruled Washington state was negligent when it was supposed to protect the two young boys during a supervised visit with their father, Josh Powell. The state will have to pay Chuck and Judy Cox, the grandparents of the boys, $98 million.
- Gurvey's Law List of Top 40 Guests
The list of Top 40 Guests on Gurvey’s Law interviewed on 790/KABC includes Anne Bremner and other well known legal experts. Anne has been on the program many times.
- Top 50: 2020 Women Washington Super Lawyers List
Anne Bremner has been chosen to be on the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington State for the ninth time.
- Top 5 Famous Criminal Defense Lawyers
When it comes to finding a good criminal defense lawyer, you only want the best. If you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you’re facing criminal charges and have to step before a judge, you want a criminal defense attorney on your side that truly believes that you are “innocent until proven guilty,” Here are the top 5 famous criminal defense attorneys that we think are some of the very best.
- Top 10 Best US Criminal Defense Lawyers
This 2018 list of the "Top 10 Best US Criminal Defense Lawyers" includes many of the most well recognized attorneys in America.
- ABC 20/20 Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau
On March 1, 2018 ABC News' 20/20 program examined the mysterious death of a woman in the midst of the wrongful death civil trial against her boyfriend's brother.
- Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Got Famous
"Anne Melani Bremner is a widely known trial attorney from Seattle, who is famous for covering People v. Jackson case. Prior to that, she was a very successful attorney, mostly defending Police Departments from law suits."
- April 12, 2017 – MyNorthwest.com, Seattle –"Attorney: Plaintiff could request Seattle Mayor Ed Murray undergo another exam"
"However, Anne Bremner told KIRO Radio’s Ron and Don that a judge would not be required to dismiss this case based on the medical record alone."
- April 11, 2017 – KIRO Radio, Seattle –"Attorney Anne Bremner on Mayor sex abuse lawsuit: ‘We’ve got a few bombshells in this case’"
"Seattle attorney Anne Bremner reacts to the press conference held by Mayor Ed Murray’s lawyer, denying allegations of sex abuse and presenting medical evidence."
- April 7, 2017 – KING 5 TV Seattle –"Likely next steps in sexual abuse lawsuit against Mayor Murray"
"Seattle attorney Anne Bremner reacts to the press conference held by Mayor Ed Murray’s lawyer, denying allegations of sex abuse and presenting medical evidence."
April 7, 2017 – KIRO Radio's The Ron and Don Show – "Anne Bremner weighs in on lawsuit alleging Seattle mayor raped teen"
"Through his attorney, Seattle Ed Murray denied allegations of child rape hours after The Seattle Times reported that a Kent man is suing Murray over claims that he 'raped and molested' him as a teen. Anne Bremner weighs in on how Murray has handled the case thus far."
The Olympian Newspaper – June 2016 Article about Anne's induction into the OHS Alumni Hall of Fame
"Bremner is a trial attorney who also serves as a legal analyst for major television networks, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX and others. She has been the lead attorney on several high-profile cases in Washington state. Among the clients she's represented: friends of Amanda Knox; family of Susan Cox Powell; former Gov. Christine Gregoire during Gregoire's time as attorney general; and the Des Moines Police Department in the Mary Kay Letourneau case."
Seattle Met Magazine – December 2015 Annual List of the Top Women Lawyers in Washington State
Anne was named to the list of the Top Women Lawyers in Washington State, in the December 2015 issue of Seattle Met magazine in the categories "Civil Litigation: Defense" and "Personal Injury General: Plaintiff". The list is peer-influenced and third party validated, with assistance from Thomson Reuters. To view the pages full size, click on the images.
"Highlight Hollywood Names Famed Seattle-Based Attorney Anne Bremner, Nation’s Legal Advocate Of 2015"
"Each year editors at Highlight Hollywood have the daunting task of choosing the legal player in our nation that has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of victims. This year all of our editors unanimously chose Seattle-based super lawyer Anne Bremner, who is seen almost daily on CNN, HLN’s “Nancy Grace” as well as “Dr. Drew,” and on Fox News Channel and also on MSNBC as a regular commentator. But, in addition to commentary, Ms. Bremner is a fighter. She is always on the scene when there are people suffering and need a strong and moral voice."
Litigation Counsel of America – Anne's October Induction
In an ceremony held October 6, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, Anne Bremner was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society, with membership limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.
In Crisis Management, Legal – August 2015 article "PR for a Missing Mom Evolved into a Series of Successful Legal Battles"
Anne posts a report on her work with the Susan Cox Powell case, and her work with Cavalry PR in crisis management.
Super Lawyers Magazine – July 2014 article "The Rock Star"
Super Lawyers magazine featured Anne in an extensive article found in their July 2014 issue.
Super Lawyers July 2014 – "Top 50: 2014 Women Washington Super Lawyers – Top List by Super Lawyers"
Anne is listed by the magazine Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers.
HighlightHollywood.com – January 7, 2014 – Y&R sex scandal comments by "Fab Four"
Highlight Hollywood spoke with "Fab Four" legal team; Bremner, Wiehl, Allred and Bloom on shocking The Young and the Restless sex scandal, why McDaniel and Phelps handled it wrong.
TurfShowTimes.com– December 29, 2013 – Football fiction story includes a "guest appearance" by Anne Bremner
Anne makes a fictional appearance in "Front Office Fiction: The Seattle Road Trip"a story by Douglas M. on the web site www.turfshowtimes.com.
HighlightHollywood.com– December 27, 2013 – Anne Bremner Chosen As The Victims Advocate Of 2013
Anne Bremner was chosen by Highlight Hollywood to be the Victims Advocate of 2013. Previous winners were Gloria Allred in 2012 and Lisa Bloom in 2011.
Announcement – July 19, 2013 – Nomination to receive the "Trinity Praeses Elit Award
Anne is nominated to receive the "Trinity Praeses Elit Award" from the Dublin University Law Society of the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. "It is awarded to those who have advanced legal discourse, through excellence of advocacy and commitment to causes".
Laws.com – "Legal Analyst and Attorney Skyrockets to Superstardom" – March 28, 2013
"Criminal defense attorneys usually have a relationship with law enforcement that can be described as antagonistic. Anne Bremner, one of America's best known legal analysts, made her name as a defense attorney with a twist: she worked to represent police officers and law enforcement agencies when they were accused of civil or criminal offenses."
Law Crossing – "Anne Bremner is One of the Best Trial Lawyers in the Nation" – November 11, 2012
"Anne Melani Bremner is an American trial attorney based in Seattle, Washington. The attorney's practice areas include sex abuse litigation, police and government liability, personal injury, major accident litigation, real estate, escrow and title litigation. She is well-known for being counsel and spokesperson for the friends of Amanda Knox, and as the lawyer for the family of Rebecca Mawii Zahau following her death in Coronado, California. Anne is also nationally-recognized for her work as a contributing legal analyst on TV and cable. Some of the networks she has appeared on several times include Fox, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC."
The Salt Lake Tribune – "Susan Powell's parents try again for West Valley City police files" – July 30, 2012
"Anne Bremner, a Washington attorney who represents the missing mom's estate and her parents, filed an appeal on Friday with the West Valley City Council after the police department and city manager rejected her request for 'any and all investigative files' related to the disappearance of the young mother on Dec. 7, 2009."
Deseret News – "Susan Powell family to appeal records decision" – July 30, 2012
"Cox family attorney Anne Bremner said she does not expect the City Council to rule in their favor, but she said it's a necessary step in a process that could ultimately end up in the courts."
Huffington Post – "James Holmes Conviction No 'Slam Dunk' For Prosecutors" – July 24, 2012
"Holmes -- who faces the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty for allegedly carrying out one of the most deadly mass murders in U.S. history -- might have to plead insanity, according to veteran Seattle attorney and legal analyst Anne Bremner."
Seattle Met Magazine – "The Law and John Henry Browne" – July 18, 2012
"Anne Bremner, by then working in the prosecutor's office, remembers, 'I thought it was brilliant because everybody wanted to say Martin Pang should have stood trial for felony murder, but in fact, legally under the doctrine in extradition law, he couldn't.'"
Examiner.com - 'Spotlight on the missing': Nancy Grace spotlights Susan Cox Powell - February 26, 2011
Bremner said, “It`s been since April, and you know, Josh Powell has deprived them of their daughter and their grandchildren. And the fact is, we talked about a number of things here in this case in terms of damning evidence but haven`t even included that he left the state when she hadn`t been found and took the kids to our state, Washington State. He also drove a rental car for hundreds of miles.
MyNorthwest.com - Mockovak denied bail for 'dental work, colonoscopy' - February 23, 2011
"Mockovak fooled everybody," said Anne Bremner, the attorney representing Dr. King. "He felt that the fact [Mockovak] could come into court and be so presentable, so normal, was an indication he could be dangerous in the future."
AolNews - Knox's Parents Are Just the Latest to Run Afoul of Italy's Libel Laws - February 16, 2011
"I'd tell them not to ever go back to Italy," Seattle attorney Anne Bremner, a Knox family friend and founder of the Friends of Amanda organization, told AOL News today.
Criminal Justice Degrees Guide - 10 Famous Defense Attorneys - October 2010
"Known for covering the child molestation charges against Michael Jackson, Anne Bremner, is a well known Seattle trial attorney."
Lawyers USA - Courtroom Advantage: Seated At The Right - Or Left? - Hand of Justice - October 20, 2010
"Courtrooms in Superior Court in King's County, Wash., have L-shaped seating arrangements. One counsel table is situated perpendicular to the jury box; the other faces it. Bremner makes a beeline for the table that faces the jury."
Imagine Publicity - Crime Time Welcomes Anne Bremner - October 17, 2010
"She is a former Judicial Law Clerk who spent five years earning a reputation as a highly successful, tough, and focused King County Deputy Prosecutor. Her private practice has an emphasis on high-profile trial work. She represents the Seattle Police and other Washington State police departments and officers as well as Judges and public officials in civil and criminal trials."
Oregon Live.com - High Profile Seattle Defense Attorney to Assist Portland City Attorneys in Chasse Case - March 18, 2010
"The federal judge handling the pending lawsuit involving the death of James P. Chasse Jr. in Portland police custody earlier this month approved the city's request to have three out-of-state attorneys from a Seattle firm assist them in their defense, according to federal court documents. The most well-known face of the trio is Anne M. Bremner, a high-profile lawyer who has represented the Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and Des Moines police."
Examiner.com - Concerns about Susan Cox Powell's Children, ages 5 and 3; experts weigh in - March 5, 2010
Susan Cox Powell, 28, mysteriously disappeared Dec. 6. Her husband, Josh Powell, was the last person to see her around midnight. He claimed to have taken their two young sons on an impromptu overnight camping trip leaving in the middle of the night….Examiner.com spoke with two legal experts, Attorney and Legal Analyst, Anne Bremner, and Family Law Attorney, Juliana Wong, of Stafford Frey Cooper in Seattle regarding the Susan Cox Powell case.
The Edmondton Sun - Doctor in murder plot fears suspect - November 20, 2009
Joseph King was slated to return to perform regularly scheduled eye surgeries this week at his Jasper Avenue clinic, but his lawyer Anne Bremner said he will still be looking over his shoulder after his business partner and former brother-in-law allegedly tried to hire Russian mobsters to kill him.
People Magazine - INSIDE STORY: The Neverland Drug Case that Never Was - July 23, 2009
"Hindsight is 20-20, but had they launched an investigation he might be alive today," Anne Bremner, a former deputy prosecutor and TV legal analyst, tells PEOPLE.
Komo News - Lake Wash. Tech. student: Sex harasser kept job - July 21, 2009
Her attorney, Anne Bremner, says separating Woolworth from her fellow students punished and humiliated her for what her professor did.
The NY Times Opinion Pages - An Innocent Abroad - June 10, 2009
“In every murder, the killer always leaves something behind and always takes something with him,” said Anne Bremner, a former deputy prosecutor and prominent attorney, a member of International Academy of Trial Lawyers, who is assisting the Knox family, pro-bono – though she has no role in the actual defense.
The Guardian - The Friends Back Home Intent On Telling the 'Real Amanda Knox' Story - February 28, 2009
“She has been damned as callous and promiscuous. Now supporters of Amanda Knox, accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, want the world to see a different side. Paul Harris travels to Seattle to meet the people orchestrating a huge PR campaign."
Kirotv.com - King County Judge On Trial Accused of Being Too Rude - November 19, 2008
"Could she be more likeable? I guess we all could be. Is that the test for throwing someone off the bench? Absolutely not," said Anne Bremner, Eiler's attorney.
Seattle PI - Seattle Public Schools: Learning a lesson - April 8, 2008
Plantiff's attorney Anne Bremner says the student, now in high school, volunteers with victims groups and had looked forward to testifying before the settlement ended a surprisingly vigorous district legal defense.
Seattle PI - Citizen group revisits role in JOA fight - August 4, 2006
Anne Bremner, chairwoman of the Committee for a Two-Newspaper Town, said the group Wednesday night chose four new attorneys, two new board members and a fundraiser, all with a view toward continuing efforts to preserve both the Seattle P-I and The Seattle Time.
Seattle PI - Seasonal sculptures have locals hog-wild for…bringin' home the bacon - November 13, 2006
While some swine left the state, others stayed closer to home. A black-and-white pig aptly named "Copper" -- a switch turns on a spinning light on its head -- sits in front of the West Precinct, a gift to the Seattle Police Department from attorney Anne Bremner, a former deputy prosecutor whose clientele includes police officers.
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