Acclaimed trial attorney James J. Brosnahan to speak in Truckee |

Acclaimed trial attorney James J. Brosnahan to speak in Truckee

James J. Brosnahan

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; James J. Brosnahan, one of the most respected and recognized trial attorneys in the United States, will speak to the Tahoe Truckee Bar Association, July 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cedar House Sports Hotel in Truckee. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public.

Brosnahan has more than 50 years of experience in both civil and criminal trials and has received many awards throughout his distinguished career. In 2007, he received the American Inns of Court Lewis F. Powell Award for Professionalism and Ethics to honor a and#8220;lifetime devoted to the highest standards of ethical practice, competence, and professionalism.and#8221;

In 2006, the National Law Journal namedBrosnahan one of Americaand#8217;s most influential trial attorneys. In 2006, he was inducted into the State Bar of Californiaand#8217;s and#8220;Trial Lawyers Hall of Fameand#8221; and also received the Samuel E. Gates Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers for his and#8220;significant, exceptional lasting contribution to the improvement of the litigation process.and#8221;

Brosnahanand#8217;s many notable cases include defense of John Walker Lindh on terrorism charges, dismissal of all charges against Patricia Dunn (former chairperson of the board of Hewlett Packard Corporation), lead prosecutor in United States v. Caspar Weinberger, obtaining a successful result in civil and criminal cases for producers of the movie, and#8220;The Crow,and#8221; successfully defending the City of Oakland and County of Alameda in the Oakland Raiders litigation and representing El Paso Corporation in all of its California litigation during the energy crisis. Brosnahan authored the and#8220;Trial Handbook for California Lawyers.and#8221;

Brosnahan will speak about and#8220;Representing the Despised and Unrepresentedand#8221; and will include his experiences defending John Walker Lindh on terrorism charges. The event is free to members of the Tahoe Truckee Bar Association. A limited number of tickets are available to the public: $10 if payment is received by July 14, 2010 and $15 at the door. Appetizers are included in the ticket price and there will be a cash bar. For more information, e-mail

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