Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, shown here at the Essence Awards in 2003, gained celebrity in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
Johnnie Cochran, the attorney who gained fame as O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer in 1995, has died at age 67. Cochran's family says he had a brain tumor.
Michele Norris talks about Cochran's life and career with Connie Rice, a Los Angeles civil rights attorney who is co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project. Rice says Cochran was very fair as a prosecutor and never left behind his smaller, unknown clients.