Johnnie Cochran Leaves Behind Rich Legal Legacy

Attorney Johnnie Cochran

Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, shown here at the Essence Awards in 2003, gained celebrity in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Reuters hide caption

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Lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who led the defense team that won an acquittal for O.J. Simpson, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of a brain tumor at age 67. A look back at the life and career of the celebrity attorney who became a household name, thanks to the Simpson trial.

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