World Trade Organization Protests 1999 Seattle

James Egan

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Not guilty verdict and over 100 dismissals

Description:With former City Prosecutor John McGoodwin (as co-defense-counsel) we defended against an assault charge alleged by a "protestor" at the WTO (World Trade Organization) riots and protests in 1999. We picked our best case, built our best defense and in a highly publicized case obtained an acquittal where officers were shown on video roughing up our client, whose worst offense was to get too close to a police line. This case was televised.