Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. is recognized as an outstanding trial lawyer, civil libertarian and philanthropist throughout the world. In addition, Johnnie was considered to be one of the leading authorities on the criminal and civil justice system. As a result, Johnnie Cochran was known as an international leader in the legal profession.
Born in Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Cochran moved with his family to California. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles, Johnnie attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. There, he received his Juris Doctor. After that, Johnnie Cochran’s early legal career began in the City Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in 1963. Subsequently, he was assigned to the criminal division. After several years, he entered private practice and founded a Los Angeles-based law firm. Consequently, he developed a practice handling a substantial volume of both civil and criminal cases.