Having spent his entire career with The Cochran Firm’s Los Angeles office, Brian T. Dunn was originally hired by Johnnie Cochran himself in the summer of 1992, as a law clerk assigned to legal research and the preparation of pleadings dealing with civil rights litigation, with an emphasis in police misconduct cases. As an attorney, he has handled many of the Los Angeles’s office’s most high profile police misconduct cases, including those involving Geronimo Pratt, Reginald Denny, Devin Brown, Tyisha Miller, and, recently Mr. Dunn achieved a significant settlement in the federal civil rights case brought on behalf of the family of slain Marine Sergeant Manuel “Manny” LogginsIn 2008, Mr. Dunn joined the ranks of the select few civil rights attorneys who have changed the law, having won a unanimous victory in the California Supreme Court in the case of Yount v. City of Sacramento, a landmark Supreme Court ruling which significantly expands the rights of convicted arrestees subjected to excessive force during arrest.
Mr. Dunn is a frequent lecturer on the realities of the practice of civil rights litigation, both to attorneys and to police officers, and has been a featured speaker on several occasions at seminars presented by DRI (the Voice of the Defense Bar), as well as several “Law Dog” seminars for law enforcement officers presented by Invictus Tactical. Mr. Dunn has additionally been a featured speaker at a tactical seminar presented by the Manning Marder law firm, in which participating police officers received P.O.S.T. credits.
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