John Henry Browne
John Henry Browne is the one to call when it's all on the line. For almost 40 years, JHB has successfully represented people charged with serious offenses in state and federal court. Honored in Best Lawyers in America since 1999, JHB is an attorney with a northwest practice and international reputation. Martindale-Hubbell consistently rates him as a "Most Preeminent Lawyer." JHB has tried over 300 criminal cases to verdict and represents a broad range of individuals faced with serious felony charges.
After graduating from American University School of Law in 1971, John was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Northwestern University School of Law. Shortly after that, he began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, Washington. He then served as the Chief Trial Attorney at the Public Defender's Office before going into private practice as a founding partner in Browne & Ressler. JHB has since gone out on his own in the exclusive practice of criminal defense.
The office is now located in Pioneer Square in the historic Delmar Building.
JHB has been recently profiled in several nationally-recognized newspapers, including the New York Times and Seattle Times:
"He's definitely a renegade among defense attorneys," said Daniel T. Satterberg, the King County prosecuting attorney, who has known Mr. Browne for a quarter-century. "I mean that in a respectful sense. He is his own man. He calls his own shots, and he doesn't have to answer to anybody."
- Washington SuperLawyers, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2001-2002
- Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Emma C. Scanlan
Emma C. Scanlan has been an associate attorney with the Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S. for the past six years. Emma is experienced in defending clients in state and federal courts throughout the State of Washington. A former intern of Retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, Emma has successfully represented clients before the Washington State Supreme Court and Division I of the Court of Appeals. In 2010, Super Lawyers magazine selected Emma to "Rising Stars," a listing of top up-and-coming attorneys in each state.
A Seattle native, Emma received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Emma excels in negotiating dismissals and successful resolutions. With John Henry Browne, she has obtained not guilty verdicts in first degree murder cases, felony sex offense cases, and cases involving allegations of assault against police officers. Emma is primarily in charge of all Federal cases for the firm. Emma is also skilled at representing mentally ill persons charged with crimes.
- Washington State Bar, 2006
- Washington Rising Stars, Super Lawyers magazine, 2010
Emily M. Gause
Emily M. Gause is John Henry Browne's newest associate. She has been an attorney here since October 2011. While attending Seattle University School of Law, Emily worked at Northwest Defenders Association, a public defender agency in King County, and the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Emily focused on representing juveniles in dependency cases and in criminal cases. While in law school, Emily participated in many mock trial competitions and excelled in trial advocacy.
Emily grew up in Ellensburg, Washington and is proud to be a Washington State University cougar. Now, Emily enjoys defending clients throughout the State of Washington. Emily excels at writing aggressive motions and obtaining successful resolutions through motions practice. For example, after Emily wrote two motions in a three-strikes case, the prosecutor offered to resolve the case with time-served. Emily's motion practice has resulted in dismissals and substantial reductions in plea offers. Along with John Henry Browne, Emily has obtained favorable results in complex sex offense cases.
- Washington State Bar, 2011