John Henry Browne's reputation for successful representation has garnered him a great deal of media attention. A list of recent success stories are below:

  • JHB and Emma Scanlan obtained a not guilty verdict for a man who faced life in prison without parole for the 1987 murder of a 20-year-old Toppenish woman in a bench trial in Yakima County Superior Court. Ms. Scanlan attacked critical DNA evidence that supposedly proved the client had raped and murdered the victim.
  • The firm was offered a shocking plea deal of 6.5 years in a first degree murder case after winning all of the defense pretrial motions in Chelan County.
  • JHB and Emma Scanlan represented a federal air marshal accused of raping an escort while carrying a firearm. The client was found not guilty in King County Superior Court.
  • In a highly-publicized father and son case involving an allegation of animal cruelty, the firm obtained a not guilty verdict for the son and a hung jury for the father.
  • JHB and his firm sought and obtained a dismissal of all charges for a school counselor charged with theft and fraud. The firm proved to the prosecution that the counselor had no knowledge that his graduate degree was not from an accredited university.
  • A police officer hired the firm to represent him when he was charged with the potentially career-ending offense of felony domestic violence. The officer was found not guilty.
  • JHB and his firm obtained a not guilty verdict for a local business man who was accused of assaulting a police officer in a dark parking lot.
  • JHB and Emma Scanlan obtained a not guilty verdict for a teenager accused of first degree murder with a firearm, avoiding a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.
  • In the last few years, JHB and his team received not guilty verdicts in many sex offense cases, including accusations of child molestation and child rape.

John Henry Browne is internationally known for humanizing his clients. JHB and his team specialize in assisting clients with cognitive deficits by using resources to help mitigate criminal conduct. For example:

  • Colton Harris Moore, also known as the "Barefoot Bandit," pleaded guilty to 33 state charges including burglary and identity theft. JHB and Emma Scanlan obtained the lowest-possible sentence within the standard range. With the help of a nationally-known expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Dr. Richard Adler, JHB successfully argued that Colton's mother drank while she was pregnant with him, which significantly affected his development. Judge Vikki Churchill sentenced Colton to just 6.5 years, calling the case a "triumph of the human spirit."
  • In 1983, Benjamin Ng was convicted of killing 13 people in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle. JHB saved Ng from the death penalty by arguing that Ng had suffered a brain injury earlier in his life.


No matter the severity of the charges you may be facing, the Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S. can help.  Our experienced attorneys work with you to minimize penalties and prison time and help you find the relief you need.  Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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