Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S.


Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S.
Seattle’s Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Murder • Assault • Drug Charges • Cybercrime • Fraud • Sexual Assault • Domestic Violence • Juveniles Charged as Adults

The Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S. represents clients in Seattle and King County. When necessary, we will appear in courtrooms anywhere in the state of Washington or Federal Courts from coast to coast. 

There are a lot of criminal defense attorneys in Seattle, but some just specialize in DUI and minor scrapes with the law. The Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S. specializes in a wide range of serious charges – from felonies to misdemeanors. When everything is on the line, we’re the ones to trust.

If you or a loved one need top-tier criminal defense from attorneys who truly care, contact us to see how we can help.

Call Us! (206) 388-0777

Colton Harris Moore and John Henry Browne   - Image: Ted S. Warren/AP

Colton Harris Moore and John Henry Browne - Image: Ted S. Warren/AP

Over the course of two years, John and Emma fought on my behalf while I was confined within custody. Their work was extreme and truly led them into war, consisting of countless individual battles crossing three international borders, 10 states, and dozens of counties. They did the impossible, resolving my case in a “global resolutions” of all counts into a single State Case and a single Federal Case, with both sentences not only running concurrently but achieving the lowest possible point in the standard sentencing range. I was arrested at age 19 and was free at the age of 25, having served just over six years - when many speculated I would not be released until after the age of 40... John and Emma saved my life, and it is my life I owe to them.
— Colton Harris Moore

I can say without doubt had we gone with another attorney, my family would be without a father and a husband for much longer than 33 months.” – Her husband was facing 11 to 14 years in prison. The Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S. reduced the sentence to 33 months. Our client served 11 months, 15 days.


"John and Emma helped my son and I with our wrongly charged animal cruelty criminal case. Through their work and efforts the trial ended in a mistrial and an acquittal.“


You or a Loved One Has Been (or might be) Arrested… Now what?

Getting arrested is scary enough whether it’s you or someone you love. Suddenly, you’ve got to quickly hire a criminal defense attorney and hope they’re the BEST one for your case. The most important phone call you just might ever make doesn’t need to feel like throwing a dart at the wall with a blindfold on.

Serious Charges Need an Attorney With Serious Skills – plus lots of Compassion, Integrity and Resources

Google us and you’ll quickly see we worked on a few very famous cases. We’re proud of that work, but just as proud of the other 99% of the cases we manage every day. Most of our cases are just regular people throughout Washington who have either been charged with a crime or think they might be soon.

Now offered in paperback

In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne's memoir, The Devil's Defender, recounts his tortuous education in what it means to be an advocate—and a human being. For the last four decades, the Seattle-based criminal defense lawyer has defended the indefensible. From Facebook folk hero "the Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore, to Benjamin Ng of the Wah Mee massacre, to Kandahar massacre culprit Sgt. Robert Bales, Browne has stood at the forefront of our national debate over the death penalty, putting on trial our most base and violent instincts—and the institutional deficiencies that let our most vulnerable fall through the cracks. His unceasing advocacy and the daring to take on some of the most unwinnable cases—and nearly win them all—has led 48 Hours' Peter Van Sant to call him "the most famous lawyer in America."But although the Browne that America has come to know cuts a dashing and confident figure, he has forever been haunted by his job as counsel to Ted Bundy, the most famous serial killer in American history. A formerly drug- and alcohol-addicted (yet wildly successful) defense attorney who could never let go of the case that started it all, Browne here traces the roots of his discontent as well as his dedication, asking himself the question others have asked him all along: Does defending evil make you evil, too?

Our family was well taken care of by Emma (Scanlan) and John H. Browne. We are grateful that during the most difficult time in our lives we were treated with respect and honesty.

Just Because They Said You Did It, Doesn’t Mean They Can Prove It

There’s a reason you have a right to remain silent. When you get arrested, there’s a huge chance you’re going to panic. The cops are counting on you to say something they can use against you in court, whether it’s true or not. Meanwhile, your heart is racing and rational thoughts feel miles away. Do not trust what the police are telling you. Take a breath and don’t say a word – except this:

“I have the right to hire an attorney. I would like to call  The Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S.”

If your family member or a loved one was arrested, it makes sense they called you first. Now it’s your turn to call us. We’ll answer your questions and take good care of your loved one.

If you’ve hired another attorney and feel you’re not getting the treatment you deserve,

Call us today for a free initial consultation.

Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S.