Having been denied the opportunity to try the Chasse case out of state last month, the City of Portland has decided to pursue a different tack, hiring a big name lawyer for its courtroom performance. Court documents show that her name is Anne Bremner. And if you believe her company website, then boy, is she good in trials:
- ANNE BREMNER: COURTROOM PRESENCE
Gulp. Bremner appears regularly as a legal analyst on TV, particularly on FOX. For example, you can watch her telling Bill O'Reilly that "we're all fallen angels," here on her website. Or here she is telling the O'Reilly Factor that "trials are theater, but they're not bad theater." Or telling Sean Hannity that "witnesses can and do lie, but evidence doesn't." In 2005, she spent six months covering the Michael Jackson trial, briefing the media pool as a legal expert:
- BREMNER COVERING THE JACKSON TRIAL FOR FOX
More from her website:
Anne Bremner’s 26 year career has established her as an exceptionally accomplished trial lawyer.
Her private practice has an emphasis on high-profile trial work. She represents the Seattle Police and other Washington State police departments and officers as well as Judges and public officials in civil and criminal trials.
She has successfully defended class actions in WTO based litigation and for the SPD Police Dogs (the K-9 Unit) in a national test case brought by the ACLU.
We've put a request in for comment with Bremner's office, and also with the city attorney's office, to find out what the taxpayers are likely to pay for Bremner's services.