Anne Bremner, ’76 – Distinguished Alumna

anneAnne Bremner, class of 1976, is a legal analyst and attorney, appearing on many of the nation’s media to explain high profile cases.

Regular appearances include CNN, MSNBC, FOX, HLN, A&E, ABC Good Morning America, Good Morning Television Europe, NBC, BBC World, Bloomberg TV, CBS Early Show, Court TV, E!, the News Channel and NW Cable News. Seattle news and talk shows regularly include Anne. Anne’s hallmark in her analyst work is finding clarity in complex legal cases as she explains cases to audiences.

Anne was president of the 1976 OHS senior class at a time when the district was splitting the district’s high schoolers with the creation of Capital High School. During her high school years, Anne participated in cross country and in the student Senate. She was on the assembly committee, in the French Club, the Drama Club, she was active in planning homecoming activities, and served on the staff of the Olympus.

Anne’s interest in law developed as she watched her father, a psychiatrist, who was on call for criminal cases during Anne’s growing up years. Her knowledge of these cases drew Anne’s interest toward law as a career.

After high school, Anne attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree with honors. She then earned her law degree from Seattle University.

After graduating from law school, Anne worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney in King County from 1983-88, where she successfully tried more than 200 sex abuse cases.

Anne’s legal practice includes police and government liability, personal injury, major accident litigation and sex abuse litigation.

High profile cases Anne has represented include Friends of Amanda Knox, Mary Kay LeTourneau, family of Susan Cox Powell, Illusionist David Copperfield, Olympic Pipeline, Christine Gregoire as attorney general, numerous police departments including Seattle, Portland, Bellevue, Tacoma, Federal Way, deputies in King County, the Washington State Patrol, US Border Patrol and more than 30 judges.

Her community involvement includes the Northwest Center, working with people with disabilities, Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, the police guild, law enforcement memorial. She has two cats, Jim and Jimmy, Jim has cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological disorder that makes him stagger when he walks.

The Criminal Justice Degrees Guide rates the 10 most famous defense attorneys, including Anne Bremner, along with such other well knowns as Johnnie Cochran, Alan Derchowitz, Gloria Allred, F. Lee Bailey and others. Anne Bremner was selected as one of the nation’s top 100 lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Council. She’s a fellow with the American College of Trial Attorneys, a graduate of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute, a former board member for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. In 2010 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine chose Anne as top lawyer in civil right cases.