Best Defender of the Police

PEOPLE, POLITICS, & MEDIA

Our friendly city is full of lawyers, but none quite so visible as ANNE BREMNER. When police officers gets busted for an alleged use-of-force violation, it's Bremner who vigorously defends them. She defended King County Sheriff's Deputy Mel Miller, as well as the cops who were recently tried for slapping around an informant (not guilty all around). When Attorney General Christine Gregoire needs an outside lawyer to handle a case her office cannot (due to conflicts of interest), she turns to Bremner. When the Fox News Channel needs a lawyer to provide "fair and balanced" analysis of the Scott Peterson murder trial, it's Bremner who sits before Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes. She's an ardent backer of both Dubya (she donated $2,000 to his campaign at the Hunt's Point fund-raiser last year) and Gregoire, a Democrat. She goes around town dressed sharply, her blond hair in a tomboyish ponytail (which, contrary to rumor, is real). The strange thing is, she started out with a B.A. in medieval history from Stanford. There are a few other lawyers in town who wish she had moved on to get her Ph.D. Instead, she got a law degree from Seattle University and turned into a fine, aggressive lawyer with a snub-nosed .38 in her life.

Anne Bremner's Picks

Best Thing About Ron Sims: "The best public speaker I've ever seen."

Best Unsung Hero: "Ken Saucier," late president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild.

Best Place for a Power Lunch: Tulio's.

Best Coffee: Pat's on Queen Anne.

Best Thing About being a Female Attorney: "Being underestimated by male attorneys. If you want to call me Barbie, fine, go ahead."

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