Johnnie Cochran Biography

Johnnie Cochran was an American lawyer. Johnnie Cochran is not having an affair with anyone presently.

More about the relationship

Johnnie Cochran was previously married to Barbara Jean Berry. They were together from 10 July 1960 to 1977. They have two children from this relationship. He was later married to Sylvia Dale Mason. The couple married on 1 March 1985 and they were together until his death on 29 March 2005.

Relationship Facts of Johnnie Cochran

  • Johnnie Cochran is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Johnnie Cochran?

Johnnie Cochran was an American lawyer. People mostly know him for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal in the O.J. Simpson case. Additionally, he has also represented Sean Combs, Michael Jackson, Tupac, and Todd Bridges among others.

Johnnie Cochran’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Cochran was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 2, 1937, to parents Hattie Bass Cochran and Johnnie L Cochran Sr. Margarita Olivarez and Johnnie Cochran, Sr. His father was an insurance salesman and his mother sold Avon Products. He was of American nationality. Furthermore, he belonged to African-American ethnic background.

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Talking about his education, Cochran attended local schools. Later, he graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955. Additionally, he also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Johnnie Cochran’s Career

Cochran initially worked in Los Angeles as a deputy city attorney in the criminal division. Soon, he started his own firm, Cochran, Atkins & Evans, in Los Angeles.

Eventually, he became a familiar face and established his reputation in the African-American community. Additionally, he opened the Johnnie L Cochran Jr. law firm. Furthermore, he received widespread fame after he took the case of O. J. Simpson. He came up with the famous phrase “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Cochran also represented Abner Louima and Sean Combs. Sean was acquitted after Cochran effectively fought for his freedom. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2003.

He died on March 29, 2005, at his home in Los Angeles. In addition, Courtney B. Vance played Cochran in ‘The People v.s O. J. Simpson’.

Johnnie Cochran’s Rumors and Controversy

Cochran was part of several controversies while he was alive. Additionally, his ex-wife Barbara Cochran Berry accused him of cruel behaviors that included physical and emotional abuse.

Johnnie Cochran’s Body Measurements

Talking about his body measurement, there are no details about what Cochran’s height was. His hair color and eye color was black.

Social Media Profile

Cochran was not active on the social media.

References: (independent.co.uk, cochranfirmlaw.com, cbsnews.com)