Unexpected thanks to Legal Insurrection on 2nd Anniversary of Zimmerman Acquittal

No one was more surprised than me when two days ago, on the second anniversary of the George Zimmerman acquittal, I was contacted out of the blue by Zimmerman’s co-counsel, Don West.

Don had contacted me because he was primarily interested in some of the initiatives we have in the works here at Law of Self Defense, particularly our LOSD Certified Instructor and LOSD Lawyer Referral programs, and I was more than happy to discuss those with him.

He prefaced our 45-minute discussion, however, with very complementary remarks on my coverage of the George Zimmerman trial itself, of which coverage he had only recently become aware.

It was, of course, gratifying to hear such praise from a man who co-led perhaps the most perfect self-defense trial I’ve observed in my career.

When I mentioned my conversation with Don to Professor Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, where I blogged the bulk of my coverage of the Zimmerman trial, the Professor brilliantly suggested we follow-up with Don and ask if he’d record a brief testimonial about our coverage, such that we could use the recording in a blog post on the anniversary of the acquittal.

Within seconds Don had been kind enough to do so:

Professor Jacobson promptly incorporated that audio in a larger post over at Legal Insurrection:

Unexpected thanks to Legal Insurrection on 2nd Anniversary of Zimmerman Acquittal

For a comprehensive list of my coverage of the Zimmerman trial, both here at Law of Self Defense as well as over at Legal Insurrection, click here:

The Zimmerman Files: Aggregated day-by-day live coverage & analysis

It seems there may be some prospect of Don and I doing some modest work together in the future, which is naturally of great interest to me personally.  Assuming it’s not a matter constrained by confidentiality obligations, should that come to pass you’ll hear about it here first.

That’s it for now, folks. Stay safe!

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca is a lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense website (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), and many other re-sellers. Andrew is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions. Andrew just launched the LOSD Instructor Program, designed for gun safety, marksmanship and tactical strategy instructors. Be an elite member of the self defense community, understanding your state's self defense laws to a depth even lawyers rarely achieve. Check it out here.   Andrew also gives live, in-person, ~5 hour-long state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars all over the country. Click here to find a live seminar covering your state's self-defense laws.   Andrew also produces many 4-5 hour online, on-demand state-specific Law of Self Defense training courses. These online classes are enriched versions of the live, in-person state-specific Law of Self Defense Class Andrew gives all around the country. Click here to find an online course for your state. These online classes are priced at $249/HOUSEHOLD. You can learn more details and view the first section of the training class for free (about 30 minutes worth of self-defense law training) by clicking here.

1 Comment on "Unexpected thanks to Legal Insurrection on 2nd Anniversary of Zimmerman Acquittal"

  1. I love it when awesome people come together! And great work receives its due recognition! Thanks again, Andrew, for your contribution to the freedom loving community of gun owners!

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