Testimonials Relating to State Bar v. Nifong

“Brocker’s cross-examination of Mike Nifong was a masterpiece. At the end of his direct testimony [the] disgraced DA had just delivered a tearful resignation, seeming to use his son as a prop designed to increase sympathy. Brocker responded with a precise series of questions to which Nifong unpersuasively responded with increasing evasiveness. In effect, the cross-examination exposed the ‘factual’ Nifong to all, setting the stage for Brocker’s brilliant description of Nifong — Durham County’s “minister of injustice” — in his closing statement.”

“Brocker’s closing was a masterful performance — a highly organized summary of the case complete with visuals outlining Nifong’s mutually contradictory excuses on why he didn’t turn over the exculpatory DNA evidence. Brocker’s PowerPoint slide with head shots of Nifong’s various media appearances was particularly effective. He also delivered one of the best lines of the entire case, describing Nifong as a ‘minister of injustice.’”

“The State Bar’s prosecutors, Doug Brocker and Katherine Jean, did a remarkably effective job. They mastered the intricate details of the case that by now is extremely complex. Both asked questions in a straightforward, dispassionate manner — despite the outrages of the case — thereby allowing the ‘facts’ that [Chair] Williamson deemed so critical to dominate the proceedings.”

- KC Johnson, co-author of “Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case” (excerpts from Durham-in-Wonderland).

“The [State] bar has turned to outside legal help . . . to hire Douglas J. Brocker, a lawyer in private practice who built a reputation as a dogged and thorough prosecutor when he worked at the State Bar. Brocker is working with Katherine Jean, the bar’s top counsel.”

- Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, 2007

“Dear Doug, We can never properly thank you for all that you did! Please know that we will never forget and will be grateful forever. With much respect.”

- Family of Reade Seligman, one of the exonerated Duke lacrosse players

“Dear Doug, This letter is to tell you how much we admired your work last week and how we appreciate the great job you did. This was no easy task. You had the eyes of the world on you. People were glued to their computers and television sets to see how the North Carolina State Bar would handle the ‘Nifong’ case. . . We thank you for all that you did. We know the long hours you and Katherine Jean worked. We know that you were wonderfully well prepared. The families that we represent will never forget last week. Thank you ever so much.”

- Wade M. Smith, counsel for one of the exonerated Duke lacrosse players