Mar 30, 2021
By Andy Johnson
He was known as the dope lawyer for 60’s counterculture clients in San Francisco like Ken Kesey, the Grateful Dead and and Jefferson Airplane.
Brian Rohan became the go-to attorney for illegal drug charges.
After he defended Kesey, the author of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” on marijuana possession charges, he co-founded the Haight Ashbury Legal Organization.
Thanks to his association with the Grateful Dead, Rohan became a music lawyer and helped the band negotiate its first record contract.
He also represented Janis Joplin and Santana.
Brian Rohan has died after a six-year battle with cancer.
He was 84.