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Alex Jonathan Brown

Alex Jonathan Brown

About me

Alex Brown is an insurance lawyer and commercial litigator with a uniquely diverse background.  Alex is the head of the Insurance Law Practice Group at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler.

Mr. Brown has represented insurance clients in both the private and public sector. Mr. Brown has extensive experience representing insurance policyholders, insurers, Risk Retention Groups and insurance professionals in complex insurance litigation and transactional insurance matters. As a former Senior Counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration, Mr. Brown has also represented the Maryland Insurance Commissioner on a wide variety of regulatory and other State government and administrative law issues. Mr. Brown draws on this comprehensive, broad–based experience to offer his clients creative and effective solutions.

Mr. Brown has litigated in both Federal and State courts throughout the country, obtaining numerous successful results for insurer and policyholder clients in insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Brown also represents commercial entities in connection with government investigations and other administrative and regulatory matters. He is also routinely called upon to advise commercial clients on the insurance coverage they maintain for their businesses, as well as issues involving claims avoidance and minimization of claims.

Mr. Brown also has a wealth of experience in transactional matters. He has assisted insurers in the drafting of insurance policy language and has prepared numerous commercial documents for a wide variety of commercial entities. Mr. Brown has participated in the drafting of formational documents, purchase and sale contracts, leases, and other agreements for an early stage ethanol manufacturer and other commercial entities. Mr. Brown began his legal career practicing intellectual property law and thus has experience drafting technology transfer agreements, as well as copyright and trademark licenses and applications.

Representative clients Mr. Brown has represented in administrative and regulatory matters include:

Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership
Erie Insurance Group
Indemnity Insurance Corporation, Risk Retention Group
Insurance Designers of Maryland
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Scottsdale Insurance Company


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%
    16 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler

36 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Maryland Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Lawyers in MarylandMaryland SuperLawyers2015
2014 Maryland Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Heuisler Honor SocietyUniversity of Baltimore1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler2014 - 2014
PartnerSilverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC2011 - 2014
Senior Counsel, Maryland Insurance AdministrationMaryland Attorney General's Office2010 - 2010
AssociateVenable LLP2007 - 2010
Assistant Attorney GeneralMaryland Attorney General's Office2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MarylandMember2002 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harletysville Mutual Ins. Co. v. ZelinskiPrevailed - reversed and remanded
Thompson, et al. v. UBS, et al.$1.8 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Law Practice JournalRecent Developments In Coverage For Intellectual Proeprty Claims2010
ABA Tort, Trial And Insurance Law JournalRecent Developments In Coverage For Intellectual Property Claims2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of the SouthN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meeting Of Erie ProducersTips On Responding To Administrative Investigations2011