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C Christopher Brown

C Christopher Brown

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Mediation

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Career Milestones



  • Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Litigated series of Voting Rights Act lawsuits that brought the first African-American officeholders to many Maryland town and county councils

  • Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 1975-2005, Emeritus 2006 to present

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland with the 2012 Elisabeth Gilman Award for his commitment and impact as General Counsel of the ACLU and his lifetime of legal service to civil liberties and ACLU clients


  • The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Winner Leadership in Law: Video Profile for C. Christopher Brown

  • One of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for ten years or longer; selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers First Amendment Litigation and Employment Law (Individuals) categories

  • In 2012, awarded the inaugural Dickens Warfield Fair Housing Award by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. for his years of support in successfully advancing BNI’s fair housing litigation

  • Maryland “Top 100 Super Lawyers”

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Mediation: 33%
  3. Appeals: 33%

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Contact Info

Pikavippi Ilman Luottotietoja

120 East Baltimore Street.
Suite. 1700
Baltimore, MD, 21202-6701

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive196806/10/2014

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - First Amendment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Employment Law-IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2014
Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law-IndividualBest Lawyers2014
Maryland Super LawyersMaryland Super Lawyers2013
First Amendment Lit. and Employment Law (Individuals) categoriesBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
2012 Elisabeth Gilman AwardACLU of Maryland2012
Dickens Warfield Fair Housing AwardBaltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
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Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Leadership in LawDaily RecordN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselACLU of Maryland1995 - Present
PartnerBrown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP1984 - Present
ProfessorUniversity Of Maryland School Of Law1975 - 1983
Head, Law Reform UnitMaryland Legal Aid Bureau1972 - 1975
Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship ini the Law Reform UnitWashington's Neighborhood Legal Services Program1969 - 1971
Motions ClerkUnited States Court Of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Circuit1968 - 1969

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2000 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of MarylandBoard Chair1980 - 1991
Maryland Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Maryland Coalition for Civil JusticeChairN/A
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.Board of DirectorsN/A
Rule Day ClubMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cane v. Worcester CountyWon
Richwind Joint Venture 4 v. BrunsonWon
Matthews v. LucasWon

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA’s Appellate Practice CompendiumInsider’s Guide to the Maryland Appellate Courts2012
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2012
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2011
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2010
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2009
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2008
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2007
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2006
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2005
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2004
Maryland Law ReviewA Search for Clarity and Consistency in Judicial Process: The Maryland Court of Appeals Decides Whether to Change Common-Law Rules2003
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2002
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2001
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process2000
The Daily Record (Maryland)Series of essays concerning the appellate process1999
89 Md. Hist. Mag. 338Democracy's Incursion into the Eastern Shore: the 1870 Election in Chestertown1994
88 Md. Hist. Mag 324Maryland's First Political Convention by and for Its Colored People1993
Introduction to Maryland Civil Litigation (Michie/Bobbs-Merrill)Author1982
Michie/Bobbs-MerrillIntroduction to Maryland Civil Litigation1982
Maryland Law ReviewThe Law-Equity Dichotomy in Maryland1980
Maryland Law ReviewSummary Judgment in Maryland1979
Howard Law JournalIllegitimacy and Veterans' Benefits Legislation1978

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor, Editor in Chief, Georgetown Law Journal1968
University of DelawareN/AMA - Masters1965
Swarthmore CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963