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James Martin Brown

also known as Jimmy Brown, Esq.

About me

37 Years Serving Hernando County; Former Chief Trial Lawyer for the 5th District State Attorney's Office; Former Chief of Homicide and Major Crimes Division; Hernando County Prosecutor for 8 years; Past President of the Hernando-Citrus-Sumter Bar Assoc.;Death Penalty Qualified Counsel (Only Death Qualified Private Attorney in Hernando County); Handled more than 200 Criminal Jury Trials, Prosecution & Defense; Experienced in all Types of Criminal Proceedings. Florida Blue Key Member and Charter Member of Citrus/Hernando County Inns of Court.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    38 years
  2. Family: 40%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

211 S Main St
Brooksville, FL, 346013337


DCActive 198105/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing197709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Hon. Order of Kentucky ColonelsGovernor, Commonwealth of Kentucky2013
Florida Blue KeyThe University of Florida1976
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter1973
Certified for Federal LawUS Supreme CourtN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawPrivate Law Practice1985 - Present
Chief of Homicide DivisionState Attorney's Office1980 - 1984
Chief of Major Crimes DivisionState Attorney's Office1979 - 1984
Deputy State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1977 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember1988 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
Hernando, Sumter, Citrus Bar AssociationPresident1982 - 1983
Tri-County Bar AssociationPresident1979 - 1980
Hernando County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Hernando, Sumter, Citrus Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Paul ThompsonJury verdict of Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
The George Washington UniversityGeographic and Regional ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nancy GraceCase Comparison: Casey Anthony and Tiffany Mitchell2008
Anderson Cooper 360Case Comparison: Casey Anthony and Tiffany Mitchell2008