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Michael Ralph Brown

Michael Ralph Brown

also known as Ralph Brown

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Defective and Dangerous Products, Slip and Fall Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident

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About Me

Ralph brown began his legal career in 1979 in Maryville, TN. For two years he was an associate attorney handling insurance defense cases as well as divorces and criminal cases. In 1981 he became a partner in the law firm of Nicholson, Hickman and Brown where he practiced law for the next eight years. During that time he conducted hundreds of civil and criminal trials, handling personal injury cases, as well as complex commercial litigation, and defended clients with serious criminal charges and other disputes.

In 1989 Ralph left that partnership and established Ralph Brown & Associates, focusing his practice on plaintiff personal injury cases. By 1993, due to the firm’s growth in handling cases throughout East Tennessee, they relocated from Maryville to Knoxville. The practice continued to grow there and moved to its current location on Westland Drive in 2004. In 2012, with the addition of a new partner, Andrew Roberto, the firm changed its name to The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto.

Ralph's trial experience includes the successful prosecution of countless personal injury cases, both large and small, with values ranging from a few thousand dollars to well in the millions.

Ralph and Kay, his wife of more than 37 years, are members of Broadway United Methodist Church in Maryville, where Ralph teaches Sunday School and serves on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%



Contingent (20-33%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Timothy Aaron Roberto

    Ralph is a skilled and experienced professional. I have had the pleasure of working with him and learning from him at The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. He is an aggressive litigator, yet patient and compassionate with his clients. I can endorse him without reservation.


    Timothy Roberto Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto

9700 Westland Dr Ste 103
Knoxville, TN, 37922




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Lawyers of Brown & Roberto2012 - Present
PrincipalRalph Brown & Associates1989 - 2012
PartnerNicholson, Hickman & Brown1981 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Knoxville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Blount County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto Law BlogTop 5 Reasons to Call a Car Accident Attorney2015
The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto Law BlogWhat to Do After a Car Accident2015
The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto Law BlogUninsured Motorist Coverage2014
The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto Law BlogDetermining Fault in a Car Wreck2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)EconomicsBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A