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David James Brown

David James Brown

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Wills & Living Wills, Child Custody

About Me

● Selected as Best Lawyer in Lawrence, Kansas three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) by readers of the Lawrence Journal World.


David Brown began his law practice in Lawrence in 1992, and in the decades since has developed a reputation for civic commitment.


“This community has been generous to me, and I want to give back as much as I can,” he says. “Really, that is what community means. You give back, and it’s our civic responsibility.”


Brown fell in love with the small-town vibe of Lawrence after moving here from Albany, N.Y. “Albany’s big enough where there is no sense of community like there is in Lawrence,” he says.


But that’s not what got Brown to stick it out in the Heartland. The avid LGBTQ-rights advocate felt a need for his services.


“I am a passionate advocate of their rights,” he says. “My dedication to serving my clients and the needs of a community that has been discriminated against has somewhat been helpful to my image, but I am truly dedicated to helping people who need help.”


Brown also practices in other areas, including family law.


“I work with folks in crisis situations who need help getting through, frequently, what are just horrible times in their lives,” Brown says. “Those people need dedicated and skilled professionals to assist them because people should not go to court without help.”


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Family: 33%
    23 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 33%
    23 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    23 years
  4. Child Custody: 14%
    25 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

Contact Info

Law Office of David Brown LLC

1040 New Hampshire
Ste 14
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law199005/31/2015
NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of Lawrence -- LawyerThe Lawrence (Kansas) Journal World2015
Best of Lawrence -- LawyerThe Lawrence Journal World2014
Best of Lawrence -- LawyerThe Lawrence (Kansas) Journal World2013
Kentucky ColonelKentucky Governonr Julian Carroll1978

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Law Offices of David J. Brown, LC1992 - Present
Research AttorneyKansas Court of Appeals for Chief Judge Mary Briscoe1991 - 1992
Research AttorneyKansas Court of Appeals -- Central Staff1990 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
ABA -- LGBT Bar -- Family Law InstituteMember2014 - Present
Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationFormer Chair1997 - 2007
Judge Hugh Means American Inn of CourtFormer Chair1992 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember1992 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1992 - Present
Douglas County Bar AssociationFormer Chair1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jennings et. al. v. Kansas State Board of CosmetologyBraiden Maidens victors

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Bencher (American Inns of Court)Perspectives2007
The Bencher (American Inns of Court)Leadership or Always in the Red2007
The Bencher (American Inns of Court)Depression Ethics2005
The Bencher (American Inns of Court)Civility2005
JudicatureFacing the Monster in the Judicial Closet1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of KentuckyJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workshop for Same Sex and Non-married couplesLegal rights of unmarried couples2007
Survey of Legal Solutions for GLBT ClientsEstate Planning for GLBT clients2007
Mediation class lectureRole of Mediation in Family Law2007