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Gregory Garth Brown

Gregory Garth Brown

also known as Gregory G. Brown

Practice areas:

Business, Family, Elder Law, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

About Me

Gregory Brown, State Bar Certified Civil Trial Specialist, is a premier and highly sought after trial attorney. He handles business disputes, fraud, partnership disputes and complex dissolution matters.  He is well known for his trial successes and uncanny ability to connect with a jury. Drawing on leading edge technology as well as outstanding oratory skills, Brown’s courtroom presence gives his clients the edge. He has prevailed over some of the world’s largest law firms, fueled by the knowledge and experience gained from more than 400 days as lead counsel in front of a jury. Brown is AV rated, Super Lawyers, ABOTA, Lead Counsel Rated, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Rated "10 Best" family law in CA, and Trial Lawyer of the year finalist.  Brown is active with Assoc. of Busienss Trial Lawyers and was on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association from '09 - '13. He has lectured and authored articles on trials and the use of technology in the courtroom.   

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Business: 45%
    27 years, 820 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 15%
    23 years, 125 cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    8 years, 15 cases
  4. Family: 15%
    17 years, 50 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    27 years, 250 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-550/hour), Contingent (20-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Max M Alavi

    I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working.

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    Max Alavi Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact Info

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP

420 Exchange Street
Suite 270
Irvine, CA, 92602

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198705/25/2015
AZAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198905/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistState Bar of California2015
Best Trial Lawyers in AmericaMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Highest Possible AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
"Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"AVVO Legal Ratings2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - USNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 5% Attorney in So CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Legal Ratings2015
Lead Counsel Rated AttorneyLexis/Nexis2015
Top 100 Litigation LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue's Ratings Best Attorneys of America2015
"10 Best" Lawyers in CaliforniaAIOFLA2015
Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - USNational Trial Lawyers2014
"Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"AVVO2014
Best Trial Lawyers in AmericaMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Lead Counsel RatedLexis/Nexis2014
MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2014
"10 Best" Lawyers in CaliforniaAIOFLA2014
Top 5% Attorney in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 Litigation LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue's Ratings Best Attorneys of America2014
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard Certified Civil Trial Specialist2014
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2013
ABOTA MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2013
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
OC Metro Top Business AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2013
Top 5% Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange Coast Magazine2013
Southern California Leaders in LawForbes Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Best Trial Lawyers in AmericaMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
"Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"AVVO Legal Ratings2013
Top Attorneys in Orange County - Business LitigationOrange Coast Magazine2012
Multi Million Dollar AdvocatesBest Trial Lawyers in America/Million Dollar Advocates2012
"Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"AVVO2012
Top 5% Attorney in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Orange County Power LawyersRiviera Magazine - Orange County2012
Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0Martindale Hubbel2012
Attorney of the Year (1 of 4 in US)Rocket Lawyer US2012
Top 100 Litigation LawyerThe American Society of Legal Advocates2012
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard Certified Civil Trial Specialist2012
Business Trial Lawyer of the Year NomineeOrange County Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 5% Attorney in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
OC Metro Top AttorneysAVVO/OC METRO2011
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange Coast Magazine2011
Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell2011
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistState Bar of California2011
Top 5% Attorney in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistState Bar of California2010
Trial Lawyer of the Year NomineeOCTLA2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange Coast Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2009
Certified Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
Top 5% Attorney in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
National Leadership AwardNational Congressional Committee2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange Coast Magazine2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Trial Lawyer of the Year FinalistOCTLA2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2006
Service & Commitment AwardOrangewood Children's Foundation2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Meritorious Service AwardCounty of Orange2003
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2003
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Dedication & SupportOrangewood Children's Foundation/PALS2001
Ironman Triathlon finisherIronman Triathlon2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Martindale HubbellBar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers2000
Profiled LitigatorLos Angeles Daily Journal1999
Martindale HubbellBar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Martindale HubbbellBar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers1998
AV Rating 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell1997
GraduateNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1993
Founding Editor - Editorial BoardJournal of Contemporary Legal Issues1987
San Diego Law ReviewSan Diego Law Review1985
Dean's listArizona State University1984
Dean's listArizona State University1983
Dean's ListArizona State University1982
Service & Dedication Award 2011Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Instructor/Judge College of Trial Advocacy 2011Chapman Law School/OCBAN/A
Marathon FinisherFinisher of 14 separate marathonsN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MediatorOC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC2012 - Present
Expert WitnessGregory G. Brown, Esq.2004 - 2012
MemberOn Trial, LLC2002 - 2012
Senior PartnerBrown & Charbonneau, LLP2002 - Present
Senior PartnerKring & Brown, LLP1988 - 2002
Associate/Law ClerkHill, Gensen, Even, Crandall & Wade1985 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer - Southern California2014 - Present
Martindale HubbelHighest AV Rating 5.0/5.012014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2012 - Present
Masters Division of the Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector of Technology Committee2012 - 2013
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2011 - 2011
Public Law CenterContributor2010 - 2010
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationCommittee Member2010 - 2014
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2014
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCertified Civil Trial Specialist2009 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Board of Directors2009 - 2013
Project Hope SchoolSupporter2009 - Present
Orangewood/PALSVice Chairman, Board of Directors2006 - 2006
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)Member2005 - Present
Constitutional Rights Foundation/Peer CourtSupporter2004 - Present
American Society of Trial ConsultantsMember2004 - 2007
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - 2011
County wide Interfaith Good Friday BanquetSupporter2004 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member/Former Board Member2003 - Present
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2003 - Present
U.S. Sailing CenterSupporter2002 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
County of Orange Social ServicesHonoree2002 - 2002
City of Los Angeles Olympic TriathlonCo-Founder2000 - 2000
Business Law Section, State Bar of California, Orange County, CA.Member1999 - Present
Kring & Brown Newport Beach TriathlonCo-Founder1998 - 2002
Kring & Brown Orangewood Golf ClassicCo-Founder1998 - 2002
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyGraduate1997 - Present
Orange County Superior CourtMediator1997 - 1999
Martindale HubbellHighest AV Rating 5.0/5.01997 - Present
Lindsay Farms 4h/DARE ProgramMember of Board of Directors1997 - 1999
Orange County Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem1997 - 2011
Orangewood Children's FoundationBoard of Directors1996 - 2008
Orange County Performing Arts CenterEvents Committee1993 - 1994
State Bar of CaliforniaBusiness Law Section1991 - Present
Lindsay Farms Equestrian CenterCo-Founder/Owner1989 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityPresident-Elect1987 - 1987
American Bar Association, University of San DiegoRepresentative1986 - Present
San Diego Law ReviewEditorial Board Member1986 - 1987
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1985 - 1987
Special Olympics/Phoenix, AZVolunteer1983 - 1983
Sigma Alpha Epsilon FraternityEvents Coordinator1981 - 1981
Sigma Alpha Epsilon FraternityMember1980 - 1984
American Society of Trial ConsultantsMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Association, College of Trial AdvocacyJudge/LectuerN/A
Orange County Paralegal AssociationLecturerN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Shawnan v Chino Hills School District - Contract Jury Trial$1,100,000 Settlement/$130,790 Verdict (last def)
John Doe v African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ward AME Church, Bishop John BryantConfidential Settlement at Trial
Petrik v Mahaffey & Mahaffey & AssociatesDefense Prevailed - 4 1/2 Month Jury Trial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Internet SyndicationReal Estate Broker & Agent Fiduciary Duties Owed to their Clients2015
Internet SyndicationHow To Prepare For Your Deposition2014
Internet SyndicationRecovering Legal Rate of Interest in Contract & Tort2014
Internet Syndication - Google PlusDifferent Types of Business Entities2014
Google PlusCharacterization of Marital Assets (Community or Separate)2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationBreach of Fiduciary Duty in Business2014
Google PlusHow Do I Sue For Breach Of Contract?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat If My Partners Lock Me Out Of Our Business?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat is Fraud and How Do I Sue?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Do I Get Out Of Contract I Was Forced To Sign?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Do I Sell My Stock In My Corporation?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat Are My Rights As A Partner In A Business?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Does Mediation Differ From Arbitration?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Does Mediation Work?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow is Spousal Support in Short Term Marriages Determined?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationDo I Really Need To Tell My Lawyer “THAT”?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationInaccurate Reporting of Income Could Cost You!2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow is “Short Term” Spousal Support Determined?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhy Is The Date Of Separation Important In Divorce?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationMediating a Partnership Dispute2014
Goggle Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Do I Get A Receiver in Our Business That My Partners Are Ruining?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationHow Do I Start A Business in California?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat Do I Do If I Need Protection From Abuse Right Now?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat is Alternative Dispute Resolution?2014
Google Plus - Internet SyndicationWhat Do I Do If One of My Employees Struggling With Mental Health Issues?2014
InternetBreach of fiduciary duty in California2013
OCTLA Gavel JournalJudgment Day: Recoverying Pre- and Post-Judgment Interest2011
Internet SyndicationShould I Sue or Not?2010
Internet SyndicationTrial Preparaton: The Final Days2010
Internet SyndicationWhen, How & How Much Interest You Can Recover in a Legal Dispute2010
Internet SyndicationValuing Personal Injury Cases2010
Internet SyndicationRisk Management Tips for Businesses2010
Internet SyndicationTips for Selling a Business2010
Internet SyndicationThe Trial Lawyer Cross Examination Checklist2010
Internet SyndicationHow To Start a Business2010
Internet SyndicationPreparing for Mediation2010
Internet SyndicationUnderstanding Personal Injury - - Negligence Basics2010
Internet SyndicationHow to Chose the Best Attorney2010
Internet SyndicationThe Use of Technology & Graphics in Trial2010
Internet SyndicationQuestions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney2010
Internet SyndicationWhat Do I Do If I Am Sued?2010
Internet SyndicationCovenants Not to Compete - Competing Interests2010
Internet SyndicationAre You Recording a Conversation Illegally?2010
Internet SyndicationIs your "Binding" Contract Illegal?2010
Orange County RegisterOrange County Attorney Gregory G Brown Named to Super Lawyers2010
Internet SyndicationStatutes of Limitations in Negligence Cases2010
Litigation MagazineTechnology in the Modern Trial2005
Orange County Business JournalUsing Stock Plans to Attract & Retain Key Employees2001
Builder & Developer MagazineRecognizing the Complexities of Construction Risk Management2001
Los Angeles Daily JournalFeatured Article2001
Inland Empire Business JournalSelecting the Best Corporate Structure for your Business2000
Orange County Business JournalThe Internet Meets the First Amendment -- WW.BLEEP!.COM1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University, Straus InstituteMediationAdvanced Mediation2012
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyTrial Certificate1993
University of San Diego School of LawLawJuris Doctor1987
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
College of Trial Advocacy - WorkshopOpening Statements in Trial2015
OCDR PodcastWhat is Arbitration & Mediation?2014
Fraud in California PodcastFraud & Concealment Claims in California2014
Contract Law PodcastMistake of Fact in Contract Disputes2014
OC Metro Magazine/PodcastFiduciary Duties Owed By Partners in Partnerships2013
Legal Seminar to Orange County Trial Lawyers & JudgesAnti SLAPP Motions, Demurrers & Motions to Strike2012
University of California, Irvine Legal SymposiumCurrent Issues in Business Law & Trial Practice2011
College of Trial AdvocacyClosing Arguments2011
Radar Online - Internet Video SyndicationDefamation/Harassment Case2010
Orange County Bar Association - Products Liability SectionPost Sale Duty to Warn in Products Liability2009
MCLE SeminarTrial Techniques & Technology2006
CNA Insurance CompanyTrial Techniques & Technology2005
Orange County Paralegal AssociationUse of Technology in Trial & Current Trial Issues2004
NBC News TelevisionChurch & Cemetery Litigations2003
Orange County Bar Association/LMAMarketing for Lawyers2000
Orange County Investment Advisors/Financial PlannersSelecting the Best Corporate Structure for New Business1999
100 Days Before Trial - OCBATrial Preparation for Attorneys1998
Legal Marketing AssociationPromotions and Client Relations for Lawyers1997
Truck Insurance Exchange SeminarCommercial Business Insurance Issues1996
Business & Business Risk LectureBusiness & Business Risk Lecture, Presenter/Lecturer1994
OCN's "The Legal Minute"Various Legal Issues1993
Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.California Trucking/Commercial & Common Carrier Legal Issues1991