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Philip Y Brown

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Boston, MA

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About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    80%
    I handle civil litigation with an emphasis on business disputes. I also provide clients with an analysis of claims.

    35 years

  2. Appeals
    15%
    I have argued appeals in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, where I have also appeared before former Supreme Court Justice Souter.

    35 years

  3. Mediation
    5%
    I am a certified mediator through Metropolitan Mediation Services and have mediated business and consumer disputes.

    24 years

Whether a client is involved in an investigation, administrative action, arbitration, mediation or court action, Mr. Brown has the experience to successfully handle the matter.  Over the past 26 years, Mr. Brown has tried cases to juries and judges and has helped to establish new law on appeals.  His practice has included issues pertaining to contracts, securities, broker-dealers, fiduciary duties, class actions, intellectual property, leases, land use, insurance and unfair trade practices and he represents both plaintiffs and defendants.  Mr. Brown has also helped parties reach resolution as a mediator. 

 

Mr. Brown is active in public service by serving as Chairman of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, the body that oversees all of Massachusetts' public pensions, comprising more than $70 billion in assets, and he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Norwell Zoning Board of Appeals. 

 

 

 

Licensed for 34 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Philip

Brown Counsel
101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
Boston, MA, 02110

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | September 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results
Brown Counsel is an extremely proficient law firm for any issue you may find yourself in. I worked with Phil on an employment matter which he resolved in a fair negotiated deal. Phil and Amelia are both great lawyers and make the difficult process of requiring counsel a bit easier. For one they are wonderful listeners and fully understand your case before deciding a path forward. They move your matter along quickly and return emails and phone calls quickly so you are not left wondering whats next. If you find you need a fair and reasonable law firm I suggest you look no further than Brown Counsel. I am very pleased with the results I received.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Brown Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Director
  • Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Shareholder
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Partner
  • McCabe Brown & Davis
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Cuddy Bixby
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Grant Schwartz & Brown
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Finnegan & Stanzler, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1988 - 1992
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Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Haverford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Marram v. Kobrick
  • Established the elements for a case under M.G.L. c. 110A, sec. 410

Associations

  • Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - Present
  • Norwell Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Vice Chair
  • N/A
  • Special Commission To Study the Massachusetts Public Employees’ Pension Classification System
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Brown through the Boston Bar Association. Phil is a very experienced and honest lawyer. He goes out of his way to be helpful and is very thorough in his approach. I endorse Attorney Brown without reservation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Phil through the Boston Bar Association. He is thoughtful, smart, and personable. Phil is an excellent colleague and generous mentor to newer attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Phil as a summer associate at Adler, Pollock & Sheehan. He gave me the wonderful opportunity to help him work on a law review article. The experience helped me hone my research and writing skills, as well as introduced me to a whole new area of the law. Phil is committed to mentoring and helping young attorneys such as myself. Any client who hires him for his services is in amazing hands!"
Divorce and separation

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Boston Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Philip Y Brown
Philip Y Brown
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 34 years