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Mr. Brown was raised in Maynard, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University where he played football and the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana where he played and captained the University of Montana Rugby Team.

After graduating from the University of Montana, he attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, distinguishing himself in trial work courses.

He began his career with the North Carolina Public Defenders Office, working out of Gastonia, North Carolina representing persons charged with anything from juvenile offenses to death penalty murders.

Following his service with the Public Defenders’ Office, he relocated to his native New England, becoming employed with the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office where he tried many jury trials involving felonies, DWI and other misdemeanor offenses.

After leaving that position, he was employed with a local law firm for about one year before opening his own office in 1991, originally in Somersworth and then relocating to his present location in Rochester, where he has been actively practicing since 1994. Since then, he has added 3 other associates to assist with the continuing growth of his practice centered on making a difference in his client’s lives.

Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, statewide including all felonies and misdemeanors in addition to DWI defense, automobile and motorcycle accidents and injuries, slip and falls, workers' compensation, social security disability law and general civil defense.

He has served on numerous professional boards as well as those at the local and community level.

He has also conducted Continuing Education programs for other lawyers.

Mr. Brown enjoys white water and ocean surf kayaking; flatwater kayaking; mountain biking; alpine, cross country and AT skiing; hiking; reading and writing during his limited spare time, as well as spending as much time as he is able to find with his three adult children, ages 19 to 28. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    24 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 23%
    24 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 16%
    24 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 8%
    24 years
  5. Social Security: 8%
    24 years



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  • Leonard D. Harden

    I have known Attorney Brown for many years. He takes the time to know the facts of a case better than the other side. He also works hard to understand the problem and come up with a creative solution. If you are facing a legal problem near the coast, contact Attorney Stephen Brown he will help you get justice.


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Contact info

Stephen C. Brown & Associates

21 South Main Street
Rochester, NH, 03867


NHAuthorized to practice law198708/26/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Stephen C. Brown, PLLC1991 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyRockingham County Attorney's Office1987 - 1991
Public DefenderRockingham County Attorney's Office1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Strafford County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Greater Barrington Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
New Hampshire Association for JusticeFormer Board of GovernorsN/A
New Hampshire Bar AssociationFormer Board of GovernorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MontanaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Applying The Rules of Evidence -Evidence and Courtroom Presentation2012
New Hampshire Bar AssociationPremises Liability2008