Skip to main content

Stephen C. Brown

Personal injury Attorney at Rochester, NH

4.9   88 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 36 years
    North Carolina - NC 41 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    45%
    If you have been injured, we can help you get a settlement from those responsible. We handle personal injury cases including motorcycle accidents, car crashes, dog bites and other injuries that may occur due to the negligence or another person.

    32 years

  2. Criminal defense
    23%
    We are skilled at protecting people in all counties in NH. These include those accused of felonies, misdemeanors, driving while intoxicated, and others such as domestic violence, drug charges, assault, ALS hearings, habitual offenders, points hearings, traffic offenses, theft and fraud offenses, sexual assault.

    32 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    16%
    If you have been accused of a driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol or operating under the influence (OUI), the experienced attorneys at Brown Law will help aggressively and effectively represent your rights and interests. We are skilled at protecting people in all counties in the State of New Hampshire. These include those accused of felonies, misdemeanors, driving while intoxicated (DWI / DUI / OUI ) and any other offenses.

    32 years

  4. Social Security & Disability
    8%
    We provide professional , reliable legal aid to help you with your social security disability issues, including initial application and follow-up and appealing denial of claims.

    32 years

  5. Workers compensation
    8%
    If you've suffered an injury while on the job, contact us. Our lawyers have experience in all aspects of Workers' Compensation law in New Hampshire and will provide professional, reliable legal aid to help you with the complexities of the law including:on the job injuries/hurt at work, denial of medical bills and medication, denial of workers' compensation claims and benefits, repetitive motion injuries, traumatic injuries, lifting injuries, head injuries, falling injuries, deaf injuries.

    32 years

EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE. OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGAL FIELD.

 

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. 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Photos and videos

Motorcycle Accidents
Social Security Disability
Estate Administration, Wills & Trusts
DWI
View more

Location

Law Offices Of Stephen C. Brown, PLLC
21 South Main Street
Rochester, NH, 03867

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  88 customer reviews
Posted by Chuck | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We hired Stephen after a long battle with horrible neighbors. Stephen came up with a course of action that we never considered and instructed us along the way. This has taken a huge load off of my wife and me as we turn the situation around with our neighbors. Stephen is a kind, smart, and tough lawyer that I would recommend without hesitation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend 100x
Steve Brown is diligent, educated and knows the law! He study’s your case to detail and never gives up! He tells it how it is, so your are not surprised in any way how the case might go. He also cares. I would hire him again but pray I don’t have too!!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dj
I would like to extend a very big thank you to Mr. Brown and his assistants, they worked very diligently with me and the prosecutor to come to a conclusion for my case. Would recommend 10/10 times.
Posted by Richard Julian | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT HACKING JOB
I wanted an approval for a car but I had a fico score of 492 Equifax, 546 TransUnion, 559 Experian. The only reason my Equifax is so low is because of the PPP loan being on it and exactly my fears the dealership singled it out and refused to approve my request. The dealer rather advises me to work with PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST if I desire to fix my credit report. I immediately contacted via email: [email protected] and explained all my challenges, he assured to raise my score and clear the loans including the credit card debts which he did perfectly in less than 4 days, which is an amazing job to me and I confirmed it when I returned to the same place I was denied earlier and after the dealer pulled my report I was approved of a car with a very low interest rate. All thanks to PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST. I now have an excellent credit score of 801 Equifax, 809 TransUnion, 811 Experian and a clean credit report. You can contact them via email or reach them phone +1 (585) 466 4373 for quick and reliable credit fix, Chex system and DUI2020. Cheers and don’t forget to let them know I referred you.
Read less
Posted by Fred | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely pleased we didn't go to trial!
I want to take a moment to thank Attorney Brown and his entire team for the work they did on our recent case. Steve took to time to get to know us and kept us informed every step of the way. He worked endlessly with the Prosecutor in order to achieve a favorable result. Thanks again!
Posted by Allen | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
Stephen Brown has brought me peace with what I’m dealing with. Told me exactly what was going to happen and what to expect…. He’s very friendly and easy to talk to. Down to earth , that is one thing that I found comforting. I would recommend him highly to anyone that needs a dependable and concise lawyer.
Posted by Tom | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Positive Experience
Mr Brown was not only a great first experience with a lawyer, but a great human being to talk to in general.
Posted by Beth | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I never thought that I would ever need an attorney in a million years. But with my particular circumstances, Attorney Brown sat with me and really listened to my case, and got to know me as a person to head forward. Due to the circumstances with COVID, Attorney Brown, kept track with how my case was going with the courts to become settled. He was patient with me, through the time with my nerves being unsettled through the whole process, as well as his staff. Then the case was settled, for the goodness of everyone. I highly recommend Attorney Brown!
Read less
Posted by Joshua | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Brown is the MAN!!!
Mr. Brown is an excellent lawyer and very professional. He didn't hesitate to take my case and He definitely knows his business in the courtroom. Would 100% recommend him!!!!
Posted by Sarah | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Attorney Brown and his staff were great to work with. I never felt like just a number or name in his client file. He was very knowledgeable of the laws that had to do with my situation and fought and kept me informed all along the way. Thank you Stephen!
Posted by Ed | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COMPETENT HELP
Very concerned with my problem and wanted to help. Very professional and thorough. Always caring Full attention to detail Goes over everything Never a problem getting a hold of him.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!
Fantastic experience. Very attentive to detail. Answered in a timely manner always. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Service You Could Ask For
I never thought in a million years that I would one day need to hire a lawyer to represent me for any case/circumstance. However, on New Year's Day after not drinking for several hours and sleeping over at a friend's house I was driving a friend and myself home. I got pulled over and after a series of roadside tests, I agreed to do a breathalyzer. The cop had me take the test 3 times (he never changed the tube) and on the 3rd try, I blew over the legal limit and was arrested for DUI. I have never been so scared and upset in all my life. When I met Steve Brown he changed all that. He got to know me as a person and took away a lot of my fears. Attorney Brown and his staff were incredibly kind, caring, and professional. He was easy to talk to and could always make me laugh. He wanted the best possible outcome for me and he got it. The court dropped the DUI charge and gave me a reckless driving charge. What could have been a 9-month license suspension became a 60-day suspension. I will never be able to describe how it felt to have that weight lifted off my shoulders and it was all thanks to Steve. It made me feel so much better knowing I had someone like Steve Brown on my side fighting for me and I can't thank him enough. What at first was a terrible and scary situation turned out better than expected. I wouldn't have made it through without the help of Steve Brown. Thank you Steve Brown for all your help.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome
My son was stoped for speeding and DUI 2nd offense attorney Brown was able to get a plea bargain for him. What could've been a disastrous life changing event has turned into a lesson learned which will not be forgotten.. Thank you Steven Brown.
Posted by David McLeod | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing guy
From the first day I walked into attorney Brown's office him and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable and my stress levels went down 50%.. Thru my complicated case attorney Brown never stop fighting for me even when I didn't want to fight anymore he kept looking for ways too fight and better my situation.. He accomplished the most important thing too me in this world and that was making sure I didn't have too go away from my family.. Attorney Brown for your excellent and professional services I thank you and your awesome staff.. I would give you 10 stars if I could.. Sincerely, a very happy and impressed David McLeod
Read less
Response from Stephen Brown October 2, 2020
Hi David: Thank you so much for trusting us to handle your case. We are so pleased we were able to allay your fears and help you get through this time in your life! Especially pleased at how the outcome turned out. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Mooney
Excellent response time and very helpful. Will definitely recommend friend's.
Response from Stephen Brown August 6, 2020
Thank you Mr. Mooney. We appreciate it and are always thrilled when a client recommends us to their family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
Attorney Brown and his team were very prompt and professional with all of my questions and concerns. Attorney Brown made me feel like he truly cared about me and that I had someone knowledgeable and caring on my side. I hope to never need another attorney, but if I do I will be calling him. I highly recommend Attorney Brown and his team!
Read less
Response from Stephen Brown July 29, 2020
We really appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We are thrilled you are happy with the way your case was handled and the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with The Law Office of Stephen Brown
Faced with a driving infraction that was out of my control, from day one Attorney Brown was straight forward, and made me feel like he truly cared about me and not just my case. I felt I had someone knowledgeable and caring on my side. The staff in his office was friendly, kind and caring. They felt like family from the first day I walked into his office. The outcome of my case was exactly what I was hoping for, and what I had asked for him to hope to get for me. I hope to never need another attorney, but if I do I will be calling him.
Read less
Response from Stephen Brown July 29, 2020
Thank you so much for the great review. We do consider our client's like family and we are pleased you felt that way.
Posted by Americo | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence at it’s HIGHEST!!
Both my daughter & myself worked with Attorney Brown & Tamara. We couldn’t have been more pleased with their office. Their professionalism, quick response, understanding, & clear explanations of every step of the process was amazing. They made a very difficult situation easier to deal with due to their ability to connect with their clients. They gave us peace of mind which is priceless. We willl always be appreciative of all your efforts for me and my family. Best Regards, Americo & Mikaelah Teixeira
Read less
Response from Stephen Brown July 29, 2020
Thank you for the time it took for you to leave the review. We are happy we were able to assist you in your matter. We are even happier knowing our staff was so helpful you to.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and professional representation!
I highly recommend Attorney Brown and his team! Tamara was very prompt and professional on all of my questions. I initially hired Attorney Brown based on his great past reviews and I was very pleased with the outcome!
Response from Stephen Brown July 29, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. Tamara certainly appreciates being able to assist you and having you be happy. We strive to make our client's happy here and being able to provide the best possible outcome.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown, PLLC
  • 1991 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Public Defender
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1987

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Strafford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Former Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Former Board of Governors
  • N/A
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Premises Liability
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Stephen
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is more than just a lawyer to his clients. He takes the time to understand the whole person that he’s representing so that he can design a unique legal solution that works for them. It’s refreshing to see a lawyer care so much about the personal aspects of each case, rather than get caught up in the legal quagmire."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and highly recommend Steve Brown. Steve is a knowledgeable and experienced advocate who provides thoughtful and deliberate representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Land use and zoning
Criminal defense

Avvo Contributions

1 Legal Answers 0 Legal Guides
Rochester Personal injury Lawyer Stephen C. Brown
Stephen C. Brown
Personal injury Attorney
Rochester, NH
Licensed for 41 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available