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Robert E. Brown

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Robert E. Brown founded the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, P.C. in 2006.  Before opening his own firm, Mr. Brown worked as a lawyer for the international firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and the renowned firm of Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker -- a leading criminal defense and matrimonial boutique.  Prior to his law career, Mr. Brown was a member of the New York City Police Department.  He retired as a Captain from the 5th Precinct, located in Chinatown, after a prestigious 16-year career.


Because of his extensive experience in both federal and state courts and as an expert in police procedures, Mr. Brown has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN and Tru TV and has been a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School.  Mr. Brown is also an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, where he teaches a course in Real Estate Law.

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Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Russian

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Car Accident: 5%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

44 Wall Street
12th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

18 Mott Street
2nd floor
New York, NY, 10017

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
NJActive200007/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Judge Advocate General/CaptainNew York Guard2014
CLARO Steering Committee MemberRichmond County Bar Association2014
Volunteer AttorneyRichmond County Bar Association2014
Criminal Referral PanelRichmond County Bar Association2014
Judge Advocate General/CaptainNew York Guard2013
Volunteer AttorneyRichmond County Bar Association2013
CLARO Steering Committee MemberRichmond County Bar Association2013
Criminal Referral PanelRichmond County Bar Association2013
Criminal Referral PanelRichmond County Bar Association2012
CLARO Steering Committee MemberRichmond County Bar Association2012
Judge Advocate General/CaptainNew York Guard2012
Volunteer AttorneyRichland County Bar Association2012
Volunteer AttorneyRichland County Bar Association2011
Judge Advocate General/CaptainNew York Guard2011
CLARO Steering Committee MemberRichmond County Bar Association2011
Criminal Referral PanelRichmond County Bar Association2011
Volunteer AttorneyRichland County Bar Association2010
Criminal Referral PanelRichland County Bar Association2010
Volunteer AttorneyRichland County Bar Association2009
Volunteer AttorneyRichland County Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Recognition AwardFried Frank2004
Pro Bono Recognition AwardFried Frank2003
Pro Bono Recognition AwardFried Frank2002
Pro Bono Recognition AwardFried Frank2001
Highest Grade in Alternative Dispute ResolutionCALI Award2000
Highest grade in Race and Gender in the Law classCALI Award2000
Highest Grade in Criminal Trial Practice cssCALI Award2000
Pro Bono Recognition AwardFried Frank2000
Best AdvocateJames F. Neihoff Civil Trial Advocacy Competition2000
Runner UpFrank J. Rogers Mock Criminal Trial Competition1999
Semi FinalistEdward J. Hart Civil Trial Advocacy Competition1999
FinalistCharles M. Sparacio Mock Criminal Trial Competition1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRobert E. Brown, PC2006 - Present
Assistant General CounselEcko Unlimited2005 - 2005
AssociateFried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP1999 - 2005
CaptainNYPD1985 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Staten Island Legal ServicesSteering Committee Member2011 - Present
Lin Sing AssociationCounsel to Chinese Community Association2006 - Present
Richmond County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2014 - 2014
New York GuardJAG2014 - 2014
Richmond County Bar AssociationCLARO Steering Committee Member2014 - 2014
Richmond County Bar AssociationCriminal Referral Panel2014 - 2014
Richmond County Bar AssociationCriminal Referral Panel2013 - 2013
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2013 - 2013
New York GuardJAG2013 - 2013
Richmond County Bar AssociationCLARO Steering Committee Member2013 - 2013
Richmond County Bar AssociationCriminal Referral Panel2012 - 2012
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2012 - 2012
New York GuardJAG2012 - 2012
Richmond County Bar AssociationCLARO Steering Committee Member2012 - 2012
Richmond County Bar AssociationCriminal Referral Panel2011 - 2011
New York GuardJudge Advocate General/Captain2011 - 2011
Richmond County Bar AssociationCLARO Steering Committee Member2011 - 2011
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2011
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2010
Richmond County Bar AssociationCriminal Referral Panel2010 - 2010
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2009 - 2009
Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProgramVolunteer Attorney2008 - 2008
Student Bar Association, St. John's Law SchoolRepresentative1998 - 2000
Criminal Law InstituteDirector of Trials1998 - 2000
St. John’s Law ReviewSenior Staff Member1998 - 2000
National Criminal Justice Honor SocietyMember1983 - 1985
Criminal Justice AssociationMember1983 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MurderThe jury found our client Not Guilty on all charges.
MurderDismissed
CPCS 3 Possession of Drugs with Intent to SellDisorderly Conduct
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalPanel Finds Bank Failed to Prove It Sent Default Notice2014
El Paso TimesThe National Trial Lawyers Announces Robert E. Brown as One of Its Top 100 Trial Lawyers2014
Miami HeraldThe National Trial Lawyers Announces Robert E. Brown as One of Its Top 100 Trial Lawyers2014
Boston GlobeThe National Trial Lawyers Announces Robert E. Brown as One of Its Top 100 Trial Lawyers2014
New York DailY NewsWoman claims NYPD cops made up story she was reselling iPhones2014
NY Daily NewsCop cleared Queens massage parlor gun threat2014
New York TimesRegan case2011
CNNSquatter Nation: 5 years with no mortgage payment2011
AARP BulletinLiving in Limbo2011
CBS Evening NewsForeclosure Crisis2011
CBS Evening NewsWhat happens when you stop paying your mortgage?2011
Staten Island AdvanceWas last year's drop in Staten Island foreclosures just the calm before the storm?2011
JustiaPeople v Klapper2010
PrimerusExpectations of Privacy In E-Mail Communications2010
New York Law JournalPeople v Klapper2010
DNAinfoVictor Fong Not Guilty of Murder in Chinatown Stabbing2010
NY PostVictor Fong Not Guilty2010
NY Daily NewsVictor Fong Not Guilty2010
World JournalVictor Fong Not Guilty2010
Sing TaoVictor Fong Not Guilty2010
DNAinfoMan Charged in Times Square Bar Murder Released2010
NY PostSlay acquittal for brawl teen2010
Staten Island AdvanceHomeowners are getting hit a second time2009
Staten Island AdvanceNew legal arsenal to battle bad loans2008
Staten Island AdvanceDonovan case2008
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal (Vol. 7 No. 1)Case Note People v. Mike1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St..John's University,JamaicaCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1985
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Biannual CLE for Military LawyersForeclosure Defense2012
Police PolicyPolice procedures and culture2011
Foreclosure Defense for HomeownersForeclosure Defense2011
RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE“Practical Aspects for Volunteer Attorneys at Foreclosure Settlement Conferences.”2010
BEST DEFENSETruTV (Court TV)2009
COURTSIDETruTV (Court TV)2008
CNN TALKBACK LIVEJury Nullification2002
BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAWDrug Law Reform2000