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Robert E. Brown

Foreclosure Attorney at Staten Island, NY

5.0   46 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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  1. Car accident
    20%
    We help people in who were in car accidents recover compensation for their injuries. An injury can permanently change your life. Get the personalized attention your case deserves. Don't be just a number to a personal injury mill.

    22 years

  2. Foreclosure
    20%
    A real Staten Island Foreclosure attorney (and Retired NYPD Captain) that has been saving people's homes for over 20 years. Don't let the bank take your home. Fight back! Call today for a free consultation.

    22 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    We help people and small businesses take care of big problems. We handle commercial litigation, civil rights, ADA, FLSA, legal malpractice, real estate litigation as well as business-related disputes.

    22 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    We help people in who were injured recover compensation for their injuries. An injury can permanently change your life. Get the personalized attention your case deserves. Don't be just a number to a personal injury mill.

    22 years

  5. Civil rights
    10%
    Have your rights have been violated? Retired NYPD Captain that represents people who have been shot, abused, unlawfully imprisoned, falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted and who suffered workplace abuse. Call now! We can help!

    22 years

  6. Criminal defense
    10%
    We help people like you get through tough times. Retired NYPD Captain. Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in the Nation. Lawyers of Distinction Top 10% of the criminal defense lawyers in the US.

    22 years

RETIRED NYPD CAPTAIN TURNED ATTORNEY HELPS REGULAR PEOPLE DEAL WITH BIG PROBLEMS.

We have been saving people's homes for over 22 years. We have assisted people in getting loan modifications and always try to help people achieve their goals.

We have successfully handled high profile civil rights cases like the "squeegee man" who was shot by an NYPD officer.  Robert is a Lifetime Member of teh Million Dollar Advoates Forum.

We have also successfully represented high profile criminal cases like defending Police Officer Peter Liang in the shooting case of Akai Gurley in Pink Houses in Brooklyn.  

We provide big firm service as small firm prices. 

Robert E. Brown was a Captain in the New York City Police Department.  After retiring from the 5th Precinct, he began to practice law in 2000. 

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 Michigan, St. John's, Brooklyn and Cardozo Law Schools.  Mr. Brown was also an Adjunct Professor at Boston University.  His work has been featured on ever major media outlet.

 

Client's Choice 2019
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Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Robert E. Brown, P.C.
14 Wall Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY, 10005
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Robert received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Patricia & Chris Hughes | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Look no more..Hire the best!
Mr. Brown is a talented attorney who comes with a depth of knowledge. Highly recommended, he is responsive and articulate. We are in the middle of a very high profile case and Mr. Brown (and his staff) has handled every step of our case exceeding our big expectations. He is patient and thoughtful in his work and advice and will be aggressive and fight for you. We are beyond pleased with his work. I give him the highest recommendation possible.
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Posted by Anthony | October 13, 2017
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Exceptional Representation
Mr. Brown is a professional, competent and diligent attorney. He is well versed in the law and extremely resourceful. He undertook a case for us and was victorious in the outcome. He is always available to answer any questions in a straightforward, honest approach that is understandable in laymen terms. We highly recommend Mr. Brown without any reservations.
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Posted by Brian | October 3, 2014
Top of The Line, First Class Legal Help from Robert E. Brown
If you are looking for top of the line first class legal help then Robert Brown is the man to go to! His service to the state as a cop as well as years of experience as a lawyer has made him uniquely gifted at representing people in NY, and I'm sure anywhere else as well. I couldn't have been happier or more satisfied with the work he did as well as the knowledge he possess and kept me informed with. The results were more than I could have imagined or asked for and I suppose that is the most important !
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Posted by Brandon P | December 5, 2022
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The Epitome Of Skill And Proffessionalism
I cannot begin to say how great not just of a lawyer this man is, but how great a person he is. From the very first day, Mr. Brown outlined all the strengths and weaknesses of my legal situation, the possible outcomes, and how he felt the case would progress as time went on. Needless to say, as time went on the case progressed EXACTLY as he said it would, and it ended with my name being COMPLETELY cleared of all the false accusations I was facing despite what I felt was a VERY overzealous prosecution. Throughout the whole case, which went for about a year, Mr. Brown and his staff accepted all my calls, which I assure you came at all hours of the day and night without issue, answered all of my questions clearly, and kept me informed of every step in the process as soon as those steps occurred. Mr. Brown told me the TRUTH and what I NEEDED to hear, not just what sounded good and what I wanted to hear, which not all Lawyers are willing to do. Mr. Brown didn’t just win my case, he saved me name and reputation and career! Winning and Integrity should be this man’s two middle names, and I will always go to this man if god forbid I ever fall into legal troubles again or need any other legal advice and would not tell anyone to go anywhere else! Robert Brown is the ONLY way to go if you want HONEST, TRANSPARENT, and WINNING legal help!
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Posted by Jimmy | December 2, 2022
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Best lawyer
Best lawyer hands down. Got both my cases dismissed. Was always reachable and very informative.
Posted by Chan | July 28, 2022
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A trustworthy and competitive lawyer !
I hired Mr. Rober E Brown. Esq for my family court TPO case. He chose the right strategy, offered a reasonable price, and predicted the most likely circumstance, which was what ended up happening. As a result, the case was dismissed after the first virtual hearing. I am satisfied with his service and because he is multitalented, I will seek his counsel in the future. Thank you, Bob!
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Posted by Namrita | February 12, 2022
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Impressive
The world would be a better place if more people had the work ethic of Robert Brown. Sharp. Focused. Puts the work in and gets things done quickly and efficiently. He listens and took steps above and beyond the scope of his basic responsibilities to get justice and prevailing results. Worth every penny,
Posted by Lee | July 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
Mr. Brown's attention to detail, ability to foresee issues and attend to them proactively are just a few of the qualities that make him the preeminent attorney to hire. Robert also takes the time to ensure you are fully aware of all aspects of your case and understand the best course of action. He champions your case in court in front of all parties as if it were his own. He is well spoken, well versed, and amazingly mantains a cordial relationship with opposing parties and the court which enables resolution much more readily than being adversarial. When you absolutely have to have the best representation, accept no imitations.
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Posted by John | January 22, 2020
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Fierce Advocate!
Mr. Brown handled my criminal case and was a pit bull! Kept me out of jail!! Referred a friend with a personal injury and the results were great$$$
Posted by Karlin | January 22, 2020
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Mr
Mr Brown exhibited patience and was forthcoming with answers to questions and concerns regarding my case. His experience and expertise resulted in case dismissal.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
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Honest and polite assessment w/ referral
Presented case brief & accordingly referred to attorney with relevant experience - that is integrity.
Posted by Tiffany | January 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Brown Helped Us Keep Our Home
We retained Robert after going through years of problems regarding our mortgage. He was extremely attentive, hard working and generous with his time while he fought on our behalf to keep our home. His office staff are patient, helpful and courteous and were a wonderful asset. Our case was settled in our favor and my husband and I couldn't be more relieved, grateful and appreciative.
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Posted by DREW | January 4, 2019
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CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL
Robert, represented me during a Federal Investigation in which I was a witness, during his initial consultation with me it became immediately apparent to me that his calm and reassuring demeanor along with his expertise with the subject matter was exactly what I needed. Robert, skillfully prepared me and guided me through a two (2) hour interview with Federal prosecutors and investigators. Though I only met personally with Robert on two occasions, he always made himself available for me by phone or email during the 2+ year investigation. Not only do I consider Robert a "Premier Attorney", more importantly I consider him a "Friend".
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Posted by George | January 3, 2019
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ALEX
Mr Brown did an amazing job defending my son every time we went to court he explained everything to us he was very thorough and professional thank you Robert
Posted by Gary | March 14, 2018
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Sharp Negotiator
It was my fault getting into an altercation with a psychotic, lying, dangerous driver to begin with. I was arrested for defending myself. I chose Robert Brown (through Avvo) as my attorney and am so glad I did. He understood the situation, negotiated my case sharply and had the matter expunged. The outcome could not have been better for me in an unfortunate incident. I would recommend Robert Brown as a lawyer who knows the ropes and represents his clients with strength and integrity.
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Posted by Eric | March 7, 2018
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Best Lawyer Choice I ever Made.
I had the unfortunate event of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and got arrested for 3 charges which also included an "A Felony". Not knowing what to do I turned to a friend who recommended Robert Brown. I didn't even look for other lawyers as I trusted my friend and decide to go forward with Mr. Brown. Initially the DA was trying for 5 years in jail. As soon as Brown took the case it was dropped down to 1 year in jail with 5 years probation. We were still not happy as the facts on the case were not clear. Once Brown got everything straighten out the case was to get transferred to another jurisdiction in NY. Before it officially got transferred Mr. Brown spoke with the DA who took the case and explained the situation. The DA agreed with him with the facts of the case and took consideration and offered 1 felony plea with no jail time. We still declined. After several times going to court it was apparent that the DA did not have enough evidence for indictment and had to drop all charges related to my arrest. This case could of gone wrong in so many different ways as many things were not clear. Mr. Brown knew exactly how to handle the case as the time went by. Result: All charges dismissed. Thoughts on Mr. Brown... At all times he was honest with me and gave me realistic outcomes on the case. Never promised I was going to get all charges dropped as there was a lot of information that wasn't clear. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable with the fact that he had everything under control. God forbid I get myself in a jam like this again but If I ever did again I would pick Robert Brown in a heartbeat and would look nowhere else. Thank you Mr Brown for saving my life and allowing me to have a future without a felony record.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2017
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Great Service
He was responsive and went out of his way to help me out even a few years after my case to get my court records.
Posted by Lisa | November 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
We were hesitant on using a local law firm for our situation but so happy we did. They are fighters and extremely knowledgeable. Best decision for sure.
Posted by Tricia | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
We hired Robert E. Brown when our teenage son got himself into a little bit of trouble with the law. Of coarse, our fear was how this was going to affect his future. Knowing that Robert was familiar with the courts in all Boroughs, as well as his knowledge of the law from all angles, we were confident, he would be best capable to handle our sons case, and we were "spot on." Robert returned my call within a couple of hours after leaving a message, kept in touch, and always had time to answer our questions. We could not be any happier with Robert's handling of this case. He was professional, curtious, empathic, patient and understanding. I would recommend Robert to anyone, anytime, for any matter requiring legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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I made the right decision
I brought my case to 5 other lawyers before i found Robert. I knew, almost immediately after i initially sat down to talk with him, that i wanted him to represent me. He was very thorough yet took the time to make sure that i understood everything about my situation. He came off to me as a real person and someone who would take pride in his representation of me. He helped me win my case just as he said he would and for that i am forever greatfull. Thanks Robert!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Robert E. Brown, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Ecko Unlimited
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Captain
  • NYPD
  • 1985 - 2000
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Education

  • St..John's University,Jamaica
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985
  • St..John's University School Of Law,Jamaica
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Reid v. City of New York
  • Settled
  • Murder
  • The jury found our client Not Guilty on all charges.
  • Murder
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Staten Island Legal Services
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lin Sing Association
  • Counsel to Chinese Community Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - 2014
  • New York Guard
  • JAG
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • New York Guard
  • JAG
  • 2013 - 2013
  • New York Guard
  • JAG
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • 2011 - 2011
  • New York Guard
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Student Bar Association, St. John's Law School
  • Representative
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Criminal Law Institute
  • Director of Trials
  • 1998 - 2000
  • St. John’s Law Review
  • Senior Staff Member
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Criminal Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1985
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain
  • New York Guard
  • 2014
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain
  • New York Guard
  • 2013
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain
  • New York Guard
  • 2012
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain
  • New York Guard
  • 2011
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Criminal Referral Panel
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Fried Frank
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Fried Frank
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Fried Frank
  • 2002
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Fried Frank
  • 2001
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Fried Frank
  • 2000
  • Best Advocate
  • James F. Neihoff Civil Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2000
  • Highest Grade in Criminal Trial Practice css
  • CALI Award
  • 2000
  • Highest grade in Race and Gender in the Law class
  • CALI Award
  • 2000
  • Highest Grade in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • CALI Award
  • 2000
  • Semi Finalist
  • Edward J. Hart Civil Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 1999
  • Runner Up
  • Frank J. Rogers Mock Criminal Trial Competition
  • 1999
  • Finalist
  • Charles M. Sparacio Mock Criminal Trial Competition
  • 1998
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Publications

  • NY Post
  • Victor Fong Not Guilty
  • 2010
  • World Journal
  • Victor Fong Not Guilty
  • 2010
  • Sing Tao
  • Victor Fong Not Guilty
  • 2010
  • Staten Island Advance
  • Donovan case
  • 2008
  • New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Journal (Vol. 7 No. 1)
  • Case Note People v. Mike
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Biannual CLE for Military Lawyers
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2012
  • Police Policy
  • Police procedures and culture
  • 2011
  • Foreclosure Defense for Homeowners
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2011
  • RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE
  • “Practical Aspects for Volunteer Attorneys at Foreclosure Settlement Conferences.”
  • 2010
  • BEST DEFENSE
  • TruTV (Court TV)
  • 2009
  • COURTSIDE
  • TruTV (Court TV)
  • 2008
  • CNN TALKBACK LIVE
  • Jury Nullification
  • 2002
  • BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW
  • Drug Law Reform
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (70)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Robert for all litigation matters. I have been referring both criminal and civil cases to him ever since I was in law school and he has never disappointed. Clients love him and he is an excellent co-counsel as well."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I MET ROBERT IN COURT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WE HAD EXTENSIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CRIMINAL LAW. ROBERT IS AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY HE IS WELL LIKED BY HIS COLLEAUGES AND WELL RESPECTED BY ALL THE JUDGES HE APPEARS BEFORE.HE WORKS VERY HARD FOR HIS CLIENTS AND GETS GREAT RESULTS"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a top shelf attorney in all respects. He is a zealous advocate for his clients in all regards."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney has an great reputation in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great choice for an attorney and a great advocate for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A dedicated and knowledgeable advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brown is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this attorney. He is an outspoken advocate and credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Brown, a nationally recognized legal figure. He brings hsi 16 years of law enforcement with him when he goes to bat for his clients. Anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney would be well-served to have Mr. Brown at his side."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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