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Jeanne Elizabeth Brown

Criminal defense Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.9   7 reviews

also known as Jeanne (Klapps) Brown

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeanne

Learn Jeanne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former Deputy Public Defender with the experience of hundreds of serious and complex criminal cases. Jury trial experience for charges such as Rape, Murder, Robbery, Child Abuse, Assault. Handle DUI, larcenies, protective orders- any criminal matter.

    24 years

  2. Sex crime
    I specialize in sexual assault cases and have experience with Rape, Sodomy, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Indecent Liberties, child sexual abuse cases, and possession and distribution of child pornography.

    24 years

  3. Juvenile law
    I specialize in juveniles charged in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court with both misdemeanors and felonies.

    24 years

  4. Violent crime

    24 years

  5. DUI and DWI

    24 years

  6. Expungement

As a former Deputy Public Defender in Fairfax County, I have extensive experience with serious, complex, and high profile cases,  involving both children and adults.  I am experienced in all areas of criminal law, protective orders, domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent felonies.  I have significant jury trial experience.  My clients have received Not Guilty verdicts on charges such as Rape, Sodomy, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Breaking and Entering, Robbery, and Assault and Battery. I am a 1999 graduate of the School of Law at the College of William and Mary.


Price Benowitz LLP
9119 Church Street
Suite 12
Manassas, VA, 20110

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Posted by Tyrese | October 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ms Brown was appointed to me for my case and got all 5 charges dropped for me and offered me discounted services for an expungement I recommend her to the fullest
Posted by Jessica | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was arrested for two class one misdemeanors. Jeanne was very honest and straight forward and made sure I was aware of the best and worst case scenario. I genuinely felt that Jeanne would do everything she could to get these charges dropped and she did! She said she was going to appeal anything that resulted in a criminal record and exercise our right to a jury if she had to. Her attention to the Black Lives Matter protests helped save so many protestors in my area from criminal charges and fines, representing us pro bono for the BLM Movement. I admire that she didn’t use this specific opportunity for profit.
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Posted by Charles | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped when I had no one else to turn too and made my worries go away was worried that things wouldn't go the way that I'd hoped But she would always reassure me and have a confidence that would ease me and my concerns
Posted by Jacob | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jeanne took my case pro bono, and got both charges dismissed. It doesn’t get any better.
Posted by Maria | February 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding representation!
She listened to my every word in detail. She was very detail orientated and took a lot of notes. She was ready to argue my point thoroughly. She stood up for what I believed in. And in the end made a good deal with the prosecutor.
Posted by Joshua | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Capable and Compassionate Representation
Jeanne Brown represented me some time ago in a significant criminal matter. My thoughts regarding Jeanne’s abilities are simple: exceptional. From the beginning of the case brought by the Commonwealth, Jeanne carefully and thoroughly explained the implications of the charges, the nature of the case, the potential options and alternatives, and was both sensitive and tactful in addressing the circumstances. Jeanne possesses a unique professionalism, combined with affability which enables her to be a brilliant legal mind and excellent counselor. There was never a time when I didn’t feel as though I was represented by the very best her office had to offer, and I was completely satisfied with the disposition of my case. I would readily recommend Jeanne as counsel to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Dedicated Attorney
We were very lucky to have found Jeanne and her staff. From day one they were professional, honest and caring during a difficult time.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Farrell and Croft, PC
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Research Attorney
  • JMW Settlements, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lopez, Meleen & Sprano, PLC
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Deputy Public Defender, Senior Assistant P.D., Assistant P.D.
  • Fairfax County Public Defender
  • 2000 - 2004
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  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Strangulation, Breaking and Entering, Drug Possession, Petit Larceny, Assault and Battery
  • All charges dismissed prior to preliminary hearing.
  • Hit & Run charge dismissed
  • Charge dismissed
  • Malicious Wounding and Gang Participation
  • Client faced 30 years incarceration and received 4 years 11 months.
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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Legal Services Northern Virginia
  • Pro Bono Domestic Violence Program Attorney
  • N/A
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Modest Means Program
  • N/A
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • Certified Court-Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale--Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • ALM/Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Brown is a an amazing attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is a strong advocate who works hard to achieve the best possible result on each and every case. She cares about the clients she works with and it shows."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeanne Brown as an excellent attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jeanne Brown. She is a dedicated and thorough criminal defense lawyer. She pursues and obtains the best possible results for her clients. She has a thorough understanding of and passion for criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Brown cares about her clients and is willing to fight for them. She has years of experience with different types of criminal law cases. She is very professional. I highly recommend her if you find yourself with a criminal charge or even a traffic ticket."
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Manassas Criminal defense Lawyer Jeanne Elizabeth Brown
Jeanne Elizabeth Brown
Criminal defense Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 24 years
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