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Daniel A Brown

Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   4 reviews
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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    Asbestos litigation is a highly specialized field of product liability law. Over 20 years, I have litigated hundreds of claims representing victims of asbestos exposure; proudly serving as co-counsel in one of the largest individual DC settlements.

  2. Litigation
    We serve a variety of business & commercial litigation clients, from physicians and entrepreneurs experiencing contract disputes, to developer and builder construction matters, and complex injury cases, requiring extensive medical knowledge.

  3. Wrongful death
    I have prosecuted numerous severe injury claims and wrongful death suits. With over 20 years of experience, I encourage you to contact me today to discuss your situation.

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    The basic principles of a contract or agreement between two or more parties can be made complex when those parties have different interpretations of the contract. Our attorneys have litigated or otherwise resolved a wide range of disputes.


I like what we have built here at Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP. We are a family of lawyers that enjoys rolling up our sleeves and doing quality work for our clients. I like coming into the office every day because I enjoy the people here. They challenge me to be a better lawyer.

Before forming Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP, I worked at a firm in Washington, D.C. litigating commercial cases in the courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland; and prior to that I worked at one of South Florida’s premiere asbestos litigation firms. Over the course of more than twenty years, I have continued to represent individuals and businesses in state and federal courts. I have tried cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida and West Virginia, and have represented my clients’ interests in the courts of Virginia and Delaware.

I have prosecuted numerous severe injury claims and wrongful death suits and have litigated hundreds of claims representing victims of asbestos exposure. I am proud to have served as co-counsel in what is believed to be the largest individual asbestos settlement in the District of Columbia, and to have obtained tens of millions of dollars in awards and settlements for our clients.

I also routinely represent business clients in commercial disputes including breach of contract cases, brokerage disputes, and litigation involving real estate. Business cases occasionally require arbitration, and I have many years of experience in the arbitration of claims under both the American Arbitration Association guidelines and JAMS rules.

I am honored to have received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, an objective rating that indicates my peers rank me at the highest level of ethical and professional excellence.

I previously served on the Board of Directors of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Capital Area.

My wife and I have lived in Bethesda for more than 20 years, and our children attended the local public schools. When we are not spending time enjoying our immediate community, we love to travel and explore.


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Brown | Gould | Kiely LLP
7316 Wisconsin Ave Ste 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814-2971
Brown | Gould | Kiely LLP
201 North Charles St.
Suite 1200
Baltimore, MD, 21201
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Posted by Duane | April 16, 2015
A True Advocate
Here is a fact: My family lost our loved one far too early because of a contracted illness. Another fact is that before our loved one left us, he asked Dan to tell his story so others wouldn't have to suffer in vain. Dan Brown took on this tremendous responsibility and has done so admirably. Dan has been an advocate for my loved one as well as our family. So how did he do it? The first thing that resonates with Dan is that he is experienced. What comes with that is a network of litigants, practitioners and experts that understand Dan's methodology of presentation. Secondly, Dan maintains balance through what can be an adversarial legal process. That proves invaluable when the legal system becomes arduous. Lastly, to accomplish what we asked of Dan, he had to become a part of our family. Dan's obligation to us required that he understand the value of my loved one's presence in our family. In doing so, there were countless after hour phone calls, as well as impromptu out of state visits. So before we lost our patriarch, we gained a brother. You'll find lawyers far and wide who will claim to have subject matter expertise. That very well may or may not be the case. But if and when you need an attorney who's production is unparralelled over an extensive period of time and who will present your viewpoint to the extent that you are advocated for, your risk of loss is reduced and you maximize the ability to be fairly heard, Dan Brown is clearly the choice for your needs.
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Posted by Steve | April 15, 2015
Top notch litigator
Dan Brown's insightful and tenacious representation was instrumental in helping our firm avoid litigation when we were caught up in a dispute between two very large organizations. Dan did a masterful job in keeping us from being named in the suit/countersuit that cost the involved parties millions of dollars in fees to no real end. We could not be happier with his representation
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Posted by sphillips | June 4, 2015
Top Notch Lawyer
I have litigated many cases with Dan over about the last 12 years. Dan is always well prepared with a mastery of the facts of his client's case and the governing law in addition to possessing a genuine concern for his clients. Those clients are well served with Dan at the helm of the ship. Dan treats his opposing counsel with respect and enjoys a solid reputation with the judges before whom he and I have appeared together.
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Posted by gmarshall | May 8, 2015
Best balance between serious advocate and personal manner
For the past eight years I've dealt with Mr. Brown and his associate on several different matters. While we were on opposite sides of the cases, I always enjoyed working with Dan. He's quick to understand, state his position and willing to seek compromises to the benefit of all parties when possible. Best of all, he's usually calm and with a smile on his face. I look forward to future professional dealings with Mr. Brown, and would recommend him strongly.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brown & Gould, LLP
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Green Stewart and Farber
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • David M. Lipman, P.A.
  • 1992 - 1995


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Duffy v. CBS Corporation, et al.
  • Prevailing party
  • •In re Krafft-Murphy Co., Inc.
  • prevailing party


  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Plaintiff Asbestos Litigation Seminar (PALS)
  • Household exposure cases
  • 2014
  • National Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • Every exposure counts
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
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Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked for Dan, as outside probate counsel, on several wrongful death cases he filed over the last few years. I have been impressed with his professionalism and due diligence in the course of our work together. And, the families Dan represented in these cases have told me as well how pleased they were with his work on their behalf. I would recommend Dan to anyone who has a wrongful death claim."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated cases with Dan over about the past 12 years and find him to be an excellent attorney. Dan exhibits a genuine concern for his clients, is well respected among his peers and judges, and is always thoroughly familiar with the facts of his case and the governing law. Dan is a true professional and always respectful of opposing counsel. He keeps us defense lawyers on our toes!"
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Brown is an outstanding attorney and person. He has the perfect combination of integrity, intelligence and diplomacy and advocacy skills. While I send as many business referrals as possible to Dan, I have also trusted Dan to counsel, and advocate for, my family....which in my view is the highest compliment that can be given by a fellow attorney. I unequivocally endorse Dan."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel to Dan. He is extremely knowledgable about toxic tort litigation. He is a well-prepared and highly succesful advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an excellent lawyer who works extremely hard for his clients. He truly cares for his clients and shows compassion and concern for his clients throughout the case. He is a true student of the law and gets great results.,"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan is a superb lawyer. Like a chess master, Dan is always thinking several moves ahead and is thereby able to navigate his clients through complex legal challenges that others could not."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. I've worked with Dan on several occasions and his representation of his clients is thorough, dedicated,and tenacious. He secures outstanding results for his clients and I know he is personally invested in his clients' well-being."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan is an excellent litigator. He is always very well prepared and very professional. Dan is a very worthy opponent."
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel on several of Dan's cases. He is thorough, aggressive and very devoted to his client's cause. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients to secure the best possible result."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Dan is a bright, dedicated, and tenacious litigator who works extremely hard for his clients and gets great results for them."
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Bethesda Mesothelioma and asbestos Lawyer Daniel A Brown
Daniel A Brown
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available