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C Christopher Brown

About C Brown

About me

Career Milestones

  • Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Litigated series of Voting Rights Act lawsuits that brought the first African-American officeholders to many Maryland town and county councils
  • Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 1975-2005, Emeritus 2006 to present
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland with the 2012 Elisabeth Gilman Award for his commitment and impact as General Counsel of the ACLU and his lifetime of legal service to civil liberties and ACLU clients
  • The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Winner Leadership in Law: Video Profile for C. Christopher Brown
  • One of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for ten years or longer; selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers First Amendment Litigation and Employment Law (Individuals) categories
  • In 2012, awarded the inaugural Dickens Warfield Fair Housing Award by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. for his years of support in successfully advancing BNI’s fair housing litigation
  • Maryland “Top 100 Super Lawyers”