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About me

   I represent individuals and business owners in cases involving breach of contract, shareholder, partnership and other business disputes, consumer and investor fraud, personal injury and wrongful death. I guide clients through the legal process under some of the most trying circumstances they face, always governed by their best interests.


    As a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, I am committed to the preservation of the civil justice system and the constitutional right to a jury trial. I am peer-rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and skill, and was honored by recognition as one of Georgia's top plaintiff attorneys by Georgia Trend's 2009 Legal Elite publication. In addition to my law practice, I am a part-time instructor in the Kessler-Edison Trial Techniques Program and State Bar of Georgia Orientation on Professionalism at Emory University School of Law, as well as a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.


    While zealously representing my clients within the bounds of the law, I strive to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism demanded of lawyers.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    22 years, 600 cases
  2. Litigation: 50%
    28 years, 125 cases



Hourly ($300-345/hour), contingent (33-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron P. Marks

    Jay Brownstein is one of a handful of attorneys I can recommend, without reservation, to handle complex business litigation. Jay has the experience, knowledge, and wisdom to handle these matters, and communicate with clients, in a professional, effective manner. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Aaron Marks Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jerry L. Sims

    Jay is an outstanding lawyer. He is intelligent, hardworking, straightforward and skilled in litigation. I highly recommend him.


    Jerry Sims Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brownstein & Nguyen LLC

2010 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA, 30084


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Georgia Personal Injury AttorneyAmerican Legal Media (American Lawyer, Daily Report)2012
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Tuition ScholarshipEmory University School of Law1985
Merit ScholarFlorida State University1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrownstein Nguyen & Little LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Lawyers Foundation of GeorgiaFellow2004 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rivell et al. v. Private Healthcare Systems, Inc. et al. (Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals)Trial court's dismissal of plaintiffs' claims was overruled; held that plaintiffs' appropriation claim was not precluded by plaintiffs' network agreements
Lam v. Nationwide (Georgia Court of Appeals)Held that plaintiff was entitled to recover for aggravation of mental illness, despite having suffered no physical injury.
Austin v. Ameriquest Mortgage Corp. (U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of GA)Plaintiff's motion was granted, and the case was transferred back to state court rather than being combined with hundreds of other lawsuits pending in federal court. Case later settled for confidential sum.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Florida State UniversityCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Breakfast seminarHospital Liens & Health Insurance2012