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Christopher David Brown

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Business Attorney at Fayetteville, GA

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Licensed for 22 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 02/03/2023
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 02/23/2023

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Brown Barbour & Thrailkill PC
465 N Jeff Davis Dr
Po Box 142908
Fayetteville, GA, 30214-1629
Brown, Barbour & Thrailkill, P.C
Po Box 142908
Fayetteville, GA, 30214-6523
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1.8 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
A lawyer that was a blessing
During my divorce and child support cases Mr. Brown along with Mrs. Boubour were excellent attorneys. They walked me through the process and kept me well informed about my case. They gave great counsel and advice as their client. I would highly recommend Mr. Brown and his associate Mrs. Karen Bourbor. They are caring professionals and they know the law, and will do what is best for their clients.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
Excellent divorce attorney
Chris got my divorce done quickly! I was a client of Chris Brown and Karen Barbour with Miller and Brown in Fayetteville, Georgia. They "held my hand" throughout the process during a difficult case involving child custody. I am relieved to say I have custody of my son, and my child support order went into effect almost immediately. The entire divorce lasted less than four months, which may not always be possible in every case, but it's notable. Chris was an aggressive attorney, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I was a hard client, because of my situation, but they seemed to genuinely care about my concerns. I would recommend Chris Brown and Karen Barbour.
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Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall a good experience
I hired Chris Brown for my divorce. I consulted with him twice before retaining him. He was very adamant that married couples should be able to work out a divorce themselves, and heavily encouraged an uncontested divorced. (This was in stark contrast to other attorneys I consulted with, who right away were told me everything I could do to fight in court). My divorce dealt with adultery (where I had written and video proof and the ex admitted it) and financial abuse (I had some proof). Chris still was adamant that uncontested was the way to go. several acquaintances of mine used chris. Three had used him for an uncontested divorce, and had good experiences. One used him for a contested divorce (also due to the spouses’s adultery). That person said he was good during the divorce, which was successful in mediation, but once the divorce was over it took over 5 months to file some final papers. And in the end, that person was not happy with Chris due to that delay. I felt that I needed someone to be my voice in the divorce, and fight for me on my behalf, so I filed contested with Chris. We were also successful in mediation and didn’t have to go to court. Like my acquaintance, do I think Chris was good during for the divorce? Yes. The outcome of the divorce (my settlement from exspouse) was about what Chris thought it would be. I got exactly what I wanted for child custody. Chris argued successfully on my behalf during mediation, and ensured that our requests were reasonable while still ensuring I was taken care of. The divorce was very difficult and emotional for me. If we weren’t successful in mediation, and had to go to deposition, Chris said he would’ve suggested that I not be present when he deposed exspouse and paramour. Like my acquaintance, do I think he took forever with paperwork? Yes. 100%. After mediation, ex spouse and I immediately acted on the steps outlined in mediation. (Separation of assets, exspouse paying me spousal support, child visitation, etc.). But it took six months for Chris to file the final papers with the court. I wasn’t in a huge rush, but it delayed ex spouse’s plans with the paramour, so I received angry texts about the delay. I also experienced issues, throughout the process, where I would call and/or email for an update, and never hear anything back. Sometimes for weeks. This seems pretty common with attorneys from what I hear. However, if something was important, he did get back with me very quickly. When I emailed him early on in the divorce that ex spouse (who had moved out) was scheduling realtors to come to the house to price it for sale, Chris called me back right away. He told me we were NOT placing the house up for sale. Divorce is a life changing event for the client, but it’s just another day for attorneys, Chris included. I felt like he’d fight for me, but I could also tell that all of this was routine for him. Nothing surprised him. Recently, I met someone whose exhusband used Chris for their divorce. Their divorce went all the way to court, and she said when Chris was questioning her on the stand, he made her cry. I was glad that I didn’t have to go to court, but it was good to know that if it did go that far Chris would fight the good fight for me. (And perhaps make exspouse and the paramour cry, which would’ve been nice also).
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find a different Lawyer!
DO NOT HIRE MR. CHRISTOPHER BROWN TO REPRESENT YOU unless you want to waste your time and money. Due to unnecessary delays and poor communication, I lost my case. I hired Mr. Brown for a contested divorce and it’s good that he knows everyone in court including the court reporters and judges but what is not good is his strategy which is basically to discredit the other party and confuse them with dates and times. If the other party have a stronger lawyer and better strategy then they’ve won which is what happened in my case.
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Posted by Ted | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Needs to be disbarred
I hired Mr. Brown a warrant hearing and had no problems . Then when I ask him if he would file a civil suit he told me " sure I'd be glad to take your money ". I thought that sounded weird but after I paid him $2,000 I received a letter informing me that harassing the secretary would not be tolerated. I never harassed his secretary and I waited over 3 months to hear something . Finally I called check a d she told me no one had filed a civil case on my behalf . Then I find out that he dont even handle civil cases . Called 3 times was told he would call back each time and have not heard a peep. Am thinking of making a sign and March around near his office to warn others not to make the same .mistake .
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DO NOT HIRE MR. CHRISTOPHER BROWN TO REPRESENT YOU!!!! I hired him in the summer of 2017 for a divorce that should not have taken long to finish as there wasn't really nothing to fight for. I was told it should be finished by the end of that year 2017 and here it is 2020 and no divorce. Supposedly my ex hired a lawyer that was sick and while I'm sorry for her bad health I fill like Mr. Brown should have done more to persist and pursue to finalize my case in a timely manor. As of May 2020 I hired another attorney and filed a grievance with the state bar of GA And while I have received the remainder of my retainer I am warning others not to hire Mr. Brown. After doing a search on reviews of his firm I see I was not the only one with basically the same complaint the only correspondence with him is when you receive the monthly invoice bill to be paid. Which I decided not to no longer pay as the services were shotty. I tried calling, leaving messages, emails with very little response and an email returned that he would call me the following week but never did. BE WARNED!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Agree! Do not hire!
Chris Brown did a great job at the start of my divorce then let paperwork sit on his desk for MONTHS. I called, emailed, and sent a certified letter. It was terrible. DO NOT HIRE. I, too, contracted the Georgia Bar to report him.
Posted by Michael | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find a different lawyer!
I wish I could give negative stars. He took a 5000 dollar retainer from me for my divorce and once i sent that money to him, i heard nothing about my case. I tried calling him repeatedly. No answer. No response. Everytime I sent him an email he charged me 30 to 100 dollars to read it. Not even a simple response. If I owed him money, he definitely called! DO NOT HIRE THIS GUY. Hire a lawyer who cares and will get results!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasted Time & Money for what in return??
Upon hiring Mr. Brown, I felt he was knowledgeable and prepared to represent me with complete commitment. After and during drawing up the initial paperwork, filing, and eventually receiving responses from my wife's attorney, I had the continued feeling that I was always in the dark on what was happening. I would continually request information, ask the status, what's next, what can we do, and it was responded to days later, or not responded to at all. I'd follow up with a second email and may or may not have received a response, but was surely charged a fee to review the follow up email... I felt like I had to continually ask questions because I was never receiving any input or feedback. As an example I get a bill that says he communicated with the opposing attorney but was never told what was discussed. What was discussed, what are we doing, do you need information from me to respond? I inform him that the opposing side is not following the temporary order and it gets brushed aside and I'm told we'll just continue to build our case with this information, yet my daughter could and is directly affected by not following the orders guidelines. It's literally a contempt issue and it is dismissed as gathering information or ammunition on my ex. I've suggested that we request interrogatories from the opposing side to collect evidence contrary to what they are saying and have no idea if we have submitted anything! At the same time we are getting bombarded with a flood of interrogatories that potentially don't even apply and all he does is forward to me and say I need to complete these requests for information. No guidance, no suggestions on reply, nothing. Just a 'forwarded email' from opposing council. I could see when we were in the court room that his approach to representation is cookie cutter and is the same for everyone he represents because the judge was not moved by his tone, questioning, objections, body language, hand gesturing or examinations. 5 figures ($) into his representation, 6+ months of his non-guidance, 1 Temp hearing that probably could have been avoided if we would have acted timely and aggressively, and I sit exactly where I started. All I saw was non-responsiveness, ineffective representation, minimal at best communication efforts and feeling like I've been falsely characterized and have been out represented without a doubt when it could have been avoided with just an honest effort to represent me as marketed. I have found new counsel. I have to join many of the other reviewers and say I would not recommend him for counsel.
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Posted by Melissa | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gives lawyers a bad name.
I paid Christopher Brown a retainer fee of $1500 to represent me in a warrant hearing. He never returned numerous calls or emails. I sent him my court notice, he still didn't respond. I had no choice but to hire another attorney. I have reported him to the State Bar. Hopefully they will be able to help me get my money back.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worse case scenario
This guy is horrible with communication. I had to call in order to get responses to old emails..and the responses wouldn't come from him. He didn't care about my case, but did take my money and put no effort towards my case. I would not recommend him..go elsewhere and get legal representation elsewhere. He talks a good game to get your money, but the follow through is awful. Most urgent communication came at the last minute - court appearances, documents needed, etc. There were documents that were received by him and never discussed with me that were presented at court. Changes and discrepancies I pointed out in legal documents were not addressed, but bypassed. In essence, do not waste your money hiring this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Do yourself a favor and seek other counsel...
My experience was almost the same as the experience of the person that wrote "caution", literally, almost verbatim, except he hasn't signed papers without my knowledge that I'm aware of. He talks a great talk when you first sit down with him. He seems knowledgeable, confident in his abilities and even seems to care. But that's the last you will hear from him other than to receive astronomical bills in the mail. After paying over $12,000 in legal fees I am left scrambling to find another attorney. I found out this week (from another attorney I'm interviewing) that we only have 6 months to get depositions once the guardian as litem (GAL) starts his investigation. We've had the guardian 4 months and not one client has been deposed. He has not advocated my case, nor has he even talked to the GAL on my behalf, despite 2 requests for him to do so. He has only returned 2 of my phone calls and I've yet to be able to have an appointment with him to discuss our case. And WHEN he responds to and email the responses he gives are one line answers. I have no idea where my case is. I feel completely in the dark. And truthfully, I think he's in the dark, as well. I have met with 2 other attorneys that tell me if I continue down the path I am on I will surely lose. I have come to realize just how true that is. He does have one talent though, clearly. He can keep up with the time he spends on your case at $300 an hour. Just don't expect results from it.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Chris Brown will really lay it on thick when you first sit down to talk to him. And has some showmanship in court. That's about what you get for your money. He approved paperwork I had never even saw, cannot be reached when you call. So I had drive 40 min to his office twice just to get some explanation on my case, he tells me " let me look over your stuff and I will call, dnt worry buddy" After reading other reviews I see this is not his first time leaving his clients in the dark. I too found out after opening my mailbox he had approved things and had already sent them off for finalization by the judge. I had to hire another attorney 6 months later to fix his mess.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2009
this lawyer done a hurry up job on my case. returned none of my calls.
does a very good job at taking a case a talking the talk but when you need him he is always out of the office or in court. He signed paperwork and never showed or called me about it first. I recieved it in the mail paperwork he had approved and forwared to the judge.not once did he try to fix his mistake.
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Family Attorney | Feb 23
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"Chris is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of family law, particularly divorce. Chris is a fighter and is determined to get results for his clients. If I were ever in trouble, Chris would be my first call."
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Licensed for 22 years