|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Extra Mile Award||The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2007|
|Partner||Brown, Suarez & Rios, P.A.||2006 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Balliro Law Firm, LLC||2004 - 2006|
|Assistant Public Defender||20th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar||Committee Member||2009 - Present|
|The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member- Chapter President||2007 - Present|
|Charlotte County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Middle District of Florida||Attorney Admitted to Practice||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Attorney||2002 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Barrister||2004 - 2007|
|Florida Defender (FACDL)||Admissibility and Use at Trial of False-Confession Expert Testimony||2012|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||law||1999|
|University of Florida||History||B.A.||1995|
|ROCC Annual Attorney Training Seminar||Trial Tactics||2013|
|Trial With Style- Florida Public Defender Association Fall Meeting - Tampa||False Confessions, Admissibility and Use of Expert Testimony at Trial||2012|
Posted by anonymous
I had the pleasure of hiring an attorney named Chris Brown. He saved me 10 years in prison by being so well prepared and honest. I was involved in a racketeering case with 4 co-defendants who each had their own lawyer. Chris took my case for a reasonable fee and worked his tail off in order to keep me from state prison and while doing that he was able to keep me with my family. I had a 1 month year old daughter when this case first began. This was not an ordinary case being prosecuted by a state attorney. This was prosecuted by the Office of Statewide prosecution. The attorney general's office which is no easy task. They had an open check book and I did not. Chris recognized this and explained that this was an uphill battle. While representing me I not only had a great attorney I had a great friend. The results could have been devastating to me and my family, but some how he took 4 first degree felonies and 5 third degree felonies and turned it into 1 year in jail and 10 years of probation. The story doesn't end. While on probation I could not get out of my own way. I went on to violate probation 3 times all resulting in jail time. But the last one there was no plea deal in place. I thought for sure as well as my family that I was going to get the 10 years in prison. Which the thought of that scared the s--- out of me. All of the violations were not serious crimes, but they were violations. Chris prepared my family and I for the worst. He was there every time I called. Not once did he not pick up the phone. So we went into court on a VOP hearing with the statewide prosecutor's office begging the court to send me away for 10 years. It was so scary to hear them beg the judge. But Chris was prepared and calm and spoke to the judge so smoothly without hesitation. After the judge found me guilty of violating the probation and during the sentencing phase Chris calmly asked the judge,"Your honor what sense is there in warehousing my client in prison for 10 years" the judge took a 15 minute break during which Chris spoke positively to my parents and I trying to keep are spirits up in such a fragile time. And when the court resumed the judge agreed with Chris that prison time would serve no good purpose. And because his of kindness, professionalism, and friendship that Chris showed my family and I and the ongoing friendship he has shown me since by taking time out of his busy schedule to see how my daughter and I were doing. Keeping in touch. Being a kind human being. I would refer him to the heavens. I call him superman. He gave me a chance to be a full time father. I will never forget him. Sometimes a person can walk into your life and make it just a little bit better. He did that for me. Thank you Chris.
Posted by Robert
Attorney Brown won my freedom. What else can I say, and did it in an excellent, professional manner. I only wish knew about him him in the beginning.
Posted by Brent
When I met Chris Brown I was in the most difficult situation of my life. A person's worst nightmare. Being accused of something you did not do. I am an Insurance investment broker who has been doing business in Florida for 19 years and have never been in trouble with the law before. I was accused of grand theft by the state of Florida for selling a senior citizen an annuity investment. The whole thing was unbelievable and I was going to be made an example of financial abuse on seniors. The State officer even twisted the words of my client to get a warrant! I believed firmly in my position that
I had comitted no fraud and would not back down but at the time I was at the mercy of the law the court and proving my self innocent.
I was arrested and spent one night in jail to be bailed out the next day
for a large amount of money. But before all this I was reffered to Mr. Brown by a lawyer friend of mine in Tampa, Fl. I was amazed that Mr. Brown answered the phone himself the day I called. He spent time listening to me on the phone and I set up an appointment with him asap. I was well counciled by Chris, he gave me options and he worked very hard on my case. He was understanding to my situation and I put my trust in him. We fought hard and after battling the state of Florida and the Dept. of Insurance in Tallahassee for a year and a half we watched them drop charge after charge and they ultimately dropped the case. Chris Brown is a dedicated experienced lawyer who will stand up for you and will not back down from a fight. Thanks Chris. I hope I never have to see you again.
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