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James Martin Brown

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooksville, FL

4.8   74 reviews

also known as Jimmy Brown, Esq.

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 43 years
    Florida - FL 47 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About James

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OVER 47 YEARS SERVING AND FIGHTING FOR YOU! CALL TODAY.

40 Years Serving Hernando County; Former Chief Trial Lawyer for the 5th District State Attorney's Office; Former Chief of Homicide and Major Crimes Division; Hernando County Prosecutor for 8 years; Past President of the Hernando-Citrus-Sumter Bar Assoc.;Death Penalty Qualified Counsel (Only Death Qualified Private Attorney in Hernando County); Handled more than 200 Criminal Jury Trials, Prosecution & Defense; Experienced in all Types of Criminal Proceedings. Florida Blue Key Member and Charter Member of Citrus/Hernando County Inns of Court.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

James Martin Brown
211 S Main St
Brooksville, FL, 346013337

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kathy | April 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best attorney
Jimmy and his staff are very professional and caring. Personal service is excellent. They were very timely and responsive to our needs relating to a partial release on our mortgage. Jimmy will always be our go to for any legal needs. I highly recommend his law office.
Posted by Michael | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family case
I highly recommend Mr. Brown, and his team. They got my case resolved in a timely manner, i was very pleased with the out come of my divorce. If in future i ever need a family matter handled Mr. Brown and his law office will be the first people i call.
Posted by Ginny | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent family law!
You couldn’t hire a better attorney for family law! Jimmy brown and his staff are kind and compassionate and wonderful to work with. Jimmy takes his time to explain exactly what you need to know and makes sure you understand every step of the way. His services come highly recommended!
Posted by Ann | April 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Info
Mr. Brown was very kind in explaining things about my sons case that were confusing to me. He took the time to review the long last if documents and presents the options to me clearly. He was professional and understanding.
Posted by Margaret | April 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
My grandson had a couple of felonies that I hired Attorney J Brown for. I was very pleased with the way he handled my grandson's case. The outcome was great. Lori and the other ladies I met in the office were very pleasant, knowledgeable, and friendly. Thank you all for your kindness.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The person you want on your side.
Jimmy worked hard creating and changing our documents for end of life. He listened and was able to translate what we wanted into the correct legal-speak. We also share some common complaints about nearby construction in our town and he is an excellent advocate to have on your side.
Posted by Joshua | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Jimmy did an amazing job after months of dealing with the court he was able to get the state to drop all the charges against me. I was so happy that I couldn't ask for a better result. He is truly someone who will go out of the way to make sure that you are in the best possible position to resolve the situation. I will gladly and always recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Rhonda | August 24, 2022
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Fantastic Attorney
Mr. Brown and his staff are amazing! They are kind and compassionate. They handled my needs promptly and efficiently. I would highly recommend their office to handle any legal needs!! They honestly deserve more than five stars!
Posted by Sandra | August 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Mr. Brown and his firm has always been exceptionally awesome to me and my family. Over 20 years Mr.Brown has represented myself and family doing the impossible. Mr. Brown has showed up for me even when I didn’t have a penny to my name. We are very appreciative of his genuine concern, sharp work ethics, and his brilliance. I recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of help. I will forever be one of your biggest supporters Mr.Brown.
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Posted by Patty | August 16, 2022
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The Best
Mr, Brown and his staff are awesome. They are always available for any question and anything you need. They are always very kind. i will always use Mr Brown for anything i need. I highly recommend Mr Brown and his staff.
Posted by Lisa | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr Brown
Jimmy and his staff are always available to help in a crisis... Highly recommend their services.
Posted by Beth | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We got to keep our house!
After numerous futile attempts trying to deal with the bank on modifying our mortgage, we spoke with him about the difficulty we were having as our house was going into foreclosure. He assured us we would not lose our home and was with us thru the whole process in the judge's chambers and with the mediations also. He listened and understood our frustration. The bank had a whole new attitude when they found out we had an attorney with us at our hearing. It ended much better than we thought. The bank agreed they had not performed as they should have and decided to satisfy the second mortgage and modified our first. We can't thank him enough. We learned he handles all sorts of cases, probates, family estates, Wills and Trusts and most probably others I am unaware. I highly recommend him for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Gregory | May 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well done
Simple. Personable. Efficient. He took care of all the details. His office staff is wonderful. He helped me finish my business quick and clean.
Posted by Margo | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and Patient
I appreciated the fact that I was really being listened to. And the kindness of the staff.
Posted by Tom | May 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Multiple FWC charges
Mr Brown has represented me two times in cases regarding FWC charges. I was very pleased with both outcomes. Mr. Brown was creative and versed in legal remedies that applied to my situation. Because of his acknowledge and longevity working with Hernando County he was also very influential and persuasive. I would highly recommend Mr Brown.
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Posted by Elaine | April 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME ATTORNEY
Jimmy Brown is an exceptional attorney. Him and his staff are the BEST OF THE BEST! If you are looking for a fantastic attorney look no further than Jimmy Brown. He helped us out on a case and got the other side so scared we never heard from them again. Thank you Jimmy for outstanding work!
Posted by Shelly | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
What a miracle worker no one else could do what he does in the staff is wonderful thank you Jimmy Brown for saving our family
What a wonderful wonderful attorney no one else could do what he did to bring us all back together the staff is amazing as well don't hire anyone except Jimmy Brown
Posted by Teresa Brazeau | July 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best attorney in Brooksville
Very professional and courteous extremely caring, Thank you for the professional advise you gave me got me through my problems and helped me to understand.
Posted by Katie | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Wonderful
I had an amazing experience with Mr. Jimmy Brown. Not only is he beyond knowledgeable he’s caring and easy to talk to. He was able to help me immediately by calming my nerves and giving me great advice. I will be recommending him to all of my family and friends.
Posted by Marie | May 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended !
James has been most helpful! James is very accessible, diligent, and dependable when it comes to my legal needs. He is very well organized, easy to talk to and an all around good guy. He was very patient with me, always answered my questions and gave me objective counsel I knew I could trust. His hard work and diligence resulted in a favorable outcome in my case. I have used multiple attorneys in the past and this relationship has proven to exceed my expectations. Highly recommended!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Private Law Practice
  • 1985 - Present
  • Chief of Homicide Division
  • State Attorney's Office- Hernando County
  • 1980 - 1984
  • Chief of Major Crimes Division
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1979 - 1984
  • Deputy State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1977 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • The George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Paul Thompson
  • Jury verdict of Not Guilty

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Hernando County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Hernando, Sumter, Citrus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Hernando, Sumter, Citrus Bar Association
  • President
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Tri-County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1979 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Hon. Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • 2013
  • Florida Blue Key
  • The University of Florida
  • 1976
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter
  • 1973
  • Certified for Federal Law
  • US Supreme Court
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trust Accounting Workshop
  • Trust Accounting Workshop - CLE Attended
  • 2023
  • What is Probate?
  • What is Probate? - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Trust Accounts by the Book
  • Trust Accounts by the Book - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Top 7 Mistakes Attorneys Face with Their Trust Account
  • Top 7 Mistakes Attorneys Face with Their Trust Account - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
  • Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Federal Courts 101: Motions, Trial and Post-Trial
  • Federal Courts 101: Motions, Trial and Post-Trial - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • FACDL Criminal Law Certification and Review
  • FACDL Criminal Law Certification and Review - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Nancy Grace
  • Case Comparison: Casey Anthony and Tiffany Mitchell
  • 2008
  • Anderson Cooper 360
  • Case Comparison: Casey Anthony and Tiffany Mitchell
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy Brown is an Icon in Hernando County. His experience and knowledge of the law as well as the local Legal community are exceeded by no one. An excellent attorney and a dependable ally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Brown aggressively advocates for his clients while conducting himself in a professional manner at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jimmy for many years and worked with him on a number of cases over 30 years. Attorneys are by nature fairly bright people, but I consider Jimmy to be a brilliant lawyer, one of the 2 or 3 best I have ever known."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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