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Jason Brown founded the Brown Law Offices, P.A., in 2003, after clerking for the (now retired) Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. He is an experienced family law attorney who has handled a wide variety of cases. Jason has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Thompson Reuters, and a "Top 100 Family Law Attorney" by the Society of Legal Advocates.


Jason’s practice is dedicated almost exclusively to divorce and family law matters. He has successfully litigated against some of the more recognized family law attorneys in the Twin Cities. He is a freqeuent guest speaker at continuing education courses, and authors a regular family law column for the Minnesota Lawyer newspaper. 


Jason is the former chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Minnesota Trial Lawyer’s Association, and taught divorce and family law coursework within the paralegal program at North Hennepin Community College. He publishes the Minnesota Family Law Blog, which has been recognized as a “Top 25″ by the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Local media appearances by Jason include WCCO Radio, KARE 11 Television, Fox 9 Television and WCCO Television. His national media appearances include NBC News, Time Magazine, USA Today and the Huffington Post.


In addition to his work as a lawyer, Jason has been appointed as an early neutral evalutor in family court cases within the Tenth Judicial District. Judges routinely refer matters to him to help resolve complex custody and financial issues. He is a Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 Qualified Neutral.


Jason obtained his B.S., magna cum laude, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and his J.D., cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. While in law school Jason was a published staff writer and associate editor for the William Mitchell Law Review.


Outside of the office, Jason plays the bass guitar and serves on the Board of Directors at Northgate Church. He and his wife, Cynthia, also an attorney, have two boys.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 75%
    16 years
  2. Family: 25%
    16 years

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have mediated several family law cases for him and have found him to be well grounded in the law and highly prepared. He represents the interests of his client well.

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    Michael Black Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Susan Jean Mundahl

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jason fro several years. He is very knowledgeable in family law and reasonable is his handling of the cases. I understand that Jason will soon be adding mediation and I think he will be an excellent resource.

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    Susan Mundahl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Brown Law Offices, P.A.

11125 Zealand Avenue North
Champlin, MN, 55316-3595

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice200007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
10/10 Superb RatingAvvo2015
Top 100 in Family LawAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Lead Counsel RatedLawInfo2015
Client Distinction AwardLawyers.com2015
Preeminent 5/5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 25 BlogMinnesota State Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrown Law Offices, P.A.2003 - Present
Judicial ClerkMinnesota's Tenth Judicial District2002 - 2003
AttorneyPritzker Olsen2002 - 2003
AttorneyArthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, PA2000 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota's Tenth Judicial DistrictEarly Neutral Evaluator2015 - Present
Minnesota Supreme CourtRule 114 Neutral2015 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law SectionChairman2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CustodyAfter 18 months of contentious litigation, and a three day trial, our client was granted sole physical custody of the children.
CustodyThe case settled on a full and final basis in favor of our client after our lawyers convinced the court to award joint physical custody at a temporary motion hearing.
CustodyAfter a three day trial, our client was allowed to remain in Arizona with the children and was awarded sole physical custody.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota LawyerAn Alternative Settlement Model in Domestic Abuse Cases2015
Minnesota LawyerNew Application Framework for Custody and Parenting Time2015
Minnesota LawyerDayton Signs Best Interest Factors Into Law2015
Minnesota LawyerChild Porn as Leverage? Think Again.2015
Minnesota Trial Lawyer MagazineThe Intersection of Family Law and Wrongful Death Cases2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Minnesota State University, MankatoSpeech CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Lawyers SeminarFamily Law Summary2015
Law Clerk CLECustody and Parenting Time Amendments2015
Minnesota Paralegal Association MeetingParenting Time Schedules: Taking Into Account Religion and Culture2014
Tenth Judicial District Law ClerksSame-Sex Marriage in Minnesota: Historical Perspective2013
Minnesota Family Law InstituteFamily Law Diversity: Holidays Across World Cultures and Religion2013
Hennepin County Bar Association CLELaw Firm Marketing in the 21st Century2012