● Selected as Best Lawyer in Lawrence, Kansas three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) by readers of the Lawrence Journal World.
David Brown began his law practice in Lawrence in 1992, and in the decades since has developed a reputation for civic commitment.
“This community has been generous to me, and I want to give back as much as I can,” he says. “Really, that is what community means. You give back, and it’s our civic responsibility.”
Brown fell in love with the small-town vibe of Lawrence after moving here from Albany, N.Y. “Albany’s big enough where there is no sense of community like there is in Lawrence,” he says.
But that’s not what got Brown to stick it out in the Heartland. The avid LGBTQ-rights advocate felt a need for his services.
“I am a passionate advocate of their rights,” he says. “My dedication to serving my clients and the needs of a community that has been discriminated against has somewhat been helpful to my image, but I am truly dedicated to helping people who need help.”
Brown also practices in other areas, including family law.
“I work with folks in crisis situations who need help getting through, frequently, what are just horrible times in their lives,” Brown says. “Those people need dedicated and skilled professionals to assist them because people should not go to court without help.”
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||1990||09/05/2016|
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1990||07/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of Lawrence -- Lawyer||The Lawrence (Kansas) Journal World||2015|
|Best of Lawrence -- Lawyer||The Lawrence Journal World||2014|
|Best of Lawrence -- Lawyer||The Lawrence (Kansas) Journal World||2013|
|Kentucky Colonel||Kentucky Governonr Julian Carroll||1978|
|Managing Attorney||The Law Offices of David J. Brown, LC||1992 - Present|
|Research Attorney||Kansas Court of Appeals for Chief Judge Mary Briscoe||1991 - 1992|
|Research Attorney||Kansas Court of Appeals -- Central Staff||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ABA -- LGBT Bar -- Family Law Institute||Member||2014 - Present|
|Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court||Former Chair||1992 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1992 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||1992 - Present|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Former Chair||1991 - Present|
|Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Former Chair||1997 - 2007|
|Jennings et. al. v. Kansas State Board of Cosmetology||Braiden Maidens victors|
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|The Bencher (American Inns of Court)||Perspectives||2007|
|The Bencher (American Inns of Court)||Leadership or Always in the Red||2007|
|The Bencher (American Inns of Court)||Depression Ethics||2005|
|The Bencher (American Inns of Court)||Civility||2005|
|Judicature||Facing the Monster in the Judicial Closet||1999|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Kentucky||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Workshop for Same Sex and Non-married couples||Legal rights of unmarried couples||2007|
|Survey of Legal Solutions for GLBT Clients||Estate Planning for GLBT clients||2007|
|Mediation class lecture||Role of Mediation in Family Law||2007|