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Bruce D Brown

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.7   17 reviews

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About Bruce

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Bruce is active in his church and community. He volunteers his time with Boy Scout Troop 329 and is a former member of the board of directors of the Phoenix YMCA. In addition, he has been honored for his commitment to the promotion of access to justice by the Volunteer Lawyer Program in 2004, Top Pro Bono Attorney in 2005, and by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education in 2005. He is a honor sustaining Member of the Arizona Finest Lawyers, and has been Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of Arizona for 2016 from the American Society of Legal Advocates. On August 15, 2019 ABC 15 Arizona listed Bruce Brown as the best Ten Divorce Lawyers in Phoenix. 

 

 Bruce and his wife have two children. An Eagle Scout, he enjoys camping, fishing and hunting with his family. He is also an avid traveler.

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Licensed for 37 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Bruce

Brown Family Law Group, PLC
7600 N 15th Street #150
Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Beverly | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Bruce helped me through a very long and difficult divorce. He gave me professional advice and support resulting in a fair settlement. I would use him again for any legal need. Highly recommend Bruce!!
Posted by Michael | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire the best or loose like the rest!
Family law matters are challenging for the individual involved, some more than others. That's why it's imperative to have excellent representation. Having Bruce, Terri & Kimberly there on my side was the best decision I made. I was treated like a person and not just a client. He protected me in a difficult case and I came out on top in the end :-) and am moving forward now into my new life. Thank you!!
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Posted by Kelli [email protected] com | July 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce Brown Law
When Bruce Brown took over my auto accident case I immediately had the sense of relief that my daughter and I were in capable hands and would be represented extremely well. With over 35 years of experience Bruce Brown and his team of seasoned paralegals had our backs from day one and immediately stopped the insurance company game playing. They took care of us every step of the way and knew how to get every cent that was owed and even got my totaled vehicle replaced. Brown personal injury law answered all of my questions and made me comfortable, prepared and knowledgeable about my case. They were never to busy to stop and answer my questions. Don’t waste your time with T.V. lawyers who do not care for your family. I would highly recommend all of my family, friends and colleagues to Bruce Brown and Brown Personal Injury Law. To go anywhere else would be a HUGE MISTAKE!
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Posted by Faith | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in AZ
Bruce is very knowledgeable in AZ law. He answered all my questions and helped me get through a rough time. I wouldn't want to go to court without him in my corner. I would and have recommend Bruce.
Posted by Marlene | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A most difficult case...
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Bruce Brown, your team and family. I am the sister of Bruce's client Todd, and I cannot say enough for the outcome Bruce created with his mountain of experience, patience, true passion, and wisdom. I'm glad we picked Bruce ('we' meaning I had to help Todd a great deal). The price ended up being much higher than any normal divorce, but that was not because of Bruce, but the worst divorce case- I believe was said- he had seen in his 30 years experience, and many others agreed. I feel so bad for the stress this case caused for Bruce, but he never batted an eye. It's difficult having clients who barely know how to email, needed their attorney every day it seemed, and had a sister who was protective :). Bruce was understanding and gracious. One thing after another, but Bruce was spot on every time. I loved how he worded his filings, and I was in awe at the trial. Really, Bruce knows what he is doing, hits all the important points, is tough, classy, and leaves 'the other guy' speechless. My brother's case would have been impossible without such a great man and his team- it would not have been in his favor, which it turned out to be. My brother no longer can afford an attorney, it is not over yet and the situation with the children is not going as the court awarded it to go. However, the outcomes of each event this year that Bruce fought for has given us the documentation, history and proof we need to move forward with much more confidence and relief as they were in his favor. All Bruce's recommendations ended up being good ideas that helped Todd. Bruce has made it possible for my brother to patch the relationship with his children the mother managed to destroy for a time, it is starting to improve. He was able to hug his boys recently for the first time in over a year. Bruce and his team will be in our prayers and thoughts for a long time to come. Thank you so, so much for everything you endured. Bruce almighty!
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Posted by Chris | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I have ever made for my family.
Hard to fit this into a limited space, but here goes. For this story to make sense, it helps to know I was 19 when I had a one night stand with a 35 year old (then married woman). I found out I had a daughter with that same woman when the state came to my work for child support in 2012, the child was 5 at the time and we had never met. In December of 2012, I was ordered to pay $583 per month in support in addition to nearly $19,000 in arrears (state able to retro payments for 36 months), and the mother retained full custody and legal decision making. Parenting time was not even addressed, so Mother would choose if and when I could see the child (IV-D matter is a completely separate entity I would come to learn). Fast forward to December of 2015....I am still attempting to establish custody, but have managed to get my daughter enrolled in the school in my area, and have her from Wednesday morning before school until Saturday evening. By this time my wife has been accepted to medical school and we are relocating to Tucson, and the mother has no intentions of letting me see my daughter because of this. The final straw was having to leave my daughters Christmas presents on the doorstep because the mother was continuing to abuse her custody power. Commence the attorney search... After using many "free one hour consultations", it was clear my case was much too complex to get any meaningful advice in this amount of time. My uncle happens to be retired from the U.S. Attorney Generals office, and Bruce Browns name came up, but he required a $100 fee for his first consultation. It wasn't until an accident lawyer a family member used recommended Bruce, that I knew I had to give this man a call. It is now January 2016, and I have not seen my daughter for 4+ weeks (still paying support though). I scheduled a face to face with Bruce sometime in January, and it was immediately clear he was different. He spent the first 30 minutes simply getting to know me, my family situation, and what exactly I would like to accomplish. He then took time to explain how the (lengthy) process will work, checked the Judge and commissioner on file to get insight, as well as answered my numerous questions. One thing that really stuck with me was when he said "many of these family cases get to me on a personal level, and at times, I feel like I care more about what happens to the kid(s) than the parents do". He also acknowledged there is no fame or glory in family law, and it is obvious he does this because it is his passion. Due to my graduate program and medical school, our financial situation was very limited. Bruce and his team would constantly have contact with me via email and phone, and allowed me to do much of the behind the scenes work (printing documents, filing with courts, etc.) to limit costs. When our trial was finally set for September of 2016, I actually had funds remaining in my trust from my initial retainer! Bruce also has a wonderful way of thinking. Our whole case was void of personal attacks or what he/she does or does not do for the child. We simply presented the facts (43 exhibits!) and had the mindset of this is the life we can give the child. He also knew exactly what she would say in court, and was prepared at every turn to refute her claims. The judge took her ruling "under advisement" and made a decision within 48 hours of our trial..... I won full custody of my daughter and she lives with me in Tucson (mother has every other weekend), birth certificate and last name were updated to reflect my last name, and numerous little "wins" that were laid out in the court order. We just recently went to IV-D court in October for child support on this case, and not only was my child support terminated as of 9-30-2016, but the mother was ordered to pay me effective 10-1-2016.... If you asked me 1 year ago if this is where I would be, I would have thought you were crazy. Be patient, be persistent, and hire Bruce D. Brown.
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Posted by Anna | January 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our Family Lawyer!
Bruce helped protect my son, when no one else would even listen. From the first call, to the final agreement; Bruce surpassed all expectations. He went above and beyond to ensure not only the long term protection of my son, but that the lasting impact of the trauma my son experienced would receive proper support and treatment. Each time we met, his first questions were always about my son. He genuinely cares. His candor and demeanor always made me feel that our case was being handled by family, not just a hired professional. Therefore, if you are looking for an honest, fair and caring attorney that will listen and do what is right; you need to call Bruce Brown.
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Posted by Helen | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so grateful that I hired Bruce Brown
After 25 years with my husband, I was at a loss when I was out on disability leave, and was served divorce papers. I am ever so grateful that my friend recommended Bruce. His knowledge of the laws, sincere compassion, and fighting spirit made sure that my daughters and I were awarded what we deserved, which is more than I thought I would even receive. I owe Bruce and his staff so much more that I could ever repay him. Justice was served.
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Posted by Natalie | January 16, 2015
I trust him with my life and my son's
GREAT EXPERIENCE! I have recommended 3 more of my friends to Bruce for child support/parenting time issues. He is very friendly, knowledgable, has a great demeanor and makes me feel comfortable and confident when asking any degree of questions. His staff is friendly and efficient. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Bruce and his staff respond to correspondence and requests quickly.
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Posted by Dorthy | December 5, 2014
Bruce Brown is the Best of the Best!
Bruce Brown is the Most Amazing Attorney in the World! He truly cares whole heartedly cares about the Children and does all that he can to protect them. He always answers the phone when he is needed and returns phone calls immediately when he is out of the office. Bruce has Represented not only Myself and My Children but also My Daughter for her child, and My Nephew for his son. Each and everyone of the cases were successfully settled in the best interest of the children!
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Posted by Richard | July 8, 2014
Best Fathers Rights Attorney on Both Sides of the Missippi!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Bruce to anyone looking for a solid family law attorney. Bruce understands the difficulties that both parents and children face in custody disputes and will give you, hands down, the very best representation available. Thanks to Bruce and his awesome team, I am able to raise my son with the level of involvement that both my son and I both deserve. Best money I have ever spent and worth every penny! Kudos Bruce! My son and I both thank you!!
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Posted by Katie | June 30, 2013
Worth every cent and more
Bruce Brown was professional and aggressive. From Germany, and while en route to move to Alabama, he and his firm worked with me over phone and email to win me custody of my kids after they had lived away for over 2 years. Not only is the firm less expensive than similar options, but they also make a point to be careful with the retainer by minimizing your costs within the case.
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Posted by Brad | November 13, 2011
Bruce Brown is an Excellent Lawyer!
Bruce Brown won everything I asked for in my custody battle, including child support being cut in half. He fought every step of the way for me! Bruce is a very tough and intelligent lawyer, and yet affordable too. I paid half of what my ex paid her lawyer and won! Buce and his staff were understanding to my questions and concerns, and were very knowledgeable and quick to respond. Yes, a lawyer that responds to you in a timely manner! In the past, I trusted a lawyer that just took my money and did nothing for me. This was not the case with Bruce. Even though I was worried at times with the games my ex and her attorney played, such as a false restraining order, Bruce was so smart that he used their games against them everytime. Because Bruce was such an excellant lawyer, I now have a lot more time with my children and I am so happy! Bruce Brown gets the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2011
HIghly Recommended
Bruce handled my custody and parenting time case. He was excellent in the courtroom and accomplished the "impossible:" a father getting equal time with his two-year-old daughter when the mother has other kids. His fees were also very reasonable.
Posted by Melanie | September 16, 2009
Best Attorney in Arizona
Mr. Brown handled a family law and an accident injury matter for me. Not only is he excellent at what he does, he is a genuine person and truly cares. I interviewed several attorneys prior to hiring Mr. Brown for my family case and have not ever regretted the decision. I do not believe that I was overcharged like you always hear about attorneys doing. He took time to talk to me and explain when I needed advice, and gave excellent advice about how to accomplish my goals. He was prepared for my case in Court and remembered the small details that mattered on both of my cases. I would HIGHLY recommend Bruce Brown to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I had choosen differently
The first time I used Bruce he was well prepared and everything went smoothly. I even referred a coworker to him. The second time I used he, he just wasn't as prepared and I was disappointed by that. I know he was busy and brought on more help, but what was HUGE to me and my kids I am sure was just a little case to him and we got lost in the shuffle. Afterwards, I could not get through to him. I had a lot of questions and never spoke to him once. I could only get to the office staff. I wish there had been some follow up so that I understood everything in the court's decision. It is now years and years later and I need lawyer again, I will be making a wiser choice this time.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2010
Bruce Brown Family Law Case
I spent 2 months with this lawyer. He ended up charging me full price for the initial consult. His office kept me informed. Sent me many duplicate notices. He is not email or computer friendly. Much of the paperwork I accessed online before receiving his notification by mail. He has been practicing for many years and had still "never seen this happen before". He gave me a strategy, but then never gave me a direction to go. He was played by the other lawyer and gave him more information to use against me. I think he may have been pretty good when he was younger, but not very agresive anymore. Just seeks to bill his clients for every second.
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Response from Bruce Brown January 24, 2015
This person sounds like he or she would complain no matter what. For example, "He gave me a strategy, but then never gave me a direction to go." What???? Isn't a strategy a direction to go? I have been practicing for over ten years and, in my experience, this sounds like a client who either messed up his own case (note that Bruce only represented this client for two months - can you say "last minute hire?") or the case just didn;t go his or her way and now seeks to blame the attorney with petty, anonymous comments online.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brown Family Law Group, PLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bruce D. Brown, P.L.L.C.
  • 1995 - 2013

Education

  • U OF A
  • Law
  • 1984
  • Unversity of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand
  • Masters of Arts
  • 1981
  • Colby College Waterville Maine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Creative Arts non-fiction annual competition winenr
  • Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in State of Arizona
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nominated as member
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of Ameria
  • James E. West Fellow
  • 2011
  • Top Pro Bono Attorney
  • Arizona Bar Foundation
  • 2005
  • For the Love of Justice Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
  • 2005
  • Lawyer of the Month
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
  • 2004
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Publications

  • HalfMoon Seminars
  • Child Support Calculations
  • 2007
  • HalfMoon Seminars
  • Handling Difficult Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Bruce
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bruce for many years and have referred numerous clients; all have loved him. He is one of the nicest men I have ever met and one of the most caring attorneys I know. Without reservation, I endorse Bruce Brown for estate planning, wills, family law, and personal injury."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate to know Bruce for more than 35 years. Bruce is bright, diligent, ethical, trustworthy, and caring -- in short, all the key things that make him a great counselor and lawyer to his clients; colleague, and contributor to the legal community and community-at-large. Fortunate indeed is the client who retains Bruce."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bruce is one of the finer lawyers I have dealt with. He is completely honest, thorough and puts up a clean, hard fight. You can take his word to the bank. Family law litigants are well served by him."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on matters with Bruce both as an opposing and with him as the settlement conference officer. Bruce is very knowledgeable and was very helpful in settling matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There are many competent attorneys...there are few with the integrity that Bruce Brown has always displayed in my dealings with him. This is an easy endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce's extensive family law experience allows him to be an exceptional advocate for his clients!"
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Bruce Brown as a family law attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive experience in family law. He is a very strong advocate for his clients and truly cares about the outcome of his cases."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce's skills in the courtroom are unequaled."
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