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Nathaniel Samuel Brown III

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Long Beach, CA

3.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nathaniel

Learn Nathaniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Civil Litigation, Unlawful Detainers

    9 years, 239 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements

    9 years, 27 cases

  3. Personal injury

    7 years, 3 cases


Law Offices of Nathaniel S. Brown III
1 World Trade Center
Eighth Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90831

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3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my house and sanity back for me!
Got my home and sanity back thanks to Nathaniel!!! Attorney Brown guided and supported me with his legal expertise to get an extremely difficult tenant out of my house. As soon as I realized I had a problem I searched online and saw great reviews from his past clients. So glad others had such success with Attorney Brown and posted as it led me to him. The free consultation allowed both of us to understand my situation and the legal direction we would take. He was concise, always was available to direct me properly and my trust in him proved to resolve what could have been a continuous headache of a tenant. Thank you, Nathaniel for getting me through this challenge. DG
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Posted by Brandon | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Attorney Retained for Business
Our company retained Nathaniel, from BrownMcClain, to represent us in an unlawful detainer case we had with our landlord for our commercial warehouse. Nathaniel went above and beyond which resulted in a victorious outcome. He made sure our case was "bulletproof" by his brilliant research and gave us the confidence to take this case to the end as opposed to settling on our landlord's terms. In addition, Nathaniel is very honest and ethical which is rare based on our experiences from other attorneys. This was apparent in the opposing counsel dragging on this case when it was so lop sided in our favor. Any average attorney would've gathered that from the trial brief and letters Nathaniel had meticulously put together. Instead, the plaintiff's attorney ill advised his client to accrue more billable hours. We cannot thank Nathaniel enough for helping us alleviate the stress and giving us the assurance to conduct our business. Should any future issues arise Nathaniel and the BrownMcClain team will be representing us.
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Posted by Glenn | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than most
My wife and I needed a legal representation against a retaliatory Unlawful Detainer action. We spoke with several attorneys and Mr. Brown offered to take his time to meet with us to review our files and evidence at no cost to determine how he could help. We immediately recognized that he was passionate about the Law. His fees were much lower than others we interviewed on the phone, but he was willing to fight for our Tenant rights. After taking on our case, we noticed he spent lots of time to prepare for our case and went beyond what he needed to do, I feel. I get the impression that is how he is with every one of his cases. Looking at his education background of graduating with "Summa Cum Laude in the top one percent of his class with a 4.0 GPA", he is very knowledgeable more than some lawyers we dealt with. I understand he does not have years of experience as of this review, however his passion makes up for the years of experience that lacks passion for justice. My wife and I highly recommend Mr. Brown.
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Posted by Yeon M. | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Has a passion for JUSTICE and "Ethical" should be his middle name - refreshing!
As a mid-age business woman, I had my share of not so good experience with a dozen or more attorneys for both personal and business matters over the years. My husband and I decided to hire Mr. Brown for one simple reason, his passion for justice and being ethical. To find one was refreshing. He put tremendous effort to protect our Tenant rights. We truly appreciate his professionalism displayed inside and outside of the courtroom. He listened to our needs and wants at all times and took notes. He is a great researcher. I cannot imagine hiring an attorney who lacks research. Mr. Brown takes his fiduciary duty to his client seriously. I strongly recommend Mr. Brown and his firm. Mr. Brown and his partner will be handling our upcoming civil litigation.
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Posted by Daniel | August 8, 2015
Had thought I could represent myself, realized I needed help and was last minute. Mr. Brown took my case without hesitation and was successful in bringing my case to a positive conclusion. Very thorough and has a great team. Thanks again.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyers like him don’t make a difference.
Don’t bother hiring him if your case is not over 25k. No matter what you have to say or are going through he won’t proceed.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional Individual
I contacted Nathaniel's office and agreed upon a set price prior to booking a paid consultation visit the next day. I made it very clear ahead of time for this set pricing so there would not be any issues. Next day Nathaniel was 15 minutes late to our meeting, I explained my situation and mailed him a check as requested to conduct the work. 7 days go by and instead of receiving the finished work, Nathaniel instead increases the price to do this work and to my surprise didn't even start. When I tried to work with him on the pricing instead to move forward and save time, he was simply unwilling and said it wasn't worth his time.... even though his office agreed to it. Instead he wasted my time and put me in a bind of starting the whole process over, all because he didn't honor his own deal.
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Response from Nathaniel Brown November 1, 2019
I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience with my office. Integrity is the most important thing to me both personally and professionally. Our office is committed to honesty with all our clients and potential clients. My staff are among the kindest and most professional people I have ever worked with and anyone calling my office will discover that immediately. That being said: After speaking with my staff, it was clear that while there may have been a misunderstanding during the middle of the call as to how many hours I would be willing to spend on your matter for a flat rate, at the end of the call my staff made quite clear that any changes in the amount I asked them to communicate to you would need to be reviewed with me personally. When I received your check for an amount less than that which was communicated to you, I immediately reached out to you without cashing your check to advise you of the error in the amount. I even offered to return or destroy your check. However, you chose to threaten my office with bad reviews if I didn't either accept the amount you sent me or return everything including the $99 consultation fee for a consultation you had already received at that point. I charged you no additional fees beyond your initial phone consultation fee of $99 despite having already spent more than an hour reviewing your lease. Everyone who contacts my office is provided with a choice of a free consultation in person or a $99 phone consultation unless they are disabled and are physically unable to come to my office. $99 for 30 minutes of an attorney's time by phone is entirely reasonable. Most attorneys charge full rate $300-600 per hour for their consultations. However, I believe I have a duty as a member of the bar to facilitate access to the legal system even for people that cannot afford to hire an attorney for their case. You were given 45 minutes because I wanted you to feel like you were able to discuss your matter completely. Then you filed a dispute of the $99 with your credit card company claiming that you did not receive the consultation that you did, in fact, receive with me. I hope you will choose to be more reasonable and fair in the future with other professionals in the same way you would want your clients to be reasonable and fair with you. I also wish you all the best of success with your legal matter.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Nathaniel S. Brown III
  • 2017 - Present
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Nathaniel S. Brown III
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Andrew K. Nietor
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Brown McClain, LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Public Defender
  • Lane County Public Defender Service
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court of Oregon
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Lane County Circuit Court
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • California Western School of Law
  • Legum Magister (Master of Laws)
  • 2015
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law)
  • 2014
  • American InterContinental University
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robin Meadows-Orange, LP v. Marquez & Rice
  • Dismissed
  • Oregon v. DeLoache
  • Dismissed


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Law Certificate
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2014
  • Pro-Bono Certificate
  • University of Oregon
  • 2014
  • Public Interest/Public Service Certificate
  • University of Oregon
  • 2014
  • Diversity Excellence Award
  • University of Oregon
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • OCDLA Annual Conference
  • Trial Technology
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Nathaniel
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nathaniel has a passion for justice and compassion for his clients. He is a strong advocate for what he believes in and is a true asset to have in your corner. If I was in a bind, this is the man I would want to have my back."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known Nathaniel professionally and personally since 2012. Nathaniel is extremely bright and passionate about his work, and is a very hard worker. I know he will always fight for his client's best interests."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Brown is not only a talented lawyer, but also a good human being who cares about his clients and it shows in his advocacy. We went to law school together, and I can say he has been impressing his peers since day one. I would recommend Nathaniel to anyone that I knew seeking a good attorney in the greater LA area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer, who was my law school classmate. I have no doubt he will be a very zealous advocate for his clients! Very dedicated and passionate about the law and fighting for his client's rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Brown provides outstanding service and has a high level of professionalism. It is clear he truly cares about his clients. He is an excellent litigator and negotiator, who knows his way around the courtroom. Mr. Brown is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He has extensive knowledge about the legal system, is competent, and never fails to keep his clients informed about the most recent developments in their cases. Whether you have been charged with a crime or are being evicted, you will be in good hands with Mr. Brown."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. People like Nathaniel Brown are exactly what the criminal justice system needs - attorneys who are willing and able to fight for their clients all the way to court. Mr. Brown is deeply passionate about defense and about protecting his clients' rights. He works hard in the office and thinks fast in the courtroom. I have worked with Nathaniel in the past and would be very pleased to work with him again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brown worked for me on a federal civil rights case. He is bright and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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