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Gregory Garth Brown

Business Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.8   38 reviews

also known as Gregory G. Brown

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  • State Years
    California - CA 36 years
    Arizona - AZ 34 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Our award winning lawyers handle all types of business litigation matters. From fraud cases to partnership disputes to failed business sales, we know how to win! Extensive trial experience - Certified Trial Specialist - ABOTA member - Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Contract disputes, shareholder derivative actions, trade secret and unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and many other types of complex matters. When you must win, go with the best!

    36 years, 820 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

  3. Litigation
    15%

  4. Partnership
    15%
    Partnership & shareholder disputes arise frequently. They should be addressed sooner rather than later as things typically only get worse. Has one owner started to take over running the business? Is there a dispute about profits or salaries?

    36 years, 75 cases

  5. Family
    10%
    Named to "10 Best" list by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Over last 15 years, have handled numerous extremely complex family matters, including cases valued over $150,000,000 and international. Domestic violence, custody, support, property division, community property, fiduciary duty, modifications, transmutations, move away orders, paternity, co-habitation and "marvin" actions, legal separation, asset valuation and hidden assets (international too), and set aside judgment

    26 years, 50 cases

  6. Employment and labor
    5%
    Employment disputes come in all shape an sizes. We have handled high profile and celebrity cases with great results, including wrongful term, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, hostile work environment, whistleblower claims, pregnancy discrimination, severance agreements and negotiations, wage and hour claims.

    32 years, 125 cases

  7. Personal injury
    5%
    For over 26 years, have handled all types of injury cases. From brain injury to wrongful death, we have gotten our clients results. We handle molestation cases, auto accidents, premises liability, dog bite claims, motorcycle cases, trucking, and construction injury claims.

    36 years, 250 cases

WHEN YOU NEED RESULTS, DEMAND ONLY THE BEST. THE TRIAL LAWYERS AT BROWN & CHARBONNEAU, LLP CAN HELP! CALL (714) 505-3000

Gregory Brown, State Bar Certified Civil Trial Specialist, is a premier and highly sought after trial attorney. He handles every type business and shareholder dispute, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, contract, trade secret, employment and derivitive actions.  Mr. Brown also handles high dollar complex divorce/dissolution matters and elder abuse cases.  

Mr. Brown's awards and accolades signal he is one of the best and highly respected.  He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by US News & World Report and has been awarded the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel.  Mr. Brown has been named to Super Lawyers every year since 2009 and is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, a group reserved for only the most seasoned and experienced trial lawyers.  Mr. Brown has been rated one of the "10 Best" family law and is a multiple Trial Lawyer of the year finalist.

He is well known for his trial successes and uncanny ability to connect with a jury. Drawing on leading edge technology as well as outstanding oratory skills, Brown’s courtroom presence gives his clients the edge. He has prevailed over some of the world’s largest law firms, fueled by the knowledge and experience gained from more than 400 days as lead counsel in front of a jury.  Brown is active with Assoc. of Business Trial Lawyers and was on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association for 5 years. He has lectured and authored articles on trials and the use of technology in the courtroom.   

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2015,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2020 2015 2012 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
420 Exchange Street
Suite 270
Irvine, CA, 92602

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Bernie | October 10, 2010
Simply the best trial lawyer you'll ever work with
I have worked with many attorneys throughout my business career. Greg Brown stands out among them like a beacon in the night. His level of preparation, attention to detail, client engagement and follow-up is extraordinary and provides a level of preparation and confidence that invariably leads to the greatest potential for a successful outcome. To use a football analogy, Greg Brown is the Bill Belicheck of trial attorneys.
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Posted by Moe Homayounieh | June 19, 2011
One of the most reliable and reputable lawyers I have ever met.
It was very interesting, but I found this lawyer just by Google searching. From the beginning for what ever reason I trusted him. He was showing me legal and ethical ways to defend my legal issues. From the beginning he was with me until the end. Me and him were communicating almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The last day, before he wins my case, his final closing argument for the jury was unbelievable. I won my trial 12-0!!!!
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Posted by Leafire Inc | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
$20.71M Judgment WIN. BEST BUSINESS LITIGATION ATTORNEY ALL TIME
We just finished the Jury Trial yesterday 02/08/2024. We won a $20.71M judgement. The jury found in favor of us the plaintiffs in EVERY count of allegations plus we got 100% of what we ask for in punitive damages. It was a fraud case our company got defrauded. Mr. Brown took over the case on fifth month after the first complaint was filed. The first thing he did was write up an new complaint which made everything SUPER CLEAR. This is the MOST important thing you want to keep up in a lawsuit - KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAR & COMPREHENSIVE or NEVER CAUSE ANY CONFUSIONS for the Judge or the Jurors. Mr. Brown was crushing the defendant’s attorneys. He kept our allegations/story CLEAR & SIMPLE. Why this happened, how did it happened, who was involved and ALL evidence to support your claims. That’s really all you need to win a trial. You will never understand how important it is to keep things CLEAR before you actually attend a jury trial. Because at the trial, the defendant will do everything they could to cause confusions to the jurors, these “confusions” could potentially turn into your disadvantages which also could create challenges to the authenticity of your story factual background. Mr. Brown has done an incredible and amazing job keeping our lawsuit CLEAR. I want to say even a young kid could understand what happen listening to his opening statement and closing arguments. And the truth is the jurors didn’t even bother spending the time going back and forth, because everything is so clear they understand what happened, they have all the evidence they want to see lined up clear and logical to support the facts. If it wasn’t Mr. Brown, we would have a lot more challenges in our case. The other side is a fraudster, and fraudster often “lie” try to cause confusions to the jurors. Mr. Brown proved CLEARLY that the other side is a liar and 100% NOT credible. He proved it by pinning the defendant to his lie and use evidence to prove he lied. If any of you are victims of fraud, in harm of any breach of contract, or suffered damages from any business or personal wrongful conduct. You want to consult and hire Mr. Brown as your attorney. It was a large case for our company and we browsed at minimum 30+ firms before hiring Mr. Brown. The result of this trial proved we made the right choice. He’s so logical and he doesn’t waste a second on “arguing”. He knows the game he knows what is the RIGHT approach to win. Because every lawsuit is different. You need Mr. Brown who is able to identify the merit of the case, and understand the insights. Again, the worst thing you want to do or the stupidest thing you could do is to cause confusions at the court. The other side will always want to bring up nonsense arguments. You don’t need to jump into their “trap” arguing back and forth. Because the more you argue about nonsense, the weaker you are at trial even you have a strong case. All you need to do is have Mr. Brown prove to the jury this is nonsense and everyone inside the court room will understand what kind of game the other side is trying to play.
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Posted by Charles | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chuck Michel
I am extremely happy with Brown & Charbonneau and their attorneys Greg Brown and Mark Higuchi. My case was complicated with lots of details. Greg and Mark did their homework and were very well prepared for our presentation before the judge. Their efforts, preparation and professional presentation helped us win our case 100 % in our favor. A special thanks to both and I strongly recommend them to all.
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Response from Gregory Brown January 31, 2024
Thank you so much, Chuck. We are so glad that we were able to assist you and get you your desired outcome! We appreciate the kind words and recommendation. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent. Compassionate. Outstanding.
When it comes to lawsuits, most times there are the innocent vs. the ones out to extort. Then there are attorneys that are dirt bag, ambulance chasers, (RJM) vs. the "good guys." Brown Charbonneau's Law Firm are the good guys. Gregory Brown was kind of enough to take my case, and very thorough when answering my questions using landmark cases and the actual quote of the law pertaining to my question. Joe Dankert was the same way, and put in a lot of time reviewing extensive Discovery thoroughly. They believed in me and represented me professionally, making opposing counsel look like an unprepared rookie! The deposition clearly showed Plaintiff for who he really was: a lying dirt bag trying to extort money from me. He changed his complaint from personal injury to fraud, just to gain the time for the statutes of limitations. In the end, Plaintiff wanted to settle and at one point. After going back and forth, I was advised to take their settlement offer. It was good advice from a financial perspective vs. my emotional pride. Mike Reagan in accounting was also outstanding to deal with; so kind, patient and helpful. I am so happy with this law firm, I would recommend them to anyone that needs fair representation. This law firm are NOT dirty ambulance chasers. They are very skilled with good work ethics.
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Response from Gregory Brown January 31, 2024
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are so glad that everyone here at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP were able to assist you and make the experience a seamless one. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in the future. We appreciate your business and support!
Posted by Teri | November 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great litigator!
Greg Brown is one of the sharpest guys out there. He takes all of your information and comes up with something brilliant every time. Not only is a great professional, but just a super nice guy. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Ty | August 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!!!
Greg was our Guardian Angel during a very tense real estate transaction. He guided us with amazing clarity and we just followed his steps he recommended through the process. The seller was a bully and taking advantage of our need to move in on a certain date. The lawyer we consulted with would not listen and gave us bad advice. Greg's knowledge and caring shined through and his character is a bright example of an attorney that cares for his clients!
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Posted by Bruce | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce Birkeland
I am pleased to recommend the law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP which has successfully won two civil lawsuits with which I have been associated. The skill, knowledge and tenacity demonstrated by Greg Brown and his associate attorneys has been impressive and brought the successful result that was the objective of the trials. Bruce Birkeland
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Response from Gregory Brown April 12, 2021
Thank you for your 5 star review, Bruce! Glad to have been of assistance.
Posted by Justin | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars isn’t enough
These guys are the best they won my case and I would’ve been lost without them. If you need an aggressive attorney in your corner, don’t be a dummy and hire this firm.
Response from Gregory Brown October 22, 2020
We are happy you are satisfied with the result. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your trust and the review. Let us know if you need anything else!
Posted by Elliot | May 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elliot derivative lawsuit. I just hired.
They are a great law firm. Make you feel as family from the moment you contact them. I hired them because they have empathy for the community at large suffering from Covid-19. At the same time they understand that a lawyers time has value. As Abraham Lincoln said. "The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow. which can be done today. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Besides empathy and resolve. They are diligent! They know they are heavyweights looking out for the interest of people like you and me and offer their services at an affordable rate. A rate that is just so that common people as us can be represented by experts in litigation as Gregory Brown and his team.
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Response from Gregory Brown May 26, 2020
Thank you for your positive review, Elliot!
Posted by Monica | April 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond work
I have always been impressed with the exemplary work of Brown and Charbonneau. We have used Brown and Charbonneau for many years. I highly recommend them for all of your legal needs. We could not be happier with the process and the results. Greg and Michele could not be more thorough, thoughtful and professional throughout the entire process. I have recommended Brown and Charbonneau numerous times to friends and family. They take the time to explain the process from beginning to end. They are very trustworthy and passionate about their work. We have always been very satisfied clients.
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Posted by Sam | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Greg and Mark have handled ALL of my various personal injury and business/corporate dealings. They manage expectations incredibly well and always deliver on the desired results/outcomes. They have the most personalized and detailed approach which is why I continue to only use Brown & Charbonneau, LLP for all of my legal matters. If you want the best this is the place to go.
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Posted by David | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharp Negotiator
As a small business owner Greg has been an invaluable asset to have in my corner for negotiations. He has an amazing business sense. I have yet to come across a more honest and tenacious advocate.
Response from Gregory Brown April 17, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review, David! Let us know if we can help with anything else in the future.
Posted by Mike | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional Trial Lawyer
Brown & Charbonneau is an exemplary law firm. I was treated great from the moment I walked in. Not only will you feel welcomed, but you will feel connected and informed throughout all stages of your case. They handle all their cases with the highest degree of integrity and passion. It is no surprise that they are recognized as one of the top law firms in Orange County. I highly recommend Brown & Charbonneau to anyone seeking a professional firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Greg, Mark and their team did an outstanding job defending our company. We could not have been more pleased with how prepared, committed and knowledgeable the whole team was in defending us. We ultimately prevailed thanks to them!
Posted by Charles | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO
Greg is thorough and diligent. Tries to simplify the process and make deals that are in the best interest of his client
Posted by Alicia Noemi Granados | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best attorney for business litigation
Mr. Gregory G. Brown is the first attorney our small business has ever hired and will be the only one we ever need. I can't express how happy I am with his services. He is not only a professional but a genuinely wonderful person. As a relatively new business we had no real experience with legal matters. Searching for an attorney was daunting at first but when we found Mr. Brown, his reviews and awards gave us the confidence to meet and ultimately hire him to represent us in an issue of interference with contractual relations. Mr. Brown and his associates kept us updated every step of the way. He answered everyone of our *many* questions with patience and detail. His business and legal expertise are unparalleled. Our family business would have suffered a great loss had it not been for Attorney Gregory G. Brown. We will continue to use him for any and all legal services. His firm Brown & Charbonneau LLP are the absolute best. I couldn't speak more highly of Attorney Gregory Brown. You owe it to yourself and your business to have the best representation on your side.
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Posted by Aaron | June 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
I use Greg Brown at Brown & Charbonneau for all of my company's legal needs. Greg Brown has been one of the best attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His professionalism and job knowledge is second to none. He has been a key resource for us with litigation, contract law, corporate employment law, and general business advisement. I would recommend Brown & Charbonneau to any of my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by a Business client | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous result!
The result was fabulous! What a nice birthday present! You’re the best, Mr. Brown, and I am happy justice is served! Thank you for your hard work!
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
Complex business litigation = Greg Brown
I needed help with a business fraud case involving complex accounting over multiple layers of corporations. After talking to several lawyers, I decided to ask for Greg Brown's help and I am really glad I did. His deep understanding and experience of business litigation clearly made a difference. He is analytic and effectively uses technology, but at the same time very aggressive when he has to be. A combination of skills you cannot expect from every lawyer. I highly recommend Greg Brown.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-550 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • OC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
  • 2002 - Present
  • Expert Witness
  • Gregory G. Brown, Esq.
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Member
  • On Trial, LLC
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Senior Partner
  • Kring & Brown, LLP
  • 1988 - 2002
  • Associate/Law Clerk
  • Hill, Gensen, Even, Crandall & Wade
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • Pepperdine University, Straus Institute
  • Advanced Mediation
  • 2012
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Certificate
  • 1993
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trial Win – $5.9 Million Verdict
  • Brown & Charbonneau, LLP obtained a favorable jury verdict in the amount of $5,909,554 in damages
  • Enright v Peykoff
  • Defendant won - entitled to all attorneys fees
  • $2,930,000 Jury Verdict in Business Fraud Case
  • $2,930,000 Jury Verdict for Fraud and Breach of Contract
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Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Masters Division of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy
  • Judge/Lectuer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Project Hope School
  • Supporter
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2009 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - Southern California
  • 2009 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation/Peer Court
  • Supporter
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member/Former Board Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of California, Orange County, CA.
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Graduate
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Business Law Section
  • 1991 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director of Technology Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Public Law Center
  • Contributor
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Orangewood/PALS
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Orange County Paralegal Association
  • Lecturer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
  • U.S. Sailing Center
  • Supporter
  • 2002 - 2005
  • City of Los Angeles Olympic Triathlon
  • Co-Founder
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Kring & Brown Orangewood Golf Classic
  • Co-Founder
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Kring & Brown Newport Beach Triathlon
  • Co-Founder
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Lindsay Farms 4h/DARE Program
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • Mediator
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 1997 - 2011
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2008
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center
  • Events Committee
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Lindsay Farms Equestrian Center
  • Co-Founder/Owner
  • 1989 - 2005
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • President
  • 1987 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, University of San Diego
  • Representative
  • 1986 - 1987
  • San Diego Law Review
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Special Olympics/Phoenix, AZ
  • Volunteer
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Events Coordinator
  • 1981 - 1981
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Business Litigation Attorney of the Year
  • Acquisition International
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • 2015
  • Top 5% Attorney in So California
  • Super Lawyers Legal Ratings
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • "Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"
  • AVVO Legal Ratings
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Trial Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue's Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • 2015
  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • "Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Trial Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Lawyers in California
  • AIOFLA
  • 2014
  • State Bar of California
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue's Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Southern California Leaders in Law
  • Forbes Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 5% Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • ABOTA Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2013
  • OC Metro Top Business Attorney
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • "Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"
  • AVVO Legal Ratings
  • 2013
  • Best Trial Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County - Business Litigation
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2012
  • "Superb 10.0/10.0 Rating"
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • 2012
  • Orange County Power Lawyers
  • Riviera Magazine - Orange County
  • 2012
  • Attorney of the Year (1 of 4 in US)
  • Rocket Lawyer US
  • 2012
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates
  • Best Trial Lawyers in America/Million Dollar Advocates
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2012
  • State Bar of California
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2011
  • Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2011
  • OC Metro Top Attorneys
  • AVVO/OC METRO
  • 2011
  • Business Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2010
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee
  • OCTLA
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Certified Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • National Leadership Award
  • National Congressional Committee
  • 2009
  • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist
  • OCTLA
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Service & Commitment Award
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • County of Orange
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Dedication & Support
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Ironman Triathlon finisher
  • Ironman Triathlon
  • 2000
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Bar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers
  • 2000
  • Profiled Litigator
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • 1999
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Bar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rating 5.0/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Graduate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 1993
  • Service & Dedication Award 2011
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Instructor/Judge College of Trial Advocacy 2011
  • Chapman Law School/OCBA
  • N/A
  • Marathon Finisher
  • Finisher of 14 separate marathons
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Featured Article
  • 2001
  • Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Editor
  • 1987
  • San Diego Law Review
  • Writer
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • College of Trial Advocacy - Workshop
  • Opening Statements in Trial
  • 2015
  • University of California, Irvine Legal Symposium
  • Current Issues in Business Law & Trial Practice
  • 2011
  • Radar Online - Internet Video Syndication
  • Defamation/Harassment Case
  • 2010
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Trial Techniques & Technology
  • 2006
  • CNA Insurance Company
  • Trial Techniques & Technology
  • 2005
  • Orange County Paralegal Association
  • Use of Technology in Trial & Current Trial Issues
  • 2004
  • Orange County Bar Association/LMA
  • Marketing for Lawyers
  • 2000
  • Orange County Investment Advisors/Financial Planners
  • Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for New Business
  • 1999
  • 100 Days Before Trial - OCBA
  • Trial Preparation for Attorneys
  • 1998
  • Legal Marketing Association
  • Promotions and Client Relations for Lawyers
  • 1997
  • Truck Insurance Exchange Seminar
  • Commercial Business Insurance Issues
  • 1996
  • Business & Business Risk Lecture
  • Business & Business Risk Lecture, Presenter/Lecturer
  • 1994
  • OCN's "The Legal Minute"
  • Various Legal Issues
  • 1993
  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
  • California Trucking/Commercial & Common Carrier Legal Issues
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (12)
Endorse Gregory
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Business Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Greg since 1987 when we clerked together before passing the bar exam. I have since worked with him on matters from time to time. He is smart, skilled, and well respected. His success is a direct reflection of his dedication to his clients."
Business Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Greg for better than 20 years and he has always been a consummate professional and a determined, well-prepared trial lawyer. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have spent hundreds of hours with Greg in trial and can honestly say he is unquestionably one of the best trial attorneys in California - a true Powerhouse. Greg has the utmost resolve and dedication to winning his client's case as well as an uncanny ability to read, connect, and relate to jurors and always keeps his client's best interest at the forefront of all decisions and strategies. His unwavering attention to detail and ability to immediately comprehend and apply complex factual situations and rules of law lead to the highest of success rates for his clients. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone looking for the best of the best."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg and I have worked as co-counsel on a complex marital dissolution case that involved the forensic accounting of several businesses and led to a multiple day trial over the course of one year. I had the privilege of working with Greg and witnessing his strong trial skills and work ethic, which greatly enhanced our case. Greg has the unique ability to digest vast amounts of information and develop effective trial strategy and pointed questions for trial that no doubt makes the other side wish that they had Greg on their case. Moreover, Greg is very professional and ethical in his legal representation, which makes him much admired in the eyes of the court and the legal community and further exemplifies what a lawyer should strive to be."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Greg, recommended Greg and even utilized Greg's work personally, and I have to say I have never been disappointed. Greg's ability in the courtroom is second to none; this ability isn't limited to just his courtroom presence, for Greg's preparation skills and use of cutting edge technology always puts his client in the position to succeed. The other part about Greg that I find refreshing is his ability to communicate his point to his clients. Knowing the diversity of clients Greg has worked with, I always come away impressed with his ability to share the law and potential solutions with his clients. It is without hesitation that I recommned Greg Brown."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gregory Brown is hands down the best trial lawyer I have ever seen. He has an amazing ability to connect with juries and clearly and Persuasively present the evidence. When the case really matters, Greg Brown is the guy to have trying the case."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg Brown is the most skilled trial lawyer in Orange County with an unparalleled track record and a personal code of ethics that is second to none."
Business Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege to work with Greg on many cases over the past ten years. He absolutely loves trying cases. Greg has spent more days in trial than any attorney I know. And he is the best there is at it, period."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg really knows how to get things done. Exceptionally hard worker and uses technology to its fullest potential."
Business Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Greg and I have worked closely together on many matters and I can affirm his impeccable trial skills and record."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A couple years ago, I opposed Greg in a very lengthy and complex attorney malpractice/ breach of fiduciary duty jury trial. Greg represented the defendant attorney. He did an excellent job of defending the attorney and, considering the damning evidence presented to the jury, obtained a good result. Greg is a highly competent and aggressive litigator and trial lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is an exceptional litigation attorney and Managing Partner of his own firm, Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. Greg’s well know in Southern California as an experienced trial attorney and has tried more cases than I can keep track of. Greg's also a graduate of the renowned National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is ABOTA qualified. Greg’s been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest honor, an AV Rating, signifying that his legal abilities and ethical standards are of the “very highest standard”. Greg’s always been a “people person” and together with the other members of his firm, takes great pride in placing his clients’ best interest before his own. I trust Greg with our client referrals and you can trust Greg to assist you with your legal challenges. Mitch Jackson/ Jackson & Wilson, Inc. www.JacksonWilson.com"
Business Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Greg is a hardworking intelligent attorney who gives his all to his clients and gets great results while being highly ethical. I have worked both with and against Greg on cases and highly recommend him."
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Irvine Business Lawyer Gregory Garth Brown
Gregory Garth Brown
Business Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 36 years
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