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Philip R. Brown

Litigation Attorney at Honolulu, HI

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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 30 years
    New York - NY 37 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

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Although Phil Brown has been a full time litigation attorney since 1985, he became a Hawaii attorney after moving to Honolulu in 1993.  Mr. Brown started this office in 1997 after working for some of the finest law firms in Hawaii, New York and Virginia.

Upon graduation from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1985, Mr. Brown was an associate at Hunton and Williams.  In 1987 Mr. Brown joined the New York office of Reid and Priest (later known as Thelen Reid and Priest).  Mr. Brown often credits these two highly regarded, national law firms as the main reason for his strong background in commercial litigation.  In 1993 Mr. Brown moved to Honolulu and joined its then largest law firm, Carlsmith Ball.  At Carlsmith Ball, he litigated against some of Hawaii’s finest attorneys, including famed Plaintiffs attorney, David C. Schutter.  Following one oral argument, Mr. Schutter offered Mr. Brown the opportunity to join Schutter and represent the claims of some 4000 annuity holders in a case against a national financial institution.  Mr. Brown candidly admits when he met Schutter, Brown had little experience representing the rights of Plaintiffs.  However, Brown accepted the challenge and two years later mediated a Thirty-Nine Million Dollar settlement for the annuity holders.

Mr. Brown started his own boutique litigation office in 1997.  Relying on his diverse experience, Mr. Brown represents Plaintiffs and Defendants in Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Personal Injury cases.  

Mr. Brown has Martindale Hubbell’s highest legal/ethics ratings and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under Civil Trial Practice, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury.  Mr. Brown is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  Mr. Brown has also been recognized in Honolulu Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Hawaii and was honored by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.

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My fine attorneys and staff.   Warren Fabro (office manager), attorney Effie Steiger, attorney Philip R. Brown, paralegal Courtney Henderson, and attorney Justin Chu.  Courtney has just joined the faculty of the University of Miami.    We are very proud.

Location

The Law Offices of Philip R. Brown
1003 Bishop Street
Pauahi Tower - Suite 2005
Honolulu, HI, 96813-6400

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Philip R. Brown
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schutter & Associates
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Carlsmith Ball, LLP
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Reid & Priest
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Hunton & Williams
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burke, et al. v. Honolulu, et al., In the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, Civil No. CV 08-00339 DAE LEK
  • Judgment following bench trial on Plainitiffs section 1983 claim. The City practice was deemed Unconstitutional. Damages and attorneys fees were awarded to the Plainitffs.
  • Prim v. Pace-O-Matic, et al., In the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • Case settled favorably for client

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2013
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • Honolulu Magazine
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2012
  • Litigation- real estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Zealous Advocacy and Civility in the Practice of Law
  • 2013
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice.
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Philip
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Phil for over 30 years and wholeheartedly recommend him for any litigation manner or business dispute."
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