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David Alden Brown

Personal injury Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I represent people in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    17 years

  2. Car accident

  3. Insurance
    I help people being treated unfairly by an insurance company attempting to settle their claim.

In 2009, David Brown joined Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers.  Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Washington and the University of Colorado School of Law before working for two years as a trial attorney with the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office.  At Brett Murphy he will utilize his strong litigation experience and negotiation skills to help individuals deal with insurance companies to recover their losses in major personal injury and wrongful death claims.

In January of 2015, David became a Managing Partner of Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC. The firm continues with its mission to deliver comprehensive legal support for personal injury and wrongful death clients across Washington State.


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Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC
200 W Chestnut St
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive experience with lawyer, David Brown
David and Judy represented my case of a car accident where I was a passenger. I was doing everything wrong before and I am glad that they came in and sorted out all the medical and law stuff. They answered all my questions with kindness and patience. I always felt comfortable asking and telling them of my concerns. They treated me with care but also with professionalism. I was able to trust that whatever they did was the right thing to do because they always explained why. I highly recommend David as a lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2012
I was a passenger in an auto accident
I was a passenger in an auto accident that happened in Oklahoma. I called Brett Murphy Law Office because I was having problems paying my medical bills. Even before I hired David Brown, He had straightened out my problem. After filing the lawsuit, I was walked through the legal process, and was treated with kindness and compassion. My case was settled and I received a really good settlement.
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Posted by Adele | July 29, 2011
Tenacious, responsive and knowledgeable attorney
I had two previous attorneys, both basically saying they could not help me AFTER taking my case. David Brown not only kept my case but did the research for naming the correct businesses responsible for my injuries. As a result, we filed a lawsuit and it was actually settled before going to trial. Throughout the whole process, David and his staff were always available to me.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brett Murphy Knapp McCandlis & Brown, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Brett & Coats Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Whatcom County Public Defenders Office
  • 2007 - 2009
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  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $346,000 for broken leg
  • $346,000
  • $250,000 for motorcycle-dog collision
  • $250,000 settlement
  • $120K for rotator cuff tear
  • $120,000 for plaintiff
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board Representative in 2nd Congressional District
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Roundtable Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Eagle
  • 2009 - Present
  • Whatcom County Public Defender Advisory Committee
  • Whatcom County Bar Association Representative
  • 2009 - Present
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal industry speaking engagement
  • The Death Penalty in American Society
  • 2012
  • Legal industry speaking engagement
  • History and Function of Voire Dire in the American Justice System
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with David Brown in the past and highly recommend him. His work is top-notch and he fights tenaciously for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. When we wanted to hire a new lawyer at Brett Murphy we asked several local judges. They picked out David as an outstanding young lawyer. They were right."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Does great work and a joy to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Brown is bright and articulate and he works his cases diligently and gets great results for his clients. I have called David many times to discuss various legal issues and he consistently gives me good advice. He has successfully handled many cases through trial and he knows how to work each client’s case to get them the best result he can."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave Brown is an excellent and experienced attorney. He knows what it takes to get his clients great results, and he is well qualified to handle difficult cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Brown. He is a first-rate personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dave since we began practicing law and have watched as he has developed into an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to send close friends or family to Dave regarding an accident or injury they were involved in. He knows what he is doing and he gets results!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a tremendous amount of experience in both civil and criminal law litigation matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave Brown is a top notch litigator and is a highly valuable asset to his clients. I know that when I refer a client to Dave and his law firm, they will be taken completely care of. I whole heatedly endorse Dave."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often consult informally with David on litigation matters. David has provided invaluable insight into issues involving procedure, evidence and settlement negotiation. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer personal injury or criminal defense clients to David, and I recommend his work in these areas without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an excellent litigator and strong advocate for his clients. He stays on top of the latest changes in the law and I would highly recommend him."
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