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The Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, P.C.

Robert Brown, Esq.

Robert Brown, Esq.
38 Reviews

“We retained Robert after going through years of problems regarding our mortgage. He was extremely attentive, hard working and generous with his time while he fought on our behalf to keep our home. His office staff are patient, helpful and courteous and were a wonderful asset...”

Tiffany


“Robert, represented me during a Federal Investigation in which I was a witness, during his initial consultation with me it became immediately apparent to me that his calm and reassuring demeanor along with his expertise with the subject matter was exactly what I needed. Robert, skillfully...”

Drew


“It was my fault getting into an altercation with a psychotic, lying, dangerous driver to begin with. I was arrested for defending myself. I chose Robert Brown (through Avvo) as my attorney and am so glad I did. He understood the situation, negotiated my case sharply and had the matter...”

Gary

38 Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. I met Robert in court on several occasions in the last five years we had extensive conversations about criminal law. Robert is an excellent attorney, He is well-liked by his colleagues and well respected by all the judges he appears before...”

Neil R., Criminal Defense Attorney


“I endorse Mr. Brown, a nationally recognized legal figure. He brings his 16 years of law enforcement with him when he goes to bat for his clients. Anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney would be well-served to have Mr. Brown at his side.”

Joel L., DUI and DWI Attorney


“Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer.”

Jeffrey R., Child Custody Attorney

44 Endorsements
What Makes Attorney Robert Brown Uniquely Qualified To Defend You?

Mr. Robert Brown founded the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, PC in 2006. Since then, he has represented thousands of clients – and with a very high case success rate. Mr. Brown is a full service personal injury and criminal and civil attorney.Before opening his own firm, Mr. Brown worked as a lawyer for the international firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and the renowned firm of Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker — a leading criminal defense and matrimonial boutique. Prior to his law career, Mr. Brown was a member of the New York City Police Department. He retired as a Captain from the 5th Precinct, located in Chinatown.

Because of his extensive experience in both federal and state courts and as an expert in police procedures, Mr. Brown has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN and Tru TV and has been a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School. Mr. Brown is also an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, where he teaches a distance learning course in Real Estate Law.

Mr. Brown is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Far less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are members.

The Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, PC has won the Law Firm 500 Award for being one of the fastest growing law firms in the entire United States for the past three consecutive years.

Robert Brown is proud to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. This is a prestigious organization is comprised of the premier trial lawyers in the country. Members are selected through a rigorous multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with extensive third-party research. Only those who demonstrate exceptional leadership, influence, and stature, and have established a stellar reputation along with a public profile, are granted the invitation to join this exclusive group.

Mr. Brown is proud to have a perfect 10.0 Avvo ‘Superb’ rating. Avvo is one of the most prominent, well-regarded online legal services marketplace. Its respected lawyer rating system uses a complex algorithm to makes a snapshot assessment of a lawyer’s background. There is no bias in the Avvo rating system, and higher ratings cannot be bought by attorneys.

Mr. Brown is sought out by major media outlets and law schools for his legal insight and commentary on notable and high profile cases. Mr. Brown has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, PIX11, and FOX, and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, DNA Info, Buzzfeed, and the New York Law Journal. Mr. Brown is also a guest lecturer at Michigan Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School and St. John’s School, of Law.

Early beginnings in law enforcement…

As a Captain, Mr. Brown was the Executive Officer of the Fifth Precinct, located in Chinatown. He supervised over two-hundred members of the Police Department including lieutenants, sergeants, detectives and police officers. Mr. Brown created the innovative Premise Inspection Program using various laws and ordinances to combat illegal Asian Gang activities. He targeted gambling and prostitution operations in Chinatown and closed down several such locations.

As a Lieutenant, Mr. Brown was the Commanding Officer and Chief Investigator of the NYPD’s Special Prosecutor’s Office. As such, he conducted administrative interrogations (GO-15’s) of police personnel accused of high-profile corruption and serious misconduct. Mr. Brown also conducted a Department-wide review of all open criminal cases against members of the NYPD and made recommendations regarding strategy and penalties.

While a member of the NYPD, Mr. Brown targeted criminal enterprises and supervised joint operations with city, state and federal agencies. He was assigned as an investigator to the Drug Enforcement Administration and Queens Narcotics District.

Education:
  • St. John’s University, Jamaica – Bachelor of Science (1985)
  • St. John’s University School Of Law, Jamaica – Juris Doctor
License:
  • NY (2001 – 12/02/2018)
  • NJ (2000 – 05/22/2018)
Work Experience:
  • Managing Partner – Robert E. Brown, PC (2006 – Present)
  • Assistant General Counsel – Ecko Unlimited (2005 – 2005)
  • Associate – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP (1999 – 2005)
  • Captain – NYPD (1985 – 2000)
Awards:
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers Association (2014)
  • Judge Advocate General/Captain – New York Guard (2011 – 2014)
  • CLARO Steering Committee Member – Richmond County Bar Association (2011 – 2014)
  • Volunteer Attorney – Richmond County Bar Association (2008 – 2014)
  • Criminal Referral Panel – Richmond County Bar Association (2010 – 2014)
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award – Fried Frank (2000 – 2004)
  • Highest Grade in Alternative Dispute Resolution – CALI Award (2000)
  • Highest grade in Race and Gender in the Law class – CALI Award (2000)
  • Highest Grade in Criminal Trial Practice css – CALI Award (2000)
  • Best Advocate – James F. Neihoff Civil Trial Advocacy Competition (2000)
  • Runner Up – Frank J. Rogers Mock Criminal Trial Competition (1999)
  • Semi-Finalist – Edward J. Hart Civil Trial Advocacy Competition (1999)
  • Finalist – Charles M. Sparacio Mock Criminal Trial Competition (1998)
Associations:
  • Staten Island Legal Services – Steering Committee Member (2011 – Present)
  • Lin Sing Association – Counsel to Chinese Community Association (2006 – Present)
  • Richmond County Bar Association – Member (2006 – Present)
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program – Volunteer Attorney (2018 – 2014)
  • Richmond County Bar Association – CLARO Steering Committee Member (2011 – 2014)
  • New York State Bar Association – Member (2000 – Present)
  • New York Guard – JAG (2011 – 2014)
  • Richmond County Bar Association – Criminal Referral Panel (2010 – 2014)
  • Student Bar Association, St. John’s Law School – Representative (1998 – 2000)
  • Criminal Law Institute – Director of Trials (1998 – 2000)
  • St. John’s Law Review – Senior Staff Member (1998 – 2000)
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society – Member (1983 – 1985)
  • Criminal Justice Association – Member (1983 – 1985)
Speaking Engagements:
  • Biannual CLE for Military Lawyers – Foreclosure Defense (2012)
  • Police Policy – Police procedures and culture (2011)
  • Foreclosure Defense for Homeowners – Foreclosure Defense (2011)
  • RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE – “Practical Aspects for Volunteer Attorneys at Foreclosure Settlement Conferences.” (2010)
  • BEST DEFENSE – TruTV (Court TV) (2009)
  • COURTSIDE – TruTV (Court TV) (2008)
  • CNN TALKBACK LIVE – Jury Nullification (2002)
  • BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW – Drug Law Reform (2000)
Publications:
Legal Cases:
  • Reid v. City of New York (Settled)
  • Murder (The jury found our client Not Guilty on all charges)
  • Murder (Dismissed)
  • CPCS 3 Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell (Disorderly Conduct)
  • CPCS 3 Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell (Disorderly Conduct)
  • CPCS 3 Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell (Dismissed)
  • Foreclosure (Dismissed)
  • Foreclosure (Dismissed)
  • Federal Conspiracy (Dismissed)
  • Robbery 2 (Dismissed)
  • Robbery (Dismissed)
  • Computer Trespass (Dismissed)
  • Kidnapping (Dismissed)
  • Fugitive Justice Warrant Unpaidm Casino Marker from Las Vegas (Dismissed)
  • Shoplifting (Dismissed)
  • Promoting Prostitution (Dismissed)
  • Unlawful Eviction (Dismissed)
  • Sale of Untaxed Cigarettes (Dismissed)
  • Unlicensed General Vendor (Dismissed)
  • New York State Sales Tax Fraud (No charges)
  • Burglary (Disorderly Conduct)
  • Aggravated DWI blood alcohol of .194 (Violation)
  • DWI (Violation)
  • Shoplifting (Dismissed)
  • Assault 3 (Dismissed)
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operator/Suspended License (Dismissed)

 

“We retained Robert after going through years of problems regarding our mortgage. He was extremely attentive, hard working and generous with his time while he fought on our behalf to keep our home. His office staff are patient, helpful and courteous and were a wonderful asset...”

Tiffany


“Robert, represented me during a Federal Investigation in which I was a witness, during his initial consultation with me it became immediately apparent to me that his calm and reassuring demeanor along with his expertise with the subject matter was exactly what I needed. Robert, skillfully...”

Drew


“It was my fault getting into an altercation with a psychotic, lying, dangerous driver to begin with. I was arrested for defending myself. I chose Robert Brown (through Avvo) as my attorney and am so glad I did. He understood the situation, negotiated my case sharply and had the matter...”

Gary

38 Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. I met Robert in court on several occasions in the last five years we had extensive conversations about criminal law. Robert is an excellent attorney, He is well-liked by his colleagues and well respected by all the judges he appears before...”

Neil R., Criminal Defense Attorney


“I endorse Mr. Brown, a nationally recognized legal figure. He brings his 16 years of law enforcement with him when he goes to bat for his clients. Anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney would be well-served to have Mr. Brown at his side.”

Joel L., DUI and DWI Attorney


“Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer.”

Jeffrey R., Child Custody Attorney

44 Endorsements