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Robert E. Brown, Esq.

  • About Lawyer
  • Education & Work Experience
  • Awards
  • Associations
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Publications
  • Legal Cases

What Makes Attorney Robert E. 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 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 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 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 make 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.

Years Of Experience:

  • Over 23 Years


  • St. John’s University, Jamaica – Bachelor of Science (1985)
  • St. John’s University School Of Law, Jamaica – Juris Doctor


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


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)

Anthony M.

Robert treated us with kid gloves, walked us through what we were up again. We were treated with respect and very honest. We are so happy that we hired Robert and his team. Robert and his team will be highly recommended.

Aaran M.

Quality service & Great communication. I would have no hesitation in recommending RBL.

Edward S.

Absolutely. Always treated with respect and professionalism. Highly recommend!

Christine D.

Treated us with great respect and had a very favorable outcome! Highly recommend.

John G.

Mr. Robert Brown is an excellent, knowledgeable and readily available attorney. We would highly recommend him to others.

Adrienne P.

It all went very well & we would use him again. We would recommend him to others, we had a very good experience.

Joseph C.

Mr. Brown treated me very professionally, and with the utmost respect. His team ensured that I was consistently updated throughout the process, and I definitely made the right decision hiring RB Law. My experience with Mr. Brown and his associates was incredible. Throughout the entire process, I was well-informed of each step being taken by Mr. Brown to better my situation. Mr. Brown and his team were very welcoming to questions and concerns and made me comfortable from start to finish. I am forever grateful for my experience with RB law, and I definitely made the right decision going to Mr. Brown.

Chre S.

I couldn’t have gotten through my foreclosure case without the guidance of Robert Brown. I and my family cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us. I would recommend Robert Brown Law to everyone. Robert is single-handedly the most amazing and compassionate lawyer, no one comes close or can compare.

Anthony P.

Treated like family, I hope I’m never in the position again but if so, Robert Brown is who I’m calling! He was dedicated to my file, always available never pushed me off to an assistant.

Benjamin P.

Very attentive and informative. Great law firm. Very responsive and knowledgeable!

John P.

Yes I made the correct decision and would recommend highly to whoever needed help. A fantastic attorney that answers all questions and puts you at ease. You can’t go wrong.

Gerard G.

Treated me with the utmost respect, consistent strategies and transparency! Well-structured firm. Very comfortable, easy process and confident for positive results. Knows it’s niche areas very well.

Kenny P.

Excellent yes made the right decision. Would highly recommend.

Michael B.

It was a good decision to choose Robert Brown as our representation. He was very professional and knowledgeable, kept we informed every step of process. We had great outcome. Great service.

Keith P.

Robert was great professional and kept me up to date every step of the way. Robert is A+ and cares about the client.

Donny C.

They are very professional and kind. I highly recommend to hire them. Best attorney I met ever.


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. Our case was settled in our favor and my husband and I couldn’t be more relieved, grateful and appreciative.


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 prepared me and guided me through a two (2) hour interview with Federal prosecutors and investigators. Though I only met personally with Robert on two occasions, he always made himself available for me by phone or email during the 2+ year investigation. Not only do I consider Robert a “Premier Attorney”, more importantly I consider him a “Friend”.


Mr Brown did an amazing job defending my son every time we went to court he explained everything to us he was very thorough and professional thank you Robert.


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 expunged. The outcome could not have been better for me in an unfortunate incident. I would recommend Robert Brown as a lawyer who knows the ropes and represents his clients with strength and integrity.


I had the unfortunate event of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and got arrested for 3 charges which also included an “A Felony”. Not knowing what to do I turned to a friend who recommended Robert Brown. I didn’t even look for other lawyers as I trusted my friend and decide to go forward with Mr. Brown.

A Satisfied Client

He was responsive and went out of his way to help me out even a few years after my case to get my court records.


We were hesitant on using a local law firm for our situation but so happy we did. They are fighters and extremely knowledgeable. Best decision for sure.


Mr. Brown is a professional, competent and diligent attorney. He is well versed in the law and extremely resourceful. He undertook a case for us and was victorious in the outcome. He is always available to answer any questions in a straightforward, honest approach that is understandable in laymen terms. We highly recommend Mr. Brown without any reservations.


We hired Robert E. Brown when our teenage son got himself into a little bit of trouble with the law. Of coarse, our fear was how this was going to affect his future. Knowing that Robert was familiar with the courts in all Boroughs, as well as his knowledge of the law from all angles, we were confident, he would be best capable to handle our sons case, and we were “spot on.” Robert returned my call within a couple of hours after leaving a message, kept in touch, and always had time to answer our questions. We could not be any happier with Robert’s handling of this case. He was professional, curtious, empathic, patient and understanding. I would recommend Robert to anyone, anytime, for any matter requiring legal representation.

A Satisfied Client

I met attorney at law and former NYPD Captain throughout mutual friend and a family member, our mutual friend was a two-star the NYPD most influential and most important department known as “The Necessary Evil” he also is close friends with a close family member also retired Captain. From the NYPD ,they both highly recommended Capt.and Attorney at Law Robert Brown for his candor and for the way he handles all his cases As a true attorney should in a way he makes the case apart off him and he fights for you as he would do if he was fighting for his loved ones or for himself, giving the best chances to succeed, truly highly recommend Attorney at Law Robert Brown,you won’t only have a top super attorney bug also a man you could trust with your best interest!. 


I hired Robert Brown to represent me in the Criminal court, and everything went exceptionally well. He provided a free consultation where explained all possible outcomes and advised on the steps I might have to take for better chances to win. Being satisfied with his explanation, I decided to ask him to defend me. He had kept me informed on the progress, and represented me flawlessly in the courtroom. Eventually, after 10 months, my case was dismissed. I’m happy with the outcome, and can recommend Robert Brown as a criminal attorney.


I’ve got in trouble for the first time in my life. Didn’t know what to do and where to start. Mr. Brown and his team did an enormous job for me. He goes beyond and above of what it was expected of him. Easy to reach any time of day or night. Case got dismissed and record left clean as was my entire life. Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brown office when you need it. Guarantee that they will do all possible to save you. Thanks a lot, Mr. Brown.


My wife and I would like to thank you for the courteous and professional service you and your staff gave us. You gave us sound advice during the process that protected our interests. We will recommend you to anyone who needs legal advice! Robert Brown helped save our house from foreclosure. He negotiated a short sale and my mortgage company agreed not to institute a deficiency judgement against me. We would also like to thank John Brancato who was in contact with us at all times and kept us apprised. He is extremely knowledgeable and made us feel at ease during this stressful time. Lastly, Anna was always a pleasure to speak to and always had our calls returned promptly. As a result we now have a fresh start. Thanks again to Robert Brown Law Firm!


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