Augustus F. Brown

Bel Air, MD

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Augustus F. Brown, a principal at Brown, Brown & Young since 1985, received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, and was a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1974, where he was a recipient of the Heuisler Honor Society Award for academic scholarship. He served as law clerk to the late William J. O’Donell, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Mr. Brown practices in Federal and State Courts, concentrating in the fields of Auto Injury, Defective Products, Highway Construction Crashes, Workers’ Compensation, and Criminal Defense. He frequently facilitates jury focus groups for other trial attorneys, as well as for his own cases, on medical malpractice, negligence and auto liability case issues.

A member of the 9th generation of his family to reside in Harford County, Mr. Brown is the grandson of A. Freeborn Brown, Jr., and the son of A. Freeborn Brown, III. In 1999, Mr. Brown was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to the top 1% of all attorneys in the United States. Because of his skill, integrity and experience as a trial lawyer, he was also selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Currently, he is an active Board Member of both the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (of which he was President from 1993-1994), and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (of which he was President from 1990-1991).

Mr. Brown serves as Chair of the Character Committee for the 2nd Appellate Circuit (Harford and Baltimore Counties), on behalf of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners. From 1992 through 2006 he served as a member of the State Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, recommending state Appellate Judges for appointment.

Active in community and educational affairs, Mr. Brown is often asked to testify before the General Assembly in Annapolis concerning legal issues which affect consumers.

Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker, presenter, moderator and former Governor of the Board of the American Association for Justice (AAJ — formerly ATLA); his AAJ and ATLA seminars have included personal injury litigation, jury selection, workers’ compensation, and communicating with jurors. Mr. Brown has been a faculty member for a number of local associations, teaching and demonstrating trial skills to attorneys.

Augustus F. Brown was the only attorney from Harford and Cecil Counties to join the pool of volunteer Trial Lawyers representing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. He gave hundreds of hours to successfully gain compensation for victims and their families.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Equal Justice Council of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., and, in conjunction with the Harford County Bar Association, he helps secure pro bono legal services for eligible citizens in Harford County, and helps raise funds and personnel to handle landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcies, domestic violence cases and more.

Augustus Brown is a former President and Board Member of the Harford County Bar Association, and served for seven years as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The John Carroll School in Bel Air. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Mr. Brown practices in Federal and State Courts, concentrating in the fields of Auto Injury, Defective Products, Highway Construction Crashes, Workers’ Compensation, and Criminal Defense. He frequently facilitates jury focus groups for other trial attorneys, as well as for his own cases, on medical malpractice, negligence and auto liability case issues.

A member of the 9th generation of his family to reside in Harford County, Mr. Brown is the grandson of A. Freeborn Brown, Jr., and the son of A. Freeborn Brown, III. In 1999, Mr. Brown was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to the top 1% of all attorneys in the United States. Because of his skill, integrity and experience as a trial lawyer, he was also selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Currently, he is an active Board Member of both the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (of which he was President from 1993-1994), and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (of which he was President from 1990-1991).

Mr. Brown serves as Chair of the Character Committee for the 2nd Appellate Circuit (Harford and Baltimore Counties), on behalf of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners. From 1992 through 2006 he served as a member of the State Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, recommending state Appellate Judges for appointment.

Active in community and educational affairs, Mr. Brown is often asked to testify before the General Assembly in Annapolis concerning legal issues which affect consumers.

Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker, presenter, moderator and former Governor of the Board of the American Association for Justice (AAJ — formerly ATLA); his AAJ and ATLA seminars have included personal injury litigation, jury selection, workers’ compensation, and communicating with jurors. Mr. Brown has been a faculty member for a number of local associations, teaching and demonstrating trial skills to attorneys.

Augustus F. Brown was the only attorney from Harford and Cecil Counties to join the pool of volunteer Trial Lawyers representing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. He gave hundreds of hours to successfully gain compensation for victims and their families.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Equal Justice Council of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., and, in conjunction with the Harford County Bar Association, he helps secure pro bono legal services for eligible citizens in Harford County, and helps raise funds and personnel to handle landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcies, domestic violence cases and more.

Augustus Brown is a former President and Board Member of the Harford County Bar Association, and served for seven years as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The John Carroll School in Bel Air. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.