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Gregory G. Brown

Gregory G. Brown

Managing Partner since March 15, 2002
Location:
Irvine, California
Phone:
888-809-1235
714-881-4286
Fax:
714-505-3070
Email:

Gregory G. Brown, Esq. is an accomplished jury trial veteran and Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, a distinction earned by only 110 lawyers in California. A trial lawyer for over 22 years, he has spent over 500 days as lead trial counsel in jury trials throughout California. A student of the jury trial, Brown has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest honor, an AV Rating, signifying that his legal abilities are of the "very highest standard" and his professional ethics are "unquestionable." He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of "Superb", 10.0 out of 10.0. He is also a graduate of the renowned National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has been named to the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997.

Brown's trial and litigation experience includes contract actions, fraud cases, trade secret litigation, trust litigation, commercial contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, false advertising, shareholder derivative actions, corporate litigation, professional liability, construction, personal injury and products liability suits. His successful defense of a Fortune 500 company in a $30 million fraud and breach of contract jury trial was featured in Verdict Magazine. His most recent trial involved a Trust & Estate dispute over the ownership of a well known food & beverage manufacturer valued at over $125,000,000. The L.A. Daily Journal featured Brown's achievements in a "Litigator Profile" article and has published dozens of his many trial successes. He has also served as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Brown is an expert in the use of cutting edge trial technology, which no doubt gives his clients the edge. Brown's use of technology in the court room began when he represented a trial presentation software development company in trial against a competitor in the 1990's. Brown has since prepared hundreds of high winning trial presentations, including Power Point and video Openings and Closings, animations, trial graphics, trial witness examinations and video presentations. He has counseled clients and attorneys in the successful use of trial technology, and has used virtually all types of effective and persuasive evidence presentation tools in trial.

Born in La Jolla, California, Mr. Brown attended the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in May 1987. He was named to the prestigious San Diego Law Review and served on the publication's staff for two years. In his senior year he was a founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues. He is a member of the California Bar, as well as the following professional associations: Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (Member of Board of Directors), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and Orange County Bar Association. Brown was nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2005 and 2006, and was a finalist in 2008.

Mr. Brown served on the Board of Directors of the Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity for over 12 years. He is a sports enthusiast, triathlete, marathon runner, and Ironman Triathlon Finisher!

State Bar Info - Gregory G. Brown

Achievements

• Over $20,000,000 in Awards & Settlements Since 2003
• Helped raise over $1,000,000 for Orangewood Children's Home
• "Certified Trial Specialist", Gregory G. Brown
• "Trial Lawyer of the Year" Finalist, Gregory G. Brown
• "Super Lawyers" Award (top 5% of California Attorneys) 2009 & 2010
• Highest "AV Rating 5.0" for Legal Ability & Ethics 1997 - Present
• "Top Attorneys in Southern California", Los Angeles Magazine
• $4,800,000 Award obtained in a 2010 Complex Business/Trust Case
• "Superb 10.0" Legal Rating by AVVO 2009 & 2010
• "Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys", 2002 - Present
• Orangewood Children's Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2008

Trial/Litigation Percentage
   90% of Practice Devoted to Trial/Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Actions
  • Fraud Cases
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Unfair Competition
  • False Advertising
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction and Products Liability Suits

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocates, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, 1988

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California - May, 1987
    • Honors: Named in Prestigious San Diego Law Review
    • Law Review: San Diego Law Review, Publication's Staff, 1985 - 1987
    • Law Journal: Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Founding Editor, 1986 - 1987
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    • Bachelor of Science - Finance - May, 1984
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • Technology in the Modern Trial, Litigation Magazine (California Bar), Vol 17, Number 3, 2004
  • Risk Management in Construction, Builder & Developer Magazine, 2001
  • Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for your Business, Inland Empire Business Journal, 2000
  • Using Stock Plans to Attract & Retain Employees, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
  • The Internet Meets the First Amendment - Bleep.com, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
  • Risk Management 101 for Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Drafting Enforceable Contracts, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • The Use of Illegal Recordings in California, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Recovery of Interest, When, How & How Much, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Tips for Selling a Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Cross Examination for Trial Lawyers, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • What to Do if You are Sued, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • How to Choose the Best Attorney, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • The Use of Technology in Trial, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Negotiation of Business Transactions, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Trial Preparation-The Final Days, Internet Syndication, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Post Sale Duty to Warn in Products Liability, Orange County Bar Association, December 1, 2009 - Present
  • How to Use Technology in Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Managing Risk for the Business Owner, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • Technology in the Modern Trial, Orange County Paralegal Association, December 1, 2006
  • Settlement Strategies for Litigation, Midland Risk Insurance Co.
  • Marketing for Lawyers, Orange County Bar Association
  • Trial Preparation: The Last 100 Days, Orange County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Award (top 5% of attorneys), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010
  • Avvo Rating of "Superb", 10.0 out of 10.0, 2009 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, 2008
  • Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Honor, an "AV" Rating, 1997 - Present
  • Prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1997 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Litigation Section, Orange County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Kring & Brown, LLP, Managing Partner, 1987 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation
  • Down's Syndrome Association of California
  • Knots of Love, Children's Cancer Organization

Ancillary Businesses

  • On Trial, LLC, Trial Consulting

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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