John R. Brown, Esquire is a 1979 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University who earned a B.A. in History with honors. He received his J.D. in 1984 from the Delaware Law School of Widener University where he graduated cum laude, was Managing Editor of the Law Review, a member of the school's nationally ranked moot court competition team, and the recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association's Outstanding Advocacy Award. He served as a clerk for the late Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop; Judge of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in matters regarding torts and commercial litigation. He is a versatile trial attorney who has handled a wide variety of cases involving the defense of personal injury claims and catastrophic losses arising from accidents, including transportation (car, truck, airplane, boat), premises liability, fires, building construction site activities, alcohol service (Dram Shop Liability), product liability and professional negligence (architect, accounting, medical and legal), as well as commercial disputes arising from contracts, sales of goods and services, employment and other business activities. He has handled thousands of cases, tried dozens of cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has successfully resolved many appeals before both state and federal appellate courts, including the preparation of briefs and presentation of oral argument. He has presented numerous legal educational seminars for insurance claims representatives and attorneys on a variety of trial and post-trial issues raised in tort litigation. He is "AV" rated "preeminent" by MartindaleHubbell and has been recognized through the votes of his peers for over a decade as a "Philadelphia Super Lawyer."
Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in California, Ohio and Pennsylvania and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He is a prime member for the Philadelphia area of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, a national organization of casualty litigators. He serves on both the Pennsylvania State Procedural Rules and Arbitration Subcommittees of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also a certified arbitrator in both the state and federal courts in Philadelphia and an appointed Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to mediate disputes between parties.
Mr. Brown is also a former radio and television broadcaster who has used this experience in that field to provide legal consulting services to entertainment professionals, particularly in the area of employment contract issues. He continues to work with broadcasters on a regular basis. He also has served as a legal commentator and consultant for news programs on Philadelphia area TV and Radio, including WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and KYW News Radio 1060.
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