Gregory G. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
 | 420 Exchange, Suite 270
Irvine, CA 92602
Phone: 714-505-3000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Gregory G. Brown is a highly rated (top 1%) and award winning business and corporate lawyer.  When your business is on the line, he is the one to hire.  Mr. Brown is a Board Certified trial specialist who handles business and corporate disputes, fraud claims, commercial litigation, contract actions, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret and non-compete issues and many other business related issues. His trial and litigation experience can hardly be matched, having spent close to 400 days in front of a jury.  Mr. Brown also serves as general counsel to Southern California businesses. 

Mr. Brown has countless high profile jury verdict and case results, many of which have been features in the media.  He is known as the "go to trial lawyer" in Southern California.

Mr. Brown is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by the highly regarded Best Lawyers and is listed in the US News & World Report of Best Lawyers.  Mr. Brown was also named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in US by National Trial Lawyers.  He includes among his honors a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating* and an Avvo rating of "Superb" from 2009 to the present in addition to being named to the Prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Brown was named Attorney of the Year in 2012 and has been nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year on numerous occasions.  He has been awarded the "Lead Counsel" rating and has been named as one of the "Esteemed Lawyers of America."

Mr. Brown served on the board of directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association from 2009 to 2014 and is a member of the California Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association. His work in cases has been featured in the Orange County Register, Verdict Magazine, LA Times, San Diego Tribune and the L.A. Daily Journal.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Brown is a sought-after instructor on a host of topics from business advice and litigation strategy to the use of technology in the courtroom. He has published numerous articles syndicated throughout the Internet as well as in traditional media, and he has instructed peers in a number of classes and seminars. In addition to these activities, Mr. Brown applies his skills for the betterment of his community, having served on the board of directors of the Orangewood Children's Foundation for six years and working with the Down Syndrome Association of California.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Family Law (20%): Divorce

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Family Law: Divorce

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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  • About Gregory Brown

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: www.bc-llp.com/Attorneys/Gregory-G-Brown.shtml

    Honors and Awards:

    • Named to Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Superb 10.0/10.0 AVVO Rating, AVVO, 2015
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
    • A+ Rated, Better Business Bureau, 2015
    • Top Attorney - Business Litigation, OC Metro Magazine, 2015
    • AV Preeminent Rated 5.0/5.0 , Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • Esteemed Lawyer, Esteemed Lawyers of Amercia, 2015
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers , Lexis/Nexis, 2015
    • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Attorneys , The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • National Top 10 List, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2015
    • Top Attorneys in Southern California , Los Angeles Magazine, 2015
    • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2015
    • "10 Best" Law Firms, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
    • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
    • Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel Legal Ratings, 2015
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014
    • A+ Rated, Better Business Bureau, 2014
    • Top 5 Business Litigation Attorney in OC, OC Metro Magazine, 2014
    • National Top 10 List, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
    • "10 Best" Law Firms, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
    • Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel Comprehensive Legal Ratings, 2014
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2014
    • Esteemed Lawyer, Esteemed Lawyers of Amercia, 2014
    • Superb 10.0/10.0 AVVO Rating, AVVO, 2014
    • AV Preeminent Rated 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Lexis/Nexis, 2014
    • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Top Attorneys in Southern California , Los Angeles Magazine, 2014
    • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2014
    • Top 100 Trial Attorneys , The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013
    • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2013
    • Martindale Hubbell, Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0, 2013
    • "Superb 10.0/10.0" Highest Legal Rating, Avvo Legal Ratings, 2013
    • Top 5% Attorney in Southern California, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013
    • Southern California Leaders in Law, Forbes Magazine, 2013
    • Top 100 Trial Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
    • Attorney of the Year (1 of 4 Recipients in US), Rocket Lawyer, 2012
    • Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0, Martindale Hubbell, 2012
    • Top Attorneys in Orange County - Business Litigation, Orange Coast Magazine, 2012
    • Top Attorney, OC Metro Magazine, 2012
    • "Superb 10.0/10.0" Highest Legal Rating, Avvo Legal Ratings, 2012
    • Top 5% California Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
    • Orange County Power Attorneys, Riviera Magazine, 2012
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011
    • Ranked Top 5 Business Litigation Attorneys-Orange County, OC Metro Magazine, 2011
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell , 2011
    • "Superb 10.0/10.0" Highest Legal Rating, Avvo Legal Ratings, 2011
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, State Bar of California, 2011
    • Instructor/Judge, Chapman Law School/OCBA Trial Advocacy, 2011
    • Top Attorney in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2011
    • Top Attorney in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2011
    • Judge/Instructor, College of Trial Advocacy, 2011
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Service & Dedication Award, 2011
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
    • 3 Time Nominee for Trial Lawyer of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers, 2010
    • Top Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, State Bar of California, 2010
    • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2010
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2009
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2009
    • Top Attorney in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2009
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, State Bar of California, 2009
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009
    • Top Attorney In Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2009
    • Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2009
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008
    • National Leadership Award, National Congressional Committee, 2008
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2007
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2006
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation, Service & Commitment Award, 2006
    • "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2003
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2002
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2001
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 2000
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999
    • Highest AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0, Martindale-Hubbell, 1998
    • "The Legal Minute by Gregory Brown", OCN Television, 1993
    • Founding Editor/Editorial Board, Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, 1987
    • Editorial Board of Directors, San Diego Law Review, 1987
    • Member, San Diego Law Review, 1987
    • Named in Prestigious San Diego Law Review, University of San Diego School of Law
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2008
    • "Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys", 2002 - Present
    • "Superb 10.0" Legal Rating by AVVO 2009 & 2010
    • $4,800,000 Award obtained in a 2010 Complex Business/Trust Case
    • Highest "AV Rating 5.0" for Legal Ability & Ethics 1997 - Present
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, Gregory G. Brown, 2008
    • Helped raise over $1,000,000 for Orangewood Children's Home
    • Over $20,000,000 in Awards & Settlements Since 2003
    • Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006
    • Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010
    • Prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1997 - Present
    • Avvo Rating of "Superb", 10.0 out of 10.0, 2009 - Present
    • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Honor, an "AV" Rating, 1997 - Present
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Mediation Certification, Peperdine/Straus Institute, 2011
    • Board Certified Specialist in Trial Advocacy, 2009
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Certificate, 1997
    • "Certified Trial Specialist", Gregory G. Brown

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2015
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • The National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100, 2015
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2014
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • The National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100, 2014
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • State Bar of California, 2014
    • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2013
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2013
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2012
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2012
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Masters Division of the Orange County Bar Association, 2012
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2011
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2011
    • Public Law Center, 2011
    • Constitutional Rights Foundation, 2011
    • Board Certification - Civil Trial Specialist, State Bar of California, 2011
    • Business Law Section, Orange County Bar Association, 2011
    • Consumer Attorneys of California (Formerly California Trial Lawyers), 2011
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2010
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2009
    • Board of Directors, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2011, 2009
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2008
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2007
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2006
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2005
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2004
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2003
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2002
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2001
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 2000
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1999
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1998
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1997
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1996
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1995
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1994
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1993
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1992
    • Irvine Chamber of Commerce, 1991
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1991
    • Irvine Chamber of Commerce, 1990
    • Southern California Defense Counsel Association, 1990
    • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation, 1990
    • Southern California Defense Counsel Association, 1990
    • Irvine Chamber of Commerce, 1989
    • Orange County Bar Association, 1989
    • Southern California Defense Counsel Association, 1989
    • Orange County Bar Association, 1988
    • Southern California Defense Counsel Association, 1988
    • Member, California Bar Association, 1987
    • Member, Litigation Section, Orange County Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of California, Business Law Section
    • U.S. District Court, 1988

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • SPIN (Serving People in Need), 2014
    • United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, 2011
    • Downs Syndrome Association of Orange County, 2011
    • US Sailing Center Charity, 2010
    • St. Thomas Moore Society, 2010
    • Downs Syndrome Association of Orange County, 2010
    • Knots-of-Love Charity, 2010
    • US Sailing Center Charity, 2008
    • Board of Directors, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, 2008
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS, 2008
    • US Sailing Center Charity, 2007
    • Sponsor, US Sailing Center Non Profit, 2007
    • US Sailing Center Charity, 2006
    • US Sailing Center Charity, 2005
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2005
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity Fundraiser - $200,000, 2005
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2004
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2003
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2002
    • Distinguished Service Award, County of Orange, 2002
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2001
    • Title Sponsor Charity Golf Tournament, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS, 2001
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 2000
    • Title Sponsor Charity Golf Tournament, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS, 2000
    • Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity, Board of Directors, 1999
    • Title Sponsor Charity Golf Tournament, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS, 1999
    • Title Sponsor Charity Golf Tournament, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS, 1998
    • Knots of Love, Children's Cancer Organization
    • Down's Syndrome Association of California

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Speaker, Contract Law for Business, Private Corporations, 2015
    • Instructor and workshop judge, Instructor, College of Trial Advocacy, Orange County Bar Association, 2015
    • Demurrers & Anti SLAPP Motions, Speaker, Orange County Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Breach of fiduciary duty in California , 2013
    • Closing Arguments, Speaker, Trial Advocacy College, Chapman, OCBA, 2012
    • Opening Statements, Speaker, Trial Advocacy College, Chapma, OCBA, 2011
    • Business Law & Other Legal Issues, Speaker, University of California, Irvine, 2011
    • Duty to Warn in Products Liability, Speaker, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
    • When, How and How Much Interest Can You Recover in a Legal Dispute   When you are involved in a legal dispute, one area often overlooked is the right to recover interest. If your dispute has existed for a long time, the interest can add up. For example, if you are owed $1,000,000 and it takes 5 years to collect, you could obtain over $500,000 in interest! . . ., Author, When, How and How Much Interest Can You Recover in a Legal Dispute, Business, Litigation, Personal Injury, Trial, 2010
    • Are You Going to Mediation?If so, what should you do to prepare? Even if you have an attorney, you should know your case and prepare 1.  Review your documents and evidence Gather all the relevant evidence and organize it. Review it all carefully. Understand the other side's position and review their evidence. 2.  Bring key documents and evidence to refer to & support your arguments Preparation is key. Having everything there to assist you can only help., Author, Are You Going to Mediation?, Business, Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury, Trial, 2010
    • Technology in the Modern Trial, Orange County Paralegal Association, Speaker, Technology in the Modern Trial, Orange County Paralegal Association, 2008
    • Trial Preparation-The Final Days, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • What Every Business Owner Should Know, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Negotiation of Business Transactions, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • The Use of Technology in Trial, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • How to Choose the Best Attorney, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • What to Do if You are Sued, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Cross Examination for Trial Lawyers, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Tips for Selling a Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Recovery of Interest, When, How & How Much, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • The Use of Illegal Recordings in California, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Drafting Enforceable Contracts, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • Risk Management 101 for Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
    • The Internet Meets the First Amendment - Bleep.com, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
    • Using Stock Plans to Attract & Retain Employees, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
    • Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for your Business, Inland Empire Business Journal, 2000
    • Risk Management in Construction, Builder & Developer Magazine, 2001
    • Technology in the Modern Trial, Litigation Magazine (California Bar), Vol 17, Number 3, 2004
    • Trial Preparation: The Last 100 Days, Orange County Bar Association
    • Marketing for Lawyers, Orange County Bar Association
    • Settlement Strategies for Litigation, Midland Risk Insurance Co.
    • Managing Risk for the Business Owner, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
    • How to Use Technology in Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
    • Post Sale Duty to Warn in Products Liability, Orange County Bar Association, December 1, 2009 - Present
    •    The Community Property System: The Difference between Community Property and Separate Property   Gregory Garth Brown  The Community Property SystemIf you are married in the state of California, then you have likely heard of the community property system.  California is a community property state, which means that when you are married, most property acquired during the marriage is owned jointly by both spouses and is divided equally upon divorce, annulment, or death.  Without specific evidence that says otherwise, property acquired..., Author, The Community Property System: The Difference between Community Property and Separate Property
    • The Collateral Source Rule  Gregory Garth Brown  What is the Collateral Source Rule?  The collateral source rule is a rule of evidence that provides that if an injured party received some compensation for his injuries from a source other than the tortfeasor/defendant, evidence of such compensation is inadmissible.  Thus, such compensation will not be deducted from the damages which the plaintiff would otherwise collect from the tortfeasor/defendant..., Author, The Collateral Source Rule
    • Personal Injury on Public Property  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Claim Presentation  A claim for personal injury or death against a state or local governmental entity is governed by the California Government Claims Act. Under this act, no suit for money damages may be brought against a city, state or municipal government (or government employee acting within the scope of employment) unless a timely claim has been presented to the entity within 6 months after your injury. For example, if you are injured in a public park due to the negligent maintenance, design or upkeep of that park you must notify that entity of your claim within the 6 month period. Local governmental entities usually have basic forms to fill-out describing the time, place and nature of your injuries..., Author, Personal Injury on Public Property
    • Third Party Beneficiaries  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Intended Beneficiaries  In California, the general rule is that a third party may be entitled to damages from the breach of a contract they are not a party to if they can prove the contracting parties intended for the third party to benefit from their contract. As mentioned above, a third party beneficiary need not be mentioned in the contract if they can show what the contracting parties intended to benefit the third party. Courts will instruct juries to look at the contract as a whole and the circumstances under which it is made to determine whether a third party is intended to benefit. For example, if Party A contracts with Party B to deliver a new swimming pool to Party C, then Party C was the intended beneficiary of that contract though he was never a party to the original contract..., Author, Third Party Beneficiaries
    • Basic California Personal Injury Law  Gregory Garth Brown   1. What is a "Tort"?  A tort is a harmful act, or failure to act, for which the law provides a remedy. Tort law is based on the basic principle that an injured person ("plaintiff") should be compensated by the person who is responsible for the injury ("defendant"). Tort law provides a civil remedy, as opposed to a criminal remedy. Therefore, tort law does not provide for punishment in the form of imprisonment or fines. There are three types of torts: (1) Intentional Torts, (2) Negligence and (3) Strict Liability..., Author, Basic California Personal Injury Law
    • Fraud and/or Misrepresentation--When does it become actionable?  Gregory Garth Brown   1. Fraud Generally  Fraud is an intentional tort. For a claim to be successful on this basis, there must an element of fraudulent intent, or an intent to deceive.This intent distinguishes a statement from actionable negligent misrepresentation and from non-actionable innocent misrepresentation..., Author, Fraud and/or Misrepresentation--When does it become actionable?
    • At-Will Employment in California  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Basics  California, like almost all states, is an "at-will" employment state. "At-will" employment means that, unless you have an agreement or contract with your employer for a specified term or may only be terminated "for cause," then you may be terminated for any (or no) reason at all, unless that reason is unlawful. On the same note, you may quit anytime you want, as well. An employer does not have to justify its actions, allow you to justify your actions, or even be fair or equitable in the process. You are, literally, at the will of your employer in this context..., Author, At-Will Employment in California
    • Tenant Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy--What Should you Do?  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Tenant's Basic Rights  The moment a tenant files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, many provisions of the existing lease are no longer enforceable. A provision stating that if the tenant files bankruptcy, the lease is breached and the tenant can be evicted is forbidden. Any provision "accelerating" the lease or making its performance more difficult due to bankruptcy filing are also considered unlawful. Even if the landlord is lucky enough to have terminated the lease prior to the filing of bankruptcy, they cannot continue any pending unlawful detainer actions without permission of the bankruptcy court..., Author, Tenant Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy--What Should you Do?
    • Defamation in California  Gregory Garth Brown   1.  What is Defamation?  In California, a claim for defamation involves a false statement made by one person about another person, which causes harm to a person’s property, business, profession or occupation. Defamatory statements are typically made using two methods: (1) Slander: Making defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral representation; or (2) Libel: Making defamatory statements in a printed or ..., Author, Defamation in California
    • Calculating Child Support in California  Gregory Garth Brown  1. The Calculation is governed the California Family Code  California Family Code Section 4050 is what governs how child support is calculated.  2.  The guideline calculation depends upon the below factors  * How much money the parents earn or are able to earn * How much other income each parent receives * How many children these parents have together * How much time each parent spends with their children * The actual tax filing status of each parent * Support of children from other relationships * Health insurance expenses * Mandatory union dues * Mandatory retirement contributions * The cost of sharing daycare and uninsured health-care costs, and * Other factors..., Author, Calculating Child Support in California
    • What is a "Partnership", was one formed and how is it dissolved?  Gregory Garth Brown A partnership is “an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit.”  California Corporations Code § 16101(9). The legal definition is as follows: (9) "Partnership" means an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit formed under Section 16202, predecessor law, or comparable law of another jurisdiction, and includes, for all purposes of the laws of this state, a registered limited liability partnership, and excludes any partnership formed under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15501), Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 15611), or Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 15900)..., Author, What is a "Partnership", was one formed and how is it dissolved?
    • Dealing With Online Harassment  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Demand that the Harasser to Stop  You must clearly demand that the harasser stop. Usually, it is unwise to communicate with the harasser as that is probably what they want. So, as soon as you determine that you are truly being harassed by someone, you must very clearly tell that person to stop. Simply say something like "Do not contact me anymore". Period. Don't respond or encourage further communication. Ignore their attempts to get you to engage online..., Author, Dealing With Online Harassment
    • Covenants Not to Compete in Employment - - The Competing Interests  Gregory Garth Brown  The current recession has lead to a historic exodus of workers from the workforce. In addition, competition is as heated as ever due to shrinking consumer demand. As a result, the use of employment agreements and termination agreements has been at an all time high. One type of provision in employment agreements that is often used to prevent employees from becoming competitors and/or improperly usurping company trade secrets is the covenant "not-to- compete." These provisions have been used for decades and have been included in contracts either at the inception of employment, during employment (pursuant to a raise or promotion) or at termination typically as part of a severance package..., Author, Covenants Not to Compete in Employment - - The Competing Interests
    • Beware of the Illegal Contract!  Gregory Garth Brown  Introduction When parties enter into contracts, they believe that they have a binding agreement and can enforce the contract no matter what. However, one defense that defendants often use to avoid liability is the defense of illegality or "void as against public policy." Parties seeking to enforce contracts must be wary and careful in drafting and entering into agreements as the illegality defense has been broadly applied and the consequences can be very severe. When advising clients at the pleading stage, attorneys must carefully consider whether illegality will be an issue in litigation..., Author, Beware of the Illegal Contract!
    • Understanding Personal Injury - - Negligence Basics  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Negligence generally  In legal terms, "negligence" is the word used to describe any careless behavior that causes or contributes to an accident. For example, if a driver is talking on their cell phone and hits your car while you're stopped at a red light, that driver is probably negligent. It is the failure to use the care that a reasonable person in the same or similar circumstances would use..., Author, Understanding Personal Injury - - Negligence Basics
    • Statute of Limitations--What is it and how can it affect my personal injury case?  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Statute of Limitations generally A statute of limitations is a state or federal law that restricts the time limit within which a person may file a legal proceeding. The main purpose of a statute of limitations is to prevent fraudulent or stale claims from being brought well after the evidence has been lost or the facts have been obscured by the passage of time, loss of witnesses, and etc..., Author, Statute of Limitations--What is it and how can it affect my personal injury case?
    • Valuing Personal Injury Cases   Gregory Garth Brown  Personal Injury Valuation—Factors Each personal injury case is different.  There are several basic factors personal injury lawyers use to assess the potential value of any case.  Severity of Injury How badly have you been injured? The basis of any personal injury award depends on the nature of the injury.  The more severe an injury is, the higher the financial impact on the victim will be. Compensatory damages are awarded for medical bills, property damage, loss of earnings, loss of future earning capacity and out-of-pocket expenses which have a strong correlation to the severity of the injury suffered.  Compounding this valuation would be any pain and suffering a victim has experienced arising out of the physical injuries along with any disabilities that may have resulted..., Author, Valuing Personal Injury Cases
    • Trial Preparation - The Final Days  Gregory Garth Brown  1. The Trial Preparation Checklist The purpose of the checklist is to ensure that all critical elements of trial preparation are addressed (depositions, witnesses, subpoenas, charts, photos, evidentiary issues, liability, damages, jury instructions, etc.). All items should be calendared and sufficient time allotted to obtain the winning edge. Start your final trial preparation at least 100 days before trial..., Author, Trial Preparation - The Final Days
    • What Do I Do if I am Sued?  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Review the Lawsuit Make sure you understand the claims against you. Are other people you know involved? If so, contact them.  2. When Do I Have to Respond? Determine when you have to Answer the Complaint (or "respond"). Usually it is 30 days. If you are late already, call and try to get an extension to respond (or, if you hire a lawyer, they can handle it)..., Author, What Do I Do if I am Sued?
    • Should I Sue or Not?  Gregory Garth Brown  1. How Much is at Stake? If the amount at stake is not large, think carefully after your emotions have calmed down.  2. Will they Sue me Back? If the other side has claims against you, they may cross complain or counter sue you. This may significantly minimize your potential gain..., Author, Should I Sue or Not?
    • Tips for Selling a Business  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Understand the Value of Your Business This may sound simple, but you don't want to sell too low. With the internet, a vast amount of helpful information can be obtained at little or no cost. With this information, you can enlist help in valuing the business (see below discussion on valuation professionals).  2. Consult with Appropriate Professionals Early Depending upon the complexity of the transaction, you may need to consult with a CPA/Accountant, business broker, real estate broker or agent, and lawyer. Sometimes, you may need the help of an expert in your own industry. Yes, it does cost more. However, mistakes in complex transactions like the sale of a business can cost a lot more..., Author, Tips for Selling a Business
    • How to Negotiate Basic Business Transactions  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Write out your goals (Preparation) Preparation is the key to success. Write down your goals, desired price range, and other material terms.  2. Assemble supporting documents (Preparation) Organize any documents that may be relevant to present to the other side to give support to any points of contention that may arise..., Author, How to Negotiate Basic Business Transactions
    • The Trial Lawyer Cross Examination Checklist  Gregory Garth Brown  1. Do I Need to Cross Examine the Witness?  If they didn't hurt you (especially with experts), then why give them a chance on cross? If you can get the information in with a friendly witness, why not?  2. What Part(s) of Your Case Did the Witness Undermine?  Before standing up and starting, determine what key areas you need to address. Remember, this isn't a deposition! Giving yourself a little "warm up" wastes time and dilutes the impact of cross..., Author, The Trial Lawyer Cross Examination Checklist
    • Questions to Ask Attorneys that you are Considering Hiring for a Personal Injury Case  Gregory Garth Brown   1. How many trials taken to verdict? How many trials have they taken to verdict? If the answer is not many, experienced defense attorneys and insurance companies will assume you and your attorney will take less for your case. For example, are they a Certified Trial Specialist?..., Author, Questions to Ask Attorneys that you are Considering Hiring for a Personal Injury Case
    • How to Choose the Best Attorney  Gregory Garth Brown 1. Determine your type of case (to match with the right attorney). Do you have a business dispute (business litigation), auto accident (personal injury), doctor was negligent (medical malpractice), trademark, unfair competition, patent (patent or intellectual property attorney), your case is going to trial (trial attorney), business vendor sold bad goods (commercial litigation), etc..., Author, How to Choose the Best Attorney
    • How to Start a Business Gregory Garth Brown 1. The Vision (Idea) Whether it is a service business, sales, manufacturing or some other venture, think the process through. How big do you want to be? Where do you want to do business? Can you work out of the house, an office or is it internet based? Come up with your plan, and think forward 3 - 5 years. Actually write it out in 4 quarters for each year..., Author, How to Start a Business, Business
    • "Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business   Gregory G. Brown, Original Inland Empire Business Journal Article  A major decision facing most business owners is whether to establish their new or existing business as a legal entity. Understandably, the primary motive in considering a formal legal entity is avoiding personal liability for the obligations and debts of the business. . ., Author, Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for your Business , Inland Empire Business Journal, Busines, Business Entity Formation, Transaction
    • Risk Management for BusinessRecognizing the Complexities of Risk Management The concept of risk management seems simple; perhaps that is why it is often overlooked. The unfortunate results of insufficient risk management are serious losses in dollars and management time. Risk management, crucial to all businesses, can be extremely complex. In today's economy, parties are more litigious and businesses must understand and address issues that can lead to corporate as well as personal liability. Often risk can be limited or transferred through insurance, contract or proper documentation. . ., Author, Risk Management for Business, Business, Construction, Development, Litigation
    • Are You Committing a Crime When Recording a Conversation? MAYBE Gregory G. Brown, Esq., Certified Trial Specialist, gbrown@bc-llp.com Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Michael Tran, Esq., Business Associate, mtran@bc-llp.com Brown & Charbonneau, LLP   Modern technology gives people the ability to document, record and eavesdrop just about form of communication with ease.  Recording devices such as wiretaps, digital recorders, and tape recorders have been used record telephonic and in-person conversations for decades.  The purposes vary from criminal investigations, to documenting the terms of an oral contract to blackmailing.  However, the use of recording devices has serious implications on people’s right and expectation of privacy. . ., Author, Are you committing a crime when recording a conversation? Maybe!, Internet syndication, Business, Certified Trial Specialist, Illegal Recordings, Litigation, Trial
    • How to Draft an Enforceable Contract  Drafting enforceable contracts is not easy. It is nearly impossible to think of every conceivable issue that could arise and that needs to be covered in the document. A few easy steps can help minimize the potential problems with drafting a complete and enforceable contract. Clearly identify the parties. . ., Author, How to Draft Enforceable Contracts, Internet syndication, Business, Contract, Illegal Contracts, Litigation, Transactions
    • Technology in the Modern TrialRequested by Editor to write article on use of technology in trial at the suggestion of former trial judge (now Court of Appeal Justice) who presided over 3 1/2 month long jury trial where technology was successfully used by Gregory G. Brown throughout the trial., Author, Technology in the Modern Trial, Pubished , California Litigation Magazine

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Gregory G. Brown received a defense judgment after a nine-day bench trial in a shareholder dispute. The plaintiff, a 15% shareholder, alleged breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and fraud. Plaintiff alleged the officeres of the corporation had breached their difuciary duties by mismanaging the business and misappropriating corporate assets. Prior to trial, defendants submitted "998 offers" for a total of $270,000, whcih were not accepted. Plaintiff cliamed, at one point, close to a million dollars in damages., 2012
    • Gretchen Rossi prevails in her 3½-year legal battle with Jay Photoglou. A jury awarded Rossi $523,250 on her stalking and assault lawsuit and found against Photoglou on his defamation claims against Rossi. The jury also found Photoglou liable for “malice, oppression, and fraud,” and assessed rare “punitive damages” to punish him for his intentional conduct designed to harm Rossi. During the punitive damage phase of the trial, which is designed to determine the wrongdoers net worth (to determine amount of punitive damages), Photoglou’s June 28, 2012 Bankruptcy Filing took center stage, according to the transcripts. Notable was the $334,000 owed to the IRS and other Governmental Entities. The total debts listed in the Bankruptcy filings (used to limit the amount of punitive damages) amounted to $902,299.80, according to the trial exhibit. The total assets listed were $25,256. Of note is the fact that Photoglou claimed he had $23,250 of photos of Rossi (this amount listed as exempt from creditors and also the amount the jury found in punitive damages against Photoglou, according to the jury verdict). On the stand, Photoglou claimed he had nothing, according to trial transcripts. His homes, boat, vehicles were all gone, according to his testimony., 2012
    • Trial lawyer, Gregory G. Brown, recently obtained a $514,000 in a business litigation matter involving a multi-state Construction Co.  The case involved a breach of contract claim by the Brown & Charbonneau, LLP client, who was owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. Defendants arguments failed and client obtained 100% of the amount, plus interest and all attorneys fees and costs!, 2012
    • As counsel for a possible wrongful termination and sexual harassment suit, Gregory G. Brown, Certified Trial Specialist and partner in the law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, obtained a six-figure settlement award without having to file suit.  This settlement was achieved within three months of the employee’s wrongful termination, and just before suit was to be filed.  The lawsuit would have named a world-renowned Olympic athlete, among others.      The employee was employed by the Defendant companies for over fourteen years, and held an executive position.  The employee helped develop the companies, and devoted much of her time to her position.  The employee initially began a romantic relationship with her immediate supervisor, but attempted to end the relationship soon after it started.  The immediate supervisor reacted by telling the employee that, if the relationship ended, she would no longer be able to work for the companies.  When the employee did end the relationship, she was subjected to a hostile work environment by her immediate supervisor.    After the employee ended the relationship, she was repeatedly told that her position was not in jeopardy, and that she would not be terminated.  The employee, however, was terminated without warning and without cause.  She was offered a six-month severance package.  When the employee hired Gregory G. Brown to review the severance package, as advised in writing, the Defendants became hostile and ceased negotiations.     The parties attended mediation, but initially did not reach a resolution.  Throughout the following three weeks, the attorneys negotiated vigorously, sometimes on weekends and nights.  Negotiations eventually stalled.  Faced with the immediate threat of a lawsuit, however, Defendants quickly settled.    The possible lawsuit was premised on wrongful termination in violation of public policy, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, breach of implied-in-fact employment contract, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  Mr. Brown strongly negotiated with the opposing counsel for over three weeks to substantially increase the initial settlement offer, resulting in a six-figure award.  , 2011
    •  Family Law - Divorce  PLAINTIFF CONTENTIONS:  Petitioner contended that Respondent made $60,000 per month, and sought $24,000 per month in support.  She vigorously alleged that Respondent spent community money on gambling and improperly characterized personal expenses as business expenses.  Petitioner also contended that she was entitled to attorney’s fees and forensic accountant’s fees, as well as a $220,800 charge against Respondent.  DEFENDANT CONTENTIONS:  Respondent contended that he made approximately $20,000 per month, but had significant business expenses and debts that reduced his available income.  In addition, Respondent contended that Petitioner was fully able to find full-time employment, but refused to do so. Settlement Discussions:       Respondent offered to stipulate to approximately $4,000 per month in support.  Petitioner rejected this offer.Verdict/Judgment (Amount, Type of Damages/Relief, Comparative, Apportionment):      $4,500 per month in spousal and child support to Petitioner $75,000 per year in imputed income to Petitioner      , 2011
    • Gregory G. Brown obtained $690,000 result in first party bad faith case against Farmers Insurance.  Trial occurred in Long Beach Branch of Los Angeles Superior Court.  After a mis-trial, Farmers increased their pre-trial offer from $175,000 to $690,000., 2010
    • Gregory G. Brown obtains $5,600,000 for Client.  In phase 1 of trust trial, Client recieves substantial award and a finding that the business is 93% community property (1/2 clients) and 7% separate property of her deceased husband.  Phase 2 of the trial resumes later this year and will involve claims in excess of $25,000,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, violation of family code section 1101 and a shareholder derivitive claim., 2010
    • Gregory G. Brown obtains $1,600,000 for Clients in fraud, contract and landlord tenant trial.  In phase 1 of trial, Brown obtained an injunction and restitution order against defendants pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 17200.  During the jury trial phase, defendant Kaye filed for bankruptcy protection.  After prevailing on a motion for relief from stay to continue the trial, defendant agreed to settle all claims for $1,600,000., 2010
    • 10/09 - Favorable Restituion & Injunction finding in 6 day bench trial; 8/09 Successful defense $3.7 Million Dollar claim against a South Korean Manufacturer in 2 week products liability jury trial (re-trial); 5/09 - $130,000 jury verdict in favor of contractor client in breach of construction contract jury trial; 10/08 - Waiver of six figure judgment and $33,000 award involving prior settlement between 2 doctors in 4 day bench trial; 5/08 - $1,100,000 settlement in Breach of a Public Works Contract (Partial Settlement); 3/08 - Successful Defense Legal Malpractice/Complex Construction in 4 1/2 month jurytrial; 1/08 - $225,000 settlement in negligence slip and fall; 8/07 - $300,000 settlement in auto/motorcycle Collision; 8/07 - $0 payment in employment/race discrimination/retaliation during trial; 4/06 - $970,000 jury verdict in fraud/concealment in Business Sale (20 day jury); 9/05 - $750,000 award in ERISA/contract/Disability Benefits Federal bench trial; 9/05 - $822,000 jury verdict (punitive damages) for fraud/concealment in Catholic Church Cemetery Case (14 day jury); 7/05 $1,566,000 jury verdict conversion/contract oil & gas (13 day jury); 11/04 $103,000 jury verdict (plus punititve damages) for mortgage business fraud (14 day jury); 7/04 - $350,000 settlement in trial in theatre premises liability case; 7/04 $1,638,969 jury verdict in  auto Injury/brain trauma (23 day jury); 5/04 Published favorable Court of Appeal Opinion regarding marital agreement.

    Transactions:

    • $4,000,000 Restaurant Chain Purchase and Sale, 2012

    Representative Clients:

    • On Trial, LLC, Trial Consulting
    • Corporations
    • Non-Profits
    • Distributors
    • Manufacturers
    • Individuals
    • Corporate General Counsel
    • Business Owners
    • Attorneys & Law Firms

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Orange County Bar Association, Masters Division, 2015
    • Orange County Bar Association, Masters Division, 2014
    • AVVO Rating of "Superb 10.0/10.0", 2009
    • Business Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, 2008
    • 1 of top 5 Business Lawyers in Orange County, OC Metro Magazine/AVVO
    • Awards/Settlements obtained in excess of $20,000,000
    • Awarded "AV Rating 5.0/5.0" by Peer Review - highest rating for Ethics & Legal Ability
    • Passed rigorous testing/credentialing process to be Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
    • Raised over $1,000,000 for Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS while on Board
    • Tried in excess of 40 cases from San Diego to San Francisco
    • Selected for inclusion in Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
    • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers, an honor given to top 5% of attorneys
    • "Lead Counsel Rated" Attorney
    • Client Testimonials: 1)  Mr. Brown tried a very complex (and important) trial for us. It was incredibly contentious. The case spanned a 2 year period and would not settle. We had to go to trial. Mr. Brown was superior in trial to the other side (who was experienced and well respected Orange County attorneys). The jury loved him. He was very effective in communicating our points to the jury. Unlike the other side, he was exceptionally skilled in the use of trial presentation technology such as power point. His opening statement and closing arguments were riveting and captured the juror’s attention. I think we won the case in opening! I would highly recommend Mr. Brown and his firm to anyone looking for the best in a trial attorney. He was by our side from the beginning to the very end and was unflinching in his aggressiveness and perseverance. Kenneth (Client) 2)  Gregory Brown is one of the most reliable and reputable lawyers I have ever met  It was very interesting, but I found this lawyer just by Google searching. From the beginning for what ever reason I trusted him. He was showing me legal and ethical ways to defend my legal issues. From the beginning he was with me until the end. Me and him were communicating almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The last day, before he wins my case, his final closing argument for the jury was unbelievable. I won my trial 12-0!!!!  Moe Homayounieh (Business Trial Client) 3)  I highly recommend the services of Greg Brown. Mr. Brown successfully represented a software company I worked for a few years back and I said that if I ever personally needed an attorney, I would call him. A few short years later, I was severely injured in an accident and I called Mr. Brown to seek his counsel. He handled my case from start to finish with compassion, grit and tenacity. Mr. Brown is extremely knowledgeable, highly ethical, dependable and easy to work with. He is very down-to-earth and unpretentious, and is sensitive to his client needs. His fees are reasonable and he worked diligently and efficiently for me. I've have referred other friends and business associates to Greg Brown and they have all been very satisfied with his work. Bob (Client) 4)  For the past several weeks during my trial, I have worked closely with Mr. Brown and I am impressed with his commitment to me and my case.  He has spent every waking hour working on my behalf.  He understands that I know more about my case than anyone else and consistently seeks my input.  I believe his willingness to explain the legal process and include me in the decision making is essential to our working relationship, an ultimately to our success . . . he truly shines at trial.  His ability to attract and maintain the attention of the jury while advocating our position is remarkable.  The drama that he creates in the courtroom is, at times, akin to prime time television. . . It is rare to come across an individual that shares a strong commitment to truth and excellence with a deep desire to win.  In my opinion, Mr. Brown is such an individual.  It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. Brown to anyone who believes in these values. Ken Harter (Jury Trial Client) 5)  Being a woman seeking legal counsel to pursue a law suit is an intimidating prospect. Fortunately a dear friend recommended Greg Brown. The minute I met with him, I was at ease. Lawsuits are not fun but somehow Greg and his team made it bearable. Not only was he knowledgeable, assertive and efficient, but at times he was a friend and therapist through all my stressful and self doubting moments. It was truly above and beyond the service I expected. He was aggressive for me when I wanted to give up and I received more in my settlement than I expected without having to go to court.  I could go on and on about how protected and supported I felt. I cannot recommend Greg Brown highly enough. I'm so grateful that he made, what could have been a nightmare, into a positive experience. (Employment Law Client) 6)  Gregory Brown handled a grueling and demanding trial for me.  Greg is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. He guides you through your respective case with a total game plan in mind, with realistic expectations. There are no promises. He is assertive, knowledgeable, compassionate to your case, hard working and very well prepared. He is a tremendous and valuable asset to your legal team!!! Tony (Trial Client) 7)  Greg is a gifted trial attorney. He is honest, very hard-working and has proven ability to win over the judge and jury to his views of the issues. Greg has the ability to clearly understand the issues and present them in easy to understand ways to the Judge and Jury. Greg comes prepared to cross examine (expert) witnesses. Interestingly, when a trial is concluded, he often has earned the respect of the opposing attorney(s). Since Greg's represented us, we've never yet been on the losing side. He has our respect and admiration.  Andrew Peykoff (Trial & Business Client) 8)  Simply the best lawyer you will ever work with. I have worked with many attorneys throughout my business career. Greg Brown stands out among them like a beacon in the night. His level of preparation, attention to detail, client engagement and follow-up is extraordinary and provides a level of preparation and confidence that invariably leads to the greatest potential for a successful outcome. To use a football analogy, Greg Brown is the Bill Belicheck of trial attorneys.  Bernie (Complex Business Trial Witness) 9)  Greg is an asset to anyone seeking legal representation because of his knowledge, style, tactical strategy and anticipation. He is definitely well versed in the court room if your case is litigated. I highly recommend his services!!!  (Business Issue Trial Client) 10)  I have just viewed your video presentation you put together on my behalf.  It is just ……………….. Perfect!   I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I hired you both!  (Family Law Client) 11)  I don't think I could ever say enough wonderful things about attorney Greg Brown and his law firm!  I created/operate a non-profit arts organization benefiting children and adults with disabilities, individuals working towards an entertainment career as well as low-income families. We were locked out of our theatre/arts studio over a year ago. After repeated attempts to retrieve the children's things and our expensive theatrical equipment (lighting, sound, costumes, props, musical instruments) so that we'd be able to continue operations at another location, the landlord refused claiming that everything belonged to him. Later, now claiming that the items had been abandoned, the landlord had a supposed auction where no one showed up so he purchased all of the belongings ($100k+ worth) and gave them to his daughter who happens to also run a theatre. Devastated, the children decided to fight back. In order to afford a new attorney, we organized a car wash and sold flowers. We continued to unite by meeting every Saturday at a local park. The children raised enough money and we retained an attorney. This attorney was excited at first about the case but a month before trial she told me we'd lose. I began representing myself. Realizing that our assigned judge was reviewed as a difficult one, I immediately sought out a new attorney. The problem was, I needed an attorney for a jury trial that was scheduled a week out and had already received one continuance. I sent out 10-20 emails to various attorneys and sadly received only 2 responses. The first told me they couldn't take a case to trial with that little time. The second was Greg Brown. I met with Greg Brown and his associate attorney Alison Flowers and all of the anxiety I had been carrying was almost instantly alleviated. Greg didn't tell me I would win, he didn't tell me I would lose. He was honest, smart, meticulous, supportive and calculated. I felt like Greg Brown understood my story and the importance of a child's First Communion Bible that one of my student's left in her cubby in the theatre. Greg listened to everything I said as if it were the most important thing in the world. I also felt like Greg Brown was able to give me a realistic view of what to expect. I have never seen an attorney with such finesse as Greg Brown. I was glad to know the truth however Greg also provided me with so much hope. After our meeting, Greg agreed to take on our case, despite having only a few days to prepare and not getting his usual and well-worth it fee for his firm's services. Greg and Alison dropped everything and worked night and day preparing. They looked at every angle and went through every document with a fine-toothed comb. Being the 3rd attorney on our case, I wasn't sure there would be any new discoveries to aid us, however Greg and Alison were amazing at finding loopholes and flaws in the other party's actions. Monday was the first day of our trial. Many of the kids and parents from the theatre came out to be witnesses and for support. Both Greg and Alison came to the trial. They have an incredible presence and stellar appearance, but that is by far second to their phenomenal ability to represent their clients. Greg Brown calmly and professionally negotiated with the other side and the judge. He remained calm as opposed to the other party's attorney who lost their cool several times. Greg did not back down and continued to argue new reasons why he shouldn't. Greg was able to negotiate us the right to reclaim not only many of our belongings and equipment, but also the right to reinstate our terminated lease and resume business! I have NEVER heard of this happening! We were able to move back to our theatre over a year after being kicked out. Greg went through the lease word for word and amended it in our favor and required the landlord to hand over the keys in front of the judge. The 5 day trial only lasted 2. The show will now go on, thanks to Greg Brown! (Business Trial Client) 12)  Aggressive, flawlessly prepared, and an exceptional strategist, Greg is nothing short of our knight in shining armor. One year into an exhausting and hostile partnership dispute, we fired our meek, uncommunicative, and now ex attorney, luckily finding Greg in the process. Greg quickly took control with a perfect balance of authority and grace. Communication was something greatly lacking in our previous attorney. Greg put those concerns to rest, always making himself available with a rapid response rate worth mentioning. During such a stressful time, it was a breath of fresh air to feel so constantly in the loop and certain of the direction we were headed. Greg has surpassed our expectations more than ten fold and we are happy to think of him as more of a friend than just our attorney. With the trial still looming in the future, I have unwavering confidence that we are going to win with Greg on our side- Bruce Safi (Business Trial Client) 13) It was very interesting, but I found this lawyer just by Google searching. From the beginning for what ever reason I trusted him. He was showing me legal and ethical ways to defend my legal issues. From the beginning he was with me until the end. Me and him were communicating almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The last day, before he wins my case, his final closing argument for the jury was unbelievable. I won my trial 12-0!!!!- Moe Homayounieh (Business Trial Client) 14) Greg is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. He guides you through your respective case with a total game plan in mind, with realistic expectations. There are no promises. He is assertive, knowledgable, compassionate to your case, hard working and very well prepared. He is a tremendous and valuable asset to your legal team!!!- Tony (Complex Family Trial Client) 15) Greg was recommended as an attorney who could handle the nuanced aspect of our case. As with most litigation, our case was strong but had certain complexities that needed expert handling. Greg puts you at ease from the very first meeting; his knowledge of the law is obvious and you immediately get an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and his ability to capitalize on the former and counter the latter. Additionally, Greg is very at home in the courtroom, should the case get that get far. Having that kind of trust and confidence in your attorney and his team is a huge advantage when you are involved in litigation. Although my case did not go to trial, I was able to watch Greg work as he deposed the defendant/cross-complainant. Many times with litigation, it seems like it is nothing but filings and answers to filings and just a lot of paperwork; you don't get to witness the actual lawyering. In this particular deposition, I was able to watch as Greg poked hole after hole in the cross-complainant's case. He asked questions in what at first seemed like random order but, after awhile, you could see the pattern and weave of his attack. Many times, Greg even schooled opposing counsel as he tried in vain to minimize the assault. By the end of the deposition, we knew we had basically won the case. His performance in the deposition solidified what was felt at the very first meeting; we had the right attorney! (Business Trial Client) 16) I cannot thank you enough to my lawyer Greg Brown (of Brown & Charbonneau Lawfirm) and the Jurors who presided over my case. Thank you for protecting me from the man who spread false stories about me, the man who spread false stories about me, stole personal private photos from my home posting them all over the internet with the malicious intent to hurt and embarass me, harassed and stalked me for the last 3 years, and interferred with many of my business contracts (as found guilty and liable by the jury). Greg Brown's perserverence and tenacity in fighting these past 3 years for what is right has been remarkable. If you are looking for an amazing trial attorney for anything I would recommend Greg Brown and his lawfirm in a heartbeat. I'm so grateful to him and teh many friends and fmaily I had supporting me in this long and difficult battle to clear my name of the horrible thigns he accused me of and to make him accountable for his egregious actions. - Gretchen Rossi (Defemation Trial Client) 17) Greg, … please provide what you feel is appropriate, I trust your judgment. Also, thank you very much for your help today in coming by at a moment’s notice, you guys are awesome! - Client 18) Thank you so much for all your help. Thank you for being available when I need(ed) You the most. Thank you for the time at night you spend pondering what to do. Thank you for being you. - Client
    • Peer Testimonials: 1)  I have spent hundreds of hours with Greg in trial and can honestly say he is unquestionably one of the best trial attorneys in California - a true Powerhouse. Greg has the utmost resolve and dedication to winning his client's case as well as an uncanny ability to read, connect, and relate to jurors and always keeps his client's best interest at the forefront of all decisions and strategies. His unwavering attention to detail and ability to immediately comprehend and apply complex factual situations and rules of law lead to the highest of success rates for his clients. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone looking for the best of the best.  Justin Reden, Esq.   2)  Gregory Brown is hands down the best trial lawyer I have ever seen. He has an amazing ability to connect with juries and clearly and Persuasively present the evidence. When the case really matters, Greg Brown is the guy to have trying the case. David Harter, Esq. 3)  Greg (Brown) is an exceptional litigation attorney and Managing Partner of his own firm, Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. Greg is well known in Southern California as an experienced trial attorney and has tried more cases than I can keep track of.   Greg is also a graduate of the renowned National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a Certified Trial Specialist.   Greg’s been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest honor, an AV Rating, signifying that his legal abilities and ethical standards are of the “very highest standard”.   Greg has always been a “people person” and together with the other members of his firm, takes great pride in placing his clients’ best interest before his own.   I trust Greg with our client referrals and you can trust Greg to assist you with your legal challenges. Laguna Hills Attorney, Jon Jackson, Esq. 4)  I have had the privilege to work with Greg (Brown) on many cases over the past ten years. He absolutely loves trying cases. Greg has spent more days in trial than any attorney I know. And he is the best there is at it, period. Orange County Attorney, L aura Hess, Esq. 5)  Simply the right choice. Greg Brown's capabilities as an attorney are second to none. I've used Greg to handle my own personal matters as well as referring potential clients to him on a regular basis. On each occasion I have been extremely satisfied as to how Greg has handled the matter. Greg's knowledge of the law is only matched by his ability to move his client’s needs and concerns forward. As a litigator, Greg has the ability to take the courtroom and make it his own. Greg's courtroom skills exceed most of his peers. Greg excels in communicating his points not just verbally, but visually as well through cutting edge technology.  Additionally, and probably most importantly, Greg spends the time to both understand his client's needs as well as keeping his clients informed on the progress of their case.  Allen Gershenson, Esq. (Contracts client & Attorney) 6)  Greg (Brown) really knows how to get things done. Exceptionally hard worker and uses technology to its fullest potential in trial. San Diego Attorney, Douglas Guy, Esq. 7)  Greg and I have worked as co-counsel on a complex marital dissolution case that involved the forensic accounting of several businesses and led to a multiple day trial over the course of one year. I had the privilege of working with Greg and witnessing his strong trial skills and work ethic, which greatly enhanced our case. Greg has the unique ability to digest vast amounts of information and develop effective trial strategy and pointed questions for trial that no doubt makes the other side wish that they had Greg on their case. Moreover, Greg is very professional and ethical in his legal representation, which makes him much admired in the eyes of the court and the legal community and further exemplifies what a lawyer should strive to be. Gerald Maggio, Esq. 8)  I endorse this lawyer's work. Greg (Brown) and I have worked closely together on many matters and I can affirm his impeccable trial skills and record. Irvine Attorney, Ted Connor, Esq. 9)  Greg Brown is the most skilled trial lawyer in Orange County with an unparalleled track record and a personal code of ethics that is second to none.  Joseph A. Ferrucci, Esq. 10) I have known Greg for better than 20 years and he has always been a consummate professional and a determined, well-prepared trial lawyer. I would recommend him without hesitation. Marc Hurd, Esq. 11) I endorse this lawyer. Anna Meddin, Esq. of Orlando, FL 12) I endorse this lawyer. Michael Shafer, Esq. of Norco, CA
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    • Adverse Attorney Testimonials: 1)  I am honored to write this letter of reference for Mr. Gregory G. Brown, Esq., a gentleman who I consider a formidable force in the highly specialized skill of trial litigation.  In a nutshell, Mr. Brown personifies the trial practitioner which all of those of us who appear before juries attempt to emulate.  I recently had the distinct privilege to participate in protracted (four-year) litigation with Mr. Brown. . . I can categorically state that he conducted himself and his case with the utmost professionalism, courtesy, and skill, not to mention an abiding adherence to ethics. . . Mr. Brown’s unyielding adherence to the tenets of our profession and zealous advocacy on behalf of his client deeply impressed me. . . He always maintained his professional demeanor, regardless of the situation.  At the trial, Mr. Brown masterfully interacted with the jury during voire dire, opening statement and closing arguments.  He evoked an instant rapport with each of the jurors which he maintained throughout the trial . . . the jurors’ eyes were always fixed and their attention always focused upon Mr. Brown whenever he spoke to them directly and whenever he examined a witness.  Since that trial concluded, I have spoken with the judge who presided over the case, the bailiff, and the court clerk.  All of them have remarked to me about what a fine, professional, and skillful trial lawyer Mr. Brown demonstrated himself to be while in their courtroom.  I could do nothing but agree with them.  Therefore, it is without reservation that I proudly and wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Brown and his firm as among the best trial lawyers with whom it has ever been my privileged to share a courtroom.  Irvine Attorney, Stephen P. O’Dell, Esq. 2)  I endorse this lawyer's work. A couple years ago, I opposed Greg (Brown) in a very lengthy and complex attorney malpractice/ breach of fiduciary duty jury trial. Greg represented the defendant attorney. He did an excellent job of defending the attorney and, considering the damning evidence presented to the jury, obtained a good result. Greg is a highly competent and aggressive litigator and trial lawyer. Irvine Attorney, Sherman Spitz, Esq. 3)  I endorse this lawyer's work. Greg (Brown) is a hardworking intelligent attorney who gives his all to his clients and gets great results while being highly ethical. I have worked both with and against Greg on cases and highly recommend him. San Juan Capistrano Attorney, Steven Kuhn, Esq. 4)  I enjoyed working with you on the Rivas case.  You were a complete gentleman and I look forward to meeting you again at trial, unless you are so successful in your new business enterprise that you give up trying your own cases, and based on how well you presented the Rivas defense, this is a distinct possibility.  You were able to give the jury a clear, simple, yet effective presentation on your own without the increased costs that usually accompany such a presentation.  I look forward to viewing your website and perhaps using your new company in the future.  I know you will greatly improve the chances of any attorney retaining your services to prevail at trial. Los Angeles Attorney, Gerard Friend, Esq. 5)  I was recently involved in a lengthy trial in Van Nuys Superior Court, opposed to Gregory Brown, of the firm of Brown & Charbonneau.  The case resulted in a verdict in favor of Mr. Brown’s client.  Mr. Brown’s trial techniques and skills are of the highest caliber.  I found him to be aggressive, thorough, diligent and knowledgeable.  His expert use of the latest and most state of the art trial technology was particularly impressive.  I would recommend him without hesitation or qualification as trial counsel in any role. Beverly Hills Attorney, Joel Warren, Esq. 6)  First, although we have been rather intense (and at times bitter) adversaries, I want to congratulate you on the special verdict findings.  Once, again, congratulation to you on what I personally consider to be a miraculous result for your client. Adverse Attorney after lengthy Jury Trial. (Adverse Attorney in Jury Trial)
    • Judge/Mediator/Arbitrator & Juror Comments: Superior Court Trial Judge:  From my vantage point, if you want to know, I thought that the video presentation and the PowerPoints and charts were of enormous assistance to clearly present the plaintiff’s side of the case . . . the video was extremely helpful to the Court and to the jury every day that it was used, not just opening and closing.  It was an effective use of presentation and highlighting.  Mr. Brown was very efficient in its use and proceeded speedily.  He was really fast. Ventura County Superior Court Judge – On the Record. Superior Court Trial Judge:  Mr. Brown, thank you very much.  It’s as fine an opening statement as I’ve ever heard.  Nice job. Orange County Superior Court Judge – On the Record. I just wanted to say that you were very inspiring, and I hope that someday I am given the opportunity to learn from someone such as yourself.  I still have a ways to go, but I am more encouraged after serving jury duty to go into the legal field.  You were very aware of the people around you, and you definitely made the proceedings that much more easily to follow along.  I look forward to someday crossing paths again. Trial Juror, Nhi (Juror #17) I would like to personally thank you for your services as a pro tem in my department recently.  I realize the primary commodity of an attorney in private practice is his or her time.  That you would give up some of that precious commodity for the efficient running of our justice system says a great deal about your priorities and dedication to public service.  I am sure that the parties and attorneys involved in the MSCs in which you participated are also very appreciative. Orange County Superior Court Judge This will confirm our conversation of a few days ago and your earlier e-mail, wherein you agreed to write an article for Vol. 17, No. 3 of California Litigation, the Journal for the Litigation Section of the State Bar.  The theme of that issue will be “Technology and the Law”.  You agreed to write an article dealing with the use of technology in the courtroom.  The article will be aimed at practitioners and should be of a practical nature.  On behalf of the editorial board of California Litigation and on behalf of the State Bar Litigation Section, thank you very much for agreeing to contribute to the Journal. W. F. Rylaarsdam, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal As you know, as a person who conducts mediation and arbitration, I see a considerable number of these types of presentations.  I can say with certainty that yours was one of the best.  The information was concise, presented in an effective manner and delivered in a style that was not overblown or exaggerated.  A utilization of your services in a case that I presided over demonstrated that the side that retained you had evaluated the case, was prepared for mediation and was prepared to proceed to trial or arbitration.  I believe that the presence of your services contributed to the settlement that was eventually obtained.  I look forward to seeing your work again. JAMS Mediator
    • Selected to Board of Directors, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
    • Tried to verdict 4 1/2 month Jury Trial
    • Multiple published cases from Trial/Appeal
    • Vice Chairman of Board of Directors, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS
    • Selected to Board of Directors, Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS

    Video:

    • As counsel for a possible wrongful termination and sexual harassment suit, Gregory G. Brown, Certified Trial Specialist and partner in the law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, obtained a six-figure settlement award without having to file suit.  This settlement was achieved within three months of the employee’s wrongful termination, and just before suit was to be filed.  The lawsuit would have named a world-renowned Olympic athlete, among others.The employee was employed by the Defendant companies for over fourteen years, and held an executive position.  The employee helped develop the companies, and devoted much of her time to her position.  The employee initially began a romantic relationship with her immediate supervisor, but attempted to end the relationship soon after it started.  The immediate supervisor reacted by telling the employee that, if the relationship ended, she would no longer be able to work for the companies.  When the employee did end the relationship, she was subjected to a hostile work environment by her immediate supervisor.    After the employee ended the relationship, she was repeatedly told that her position was not in jeopardy, and that she would not be terminated.  The employee, however, was terminated without warning and without cause.  She was offered a six-month severance package.  When the employee hired Gregory G. Brown to review the severance package, as advised in writing, the Defendants became hostile and ceased negotiations.     The parties attended mediation, but initially did not reach a resolution.  Throughout the following three weeks, the attorneys negotiated vigorously, sometimes on weekends and nights.  Negotiations eventually stalled.  Faced with the immediate threat of a lawsuit, however, Defendants quickly settled.    The possible lawsuit was premised on wrongful termination in violation of public policy, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, breach of implied-in-fact employment contract, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  Mr. Brown strongly negotiated with the opposing counsel for over three weeks to substantially increase the initial settlement offer, resulting in a six-figure award., Irvine Trial Lawyer Gregory G Brown Settles Six Figure Wrongful Termination & Sexual Harassment Case , 2011
    • NBC Television interviews Irvine Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown of the Orange County Trial Lawyers at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP.  Brown represented a family who believed their relative's cremated remains were buried in an urn in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.  For over 20 years, they visited the grave site.  When a disgruntled employee threatened to go public, Holy Cross acknowledged to the family that they didn't know where the remains were located. Prior to trial, defendants offered $25,000.  A San Diego jury awarded the family over $810,000 and assessed six figures in punitive damages for the intentionally fraudulent conduct by covering up their loss of the urn. Irvine Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown Orange County Trial Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Irvine Trial Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLP http://www.bc-llp.com/Civil-Trial-Specialists/ http://www.bc-llp.com/Attorneys/Gregory-G-Brown.shtml http://www.bcllpblog.com/trial/ http://www.bc-llp.com 714.505.3000, NBC Television Interview of Irvine Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown, NBC News, , Catholic Church, Certified Trial Specialist Gregory G. Brown, Demonstrative Evidence, Fraud, Jury Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers, Television, 2010
    • This 3D video animation of a PET (positron electron tomography) scan of a brain injury. This was presented to the jury to illustrate both frank brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury caused by a high speed auto collision.Orange County Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown, a Certified Trial Specialist, represented the injured plaintiff in the jury trial.Orange County Trial Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLPIrvine Personal Injury Lawyer Gregory G. BrownOrange County Personal Injury Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLPIrvine Personal Injury Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLPhttp://www.bc-llp.com/Attorneys/Gregory-G-Brown.shtmlhttp://www.bc-llp.com/Personal-Injury-Litigation/http://www.bcllpblog.com/injury/wp-admin/http://www.bc-llp.com/714.505.3000 ... (more info), PET Scan Video used in Trial - $1,600,000 Result, Jury Trial, Legal, Personal Injury, Trial Consulting, Trial Graphics, 2010
    • Orange County Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown created and used this video in jury trial.  Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist with the Irvine Trial Lawyers at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP.  Jury awarded client $1,600,000. Irvine Personal Injury Lawyer Gregory G. BrownOrange County Personal Injury Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLPIrvine Personal Injury Lawyers Brown & Charbonneau, LLPhttp://www.bc-llp.com/Attorneys/Gregory-G-Brown.shtmlhttp://www.bc-llp.com/Personal-Injury-Litigation/http://www.bcllpblog.com/injury/wp-admin/http://www.bc-llp.com714.505.3000, Video Reenactment of High Speed Auto Collision - Brain Injury, Brain Injury, Jury Trial, Legal, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Personal Injury, Trial Consulting, Trial Graphics, Video Graphics, 2010
    • Orange County Trial Lawyer Gregory G. Brown talks to media about ongoing litigation matter., Temporary Restraining Orders & Defamation Claims, Defamation, Jury Trial, Legal, Personal Injury, Trial Consulting, Trial Graphics, 2010
    • CBS follows high profile custody case handled by Brown & Charbonneau, LLP.Gregory Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. An accomplished jury trial veteran, Mr. Brown is one of only 110 Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy in the state of 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-Hubbells 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 for 2009 & 2010. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of Superb, 10.0 out of 10.0. Brown was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. 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., CBS follows high profile custody dispute - murder invovled, Certified Trial Specialist, Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Murder, Trial, Video Deposition In Trial, Video In Trial
    • Trial attorney Gregory Brown, of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, used video presentations in 4 1/2 month legal malpractice jury trial. Throughout the trial, he skilfully used a wide variety of demonstrative evidence, technology and demonstrations. According to jurors, Mr. Brown's presentation of the case was far more persuasive, understandable and interesting. Ultimately, the jurors found in favor of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP's client.Gregory Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. An accomplished jury trial veteran, Mr. Brown is one of only 110 Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy in the state of 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-Hubbells 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 for 2009 & 2010. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of Superb, 10.0 out of 10.0. Brown was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. 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, Gregory Brown used video in jury trial to help win the case! , 3D Animation, Certified Trial Specialist, Construction Defect, Jury Trial, Video, Video Deposition In Trial, Video In Trial
    • Gregory Brown puts on his defense counsel hat for brain injury mock trial.  In subsequent jury trial, Brown's client was awarded mid 7 figures in damages.  Brown successfully used extensive graphics, diagrams and powerpoints to keep the jury's attention.Gregory Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. An accomplished jury trial veteran, Mr. Brown is one of only 110 Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy in the state of 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-Hubbells 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 for 2009 & 2010. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of Superb, 10.0 out of 10.0. Brown was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. 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. ... , Gregory Brown acts as defense counsel in Brain Injury Mock Trial, Brain Injury, Certified Trial Specialist, Jury Trial, Mock Trial, Personal Injury, Trial Consultant
    • Gregory Brown obtains $800,000 jury verdict against Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery for losing the cremated remains of clients' relative and then covering it up.  Punitive damages we obtained as well.  NBC news followed the case.Gregory Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. An accomplished jury trial veteran, Mr. Brown is one of only 110 Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy in the state of 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-Hubbells 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 for 2009 & 2010. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of Superb, 10.0 out of 10.0. Brown was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. 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., NBC News on 6 figure verdict obtained by Gregory Brown against the San Diego Catholic Diocese, Church Cases, Plaintiff Personal Injury, Punitive Damages, Trial, Trial Consultant, Trial Presentation
    • Actual samples of opening statements, closing arguments, demonstrative evidence, timelines, charts & witness examinations.Gregory Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and partner with the Orange County, California law firm of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP. An accomplished jury trial veteran, Mr. Brown is one of only 110 Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy in the state of 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-Hubbells 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 for 2009 & 2010. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of Superb, 10.0 out of 10.0. Brown was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. 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.  , Trial presentation samples - actually used in jury trial, Certified Trial Specialist, Trial Consultant, Trial Lawyers, Trial Presentation Technology

    Newsletters:

    • Certified Trial Specialist Gregory G. Brown again asked to teach at the OCBA College of Trial Advocacy, held at Chapman University School of Law
    • The Orange County Trial Lawyers at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP are pleased to announce that litigation attorney Gregory G. Brown has again received the highest possible legal rating of 10.0/10.0 by the nationwide rating professionals at AVVO for the year 2011, Gregory G. Brown again receives highest possible legal rating 10.0/10.0
    • Irvine Trial Attorney Gregory G. Brown named to Super Lawyers for 2nd year in a row, Irvine Trial Lawyer, Trial

    Educational Background:

    • Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute for Mediation, Certification, 2011
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Program Graduate, 1993
    • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science Finance, Minor Emphasis in English, Dean's List, 1984

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  • Association Of Business Trial Lawyers
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  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar Of California
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