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James Matthew Brown

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego, CA

James Matthew Brown, A Professional Law Corporation
2869 India Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-238-0815
Fax: 619-295-0172
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Nationally recognized trial lawyer, Jim is recognized as one of the finest trial lawyers in the City of San Diego. As a personal injury lawyer who has been in private practice since 1981, I have a wealth of experience handling cases involving brain injuries, paralysis, burns, broken bones and multiple other injuries caused by accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice.

Throughout my career I have been received 4 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards presented by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and in 2013 that esteemed organization honored me with its Outstanding Trial of the Year Award.

Recent peer accolades include:

Best Law Firms in California-US News and World Report

Nations Top One Percent-National Association of Distinguished Trial Counsel

2020 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award in the case of Peck v Peck

2013 San Diego Consumer Attorney's Trial Lawyer of the Year

2009 Top Attorney-Personal Injury-San Diego Daily Transcript

2012 Top Attorney-Personal Injury-San Diego Daily Transcript

2011, 2012 and 2013 Top 100 National Trial Attorneys

2011 and 2012 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards

Teaching Staff Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College 2011

Trial Lawyers Teaching Staff-2011 Mock Trial; 2012 Trial Skills; Cambria Regional-Discovering the Story

Lecturer at Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Voir Dire

San Diego Inn Of Court-Opening Statement Presenter

Staff Instructor-San Diego Inn of Court 2009-2012

San Diego Inn of Court Board of Directors

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Board of Directors

Jim has also been honored by his peers who consistently retain his services to try cases on their behalf; or to otherwise consult with them on trial strategies and presentation of cases to juries.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2022

About James Matthew Brown

First Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://jblawsandiego.com/about/

Representative Clients

  • I only represent people who have been injured, damaged or harmed by the negligence of other people, businesses, governmental entities, corporations or insurance companies.

Educational Background

  • Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Wyoming, 2002
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 1977

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2005
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture and demonstrate trial procedures and tactics to members of the Plaintiffs bar., Lecturer/Presenter, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Plaintiffs Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • Lecturer, San Diego Inn of Courts, Teaching Faculty-Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Staff Instructor. This position is only one of 50 attorneys in the United States. As a staff instructor I travel throughout the United States teaching other attorneys trial and communication skills. , 2011

Honors/Awards

  • $9,500,000.00 jury verdict in a wrongful case involving the shooting death of defendants son. The defendant claimed self defense. Mr. Brown was asked to try the case one week before jury selection. Defendants had offered $5,000.00 in full settlement of Plaintiffs damages. Defendants offer was rejected and the jury heard all of Plaintiffs case, believed in Plaintiffs case, rejected the defendants excuse and  awarded $9,500,000.00 in geneeral damages, i.e., the value of the loss of a father and husband. There were no economic damages alleged at trial., Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2020
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • , Best Law Firms in California, US News & World Report
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year 2013 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Highly prestigious annual award for numerous Plaintiff jury verdicts obtained by James Matthew Brown during his career and during 2011, 2012 and 2013., Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2013
  • Prestigious trial award for an outstanding jury verdict in the case of Groff v Bay Scene Owner's Association. , Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2012
  • This is a peer reviewed and nominated organization which includes many of the finest trial lawyers in the United States., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • , Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • A peer reviewed honor for an excellent trial result., Outstanding Trial Lawyers Award, Comsumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $4,000,000.00 settlement one week before trial call. Client suffered an aggravation of his preexisting degenerative neck conditions. There was a history of treatment before this crash. Client was victimized in a rear end automobile crash. He had preexisting degenerative conditions in his neck for which he had treated before this crash., 2021
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement reached in mediation for an 11 year old girl who was burned due to hot soup served to her in a styrofoam cup., 2021
  • Sex abuse jury verdict of $6,500,000.00. This is recognized as the highest verdict against a juvenile alcohol drug rehabilitation facility in the State of California and was one of the top 100 jury verdicts in 2014., 2014
  • $9,500,000.00 verdict in a wrongful death case. Defendant claimed self defense. The jury rejected the defense argument. The entire verdict was based on the value of a father and a husband. There were no economic damages presented. The jury awarded $1,750,000.00 more than Mr. Brown asked for in his closing argument., 2020
  • Settlement in excess of $1,000,000.00 in child sex abuse case. Defendant, per settlement, to remain anonymous., 2015
  • Jury Verdict-$6,500,000.00 in off premises child grooming/molestation case. This case was recognized as one of the top 10 verdicts in California for the 2014 year. It remains the highest verdict against a child drug and rehabilitation facility in the State of California. , 2014
  • Minor traumatic brian injury-$2,000,000.00 Premises Liability-hip injury $660,00.00 Pedestrian v. auto $1,100,000.00 Auto collision-no objective findings-965,000.00 $365,00.00 neck injury $240,000.00 premises liability, 2012

Industry Groups

  • damaged or harmed by others.
  • I represent people who have been personally or economically injured
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Office Location for James Matthew Brown

2869 India Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-238-0815

Fax: 619-295-0172

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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