Joel H. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Miami, FL

Freidin Brown, P.A.
 | 2 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-371-3666
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Joel H. Brown was elected as Chief Judge by his colleagues in February, 2009 and served in that capacity until reentering private practice in April of 2013. As the co-founder of Freidin Brown, P.A., located in Miami, Florida, he has extensive experience in fighting for fair settlements and jury awards for his personal injury clients in Miami-Dade County and throughout Southern Florida. He handles representative matters including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

A Florida native, Mr. Brown pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and received his Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1967. He then went on to attend what is now known as the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1970. Mr. Brown was a civil trial lawyer for 19 years after graduation before being appointed as a judge on the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, rising to the level of Chief Judge in 2009. He remained in that capacity until 2013 when he co-founded Freidin Brown, P.A. He is admitted to practice in Florida and Colorado, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Brown is highly regarded by his fellow professionals, and has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He was the 2013 recipient of the Alan R. Schwartz Judicial Excellence Award from the Dade County Bar Association and received the Paver Award from the Cuban American Bar Association in 2012. Mr. Brown is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Florida Justice Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Miami Dade Justice Association. He is board certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Family Law (30%): Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Joel Brown

Admitted: 1971, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.yourfloridatrialteam.com/attorney-profiles/joel-b...

Honors and Awards:

  • "The Best Lawyers in America" 2015-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2015
  • Avvo rating of 10 – Superb!
  • Judicial Leadership Award, The First Family American Inns of Court, 2008
  • Sabadell's Community Service Award, Sabadell United Bank, 2011
  • Diversity in the Judiciary Award, Spanish American League Against Discrimination, 2011
  • Paver Award, Cuban American Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • The Rodef Sholom Award (Pursuer of Peace), The Miami Jewish Legal Society, 2012
  • Inductee, Miami Beach High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Person of the Year Award, South Florida Shomrim Society, 2012
  • Award of Excellence, Dade County Bar Association, 2013
  • Martindale Hubbell Directory - AV rating
  • Who's Who in American Law, 3rd Edition

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1989
  • Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Elected Chief Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 2009 - March 31, 2013
  • College of Advance Judicial Studies, No Fault Law, Faculty Member, 1993
  • Dade Traffic Oversight Committee, Chairperson, Past Member
  • College of Advanced Judicial Studies, Faculty Member, Past Member
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Circuit and County Courts, Education Committee Education, Past Member
  • Florida Conference of County Court Judges, Education Committee, Legislative Committee, and Traffic Court Rules Committee, Past Member
  • Optical Imaging Executive Committee , Co-Chairperson, Past Member
  • Florida Bar, Family Court Rules Committee, Past member
  • Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program Advisory Board, Chairperson , 2000 - Present
  • Unified Family Court Advisory Board, Chairperson, 2001 - 2002
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Member, Education Committee, Circuit and County Courts, 1991 - 1994
  • Supreme Court Select Committee on the Study of D.U.I. Programs, Member, 1993
  • Dade Traffic Oversight Committee, Chairperson, 1992 - 1994
  • Lakeridge Townhome Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1988 - 1990
  • Florida Bar, Past Member, Ethics Committee
  • Florida Bar, Chairperson, Grievance Committee I, 1986 - 1988
  • Coconut Grove Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1984
  • Florida Bar, Member, Grievance Committee I, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1985 - 1988
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Ethics Committee, Past Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Member
  • Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Past Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Past Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Past Member
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member
  • American Bar Association, Past Member
  • Colorado Bar, Member
  • Miami Dade Justice Association
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • Supreme Court of Colorado, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1971
  • Florida, 1971

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Community Oriented Rehabilitation and Education Program DUI School - Dade County, Past Member
  • Community Oriented Rehabilitation and Education Program, DUI School,, Dade County, Chairperson, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "The Obstructive Litigator", Summer Conference of County Court Judges, 1991
  • "Use of Florida No Fault Law in Auto Negligence Claims and Criminal Restitution", Winter Conference of County Court Judges, 1992
  • "Depositions, Preparation and Procedures in Civil Cases", St. Thomas School of Law, 1994
  • "Depositions-Preparation and Procedures in Civil Cases", University of Miami School of Law, October 16, 1995
  • Special Presenter, "Technology in Today's Courts", The National Judicial College, March 12, 1996
  • Family Court Self Help Project Orientation, January 21, 1977
  • FICPA Litigation and Valuation Services Conference, 2001
  • "Put Something Back" Program, 2002
  • "Put Something Back" Program View From the Bench, 2003
  • "Put Something Back" Program View From the Bench Lecturer - Burden of Proof, 2004
  • Speaker, "Service Above Self", Miami Rotary Club of Miami, FL, January 15, 2004
  • "Family Law Issues", Fifteenth Annual Nuts & Bolts of Divorce, December 8, 2006
  • "Family Division Practice", DCBA Young Lawyers Courthouse 101, March 27, 2009
  • "Keynote Address and Effectiveness of Argument", County Attorney's Office Litigation Training Seminar, April 29, 2009
  • "Put Something Back" Program, View From The Bench
  • Miami Dade Chapter Induction of Officers, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, July 9, 2009
  • State of the Courts, Dade County Defense Bar Association, July 15, 2009
  • Update to Policies and Procedures in the various divisions of the Circuit and County Courts, Coral Gables Bar Association, September 16, 2009
  • Outline of Court Programs, Dade Community Foundation, November 4, 2009
  • Faculty Lecturer, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, 2010
  • Speaker, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Centennial Gala, May 21, 2011
  • Speaker, Dade County Bar Association 95th Annual Installation Ceremony Speaker and Award Recipient, June 3, 2011
  • Speaker, Preservation of our Court History, Cuban American Bar Association? CABA, August 19, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker, "Diversity on the Bench", Spanish American League Against Discrimination ? S.A.L.A.D., August 25, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker, Tenth Annual Judges and Lawyers Event, January 26, 2012
  • Faculty Lecturer, D.U.I. Programs, Florida Conference of County Court Judge, Supreme Court Select Committee
  • Dade Legal Aid 23rd Annual Recognition Luncheon, Awards Presentation, Dade County Bar Association, April 27, 2012
  • Lecturer - "Advanced Legal Research and Writing". Subject-Preparation, St. Thomas School of Law
  • Lecturer - "Depositions-Preparation and Procedures in Civil Cases", St. Thomas School of Law, 1994
  • Faculty Member, Florida No Fault law, College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 1993
  • Lecturer, Use of Florida No Fault Law in Auto Negligence Claims and Criminal Restitution, County Court Judges, Winter Conference, 1992
  • Lecturer, Civil Procedure and Practice, St. Thomas School of Law, 1991
  • Lecturer, The Obstructive Litigator, Summer Conference of County Court Judges, 1991
  • Faculty Lecturer, Florida Conference of County Court Judges

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Judge, University of Miami Moot Court, 1998
  • Dade County Bar Association YLS, Super Lawyers Mock Trial, Presiding Judge, 2010
  • Dade County Bar Association YLS, Super Lawyers Mock Trial, Presiding Judge, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.S.B.A., 1967
Office Location for Joel H. Brown

2 S Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-371-3666

 

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Last Updated: 6/7/2018

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