Philip Y. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Brown Counsel
 | 101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-842-8375
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Philip Y. Brown is the founder of Brown Counsel, located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. At his law firm, Mr. Brown provides both individuals and business clients with a wide range of legal services in a number of practice areas, including the following:

• Business law
• Banking and finance law
• Real estate
• Family law
• Estate planning
• Personal injury
• Corporate law
• Consumer rights
• Bad faith insurance

Even though many of his clients seek his assistance with legal matters that fall into the above practice areas, Mr. Brown considers his firm's sole focus to be on providing legal assistance during litigation and negotiation. As an experienced trial attorney and mediator certified by Metropolitan Mediation Services, he welcomes all prospective clients, regardless of their legal needs.

Mr. Brown began his legal career in 1989 after earning his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and his approval to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Over the past nearly 30 years, his outstanding legal abilities and dedication to his clients' needs have led to a number of honors, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and inclusion among the best appellate and commercial litigation lawyers in the country by The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition to his work at his firm, attorney Brown also serves as the chairman of the Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, which is an elected position that followed his appointment to the committee by Governor Deval Patrick. However, PERAC is not his only responsibility outside of the firm. He is an active member of the legal community and his local community. He serves on the Norwell Zoning Board of Appeals as vice chair, and he is a member of numerous legal associations.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Appeals, Arbitration, Mediation


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Philip Brown

Admitted: 1988, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Listed in Super Lawyers National Edition Corporate Counsel
  • Selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer each year since its inception
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator through Metropolitan Mediation Services

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Steering Committee - Boston Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section  
  • Vice-Chair, Norwell Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Commissioner, Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC)
  • Member, Notre Dame Academy PASS Council
  • Member, Haverford College Alumni Awards Committee
  • Chairman of the Special Commission To Study the Massachusetts Public Employees' Pension Classification System

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors' Community Outreach Committee
  • Member, Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors, Executive Committee
  • Member, Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Wrote a chapter entitled, "A Client's Guide to the Litigation Process", which is included in the book, Addressing A Client's Litigation Issues, Leading Lawyers on Educating Clients, Managing Expectations and Developing A Case Strategy, Aspatore Books, 2008
  • Co-authored an article entitled, "The Dark Cloud of Seller Liability Under State Blue Sky Laws," USLAW Journal, Spring/Summer 2012

Educational Background:

  • New York University, M.A. in Politics, 1985
  • Haverford College, B.A., 1983

Industry Groups

  • Financial Services
  • Pension Funds
  • Small And Mid-Sized Companies
  • Tech
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Office Location for Philip Y. Brown

101 Federal Street
Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-842-8375

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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