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Christopher L. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Framingham, MA

Petrini & Associates PC
372 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-665-4310
Fax: 508-665-4313
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2005
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal (50%), Employment & Labor: Employer (20%), Government Contracts (20%), Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Christopher L. Brown is a municipal law attorney and a principal at the law firm of Petrini & Associates, P.C., in Framingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Brown represents clients in the Boston metropolitan area and throughout Worcester County. In addition to municipal law, he is also deeply experienced in labor law, public procurement and civil litigation. 

A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, Mr. Brown has litigated a wide variety of matters on behalf of contractors, property owners, businesses and individuals. He has experience with construction projects, eminent domain defense, environmental litigation, insurance defense, labor grievance disputes and more. He is qualified to practice law before all Massachusetts state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Recognized for his knowledge and experience, Mr. Brown has spoken at continuing legal education seminars and a contributing author to Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation, a treatise published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono work and in 2016 received the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Amicus Service Award.

Mr. Brown graduated with high honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology with bachelor’s degrees in history and political science. He went on to earn his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. During law school, he interned for the Massachusetts Superior Court and worked as a teaching assistant for constitutional law and legal practice courses.

Outside of the office, Mr. Brown is active in his local community. He sits on the executive board of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association and on the Leadership MetroWest Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • 50%State, Local & Municipal
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Government Contracts
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning
Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015

About Christopher L. Brown

First Admitted: 2005, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.petrinilaw.com/chris-brown

Honors/Awards

  • , New England Super Lawyer
  • , Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers magazine from 2009 and 2015
  • Recognition for pro bono amicus work on behalf of IMLA and other state and national public employer organizations, Amicus Service Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Leadership Metrowest
  • Board of Directors, Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Executive Board, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (formerly the City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association)

Educational Background

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, B.A. in History and Political Science with high honors, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presentation included discussion of contract negotiation issues for public construction projects., Panelist/Speaker, Secrets of a Successful Public Construction Project: Working With Outside Professionals From Design Through Project Close-out, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Presentation on risk allocation issues for public construction projects, Panelist/Speaker, Risk Allocation Issues, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Presentation on insurance and bond issues in public construction context (webinar), Panelist/Speaker, Insurance and Bonds, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Panelist/Speaker, Insurance Law Issues for Municipal Counsel, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Panelist/Speaker, Construction Procurement ABCs, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Author, Insurance Policies & Endorsements to Consider for Public Construction Projects, Municipal Law Newsletter, Massachusetts City Solicitors And Town Counsel Association, 2012
  • Panelist/Speaker, Public Construction Projects - Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, Massachusetts City Solicitors And Town Counsel Association, 2012
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Panelist/Speaker, Public Construction Law Update, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Leadership Metrowest
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Christopher L. Brown

372 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: 508-665-4310

Fax: 508-665-4313

Last Updated: 5/24/2021

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