A. Shonn Brown

A. Shonn Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst LLP
 | 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-981-3800
Fax: 214-981-3839
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Shonn Brown is a highly respected trial lawyer and bar and civic leader, who counsels and advocates for businesses and individual clients engaged in complex legal disputes.  Shonn has earned a stellar reputation among her professional peers, members of the judiciary and clients. A strong believer in the right to a jury trial, Shonn thrives on the opportunity to vigorously advocate for her clients throughout all phases of a dispute, particularly in trial.

Shonn is a strategic problem solver who excels when the stakes are high, achieving solid results for her clients, efficiently, and when needed, aggressively. Shonn has experience in an array of industries including private equity, construction, professional services, real estate, direct sales, banking and financial services and manufacturing, among others. She has expertise in dealing with trade secrets, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, employment, board governance, products liability, personal injury and contracts. In addition to her civil trial experience, Shonn has first-hand knowledge of the criminal courts from serving as a “Lawyer on Loan” to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where she tried numerous cases to verdict.

Clients particularly like and respect Shonn’s frank demeanor, responsiveness and practical business-minded approach to handling matters. Her experience as counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as with arbitration proceedings provides her with complete perspective and the ability to anticipate her opponent’s strategies and tactics, eliminating unnecessary battles and allowing her to focus on the issues that truly matter.

Shonn is an avid runner, a veteran of the New York City Marathon and a supporter of the arts, education and the empowerment of girls and young women. Shonn enjoys spending time with her husband who is also a practicing attorney, and their three children.

About Shonn Brown

Admitted: 1998, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.lynnllp.com/attorneys/a-shonn-brown


  • “Multicultural Leadership Award”, Texas Diversity Council
  • “The Hon. Sam A. Lindsay Award for Professionalism and Ethics”
  • Recognized as a History Maker by Black Alumni of Southern Methodist University
  • Selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40", published in D Magazine, 2006
  • Recognized among the "Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law" by Texas Lawyer, 2015
  • Named among the "Top Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine, 2015
  • Selected as a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" in the area of Business Litigation by D Magazine, 2013-2017
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, 2016
  • Recognized as an "SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni", 2016
  • Named one of "The National Black Lawyers - Top 100”, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Affiliations Dallas Bar Association Vice Chair of Bylaws Committee, 2015 Co-Vice Chair of CLE Committee, 2015 Director, 2013-present,Secretary-Treasurer, 2012 Co-Chair Dallas Bar Association Equal Access to Justice Campaign, raising record $930,000 for pro bono Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court JL Turner Legal Association Foundation, Director, 2001-2004 JL Turner Legal Association Vice President, 2002 Recording Secretary, 2000 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Co-Chair, Lawyers Promoting Diversity Committee, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dallas Museum of Art, Vice President 2016 - present, Director, 2013-present; The Lamplighter School, Trustee, 2013-present Big Thought, Director, 2012-2015; Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Director, 2003 – present; Chair, Cherish the Children Luncheon for Dallas CASA; Dallas Women's Foundation, Director; Chair, Nominating Committee Bryan’s House, Director, 2010 – 2013; Dallas Museum of Art, Junior Associates Chair, An Affair of the Art Gala, 2012 Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2008—2009 Steering Committee, 2006—2012 Leadership Dallas Class of 2003 Junior League of Dallas, member since 2001.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University, B.S., 1995 Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Barristers, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Banking And Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Direct Sales
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications

Articles about A. Shonn Brown appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for A. Shonn Brown

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201

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Last Updated: 1/18/2019

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