Mr. Brown's practice focuses on appeals and trial support in state and federal courts.
At the appellate level, Mr. Brown handles all aspects of appeals, from early case assessments and evaluations of appellate issues, to motions practice and briefing, to presenting oral argument. He also consults on strategic matters to assist other attorneys, drawing on his understanding of the nuances and subtleties of appellate practice, including conducting mock court sessions.
At the trial level, Mr. Brown develops and presents dispositive motions, prepares jury instructions, handles charge conferences, and provides legal support for the purpose of preserving claims of error. He is a regular contributor to the firm’s I Object! blog, which focuses on preservation of error at trial.
Mr. Brown’s areas of concentration include complex commercial and tort litigation, insurance coverage disputes, real property litigation, and consumer finance, all at both the trial and appellate level. He is an active member in the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Task Force as well as its E-Discovery Task Force. Mr. Brown is also dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to ensure access to the justice system for persons otherwise unable to afford it.
Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Mr. Brown served as a senior staff attorney to Judge Nelly N. Khouzam in the Second District Court of Appeal in Tampa, where he learned the intricacies of appellate practice and what judges find persuasive. During law school, he was a teaching assistant for the courses Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy. He publishes and speaks on topics related to appellate law, ethics, professionalism, and legal career development.