Gregory G. Brown

Gregory G. Brown

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • California
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A native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Gregory G. Brown is one of approximately 150 lawyers in California to be certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. He has devoted his practice to civil and jury trial litigation, taking on cases involving business, commercial or corporate litigation as well as those involving contract actions, fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition and false advertising, and corporate litigation. He also serves clients in divorce and personal injury cases. After his graduation from law school in 1987, Mr. Brown practiced Kring & Brown, LLP, for 14 years. Mr. Brown has been named to "Best Lawyers in America" and to the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in US by National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Brown has also been selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. He includes among his honors a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating*, an Avvo rating of "Superb" and has been named to Super Lawyers since 2009. Mr. Brown was named Attorney of the Year for Western US and has been nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year on numerous occasions. He has been awarded the "Lead Counsel" rating and has been named as one of the "Esteemed Lawyers of America." Mr. Brown served on the board of directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association from 2009 to 2014 and is a member of the California Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association. His work in cases has been featured in the Orange County Register, Verdict Magazine, LA Times, San Diego Tribune and the L.A. Daily Journal. Outside of his practice, Mr. Brown regularly writes, speaks and lectures.

Education
Pepperdine University
Mediation Certificate
- present
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: San Diego Law Review, Editorial Board Member; Journal of Contemporary Issues, Founding Editor.
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, President.
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Arizona State University
B.S. (1984) | Finance
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Member.
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
Current
Mediator
OC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
- Current
Business, Fraud, Personal Injury, Construction & Real Estate Mediations
Expert Witness
Gregory G. Brown, Esq.
- Current
Mediator
Gregory G. Brown, Esq.
- Current
Skilled Mediator handling business disputes, complex litigation, professional liability, personal injury and real estate matters.
Senior Consultant, Founding Member
On Trial, LLC
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Trial Consulting for Lawyers and Law Firms looking for the edge in Trial.
Senior Partner, Managing Partner
Kring & Brown
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15 years at firm. Senior partner in charge of firm's business & business litigation department. Helped build firm from 8 to over 40 lawyers in 1998, with five offices in OC, San Diego, Inland Empire, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Can my partners "lock me out"?
AVVO
Do I really need to tell my lawyer about that?
AVVO
How do I get out of a partnership?
AVVO
“I was under duress when I signed that agreement.”
AVVO
Mediating a Partnership/Business Dissolution
AVVO
Available Remedies for Breach of a Property Purchase Agreement: Part I
AVVO
How to Start a Business
AVVO
Arbitration
AVVO
At-Will Employment in California
AVVO
Basic California Personal Injury Law
AVVO
Calculating Child Support in California
AVVO
Defamation in California
AVVO
Enforceability of Release of Liability Forms in California
AVVO
Fraud and/or Misrepresentation--When does it become actionable?
AVVO
http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/the-collateral-source-rule
AVVO
Implied Assumption of Risk for Sports Participants
AVVO
Personal Injury on Public Property
AVVO
Shareholders and Corporate Distributions
AVVO
Tenant Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy--What Should you Do?
AVVO
The Community Property System: The Difference between Community Property and Separate Property
AVVO
The Doctrine of Laches
AVVO
The Workings of a Bankruptcy Proceeding
AVVO
Third Party Beneficiaries
AVVO
Waiver as a Defense
AVVO
What Are Your Rights to Partnership Accounts and Recordkeeping?
AVVO
When Can a Contract be Undone?
AVVO
When is a Contract Considered Mutually Drafted?
AVVO
Are You Going to a Mediation?
AVVO
Are You Illegally Recording a Conversation?
AVVO
Beware of the Illegal Contract!
AVVO
Covenants Not to Compete in Employment - - The Competing Interests
AVVO
Dealing With Online Harassment
AVVO
How to Chose the Best Attorney
AVVO
How to Draft an Enforceable Contract
AVVO
How to Negotiate Basic Business Transactions
AVVO
Questions to ask attorneys that you are considering hiring for a Personal Injury case
AVVO
Risk Management Tips for Business
AVVO
Should I Sue or Not?
AVVO
The Trial Lawyer Cross Examination Checklist
AVVO
The Use of Technology in the Modern Trial
AVVO
Tips for Selling a Business
AVVO
Trial Preparation - The Final Days
AVVO
Understanding Personal Injury - - Negligence Basics
AVVO
Valuing Personal Injury Cases
AVVO
What Do I Do if I am Sued?
AVVO
What is a "Partnership", was one formed and how is it dissolved?
AVVO
When, How and How Much Interest Can You Recover in a Legal Dispute?
AVVO
Speaking Engagements
ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) , ENDS International Business Conference , London, UK
ENDS
Business attorney, Gregory G. Brown spoke at the June 14 – 15, 2017 international business conference on ENDS about “Best Practices” on legal issues facing manufacturers
Certifications
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Mediation
Pepperdine/Strauss School of Mediation
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Best Attorneys in America
Best Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubble
Surperb 10.0/10.0 Avvo Rating
AVVO/OC METRO
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Attorneys in America
Best Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubble
Surperb 10.0/10.0 Avvo Rating
AVVO/OC METRO
Top 5%
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0 Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Top 5%
Super Lawyers
Best Attorneys in America
Best Lawyers
Top 5%
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0 Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Best Attorneys of America
Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America
Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected groups of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States. With these high standards, less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America.
AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0 Rating
Martindale Hubbell
"10 Best" Law Firms
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Lead Counsel Rated
Lead Counsel Comprehensive Legal Ratings
Superb 10.0/10.0 AVVO Rating
Avvo
AV Preeminent Rated 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys in Southern California
Los Angeles Magazine
Top Attorneys in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
Top 100 Trial Attorneys
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top Attorneys in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
"Superb 10.0/10.0" Highest Legal Rating
Avvo
Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys in Southern California
Los Angeles Magazine
Southern California Leaders in Law
Forbes Magazine
Top 100 Trial Attorney
The National Trial Lawyers
Attorney of the Year (1 of 4 Recipients in US)
Rocket Lawyer
Highest Attorney Rating - AV 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorneys in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
Top Attorney
OC Metro magazine
Superb 10.0/10.0 AVVO Rating
Avvo
Top 5% Attorney in Southern California
Super Lawyers
Orange County Power Attorney
Riviera Magazine
Superlawyers
Superlawyers
OC Metro Top Attorneys
AVVO/OC METRO
Top Attorneys in Souther California
Los Angeles Magazine
Top Attorneys in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
State Bar of California
Service & Dedication Award
Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association
Superlawyers
Superlawyers
Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist
State Bar of California
Top Attorneys in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee
Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Superlawyers
Superlawyers
National Leadership Award
National Congressional Committee
Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist
Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association
"AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
"AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Service & Commitment Award
Orangewood Children's Foundation
"AV Rating 5.0/5.0" - Highest Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Meritorious Service Award
County of Orange
Dedication & Support
Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS
Ironman Triathlon finisher
Ironman Triathlon
Profiled Litigator
Los Angeles Daily Journal
AV Rating 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Graduate
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Founding Editor
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
University of San Diego Law Review
University of San Diego Law Review
Dean's List
Arizona State University
Dean's List
Arizona State University
Dean's List
Arizona State University
Finisher of 14 separate marathons
Marathon Finisher
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell
1998 - present
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
1998 - present
Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
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Esteemed Lawyers of America
Esteemed Lawyer
- Current
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American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Litigation Attorneys
- Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
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National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Current
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So California Mediation Association
Member
- Current
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
- Current
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
- Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
- Current
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Super Lawyers  # 1320004
Named
- Current
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
- Current
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Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County Chapter)
Member
- Current
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Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association
Member
- Current
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Constitutional Law Foundation/Peer Court
Supporter
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Business Litigation Section
- Current
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State Bar of California - Business Law Section
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 132004
Member
- Current
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San Diego Law Review
Editorial Board of Directors
- Current
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American Bar Association, Univ. of San Diego
Representative
- Current
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Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association
Board of Directors
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Activities: Director of Technology Committee
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Public Law Center
Contributor
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Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS
Board of Directors
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Activities: Orangewood Children's Foundation began 25 years ago with a vision to build a facility to shelter Orange County children who were the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
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American Society of Trial Consultants
Member
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Orangewood PALS
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
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Activities: Non-profit volunteer community organization with support and activities for abused and neglected children in Orange County, California.
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Orange County Superior Court
Judge Pro Tem
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City of Los Angeles Olympic Triathlon
Co-Founder
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Orange County Superior Court
Mediator
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Lindsay Farms 4H/DARE Program
Member, Board of Directors
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Orange County Performing Arts Center
Events Committee
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Special Olympics, Phoenix, AZ
Volunteer
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Activities: Special Olympics Arizona's (SOAZ) goal is to empower the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through SOAZ's year-round sports training, competitions and support programs.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    ($295-$545/hr)
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Business & Corporate Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Website
Contact & Map
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
420 Exchange
Suite 270
Irvine, CA 92602
Telephone: (714) 505-3000
Fax: (714) 505-3070