Attorney Janice P. Brown is the founder and senior partner in the Brown Law Group. Growing up in Montana, Janice Brown went to work for the U.S. Justice Department as a trial attorney in the tax division in 1984. Recruited right out of law school into Justices’ Honor Program in Tax, Ms. Brown tried lawsuits on behalf of the United States in venues throughout the western United States, including Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, California and Texas.
In 1987, Janice Brown was chosen Trial Lawyer of the Year at the US Department of Justice. This early recognition would prove to be one of many honors and awards to follow. She went on to be a partner in the firm Seltzer, Caplan, Wilkins and McMahon. She also began to visualize the client-focused philosophy that would be the basis for her own firm.
As is the case with many successful people, Janice Brown had a mentor who influenced her and supported her early in her career. Bonnie Reading, a former law partner at Seltzer Caplan McMahon, died in 1995, but continues to be an inspiration to this day.
It has been said that other people can believe in us with more conviction than we can believe in ourselves and Janice Brown credits Bonnie Reading for having this unwavering commitment to her success when it really mattered. Indeed, Ms. Readings own determination and courage were an inspiration to many.
Janice Brown is centered and focused because she seeks balance in all aspects of her life. She envisions the achievement of goals and objectives at the beginning of a project. Her philosophical approach to business and law finds its roots in progressive leadership thinking. She has implemented this approach into the culture at the Brown Law Group from the firm’s beginnings.
A frequent public speaker, Janice Brown is trusted for her specialized expertise and knowledge. She has been featured on the local San Diego affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC. She has been sought out for her insights on topics such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination, email policies and Internet use. Ms. Brown was also selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer each year from 2007 through 2011.
Ms. Brown has an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and a law degree from Gonzaga Law School. Her involvement in the community has been extensive and has included the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Past President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and a Vice President of the San Diego County Bar Association.
For Janice Brown, the future will include even more community involvement. Janice loves the business of law and loves to help her colleagues and clients reach their goals, personal and business. Brown Law Group’s client-focused approach of doing business has always meant a collaborative, non-competitive environment that has benefited staff and clients alike.