JANICE P. BROWN
Attorney Janice P. Brown is the founding partner of 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. Reading’s own determination and courage were an inspiration to many.
A Solution Orientation
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 Brown Law Group from the firm’s beginnings.
A Known Personality
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 and wrongful termination. Ms. Brown has also been selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer since 2007.
Ms. Brown also is a frequent speaker on economic development and success. Her other venture, Beyond Law, provides consulting services to anyone interested in expanding into an abundance mindset.
Ms. Brown has an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and a law degree from Gonzaga Law School, which she completed in two years. Her involvement in the community has been extensive and includes Vice Chair of 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. Ms. Brown also serves the legal community by serving as a Vice Chair of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Looking towards the Future
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.