California Minority Counsel Program Names Attorney Janice Brown to its Diversity Leader Hall of Fame

The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) has named San Diego attorney Janice Brown to its Diversity Leader Hall of Fame. In its inaugural year, CMCP’s Diversity Leader Hall of Fame recognizes visionaries who saw the need, set the tone and paved the way, moving CMCP to a higher level.

Marci Rubin, Executive Director of CMCP, noted that the organization’s 25-year history is the story of good people doing great things, of leadership in action, of passion for and commitment to CMCP’s mission and of meaningful and sustained involvement in CMCP.

Rubin stated, “We’re honored to recognize Janice in our inaugural year as a true champion of diversity in the legal field and a strong believer in the importance of CMCP as a primary legal diversity organization.”

“I sincerely and whole-heartedly support the mission of CMCP,” said Ms. Brown, “and I’m thrilled it has included me among its first members of Diversity Leader Hall of Fame. To some degree, it feels strange to be honored for what you love and believe in.”

Ms. Brown is the founder and senior partner at Brown Law Group. Growing up in Montana, she 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, Ms. Brown was chosen as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Brown also has been recognized as the California Association of Black Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year” and the “Witkin Legal Professional of the Year, among other awards.

A frequent public speaker, Janice Brown is trusted for her specialized expertise and knowledge. She speaks frequently with the media on legal issues, as well as to legal groups and other organizations. She is considered an expert in the area of employment preventative law. Ms. Brown was also selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer each year from 2007 through 2014.

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 serving on the executive board 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.

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