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Vincent T. Brown, ESQ.

Vincent T. Brown, ESQ

Personal Injury & Financial Attorney

Experience

South Florida is recognized nationally for its cultural diversity which serves as the legal canvas for the impassioned Attorney Vincent T. Brown. For more than two decades, Attorney Brown has served in both public and private sectors, fighting for civil and governmental causes.

During the early days of Attorney Brown’s career, he had the privilege of working under the close guidance of the distinguished Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw, Jr. and Federal Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. This is an invaluable experience that heavily influenced Attorney Brown’s courtroom savvy, which he further refined over the years of representing clients in trial and appellate courts.

One of the most notable opinions drafted by Attorney Brown was that the presence of trace amount of illegal substance on paper bills laced is not sufficient evidence to arrest and convict a person for drug possession. This was very timely during the heightened drug circulation in South Florida, to the point where anyone can unknowingly find themselves in possession of laced currency.

In 1993, Attorney Brown was hired as a member of the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office. He performed complex civil tort litigation representing Miami-Dade County Departments of Housing and Urban Development and the Nuisance Abatement Board. While serving as council for Miami-Dade County Attorney Brown tried and won the first case after the deadly storm Hurricane Andrew. The case involved a bus of school children who were injured due to an accident resulting from a downed stop sign weeks after the devastation of the hurricane.

Attorney Brown began his private practice in 1996. During those years as a litigator, he handled cases involving heart-wrenching nursing home neglect and abuse, life-altering auto accidents, and other incidents that resulted in personal injury and wrongful deaths. One of the most high-profile tragedies he negotiated was the case against the airline ValuJet for the tragic fatal crash of 1996’s Flight 592, where all 110 passengers were killed. Another was the case of a grief-stricken family on vacation in South Florida who lost their son due to a drowning accident at a South Beach resort.

At present, Attorney Brown enjoys a thriving private practice, taking on personal injury, bankruptcy, and probate cases.

Leadership and Honors

During Attorney Brown’s return to the public sector in 2001, he was named as the youngest executive director of Miami-Dade County’s Metro-Miami Action Plan Trust (MMAP). The agency was founded to address the socio-economic conditions of underserved communities and to aid in the rebuilding of businesses that were destroyed in the wake of the riot that was sparked by the tragic death of Arthur McDuffie in 1980.

One of MMAP’s most notable programs was the Miami-Dade County Teen Court Program. It gave teens in the juvenile system an opportunity to avoid prosecution, and also functioned as a peer program that assisted teens who sought to be future litigators. Attorney Brown himself provided mentorship to these youth.

His accomplishments in both private and public sectors steadily gained recognition, and in 2002, Miami Times selected Attorney Brown to be one of the 100 Most Influential Black Dade Countians.

Attorney Brown held esteemed positions in several organizations’ Board of Directors such as in Carrie P. Meek Foundation, Andre’ N. Dawson Foundation, 100 Black Men of South Florida, and YMCA of Greater Miami. He was the board chairman of the G.W. Carver YMCA.

Attorney Brown was also the parliamentarian for his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Community Involvement and Service

Teaching the youth is the heart of Attorney Brown’s community initiatives. In the same way that Justice Shaw and Judge Ferguson mentored him, Attorney Brown took teenagers under his wing and coached young aspiring litigators on how to formulate and present arguments in preparation for mock trials.

Attorney Brown also serves as an adjunct professor at Florida Memorial College in Miami, where he tirelessly shares his knowledge and experience to a new generation of future practitioners in the areas of business law, urban government, and federal government.

Education and Membership

Teaching the youth is the heart of Attorney Brown’s community initiatives. In the same way that Justice Shaw and Judge Ferguson mentored him, Attorney Brown took teenagers under his wing and coached young aspiring litigators on how to formulate and present arguments in preparation for mock trials.

Attorney Brown also serves as an adjunct professor at Florida Memorial College in Miami, where he tirelessly shares his knowledge and experience to a new generation of future practitioners in the areas of business law, urban government, and federal government.

 St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL

Juris Doctorate, 1992

Clark College, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, 1987

Member of the US District Court Southern District of Florida since 1997

Member of the 11th Circuit of Appeal since 1993