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Michael A. Brown

Michael A. Brown

Partner

100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
mike.brown@nelsonmullins.com

Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations,...

Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations, advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Michael A. Brown

advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Mike handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mike has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters.

In addition to his national clients, Mike also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations,... advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • During more than 30 years of practice, has represented large national corporations that run the gamut of industries and include 17 Fortune 500 corporations in numerous litigation matters
  • Has tried more than 80 cases to verdict for these corporations and has tried cases in 24 states, including in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the United States, from Maryland to Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., among others

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD (1989)
  • College of the Holy Cross, BS (1986)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America: Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Employment (2023–2024)
  • Litigators of the Week, The American Lawyer's Litigation Daily (Aug. 6, 2021) 
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal — Black Leaders Worth Watching™ Awards (2020)
  • LMG Life Sciences — Star in Non–IP Litigation & Enforcement for Product Liability (2019–2023)
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2020–2022, 2024)
    • National Practice Area Star – Product Liability (2020–2023)
    • Local Litigation Star – Insurance, Product Liability (2022–2024)
    • Finalist for Attorney of the Year – Product Liability (2020–2021)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. 
    • Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, mass tort and class action–defense: Toxic Tort (2019, 2023); Leading Lawyer (2021–2023)
    • Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, mass tort and class action–defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (2023)
    • Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, mass tort and class action–defense: Consumer Products (including tobacco) (2023)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide (2022-2023), Litigation: General Commercial – Maryland (2019–2023), Litigation: Medical Malpractice – Maryland (2022-2023) Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial (2018)
  • Savoy Magazine's "Most Influential Black Lawyers" (2018)
  • Advocates for Children and Youth Pro Bono Service Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2013–2024); Mass Tort Litigation (2011–2012); Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2011–2024); Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2019–2024); Product Liability Litigation – ­Defendants (2011–2024)
    • Lawyer of the Year in Baltimore, Md. for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2014)
  • Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Award
  • Maryland Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2010–2012); Civil Litigation Defense (2013–2023); Top 100: Civil Litigation (2020)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Diversity & the Bar Magazine, Named "2015 Rainmaker"
  • The Daily Record Leadership in Law, Leadership in Law Award (2017)
  • The National Law Journal's "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers" (2014)
  • Top 100 Minority Enterprises for 2009

Current and Past Professional Activities

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Board Member
  • Baltimore City Compensation Committee, Board Member
  • Baltimore Medical Systems, Board Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Board Member
  • Monumental City Bar Association, Board Member
  • National Bar Association
  • Baltimore Urban League, Board Member
  • Homeless Persons Representation Project, Foundation Fundraising Chairman
  • Mother Seton Academy, Board Member
  • Living Classrooms Foundation, Board Member
  • Mayor Martin O'Malley's Transition Team for Public Safety, Chairman
  • Former member, President's Roundtable
  • Walters Art Museum, Board Member