Edwin C. Brown, Jr. filled a vital role in guiding the firm throughout his career. His leadership and experience in practicing law, managing law firms, and serving on multiple ethics committees for the Virginia State Bar made him a crucial part of the organization.
A Lifetime of Accomplishment
As an african-american beginning his legal career in 1960, Mr. Brown served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, appointed by Robert F. Kennedy. He championed the rights of individuals in both civil and criminal matters in the District of Columbia and Virginia State and Federal Courts. His trial record and reputation in the D.C. Metro Region was excellent as evidenced by his 30 years with the highest AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
In 2021, Mr. Brown was indicted into the Virginia state bar “Hall of Fame” where he will forever be recognized for all his work and lasting marks in the legal field in the state of Virginia.
Ed Brown, Jr., was employed by the Internal Security Division of the Department of Justice as Special Assistant to Atty. General Robert Kennedy. In that capacity he tried espionage cases in federal courts throughout the nation. Ed Brown was invited to transfer to the US Attorney’s office given his trial success and high security clearance. He also served on the President’s Crime Commission (appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson) that implemented the national phone number “911.”
Carrying On Tradition
Ed Brown, Jr. further developed his impressive legal career in private practice and held a fifteen (15) year contract with Allstate Insurance Company to provide legal representation to Allstate insureds (until the 2005 decision by Allstate to go in-house). This led to the incorporation of a small minority owned firm (Brown, Brown & Watkins). This accomplishment cannot be overlooked as it is an example of one of the few insurance defense contracts held and maintained by a minority owned law firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia.