Craig J. Brown
Craig J. Brown

Craig J. Brown

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Craig J. Brown

Biography

Attorney Craig J. Brown was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and graduated from A.P. Leto High School in 1991. After graduating high school he attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a football and track scholarship and was named captain of the football team. He transferred from WVWC to Central State University (OH) in 1995, and graduated from CSU in 1997. He went on to law school at Ohio Northern University from 1998-2001. After graduating law school he took a job as a fellow through the National Association of Public Interest Law (NAPIL, now known as Equal Justice Works) at Legal Services of North Florida. After remaining at LSNF for almost three (3) years, he partnered with Brown and Associates, LLC., for almost two (2) years until he established The Law Offices of Craig J. Brown, P.A., on April 12, 2005.

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Moot Court Trial Team
    • Honors: Black Law Student Association
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude

Past Positions

  • Legal Services of North Florida, Staff, 2001 to 2003
  • Brown and Associates, Partner, 2003 to 2005
  • Stewart, Joyner (Former State Senator Arthenia Joyner), Clerk
  • Jordan-Holmes in Tampa, Clerk

Languages

  • Spanish

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Omega Psi Phi

Professional Associations

  • Tallahassee Barristers Association, President 2006-2007, 2003 to Present
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, 2006 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 2006 to Present
  • William H. Stafford, Inn of Courts, 2014 to Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Criminal Defense), 2014 to Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016 to Present
  • Florida Justice Association, 2017 to Present
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1992-Present

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Owner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death 45%
  • Criminal Defense 45%
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009

Honors

  • Justice Peggy A. Quince Award
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity incorporated Chi Omega Chapter Man of the Year