Tom Brown has been elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to the top one-percent of lawyers in any state. His peers have also elected him to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for 500 active fellows in the United States along with leading trial attorneys from other nations. He has also been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges. Mr. Brown has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005 and has twice been named Lawyer of the Year for product liability litigation in his region (2014 and 2016). Lawdragon Legal Journal named Mr. Brown one of the 500 Leading Plantiff Lawyers in America (2007). He has been named a Super Lawyer (as seen in Texas Monthly magazine) since 2005, and included in the Texas Top 100 listing. He has also been recognized by H Texas magazine as a “Houston Top Lawyer” (2006 – 2007) and one of “Houston’s Best Lawyers for the People” (2006 special edition).
Prior to founding The Brown Law Firm, he was a founding partner in Fisher, Boyd, Brown & Huguenard, a prominent trial firm in Texas. He is a Board Certified Specialist in personal injury litigation with extensive trial and appellate experience. He holds an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale Hubble indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level of ethical standards and professionalism.
Mr. Brown obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the Baylor University School of Law in 1986, where he continues to actively participate in training law students in trial techniques as part of the Fulbright Fellows program. He is a 1983 honors graduate of Howard Payne University where he has served on the Board of Trustees and was named Distinguished Young Alumnus.
Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. In 2016, he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also appeared pro hac vice in other states, including Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.