Bryan W. Brown, a native of Virginia, grew up overseas in East Africa. His
extensive world travels coupled with his interests in kung fu led him to pursue
culture and language studies at Shanghai Normal University and the East China
Normal University. Upon achieving a mastery of the martial art, Mr. Brown was
victorious in local, state, regional and national-level competitions and instructed
more than a dozen students at Wu Chun Su School in Lynchburg, VA. During his
undergraduate tenure at The College of William and Mary, Mr. Brown
formalized his multicultural interests stateside when he earned a Bachelor of
Arts in East Asian Studies in 1993. Mr. Brown turned his attention to the College’
s Varsity Fencing team, which he served as captain, Most Valuable Fencer, then
finally as Virginia State Champion in Epee and Foil.
After a decade of kung fu and fencing, Mr. Brown’s internalization of the art of
combat ironically and naturally led to enrollment in law school. Mr. Brown
attended the Howard University School of Law where he graduated magna cum
laude in 1996. Mr. Brown was a member of the Howard Law Journal and served as
Team Captain and Problem Chairperson of the International Moot Court. Mr.
Brown’s academic honors include the West Publishing Company Award for
Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Dean’s Scholastic Awards for Federal
Estate & Gift Tax and Conflict of Laws, individual American Jurisprudence
Awards for Contracts, Property, Torts, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law, and
Merit Scholarships for his three years of law school. Upon receipt of his law
degree, Mr. Brown entered The George Washington University where he earned
dual Master of Laws degrees in Alternative Dispute Resolution and International
Law in 1997.
In tandem with his law school program, Mr. Brown was an active participant in
the D.C. Law Students in Court program, where he served as a student attorney
in the Civil Clinic and Bankruptcy Clinic. In addition, he worked as an
extern/legal clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he co-authored
“Other Crimes Evidence,” a chapter of DOJ’s Federal Crimes of Violence, as
well as various articles in The U.S. Attorney’s Bulletin. As an intern for the D.C.
Superior Court Office of the Hearing Commissioners, Mr. Brown’s projects
included work on a case challenging the constitutionality of a D.C. panhandling
Today, Mr. Brown is principal of the Law Office of Bryan W. Brown. His initial
practice included a wide range of misdemeanor and felony matters, estate
planning, real estate work, bankruptcy, small business legal counsel and more.
As Mr. Brown gravitated toward criminal defense, he began to focus on traffic
matters and now combines these interests. His work now concentrates on
criminal traffic matters like impaired driving, reckless driving, criminal
speeding, operating after suspension, and hit and run. He stays abreast of current
trends in legal theory, innovative defense strategies, advancing technologies, etc.
through participation in multi-day national conferences dedicated solely to this
area of law.
A member of the Virginia Bar (admitted 1996) and District of Columbia Bar
(admitted 1998), Mr. Brown is also a member of the National Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is active in the legal community through his
involvement with the D.C. Misdemeanors and Traffic Community Court Policies
and Procedures Work Group, D.C. Superior Court Community Court General
Work Group, and D.C. and Traffic Community Court Core Group. In addition,
Mr. Brown was appointed to the D.C. Duty Attorney Panel and is its elected Court
Mr. Brown enjoys travel, kung fu, sea kayaking, deep-sea fishing, spaghetti
westerns, construction projects, and mass consumption of audio books during his
long suburban commute. He looks forward to combining these interests with his
two children, while simultaneously postponing completion of his wife’s “honey
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