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Joe Knows!

Joe Brown has more than 20 years of experience in criminal law in state and federal courts in Texas. When police or federal agents are investigating you, or when you are arrested for a crime, you need someone who is going to even the playing field. Often it feels like the government has all of the power. The government has unlimited funds. It has experts. It has experienced prosecutors. Often, people feel helpless and overwhelmed.

Joe Brown can give you a tremendous weapon to fight the charges against you. Joe knows how police officers operate. Joe knows what they are required to do, and Joe can spot the problems with the case against you quickly and take action to make sure your charges are handled quickly and you can get back to your life.

If your case goes to a grand jury, who better to know how to fight charges at a grand jury than a lawyer who personally presented cases to a grand jury for decades? Joe wants to beat your charges early, before you ever have to go to court, and he can explain how an effective defense at the grand jury presentation of your case may be your early way out of your problem.

If you are guilty of the charges against you and need a strong lawyer to negotiate the best plea agreement possible, who better to get you the best deal than the former top prosecutor in the region? Joe can use his knowledge of the system and the players in the system to make sure you are protected and get the best deal available.

And if you want a trial on your charges, and need someone to stand up for you in court, you want Joe Brown as your lawyer. Joe never lost a trial as a prosecutor, and he hates to lose. He is competitive in everything he does. He pours himself into his cases, and takes every result personally. He brings instant credibility to your side of the case. Only a few people will be able to have a weapon like Joe Brown. Make sure he is on your side.

To expand the resources available to defend his clients, Joe often works in collaboration with other nationally recognized criminal defense lawyers. With two board certifications in criminal law, Collin County lawyer and Grayson County native J. Michael Price joins in an “of-counsel” relation with Joe to provide the critical eye and experience of a career criminal defense attorney. Similarly, Mr. Brown serves as independent local counsel for the national white-collar criminal defense firm Oberheiden, P.C., providing access to a broad network of national criminal law experts.

Joe Knows the Eastern District of Texas

Major law firms from around the country with important cases in the Eastern District of Texas often need local counsel to navigate the intricacies and personalities of the different Eastern District courts. As a former United States Attorney for the district, Joe Brown provides unparalleled familiarity with the district. His years of political experience allow him to reach out to a network of contacts and bring instant credibility to his client’s cause.

As United States Attorney, Mr. Brown supervised offices in Tyler, Texarkana, Plano, Lufkin, Beaumont, and Sherman and developed contacts and relationships throughout the Eastern District of Texas. Active in the Eastern District Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Conference Planning Committee, Joe has helped annually to bring judges and lawyers together for training and camaraderie in a multi-day conference that helps to make the Eastern District of Texas a special federal district.

With an office just down the street from the Paul Brown Federal Courthouse, Joe can providing an important local presence for law firms that are committed to provide every advantage to their most important clients.

Swing A Big Stick.

Tragedies happen. Bad things happen to good people. Many times, when bad things happen to good people, those good people are unfamiliar with the legal system. All they know is that things need to be made right.

Joe Brown has been making things right his whole career. Before serving 20 years in public service where he made things right for victims of crime, Joe worked in personal injury litigation for a large law firm in Dallas. Joe knows personal injury and wrongful death cases.

When you are selecting a lawyer, you need a lawyer who commands the respect of the insurance companies and the lawyers on the other side. That is Joe Brown. Joe has handled some of the biggest cases in recent North Texas history, and has a reputation throughout Texas for candor, toughness, and excellence in the courtroom. When Joe speaks, people listen.

Joe Brown is no ambulance chaser. He is very selective in the cases he accepts. Insurance companies know that Joe only takes good cases, and that adds to his credibility when he negotiating on behalf of his clients.

Personal injury cases and wrongful death cases typically are handled under a contingency fee arrangement – meaning that you pay nothing up front for the lawyer’s representation. The lawyer receives a percentage of the amount of money recovered on your behalf at the end of the case. You pay nothing unless there is a settlement or judgment in your favor. Call or email us today for a free evaluation of your case.

An Experienced Texas Business Litigation Lawyer

Business is booming in Texas. The hot economy means opportunities come quickly. And often, conflict comes quickly as well. Companies and individuals need counsel on their side that can tip the balance of power in their favor. Joe Brown can do that.

In more than 25 years of practice, Joe has seen it all when it comes to bad behavior in business relationships. Whether it is business partners cheating each other, employees stealing from their company, or other fraudulent conduct in the business world, Joe Brown has dealt with it. As United States Attorney, Joe has overseen investigations of some of the largest companies in the world. Working closely with federal agencies like the FBI, IRS, and HSI, Joe led prosecutors in diving into complicated business practices, cyber-security issues, and financial fraud schemes. As a state district attorney, Joe has also handled the more common issues that occur when business relationships deteriorate to the point that the legal system is the only alternative.

Joe Brown gives you a proven weapon to make sure that you are out-gunning the other side in your legal dispute. Mr. Brown can prosecute or defend all types of business disputes, including:

  • Contract Breaches
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Employee Theft
  • Non-Compete Agreement Enforcement
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Residential and Commercial Construction

Joe Brown is a problem solver. And, he is a trial lawyer. Joe’s skill in the courtroom made him a successful prosecutor, and his vast network of political contacts made him a successful politician. Those abilities are now put to work for private clients that need a lawyer that can get things done.

While Mr. Brown is very selective about the type of cases he takes on, he has the ability to help clients in a wide variety of circumstances to accomplish their goals in the legal system. Although not concentrating his practice in these areas, Mr. Brown will consider representation of clients who need a respected and strong voice on their side in other areas of the law, including:

  • Family Law – Divorce, Custody, and Modification of Court Orders
  • Child Protective Services Investigations
  • Probate Disputes / Will Contests
  • Whistleblower Allegations
  • Special Investigations For Businesses or Government Clients
  • Selected Other Matters

Call or email today for a free case evaluation.