South Florida is recognized nationally for its cultural diversity which serves as the legal canvas for the impassioned Attorney Vincent T. Brown. For more than two decades Attorney Brown has served in the public and private sector championing civil and governmental causes which have enhanced and increased his client base.
Attorney Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Clark College, Atlanta, GA (1987). He earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University, School of Law, Miami, FL (1992). He was admitted to the Florida Bar in (1992), the 11th Circuit of Appeal (1993) and U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida (1997). He is also a member of the Florida Bar Associations Criminal, Probate and Family Law sections.
During the early years of his legal career, Attorney Brown had the distinct honor of working under the close guidance of the distinguished Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw, Jr. and Federal Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. These invaluable experiences were defining in the development of Brown’s legal savvy in the court room. One of the more notable opinions he drafted was that paper currency laced with a trace amount of an illegal substance is insufficient evidence to arrest and convict someone of drug possession. It was noted that because of the heightened level of drugs circulating in the South Florida area, laced currency would find its way into general circulation and thus, anyone could unknowingly find themselves in possession of it.
In 1993, Attorney Brown was hired as a member of the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office. He performed complex civil tort litigation representing Miami-Dade County Departments of Housing and Urban Development and the Nuisance Abatement Board. While serving as council for Miami-Dade County Attorney Brown tried and won the first case after the deadly storm Hurricane Andrew. The case involved a bus of school children who were injured due to an accident resulting from a downed stop sign weeks after the devastation of the hurricane.
After three years of service as a Miami-Dade County Attorney, Brown began his private practice in 1996. During those years as a litigator Attorney Brown negotiated a case against the airline ValuJet for the tragic fatal crash of 1996’s Flight 592 that killed all 110 passengers. Other cases involved heart wrenching nursing home neglect, life altering auto accidents and the case of a grief stricken family on vacation in South Florida that lost their son due to a drowning accident at a South Beach resort.
Attorney Brown returned to the public sector in 2001 as the youngest Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County’s Metro-Miami Action Plan Trust (MMAP), an agency that was formed in the wake of the riot that was sparked after to the tragic dead of Arthur McDuffie in 1980. The agency was founded to address the socio-economic conditions of underserved communities and to aid in the rebuilding of those businesses that were destroyed as a result of the riot. One of MMAP’s most noted programs is the Miami-Dade County Teen Court program which provides teens in the juvenile justice system with an opportunity to avoid prosecution. It is a peer program that assists juveniles who have committed a crime and young teens who are seeking to become future litigators. As Justice Shaw and Judge Ferguson mentored Attorney Brown, he in turned paid it forward as he mentored teen litigators to formulate and present strong arguments in preparation of mock trial presentations. “Young people have a credulous knack for adjusting to a situation and exceeding expectations regardless of the side of the law they find themselves,” Brown explains. “It is a matter of coaching them into their greatness and affording them the opportunity to demonstrate that greatness.”
For all of his noted accomplishments in the public and private sector, the Miami Times recognized Attorney Brown as one of the 100 Most Influential Black Dade Countians in 2002. He served on several boards including Carrie P. Meek Foundation Board of Directors, Andre’ N. Dawson Foundation Board of Directors, 100 Black Men of South Florida and YMCA of Greater Miami Board of Directors. In addition, he served on former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles’ Task Force on Growth Management and was the board chairman of the G.W. Carver YMCA and the parliamentarian for his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He also served as an adjunct professor at Florida Memorial College, Miami, FL in the areas of business law, urban government and federal government.
Currently Attorney Brown has a thriving private practice taking on criminal, personal injury, medical malpractice, probate, civil and real estate cases.
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