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Brown Law Blog

I recently spent the better part of five days sitting next to Adnan Syed. I had known him for about seven years, but this was the most time we had ever spent together. He was shackled in a four-point restraint so he could barely move. It must have been very uncomfortable. If it had been me, my legs and back would have cramped. Adnan insisted he was fine, and in the course of five days

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C. Justin Brown was named as one of the the 50 most influential Marylanders for 2016. The winners were selected by the Maryland Daily Record editorial board. In the past year Mr. Brown has litigated some the state’s most important criminal matters, including an allegation of misconduct by the Maryland Transportation Authority K-9 unit; the Baltimore City Police Department’s use of Stingray technology, and the Adnan Syed case, which was the subject of the podcast “Serial.”

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We have received many inquiries about whether Adnan Syed’s re-opened post-conviction hearing — currently scheduled for Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 — will be televised or broadcast in any form. Initially we were dismissive of the possibility. Now we’re not so sure. Maryland has a law that prohibits the broadcast of criminal proceedings. The statute, Criminal Procedure § 1-201, states that “a person may not record or broadcast any criminal matter, including a trial, hearing,

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On November 2, 2015, Delonte Epps, a client of the firm, was acquitted of all 22 counts in three indictments after a 5-day jury trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court.  The State Attorney’s Office alleged that Mr. Epps was responsible for repeatedly firing a gun into a car occupied by 3 men, wounding one significantly.  He was subsequently charged with attempted first degree murder of all three men as well as various related offenses such

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