C. Justin Brown is an attorney based in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past three years, and in 2016 the Daily Record named him as an “Influential Marylander.” He handles a wide variety of complex cases, from federal criminal defense to civil matters to white collar defense. He has successfully defended white collar and criminal defense clients, and litigated civil rights claims on behalf of plaintiffs. He currently represents Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast “Serial.” He takes a creative approach to problem solving, and believes in the importance of effective communication with his clients.
Some of Mr. Brown’s recent successes include: the suppression of a federal wire tap, several post-conviction victories in U.S. District Court that resulted in vacated sentences, not-guilty trial verdicts, the granting of coram nobis petitions resulting in vacated convictions, and the negotiation of a deal in a money structuring case allowing the client to avoid prosecution. He has also handled numerous matters in which he was able to convince prosecutors to either not seek criminal charges or drop already existing charges. In one such case, United States v. Brian Parker, federal prosecutors dismissed all charges against Mr. Brown’s client.
Mr. Brown brings a unique background to his law practice. Prior to entering the legal profession, he was an award-winning print journalist who wrote for several national publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek and The Christian Science Monitor. He covered a full range of major news stories, including the war in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Please click here for more about Mr. Brown’s background.