The Honorable Quentin Q. Brown
Judge Quentin Brown raised in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Shades Valley High School, The University of Alabama and the Cumberland School of Law.
Judge Brown served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama until 1976 when he entered private practice in Birmingham. In 1982, at age 35, he campaigned for and won election to the District Court of Jefferson County, Civil Division, and was subsequently elected to serve two additional terms. During his tenure as District Court Judge he was selected by his peers to serve as the President of the State District Court Judges Association. He also served on the Supreme Court of Alabama's Rules of Civil Procedure Committee.
After retiring from the bench in 2001, Judge Brown established a Mediation Center providing mediation/arbitration services throughout the State of Alabama. Judge Brown has participated, both as a student and teacher, in well over 200 hours of mediation/arbitration training, including being selected to participate in a 40 hour course at Harvard University in October 2006, serving as group leader in the section on advanced mediation and negotiation training.
In pursuit of his interest in mediation/arbitration, Judge Brown has served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees with the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Judge Brown has mediated cases nationally including work on both the Daewu bankruptcy as well as the General Motors bankruptcy cases. He is currently completing a three year term as a member of the Unsecured Creditors Committee of the GM bankruptcy.
Judge Brown was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America early in his career on the bench; today, Judge is still actively engaged in various civic endeavors, including the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, the YMCA, Kiwanis, Lions Club, the Police Athletic Team and in the past serving on the faculty of Miles Law School
Recently, Judge Brown has expanded his law practice through addition of staff and associates and has moved his offices to the historic downtown Birmingham business district.
Judge Brown and his wife, Julie, are animal lovers. They have three cats and are supporters of the Birmingham Humane Society.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Brown Mediations has been selected to serve as settlement counsel in a number of high profile disputes which were subsequently resolved without the time and expense of discovery and trial.
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Expert Witness Services
Judge Brown has testified as an expert witness in a number of major cases where his unique experiences and years on the bench has lent necessarily opinion on matters such as appropriateness of attorney fees; his expert opinion has led to settlement of a number of high profile matters.
Advisor and Counselor
As an advisor and counselor, it is always Judge Brown's intent to settle disputes in an amicable fashion and to work to preserve the existing relationship among litigants whenever possible. Saving clients' time and money is his number one goal and the reason why he has become a valued advisor to successful businesses and law firms throughout the State of Alabama and beyond.