Mr. Brown has been engaged in civil litigation defense since joining the firm in 1988. His civil trial work has primarily involved the defense of corporate and insurance clients, and he has substantial trial experience encompassing a variety of practice areas. In particular, he has successfully defended medical malpractice claims against medical doctors, hospitals, nurses, dentists and chiropractors. He has extensive experience in the area of workers compensation (both state and federal law), including occupational hearing loss and retaliatory discharge claims, and has defended numerous cases at trial before state courts and federal administrative officers. His civil litigation practice extends to federal courts (both trial and appellate levels), where he has successfully defended employment discrimination cases and handled various admiralty and maritime law matters ranging from Jones Act claims to vessel arrests. A substantial portion of Mr. Brown's trial practice arises from the defense of wrongful death and personal injury claims relating to natural gas utility service. The scope of Mr. Brown's trial experience extends to commercial disputes, trucking and automobile accidents, and the defense of premises liability claims against industrial and maintenance service clients. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute and Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers, and Alabama Super Lawyers.