Gregory G. Brown


Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Founding Partner Gregory G. Brown is a Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy (a distinction earned by approximately 150 lawyers in California). A highly awarded and sought-after trial lawyer for more than 30 years, Brown is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® each year since 2009. Nationally, Brown has been named to Best Lawyers’ annual list of the “Best Lawyers in America,” and locally, he’s been named a Top Attorney in Orange County by Orange County Metro. He has earned an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and an Avvo rating of “Superb 10/10”. Brown was named “Attorney of the Year” and was featured as one of the “Leaders in Law” by Forbes Magazine. He has been named to the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997. To view additional awards, click here.

Recently, the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Brown and his firm’s niche practice related to family and business break ups – see “Parsing Partnerships”. Other cases and trial successes have been featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, L.A. Times, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and Forbes magazine.

Brown’s trial and litigation experience includes contract actions, fraud cases, trade secret litigation, trust litigation, commercial contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, false advertising, shareholder derivative actions, corporate litigation, complex dissolution actions, real estate & construction, personal injury and professional liability suits.

One of Brown’s largest trials involved a trust and community property dispute over the ownership of a well-known food & beverage manufacturer valued at over $175,000,000. Other successful results include a $9,250,000 settlement in a real estate dispute and a $2,950,000 verdict for his client in a business fraud case against a publicly traded company and two of its directors. Brown’s successful defense of a Fortune 500 company in a $30,000,000 fraud and breach of contract jury trial was featured in Verdict magazine.

Mr. Brown speaks regularly on legal issues and has served as an instructor and judge for the Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy. He has written dozens of articles and serves as a Mediator and Arbitrator. To read his articles, click here.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Complex Dissolution Actions
  • Contract Actions
  • Corporate Litigation
  • False Advertising
  • Fraud Cases
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability Suits.
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of San Diego School of Law
    • J.D.–1987
    • San Diego Law Review Contributor
    • Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues-Founding Editor
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Associations/Board Positions

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors (2009-2014)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orangewood Children’s Foundation/PALS Board of Directors