T. Andrew Brown

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  • Managing Partner at Brown & Hutchinson
  • Two State Street, 925 Crossroads Building, Suite 925, Rochester, NY 14614
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T. Andrew Brown is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a 1981 graduate of Syracuse University. He is a founder and has been the Managing Partner of Brown Hutchinson LLP since 1994. Mr. Brown has practiced throughout the state of New York in the area of civil litigation and employment law, and has provided general business counsel to individuals and businesses of all sizes. He began practicing law in 1984 with the New York City offices of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody) and later relocated to Rochester with the firm. Mr. Brown also has considerable public sector experience. He served as the Corporation Counsel for the City of Rochester. In that capacity he was the chief legal officer of the City and head of its law department. He also served as Deputy County Attorney for Monroe County gaining invaluable civil litigation experience, while serving as an advisor to the County Executive and other senior County officials. Mr. Brown has represented clients at all phases of trial and appellate practice before state and federal courts, as well as before numerous administrative tribunals. His clients have included many Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, banks, insurance companies, hospitals, colleges and universities, public utility companies, municipalities, state agencies and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to serving as an advocate on behalf of clients, Mr. Brown has also been a mediator and an arbitrator on the commercial and employment panels of the American Arbitration Association since 1996. He is also former General Counsel of the National Bar Association, the largest association of attorneys and judges of color in the world. He is a past President of the Monroe County Bar Association. He is also a past President of the Rochester Black Bar Association. He is a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association. He is Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the NYSBA. Mr. Brown brings a broad and diversified background to the practice of law, including adjunct teaching positions with the State University of New York and past service on many boards and commissions. He is also a member of the New York State Board of Regents. He has been a frequent presenter at seminars and conferences on legal matters, and has written and published many articles on an array of legal topics.

Published Works:

Third Party Crime in the Retail and Hospitality Industry: Are You Protected? NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Winter 2015

When is a Deal a Deal? January 2016

“Future of the Legal Profession”, New York State Bar Association, Special 2011

Reflections on a Presidency, The Daily Record, June, 2009

Should a Law School Be Built, The Daily Record, May, 2009

Upholding a Just Society, The Daily Record, April, 2009

Help Us To Increase Access to Justice, The Daily Record, March, 2009

Our Role in Our History, The Daily Record, February, 2009

Reflections on a New Year, The Daily Record, January, 2009

Fully Funding Legal Services: A Cost-Saving Measure, The Daily Record, December, 2008

2008 MCBA Memorial Service Honors Colleagues, Friends, The Daily Record, November, 2008

The Future of the Supreme Court, The Daily Record, October, 2008

Lawyers for Learning Also Helping Us, The Daily Record, September, 2008

MCBA Receives ABA’s Harrison Tweed Award, The Daily Record, August, 2008

Reflections of the Past as We Move Forward, The Daily Record, July, 2008

Sexual Harassment: A Workplace Equal Opportunity Offense, The Daily Record, January, 2004

Erasing the Myth of Employee Rights, Pride of Rochester, 2002

Racial Profiling: Myth or Reality, Pride of Rochester, 2002

Divorce and Separation, The Frederick Douglass Voice, 1995

New York Lemon Law, The Frederick Douglass Voice, 1995

On-The-Job Injuries, The Frederick Douglass Voice, 1995

Purchasing Residential Real Estate – What to Expect, The Frederick Douglass Voice, 1995

Lawyers: Who Needs One?, The Frederick Douglass Voice, January, 1995

Employee Rights, The Frederick Douglass Voice, February, 1995

Overview of a Civil Lawsuit, The Frederick Douglass Voice, March, 1995

Rights of Landlords and Tenants, The Frederick Douglass Voice, April, 1995

Why You Need a Will, The Frederick Douglass Voice, May, 1995

Sexual Harassment on the Job, The Frederick Douglass Voice, July, 1995

Auto Accident Law, The Frederick Douglass Voice, July, 1995

Health Care Proxy, The Frederick Douglass Voice, August, 1995

“Statute of Limitations for Racial Discrimination Claims Extended in Federal District Court Decision”, The Daily Record, April, 2002

Contributor and Editor, “Legal Writing for Legal Assistants”, Hoffmann LLC, (c), 2002

Contributor and Editor, “Basics for Paralegals”, Hoffmann LLC, (c), 2002

Contributor and Editor, “Wages,” “Right-to-Know,” and “Employment of Minors”, Employer’s Guide to New York State Labor Laws, 1988

Contributor and Editor, New York Employment Law Update, 1997

“Future of the Legal Profession”, New York State Bar Association, Special 2011

Honors and Awards:

Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award, May 2016

AV-Rated (Preeminent), Martindale Hubbell

Super Lawyer, Civil Litigation/Trials

Who's Who in American Law

Presidential Award, New York State Bar Association, 2011

Leaders in Law Award, Daily Record, 2011

Trailblazer Award, Rochester Black Bar Association, 2010

Gate Opener Award, Rochester City School District, 2009

New York Super Lawyer, 2007 – Present

Pioneer Award, Rochester Black Bar Association, 2006

Presidential Award, National Bar Association, 2004

FLD Excellence in Community Service Award, 2001

Rochester Business Journal 40 Under 40 Business Leader Award, 1996

Past Employment Positions:

Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody) – Public Finance, Civil Litigation and Employment Law New York City, New York; Rochester, New York, 1984 – 1988

Monroe County, New York – Civil Litigation, Employment and Municipal Law, Deputy County Attorney, 1988 – 1994

Corporation Counsel, City of Rochester, 2014-2015

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Public Sector
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • General Business Counsel

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
585-563-5445  Phone
(585) 286-1499  Phone
Toll Free: (866) 958-5973  Phone
(585) 454-5066  Fax
University Attended:
Syracuse University, B.A., Political Science, 1981; Foreign and Comparative Study, Amsterdam, 1980
Law School Attended:
The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1985, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1985, New York; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court

Governor’s Screening Committee for Appellate Division appointments; New York State Board of Regents (Regent and Vice Chancellor); New York State Bar Association (Vice President); Trials Lawyers Section, NYSBA (Chair); National Bar Association (Former General Counsel); Rochester Black Bar Association (Past President); Monroe County Bar Association (Past President); New York State Human Rights Advisory Council; Westside Health Services Inc. Board; Compeer, Inc. Board; Center for Dispute Settlement Board; Garth Fagan Dance Company Board; Baden Street Settlement Board; Monroe Community College Paralegal Studies Program (Advisory Board)

Coalition of North East Associations, Inc. Board; Monroe County Conditional Release Commission (Local Parole Board); Advisory Council Region VI New York State Division of Human Rights (Past Chair); Public Utilities Services Association (Trustee); Hillside Children’s Center Board; Regional Arts and Cultural Council (Board Secretary); Solo and Small Firm Practice Commission (Former Chief Judge Kaye appointment); New York State Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Diversity (Chief Judge Lippman appointment); American Jury Project and Commission, American Bar Association.


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