Gary T. Brown is the manager of the Washington, DC-based law firm, Gary T. Brown & Associates. The firm handles employee civil rights claims, focusing on workplace discrimination cases. For almost three decades, Mr. Brown has represented employee rights in both public and private sectors.
Mr. Brown holds a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the St. Louis University School of Law. There, as an editor of the law journal, he coordinated an entire issue titled “The First Ten Years of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
After graduation, Mr. Brown worked as an appellate and trial attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he spent eight years litigating class actions and individual claims.
Mr. Brown has obtained impressive federal district court judgments against employers. He has won jury trials against the federal government, the government of the District of Columbia, the state of Maryland and private industry.
At the federal level, in Moran v. Riley, a jury awarded three separate promotions and $243,750 in compensatory damages. Also, in Bhargava v. Glickman, a jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages from the United States Department of Agriculture for denial of promotion due to national origin discrimination.
Dr. Edward Holland, in Holland v. University Board of Trustees, was awarded $135,000 in back pay and compensatory damages because of discrimination practiced against him. In a Maryland case, Smith v. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a jury found both race discrimination and retaliation, as claimed by Dr. Nancy Smith.
Another jury awarded $390,000 in punitive damages and $10,000 in compensatory damages for age discrimination in Breiner v. Daka, Inc., a private industry case. Additional six figure awards were gained through settlement for sexual harassment, race discrimination and other workplace civil rights claims.
Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). He has written and spoken on various employment law topics for the annual conventions of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, Blacks in Government (BIG), MWELA, and the D.C. Bar Association.
In 1999, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association honored Mr. Brown as Lawyer of the Year. During the past decade, Washingtonian magazine, in its Top Lawyers edition, identified Mr. Brown three separate times as one of the area’s best employment lawyers (2004, 2007 and 2009).
Mr. Brown’s outstanding work has also earned lifetime recognition in the National Registry of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, Sanford’s Who’s Who and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In an award signed by Ms. Rosa Parks, Mr. Brown’s name was permanently added to the Wall of Tolerance and locally Martha’s Table recognized Mr. Brown for outstanding service as a volunteer.
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