Attorney Janice P. Brown is the founding partner of Brown Law Group. Growing up in Montana, she went to work for the U.S. Justice Department as a trial attorney in the tax division in 1984. Recruited right out of law school into the Justices’ Honor Program in Tax, Ms. Brown tried lawsuits on behalf of the United States in venues throughout the western United States, including Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, California and Texas.
In 1987, Ms. Brown was chosen as Trial Lawyer of the Year at the U.S. Department of Justice. This early recognition would prove to be one of many honors and awards to follow. She went on to be a partner in the firm Seltzer, Caplan, Wilkins and McMahon. She also began to visualize the client-focused philosophy that would be the basis for her own firm.
Ms. Brown’s commitment to excellence has earned her numerous accolades and awards throughout her career, including the following significant awards: Department of Justice – Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1987; California Association of Black Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year, 1995; San Diego Witkin Lawyer of the Year, 2003; Gonzaga University Alumni Association – Distinguished Alumni Merit Award, 2010; San Diego Regional MSDC – Diversity Supplier of the Year, 2011; California Minority Counsel Program inaugural Hall of Fame member, 2014 and Junior Achievement San Diego Business Hall of Fame Lifetime Laureate, 2017 . Ms. Brown is rated AV®-PreeminentTM by Martindale and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2007.
Ms. Brown has been a mentor to numerous young lawyers, most significantly in her role as a former TIPS Council member. Over the past ten years, she has routinely spoken on attorney career and business development issues for the ABA and other professional legal organizations. In addition, Ms. Brown has developed programs within her own law firm that she later tested and taught to others in external law firm environments. Ms. Brown has provable results. As a result, she decided to launch Beyond Law, a consulting business focused on helping other lawyers reach their full potential; developmentally, professionally and financially.
As a part of Beyond Law, Ms. Brown teaches a simple to use business development tool named Cloudburst®. She has been using the Cloudburst system for her firm since 2004. Consequently, every year since then, Ms. Brown’s book of business, consisting of Fortune 1000 corporations, governmental entities and local iconic businesses has grown to a multimillion dollar book of business.
Ms. Brown attributes her success in part to adopting proven business principles to the practice of law. Those principles include setting goals, examining beliefs, applying emotional intelligence and time management. As a practicing attorney, Ms. Brown is uniquely qualified to assist lawyers in transforming their practices without compromising their authenticity or their lives and by creating more independence, flexibility and financial reward.