OC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC

Focusing on Divorce & Business Mediation

We are committed to providing mediation and dispute resolution services designed to accomplish one thing - - RESOLUTION!  Our mediator's are experienced, tenacious, compassionate and skilled at resolving cases just like yours.  Whether it takes two hours or sixteen hours, we are there for you.

Contact us to see how we can help you settle your dispute!

Gregory G. Brown

Gregory G. Brown, Esq. has mediated cases since the mid 1990's and has resolved well over a thousand  cases through arbitration, mediation, and trial.  He is well known throughout Southern California as an individual that gets results.  His extensive trial and litigation background provides the a rock solid foundation from which to draw upon when serving as a mediator or arbitrator.  In addition to his litigation background, Brown expanded his mediation skills by attending the renowned Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution.  He has served as a private mediator and as an MSC mediator for the Superior Courts.  Brown is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association.  Brown's background is diverse, handling thousands of cases on both the plaintiff and defense side.  This provides a very unique perspective which provides significant insight when mediating cases.

Before lending his skills to the dispute resolution world, Brown was an accomplished jury trial veteran and Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, a distinction earned by less than 130 lawyers in California. A trial lawyer for over 25 years, he spent over 500 days as lead trial counsel in jury trials throughout California. Since 1997, Brown has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest honor, an AV Rating, signifying that his legal abilities are of the "very highest standard" and his professional ethics are "unquestionable." He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. He has earned the coveted Avvo Rating of "Superb", 10.0 out of 10.0. He is also a graduate of the renowned National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has been named to the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997.  In 2011, Brown was named Attorney of the Year, one of only 4 individuals receiving the honor nationwide

Gregory G. Brown, Mediator

Gregory G. Brown, Mediator

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, professional liability, construction, personal injury and products liability suits, and complex marital dissolution cases. His successful defense of a Fortune 500 company in a $30 million fraud and breach of contract jury trial was featured in Verdict Magazine. His most recent trial involved a Trust & Estate dispute over the ownership of a well known food & beverage manufacturer valued at over $157,000,000. The L.A. Daily Journal featured Brown's achievements in a "Litigator Profile" article and has published dozens of his many trial successes.   

Brown is also well known as an expert in the use of cutting edge trial technology in trial and arbitrations. Brown's use of technology in the court room began when he represented a trial presentation software development company in trial against a competitor in the Mid - 1990's. Brown has since prepared hundreds of case winning trial presentations and has counseled clients and attorneys in the successful use of trial technology, and has used virtually all types of effective and persuasive evidence presentation tools in trial.  Brown has also writing about trial and has been published in the State Bar Magazine, California Litigation.

Born in La Jolla, California, Mr. Brown attended the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in May 1987. He was named to the prestigious San Diego Law Review and served on the publication's staff for two years. In his senior year he was a founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues. He is a member of the California Bar, as has throughout his career been a member of the following professional associations:  Orange County Bar Association, Litigation Section, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. Brown has been a 3 time nominee forTrial Lawyer of   Year and was a finalist in 2008.

Mr. Brown served on the Board of Directors of the Orangewood Children's Foundation/PALS Charity for over 12 years. He is a sports enthusiast, triathlete, marathon runner, and Ironman Triathlon Finisher!

Achievements

• Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution

Certified Trial Specialist, State Bar of California (NBLSC)

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Super Lawyers Award (top 5% of California Attorneys) 

Martindale's highest "AV Rating" for Legal Ability & Ethics 

• Forbes Magazine's Leaders in Law

• Lead Counsel Rated Attorney

Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine

• Multiple six and seven figure cases

• "Superb 10.0" Legal Rating by AVVO 

• Top Attorneys in Orange County, OC Metro Magazine

• Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum 

• Attorney of the Year by Rocket Lawyer

Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys

• Orangewood Children's Foundation, PALS Board of Directors

• Over $40,000,000 in Awards & Settlements Since 2003

• Lead trial counsel, business trial over $150,000,000 company

Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

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Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, State Bar of California, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, 1988

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California - 1987

  • Honors: Named in Prestigious San Diego Law Review
  • Law Review: San Diego Law Review, Publication's Staff, 1985 - 1987
  • Law Journal: Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Founding Editor, 1986 - 1987

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona - 1984

  • Bachelor of Science - Finance - May, 1984
  • Honors: Dean's List
  • Minor Emphasist: English

Writings & Articles

  • Technology in the Modern Trial, Litigation Magazine (California Bar), Vol 17, Number 3, 2004
  • Risk Management in Construction, Builder & Developer Magazine, 2001
  • Selecting the Best Corporate Structure for your Business, Inland Empire Business Journal, 2000
  • Using Stock Plans to Attract & Retain Employees, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
  • The Internet Meets the First Amendment - Bleep.com, Orange County Business Journal, 1999
  • Risk Management 101 for Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Drafting Enforceable Contracts, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • The Use of Illegal Recordings in California, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Recovery of Interest, When, How & How Much, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Tips for Selling a Business, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Cross Examination for Trial Lawyers, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • What to Do if You are Sued, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • How to Choose the Best Attorney, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • The Use of Technology in Trial, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Negotiation of Business Transactions, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know, Internet Syndication, 2010
  • Trial Preparation-The Final Days, Internet Syndication, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenting & Defeating SLAPP Motions, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Post Sale Duty to Warn in Products Liability, Orange County Bar Association
  • Technology in the Modern Trial, Orange County Paralegal Association/CNA Insurance
  • Trial Preparation: The Last 100 Days, Orange County Bar Association
  • How to Use Technology in Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Managing Risk for the Business Owner, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • Settlement Strategies for Litigation, Midland Risk Insurance Co.
  • Marketing for Lawyers, Orange County Bar Association
  • Effective Use of CCP 998's, Various Insurance Co's
  • Mediation v. Litigation, UC Irvine
  • Selecting the Right Business Entity, Financial Advisors Association

Past Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • OC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (Present) 
  • Brown & Charbonneau, LLP (2002 - Present)
  • Kring & Brown, LLP (1988 - 2002)
  • On Trial, LLC (2003 - 2012)
  • Hill, Gensen, Even, Crandall & Wade (1985 - 1988)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Orangewood/PALS Charity (Board of Directors)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Orangewood Children's Foundation
  • Down's Syndrome Association of California
  • Knots of Love, Children's Cancer Organization
  • US Sailing Center, Long Beach

 

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