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MAY 19, 2021
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN WINS CERTIFICATE OF INNOCENCE FOR CLIENT
The client had been convicted of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon (UUWF) and had been sentenced to 26 months in prison. Several years later, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the conviction. Following the Illinois Appellate Court’s decision, the client hired the Law Office of Sean Brown, and we filed a Petition for a Certificate of Innocence. The trial court originally denied the petition, but after hearing strong arguments from attorney Sean Brown, the trial court reconsidered its decision and granted our client's petition, finding that we offered sufficient proof of our client's innocence.
MARCH 16, 2021
THE NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS
NAMES ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN AS ONE OF THE
TOP 100 BLACK LAWYERS IN AMERICA
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN REACHES SETTLEMENT IN FEDERAL SLIP & FALL ACTION
The elderly victim was involved in a slip-and-fall incident in a grocery store that caused a hip fracture, which ultimately led to a hip replacement. The Law Office of Sean Brown soon filed suit against the grocery store. After several years of litigation, the Law Office of Sean Brown was able to negotiate a six-figure settlement to resolve the case.
JANUARY 11, 2021
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SELECTS ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN AS
TOP 10 BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
FOR CLIENT SATISFACTION
OCTOBER 28, 2020
BEST OF THE BEST ATTORNEYS SELECTS THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN
TO THE TOP 10 LIST OF PERSONAL INJURY LAW ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
JUNE 19, 2020
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN PERSUADES FEDERAL COURT TO GRANT COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
FBI agents arrested the defendant in connection with a Brinks Truck Robbery. The evidence was overwhelming, so the defendant client pleaded guilty to the federal offense charged against him. Facing a minimum of 111 months of incarceration, The Law Office of Sean Brown successfully urged the federal court to deviate below the minimum penalty, and the court sentenced the defendant to 87 months of incarceration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Law Office of Sean Brown then filed a motion with the federal court for early release, and the federal court granted the motion and released the defendant from federal prison after serving only 24 months of an 87 month sentence.
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN WINS BREACH OF CONTRACT CASE
The consumer purchased a vehicle online from a private seller. The private seller advertised the vehicle as being in good condition and assured the consumer that the vehicle had no mechanical defects. 10 days after the consumer purchased the vehicle, the car's engine and transmission began to leak. The consumer later learned that the vehicle was previously salvaged, and the car had a rebuilt title. The Law Office of Sean Brown sued the private seller for the costs of repairs and, after trial, the court awarded a judgment in favor of the consumer.
JANUARY 9, 2020
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN CONVINCES COURT TO RETURN CHILD TO MOTHER
The child was taken from school by the father without the mother's knowledge or permission. The father then prevented the mother from having any access to the child for several days. The Law Office of Sean Brown filed an emergency motion to return the child and, after a hearing, the court ordered the father to return the child back to the mother's custody.
DECEMBER 16, 2019
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN WINS HUGE SETTLEMENT FOR VICTIM OF CAR CRASH
The victim was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision where the impact was so strong that it sent her vehicle crashing into a tree causing her to sustain serious injury. The Law Office of Sean Brown filed suit against the motorist and insurance company responsible for the collision. After several months of negotiations, the insurance company agreed to settle the case in an amount that highly exceeded the victim's expectations.
AUGUST 12, 2019
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN SELECTED AS
TOP 100 CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
IN THE COUNTRY BY THE
ASSOCIATON OF AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS
JULY 31, 2019
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN SUCCESSFULLY URGES JUDGE TO CHANGE RULING
A driver was arrested for DUI after being involved in a car accident, and the driver told police officers he had been drinking. The driver has a commercial driver's license, so his very livelihood was at stake. The Law Office of Sean Brown filed a petition to rescind the statutory summary suspension, but the judge denied the petition. Attorney Sean Brown then filed a motion to reconsider explaining to the judge how her decision was contrary to the caselaw, and the judge reversed her decision, which prevented the motorist's license from being suspended.
FEBRUARY 16, 2019
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN RECEIVES
TOP 10 UNDER 40 AWARD FROM THE
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
JANUARY 14, 2019
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN RECOGNIZED BY
THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS
AS ONE OF THE TOP 40 UNDER 40
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
JULY 28, 2018
THE LAW OFFICE OF SEAN BROWN IS A PROUD SPONSOR
JULY 1, 2017
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ENTITLED, "TERRY STOPS: CRACKING THE CODE OF REASONABLE SUSPICION"
Terry v. Ohio allows police to briefly detain someone if they have a reasonable suspicion he or she is engaged in criminal activity. But when is suspicion reasonable? This article looks at the cases and offers tips for filing and challenging Terry-based suppression motions.
MAY 10, 2017
ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN APPOINTED TO SERVE ON ILLINOIS BAR JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD
AUGUST 1, 2015
This article addresses what happens when the police video of a DUI arrest is erased after it was requested and whether a court will prohibit testimony about what was on the video.