The Law Office of 

Sean Brown

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 OFFIC​E 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 

OF 

GHANAFEST 2018


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

ILLINOIS BAR JOURNAL PUBLISHES ARTICLE BY ATTORNEY SEAN BROWN, "MISSING EVIDENCE IN DUI CASES: THE POST-KLADIS EVOLUTION"

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.

JANUARY 24, 2015

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