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*John Brown no longer actively practices law.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, 2023–2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, "One to Watch", 2022
Thought Leadership


  • "New Uses of Social Media to Engage the Citizenry and Inform the Planning Process," American Planning Association California Chapter’s Conference, Sept. 15, 2014
  • "Citizen Engagement: New Uses of Social Media and the Body Politic," League of California Cities Annual Conference, Sept. 5, 2014

Education & Admissions

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Occidental College
M.A., urban studies (awarded as part of a CORO Foundation Fellowship, Los Angles 1971-1972)
Claremont McKenna College
B.A., magna cum laude
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