James S. Brown

Jim Brown is a veteran trial attorney who has focused on the defense of medical malpractice claims for more than 30 years. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Jim serves as chairman of Wilson Elser’s senior trial group, which reviews all high-exposure cases on which the firm is retained and also oversees trial skills training programs for the firm’s associates. In April 2013 Jim was named to the Committee on Grievances in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York, charged with investigating complaints against attorneys and recommending appropriate disciplinary action, if or when necessary.

Throughout his career, Jim has represented many of the major New York metropolitan hospitals and their affiliated physicians and staff members at trial. He currently leads a group of attorneys in the representation of one of the major university-affiliated teaching hospitals in New York City. Jim began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and then practiced at a New York medical malpractice law firm before joining Wilson Elser in 1994.

Just as Jim is committed to providing a robust defense of his clients in medical malpractice litigation, he also is dedicated to the education and development of the next generation of trial lawyers and medical professionals. He regularly serves as a judge for law students competing in moot court programs presented by the American College of Trial Lawyers and annually runs a moot court demonstration for a hospital client’s incoming chief residents as part of their orientation program.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Medical Malpractice & Health Care and 2) Senior Trial Group
Law School Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Education Hofstra University, B.A., 1968
Most recent firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
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