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Richard R. Brown


Hartford, CT





Richard R. Brown, born Boston, Massachusetts, August 13, 1945; admitted to bar 1971, Connecticut; 1972, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1968); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1971). Assistant Attorney General, 1971-1973. Assistant Prosecutor, State of Connecticut, 1973-1975. Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Administrative Law; Civil Litigation. Email: [email protected]

Mr. Brown has handled numerous felony cases, including several murder cases. Additionally, he focuses on white collar, federal criminal cases. Mr. Brown has represented individuals, both in and out of governmental service during numerous federal and state grand jury probes. Mr. Brown has been qualified by several courts as an expert witness in litigation involving criminal law. On the administrative law side, he has represented numerous lawyers, educators, doctors and other health care professionals before many federal and state administrative agencies, particularly in connection with attempts to suspend or revoke professional licenses.

In addition Mr. Brown has been designated by his peers to be part of the "Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers" in Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine, Criminal Law, 2006-2008, 2017, selected to  "Connecticut Super Lawyers" in Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006 – 2020, as well as a "Best Lawyer In America" by Best Lawyers, Criminal Law 2009-2019. Most recently, Mr. Brown published a guest commentary entitled Dealing with Disciplinary Hearings Before Connecticut's Department of Public Health in the February 2014 issue of Connecticut Medicine, the Journal for the Connecticut State Medical Society.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law (White Collar) - Federal
  • Criminal Law - State
  • Administrative Law (Representing Professional, Attorneys / Physician)
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Administrative Investigations
  • Administrative Officers & Agents
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Misdemeanor
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • Debarment
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Declaration Against Penalty Interest, Connecticut Bar Journal, 1971
  • Post Verdict Disposition (Chapter 41), Criminal Defense Techniques, Matthew Bender Co., 1990
  • Interview at Police Station
  • The Police Are Knocking At the Door: What Are Your Rights?
  • Dealing with Disciplinary Hearings before Connecticut?s Department of Public Health

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2006 – 2020
  • Selected to the Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers 2006-2008, 2017
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyer In America, 2009-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Section of Criminal Justice, 1976
  • Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Association, Member, 1987
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Bar Media Chairman, 1984
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1990
  • Connecticut Bar Admissions Committee, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Rotary, Member, 1979
  • U.S. Army, USAR, Captain, 1971 to 1984

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Connecticut, Assistant State's Attorney, 1973 to 1975
  • State of Connecticut, Assistant Attorney General, 1971 to 1973