If you’ve recently attended an Edmonton Elks, Oil Kings, or Oilers game, you may have noticed advertisements for James H. Brown and Associates around the building. It probably won’t come as a shock to know that our team is full of football and hockey fans; of course it makes sense to place our name in some of the most popular and exciting places in the city. What you may not know about is our firm’s deep connection to Alberta sports; whether it’s the Commonwealth Games, the Grey Cup, or the Edmonton Oil Kings’ very first Memorial Cup, the Brown family has been involved in some of the biggest wins in Edmonton sports history.
Based in Edmonton since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates has built its unrivalled reputation by standing up for accident victims’ rights and ensuring they receive the support, care, and compensation they deserve. Read on to learn about how our championship history guides our law practice today, as well as the award-winning team we’ve built to help our clients attain justice.
Three Generations of Championship History
The Brown family legacy in Alberta begins with Buster Brown, James’ father. Between 1925 and 1932, the elder Brown dominated track and field at the provincial, national, and international levels. He reached the pinnacle of his career by winning gold at the 1930 British Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games) in the 440-yard relay, setting a Canadian record in the process. Buster Brown also enjoyed a successful hockey career, winning multiple championships with the Edmonton Superiors (including an undefeated European tour in 1933). Buster Brown was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
It came as a surprise to nobody when James H. Brown showed much of the same athletic ability. By 1963, he had become a standout centre playing Juvenile AAA hockey for Edmonton’s Southside Athletic Club. Despite being underage at the time, he was called up by the major junior Edmonton Oil Kings to shore up their roster for the Memorial Cup tournament. Brown helped the team capture their very first Memorial Cup at home in Edmonton, impressing Oil Kings’ coaches and management enough to earn a permanent spot on the team. However, his promising career came to a tragic end at age 19, when a head-on collision with a drunk driver left him with a broken neck.
Following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, Trent Brown showed his family’s trademark speed and athletic ability as a standout defensive back for the University of Alberta Golden Bears. After an accomplished college career, Brown signed with the then-Edmonton Eskimos in 1991, making his presence known with the same fast, hard-hitting style that brought him success in university. His intensity and commitment to his team earned him four All-Star team selections and a 1993 Grey Cup championship. However, Brown’s hard-hitting style came at a price, with concussions and a skull fracture ultimately forcing his retirement in 1999.
A Team You Can Depend On
The Brown family’s championship history in sports continues to inform our law practice today. Guided by the principles of dedication, hard work, and knowing what it takes to win, James H. Brown and Associates are committed to helping accident victims and their families attain justice after being injured and secure the compensation they deserve. With a proven record of success (including some of the largest settlements ever awarded in Alberta), James H. Brown and Associates brings the same drive and dedication that brought us success on the field to help attain justice for accident victims and their families.
Both Trent and James H. Brown also deeply understand what it’s like to have your life and livelihood dramatically changed by a serious injury. “When I was injured, there wasn’t much out there for support,” recalls James H. Brown. That’s why James H. Brown and Associates remains committed to building an experienced team of injury lawyers, medical professionals, and other supports to ensure accident victims and their families have everything they need to tackle the road to recovery.
Our comprehensive services and resources include:
- An experienced team of dedicated injury lawyers with over 200 years of combined experience.
- Full investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction and analysis.
- Access to experts to help fully understand your injuries and provide evidence for your case.
- Strong relationships with community organizations to support rehabilitation and recovery.
- And much more!
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