JAMES H. BROWN
James H. Brown’s commitment to seriously injured persons and their families comes from firsthand experience.
Born into a family of legendary Alberta athletes, Brown’s future was called into question at age 7, when a rare hip ailment left him bedridden for a year and in a wheelchair for another. Despite these early setbacks, Brown made a full recovery and went on to excel in sports, particularly hockey.
In 1963, while he was still underage, Brown was called up by the Edmonton Oil Kings for their Memorial Cup run against the Niagara Falls Flyers. Playing alongside future Hall of Famers Pat Quinn and Glen Sather, Brown helped the Oil Kings win the team’s first Memorial Cup.
After their victory, Brown remained with the Oil Kings and continued pursuing his hockey career. However, his dream came to an end at age 19, when he suffered a broken neck in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Brown’s road to recovery was long and painful, with spinal fusion surgery effectively ending his hockey career. From there, Brown decided to study law at the University of Alberta, with a particular interest in helping those who share his story.
“When I was injured, there wasn’t much out there for support,” says Brown. “Today, we are dedicated to giving seriously injured people the support they need.”
Brown’s struggle back to health taught him firsthand about a serious injury’s physical, mental, and emotional impacts. He has never forgotten this experience, and today credits it as the driving force behind his work on behalf of accident victims.
Over the coming decades, James H. Brown would cement his reputation as a talented, motivated injury lawyer determined to help his clients achieve justice and closure after being injured. After years of successful settlements, litigation, and courtroom appearances, he founded James H. Brown and Associates in 1993, continuing his mission of standing up for the rights of injured persons.
In addition to setting the standard in legal proceedings, James H. Brown’s dedication to supporting the community has been at the forefront of his work throughout his career. James H. Brown and Associates has proudly contributed to work done by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, STARS, Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, the Brain Care Centre, and numerous other organizations dedicated to supporting accident victims in their recovery.
Today, James H. Brown is as determined as ever to ensure accident victims receive the care, support, and compensation they need, continuing to lead our team of injury lawyers in attaining justice for our clients.
Throughout his career, James H. Brown has been the proud recipient of numerous awards, including:
- 2003, 2009 Canadian Parapeligic Association Corporate Leadership Award
- 2014 Alberta Civil Trial Lawyer’s Association Champion of Justice Award – Awarded to a member of the community who has championed the causes of justice, thereby protecting and furthering the rights of the individual.
- 2016 Brain Care Centre Honours for Two Decades of Support
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