Jeffrey C. Brown has been practicing law for 40 years handling a variety of cases, including personal injury and workers’ compensation matters, but found his “true calling” in representing injured workers. Consequently, for the last 25 years he has been a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist and for the last twenty years has limited his practice to handling only workers’ compensation cases. When asked to describe his approach to law, he says that like Theodore Roosevelt, he likes to “walk softly, but carry a BIG stick”. As for why he represents injured workers instead of insurance companies, he states that:
“In the law it is a rare thing for two people to look at the same facts and come to the same conclusion as to how to apply the law to those facts. Insurance companies are supposed to know the law and have lawyers they can call anytime they want to. Unfortunately, knowing the law and following it are two very different things. Like most things in life, what you don’t know will probably hurt you.”
Mr. Brown is currently included in Best Lawyers in the Southwest and Best Lawyers in America in connection with his representation of injured workers and frequently lectures on workers’ compensation topics.
“I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1977 and earned my J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1980. After five years of practicing in Illinois, I moved to New Mexico where I met my wife and started my family and my own firm. I have been married for 33 years and have two adult children with whom I still try to spend as much time as possible. In 2019 Derek Thompson became an associate of my firm. While in law school Derek worked for me part-time and became a full time associate and valued member of my firm upon his graduation in 2019. Derek is quickly becoming well versed in Worker’s Compensation law and I really enjoy working with him.”