Kevin Brown serves as a trusted advisor and experienced advocate for his clients. His primary area of practice is employment law, and he routinely handles commercial litigation. Kevin represents employers in the full range of actions including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, sexual assault/negligence, wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants (non-compete/non-solicitation), trade secrets, and disability accommodation. He also handles business disputes, product liability, and aviation-related matters.
Kevin counsels employers and human resources professionals on compliance with state and federal employment laws, with a focus on best practices — particularly risk identification and mitigation. He also reviews and drafts policies, handbooks, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and severance agreements. A dynamic presenter, Kevin has trained thousands of managers and employees on preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. He also conducts independent workplace investigations.
Kevin advises employers in OSHA and Cal-OSHA matters, including drafting and reviewing safety and compliance programs, petitioning for variances, and complying with state and federal standards. He also assists employers in protesting federal and state-issued OSHA citations.
Kevin's clients are individuals and both for-profit and nonprofit corporations in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life science and technology, restaurant and hospitality, construction, human resources and payroll, temporary and international technology staffing, retail and aerospace manufacturing, private aviation, churches and other religious organizations, hotel and international temporary housing, educational and professional training, pubic-interest, transportation and logistics, and international private security.
Prior to joining the private sector in 2016, Kevin served as a military attorney and a naval aviator in the United States Marine Corps, and he continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel (Judge Advocate) in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He also holds an FAA commercial pilot’s license and instrument ratings for fixed wing and rotorcraft-helicopter. Beyond his diverse litigation and first-chair trial experience, clients find that his background solving complex problems and conducting investigations, training, mediations, risk management, and standardization enables him to partner with them to achieve their goals.
University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2013)
Dean's Advisory Council, Member
Bar Association Outreach, Director
Student Bar Association, Executive Board Member
National Mock Trial Team, Member
Military Law Society, Founder
University of San Diego School of Law (2010–2011)
High Pass/Best Oral Advocate/Outstanding Brief, Lawyering Skills I
Dean's Scholarship Recipient
Moot Court Associate Board (selected)
San Diego Law Review (selected)
United States Naval Academy (B.S., with merit, Political Science, 2001)
Pi Sigma Alpha
U.S. Marine Corps Command & Staff College (2017)
U.S. Naval Justice School (Military, Trial Advocacy, & Operational Law, 2013)
Professional Excellence Award
Trial Advocacy Award
National Aircraft Finance Association (2023-present)
National Business Aviation Association (2023-present)
Business Forum International
San Diego Chapter
American Bar Association
Employment Law Group
Occupational Safety & Health Group
Military Pro Bono Project Group
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
San Diego County Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Honorable J. Clifford Wallace
"This is The Way: An Overview of Vaccine and Mask Mandates, Status of Challenges, and Navigating Exceptions," Co-Presenter, Religious Liberty Section – Arizona State Bar Convention, Phoenix, AZ (June 29, 2022)
"The Ever-Changing World With COVID-19 In It," Presenter, 2022 InnSpire Conference & Marketplace (January 24, 2022)