Kevin Brown represents public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including suits for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions and disability accommodation. Additionally, Kevin counsels employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws, including drafting and reviewing policies, handbooks and best practices.
Kevin also defends employers protesting federal and state-issued Occupational Safety & Health Administration and Mine Safety & Health Administration citations, resolving and contesting citations in federal and state administrative hearings, and appealing administrative decisions to the OSHA Review Board and federal or state Courts of Appeal. Kevin advises employers in other OSHA and MSHA related matters, including drafting and reviewing safety and compliance programs, petitioning for variances and complying with OSHA and MSHA standards.
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.
Beyond his diverse litigation and trial experience, clients find that his background solving complex problems and conducting investigations, training, mediations, risk management and standardization enables him 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
American Bar Association
Employment Law, Member
Occupational Safety & Health, Member
Military Pro Bono Project, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
San Diego County Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association (2014–2016)
Military & Veteran’s Affairs Section, Member
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, Member
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Pro Bono Attorney (2016–2017)
Law School Si Sue Puede, Mentor
American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh, Member (2014-2016)
American Inns of Court, Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, Member (2015–2018)
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Pro Bono Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Marcia Krieger (2013–2014)
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Christine Arguello (2012)
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Neil Gorsuch (2012)
Colorado Second Judicial District
Judicial Extern to the Hon. Morris Hoffman (2012)
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado
Law Clerk (2013)
AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter Instructor Pilot
Trained pilots to fly and fight a multi-mission attack helicopter as Aircraft
Commander, Section Leader, Functional Check Pilot, Night Systems, Weapons, and Standardization Pilot
Aviation Safety Officer
Developed risk management, mishap investigation, and training programs; advised senior leaders on organizational climate and aircrew issues; conducted legal, aircraft mishap, and human factors investigations; managed Crew Resource Management program, including curriculum development, training and standardization.
Quality Assurance Officer
Ensured safety of over 300 maintenance contractors and Marines; responsible for proper maintenance and inspections of half a billion dollars of attack and utility helicopters; supervised 143 inspectors; responsible for compliance with technical and federal safety programs at largest aviation squadron in Marine Corps.
Future Operations Staff Officer
Subject Matter Expert and Rotary Wing planner for 12 major combat operations; senior Watch Officer at Marine Air Group 16 overseeing aviation combat missions.
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, District of Connecticut