Eugene Brown Jr.


Eugene Brown Jr.



Eugene Brown Jr. began his legal career in Alameda County, California, as a deputy District Attorney. In 1980, he joined a prominent Oakland civil defense firm, representing insureds in a variety of matters, as well as public entities in government tort claims actions, civil rights, police misconduct, and employment related litigation. That practice grew nationally, into one including the representation of major corporations in mass tort, multi-party, product liability, petro-chemical, and complex commercial litigation.

Practice Areas

Product Liability

  • Defense of major domestic and foreign auto manufacturers in major catastrophic injury and product defect claims.
  • Defense of recreational equipment manufacturers.
  • Defense of oil, gas, and chemical manufacturers

Personal Injury

  • Defense of multiple cases related to chemical, gas and oil exposures in the work place.
  • Defense of multiple cases involving chemical exposures and claimed birth defects.
  • Claims for personal injury/wrongful death related to auto/truck collisions, and claimed product defects.
  • Defense of mass/public transit agencies in major injury e.g. loss of limb, quadriplegia claims.


  • In excess of 150 complex jury trials. Evaluated and resolved pretrial, literally thousands of civil disputes involving claims related to employment, personal injury, contract, commercial litigation.

Education & Experience

Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, AB Criminology
Graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, Kendrick Hall, JD
Alameda County District Attorney
Hardin Cook Loper Engel & Bergez, Oakland, CA (1980-2003
Filice Brown Eassa & Mcleod, Oakland, CA (2003-2010)
Brown Eassa & McLeod, Oakland, CA (2010-2013)
Sedgwick, LLP (2013-2017)
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP( 2018-present)

Awards & Groups

American Board of Trial Advocates-Diplomate status (ABOTA), Past President of San Francisco Chapter, recipient of the “Don E. Bailey Professionalism and Civility Award” the highest recognition extended by the chapter.

FELLOW, The American College of Trial Lawyers

FELLOW, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers

FELLOW, The International Society of Barristers

FELLOW, Litigation Counsel of America

Member, National Black Lawyers

Member, National Bar Association