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Michael S. Brown

HeadshotMichael Brown specializes in defending insurance companies and/or their insureds. His practice includes medical malpractice, construction site accidents, premises liability, toxic torts, products liability, and coverage.

Mr. Brown previously served as Assistant Corporate Counsel in the General Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department. In this position, he defended the City in a wide range of claims involving federal civil rights, employment discrimination, ยง1983 actions, Title VII and Workers’ Compensation.

Mr. Brown gives seminars to clients on topics that focus on construction site accidents, Labor Law violations, contractual indemnification, lead paint and related coverage matters. He has also lectured before the Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association and The New York Insurance Association.

Outside the firm, Mr. Brown is very involved in the community. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rye Brook and sat as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Village of Rye Brook Police Department. He currently coaches soccer, bicycles and plays tennis and hockey.


  • B.A., Dean’s List, University of Maryland, 1990
  • J.D., New York Law School, 1993


  • New York State Bar
  • Connecticut State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • New York State Bar Association