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BEL AIR, MARYLAND, JULY 9, 2015; Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan has reappointed Augustus F. "Gus" Brown, Esquire, the senior member of the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., of Harford and Cecil Counties, to the Maryland Appellate Courts Judicial Nominations Commission.

The Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission was initiated by then-Governor Marvin Mandel in 1970 and reorganized in 1991 and 2007. The Commission nominates candidates for judges of the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals, the two highest courts of the State of Maryland. The nominations are sent to the Governor of Maryland, who chooses the new judge from this list. The Commission is composed of seventeen members, of whom twelve, including the Chair, are appointed to 4-year terms by the Governor, and of whom 5 are elected to 4-year terms by the Maryland State Bar Association. The Chair is currently Sheila K. Sachs, Esq. Augustus Brown's current term was due to expire this year, so the reappointment is through 2019.

Augustus F. "Gus" Brown has been awarded the title of SuperLawyer, is a DIPLOMATE of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), is regularly included in the TOP LAWYERS listings in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and is among the top 1% of “America’s Most Honored Professionals," a peer-nominated honor.

Mr. Brown practices in Federal and State Courts, concentrating in the fields of Auto Injury, Defective Products, Highway Construction Crashes, Workers' Compensation, and Criminal Defense. He frequently facilitates jury focus groups for other trial attorneys, as well as for his own cases, on medical malpractice, negligence and auto liability case issues, and is a faculty member of the Keenan-Ball Trial College.

Founded in 1901 by A. Freeborn Brown, Jr., the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, PA, with offices in Bel Air and Elkton, has been in practice longer than any other law firm in Harford or Cecil County. For more information on the firm, please visit, or call 410-879-2220.

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