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Bel Air, Maryland, August 21, 2015: In a highly-publicized case that was front-page news throughout its 9-day trial, Brown, Brown & Young principal member Augustus F. Brown, defending the accused Ryan Thomas Corn, secured a verdict of NOT GUILTY from the Harford County Circuit Court jury on charges that could have led to life imprisonment. The verdict came in at 10:45 pm on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
"These kinds of cases are among the most difficult," states Brown. "The testimony was very dramatic and very emotional, and certainly the accusations were of horrible crimes that our society cannot tolerate. But it is also true that everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and this jury ruled my client NOT GUILTY," Brown says.
"Assistant State's Attorney Cristen Treaster prosecuted vigorously and with the highest skill," adds Brown. "She believed in her case, and made her points strongly and clearly. The jury concluded, however, after hours of deliberation, that the State had not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt."
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 Criminal Defense, Auto Injury, Defective Products, Highway Construction Crashes and Workers' Compensation. 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. He was recently re-appointed by Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan to a 4-year term on the Maryland Appellate Courts Judicial Nominations Commission.