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Augustus Brown Named Faculty Member of the Year by Prestigious Keenan Trial Institute.
Augustus F. "Gus" Brown, principal member of the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., of Harford County and Cecil County, Maryland, has been unanimously chosen as the 2019 Faculty Member of the Year by the Keenan Trial Institute of Atlanta.
The honor, which recognizes the Institute faculty member who possesses the highest degree of legal knowledge, the best skills to impart that knowledge to students, and who works the hardest in doing so on behalf of the Keenan Trial Institute, was presented to Brown at an awards banquet on Saturday, February 15, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Institute.
Presenting the award was Keenan Trial Institute Administrative Dean Tony Seaton, who states that "Gus is the person we can always count on to teach, to be solid in his instructional methods, and to be dependable. He is one of the stars of our institution!"
At the Keenan Trial Institute, Augustus "Gus" Brown, co-Dean of the Jury Focus Group course area for the past eight years, instructs experienced trial attorneys from all over the United States on how to recruit, present and facilitate jury focus groups, a key part of preparation for personal injury or other tort trials. Brown also teaches attorneys how to give opening statements to juries, and how to prepare clients for depositions, a critical phase of pre-trial "discovery" period that often determines the trial's outcome or leads to a settlement.
The Keenan Trial Institute teaches practicing plaintiffs' attorneys how to be better advocates for their clients, and how to better interview and select juries in what is called the "voir dire" process, and what to expect from jurors. There are currently 84 faculty members at the Institute, which has branches in many major American cities.
Augustus F. "Gus" Brown practices in Federal and State Courts in the fields of Personal Injury, Auto Injury, Defective Products, Highway Construction Crashes and Workers' Compensation Claims litigation. He also defends clients in criminal cases both in State and in Federal Courts. Augustus Brown is certified by the Courts to conduct mediation of Personal Injury Claims, Medical Malpractice Claims and Litigation Claims, and serves as a privately chosen arbitrator and mediator in these types of cases.
Mr. Brown frequently facilitates jury focus groups for other trial attorneys on medical malpractice, negligence and auto liability case issues. He teaches other attorneys trial practice techniques, how to negotiate insurance settlements, and other relevant parts of the Personal Injury legal area. He trains other attorneys in jury selection, witness preparation and crafting legal arguments — topics in which he is an acknowledged expert.