George Brown is an experienced litigator who concentrates in construction litigation, subrogation law, employment law, and complex business litigation. His clients include individuals, entrepreneurial businesses, and Fortune 100 companies. Consistently recognized as one of the region's leading construction lawyers, George has particular experience representing national homebuilders in litigation involving construction defects, contract, warranty, and real estate disputes. He tries cases in both federal and Maryland state courts, and in arbitration proceedings, including before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.
An accomplished subrogation lawyer, George's record of favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients involved in complex property damage cases resulting from fires, structural defects, and mechanical failures is consistently among the most distinguished in the Mid-Atlantic region.
A leader, author, and speaker on the fundamentals of employment law, George proactively advises clients on management issues regarding hiring and termination, EEOC claims, wrongful discharge, employee handbooks, record-keeping procedures, grievance arbitrations, trade secrets and non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, intellectual property protection, and employee leave and disability. George works with clients on risk assessment and strategies for avoiding or minimizing litigation. When litigation arises, he represents employers in matters concerning discrimination, harassment, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, wage claims, and restrictive covenants.
George served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1982 until 1989 and is an active supporter of various veteran and wounded warrior projects. As an avid recreational fisherman and boater, George promotes the Chesapeake Bay through his active support of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Litigation, since 2018
U.S. Army, 1982 - 1989
Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Member
Coastal Conservation Association, Member
EVAN Foundation, Board of Directors
American Bar Association, Member, Section of Litigation, Labor and Employment Law
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Construction Lawyers Society of America
Federal Bar Association
Legal Network Alliance, Member, Construction Law
Maryland State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Presenter, "Ethical Implications of Harassment and Discrimination in the Claims Process and Environment," First Party Claims Conference 10th Annual Meeting, 2018
Co-presenter, "Independent School Legal Update: Proactive and Preventive Best Practice Policies and Procedures," 2016, 2018
Co-presenter, "Lessons Learned from Breach of Contract Claims," Association of Corporate Counsel – Baltimore, 2015
Co-author, "Litigation Overview: Maryland," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2017
Co-author, "Shaw, Marven, and Snowden: Huffing and Puffing, and Blowing the Whistle," Association of Corporate Counsel – Baltimore, 2014
Recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international software and information technology client. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged in various causes of action that the client breached its compensation agreement and therefore owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in past commission. In the District Court in Utah, established that the client was not in breach of the agreement and therefore did not owe the plaintiff the claimed damages. In granting the client's motion, the Court entered summary judgment against the plaintiff's claims with prejudice.
Kramon & Graham recently secured a summary judgment order on behalf of our client, a multinational software and information technology business.
Kramon & Graham attorneys will present at the 10th annual First Party Claims Conference taking place October 15 – 17 in Warwick, RI.
2016 Independent School Legal Update: Proactive and Preventive Best Practice Policies and Procedures02/04/2016
The legal landscape for independent schools is increasingly complex --and increasingly risky. From the dramatic headline-making news of multimillion dollar verdicts (Hotchkiss), to perennial employment claims and collection issues, independent school heads are confronted every day with new challenges in protecting students, faculty and staff, board members, and other stake holders, while preserving the institution's mission and viability.
On February 25, 2015, Kramon & Graham principals George Brown and David Shuster gave a presentation to the Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Seventeen Kramon & Graham attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America legal ranking guide. In addition, firm principal Natalie McSherry has been named 2020 Baltimore Mediation "Lawyer of the Year."
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
George Brown, Kramon & Graham principal and a leader of the firm's Construction Litigation group, has joined the EVAN Foundation's Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term.