Donald D. Brown Jr.

Education
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York (B.A., 1968); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1972); Member of St. John’s LAW REVIEW.

Admissions
Member of the Bar of New York State, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, United States District Court for Southern District of New York. U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Experience
1975 to Present:
Spiegel, Brown & Fichera, LLP, partner since 1978; all phases of litigation and trial practice, as well as appellate work and general practice.

1989 to 1993: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Humanities, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

1976 to 1978: Town Justice, Town of Washington, Dutchess County.

1973 to 1975:
Assistant District Attorney, Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.

1972 to 1973: Confidential Law Assistant to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Department; Appellate Court research and writing and all phases of litigation.

Publications
Author, “Products Liability: The Genesis of ‘Second Collision’”, New York State Bar Journal, January 1979 [this publication subsequently reprinted on numerous occasions for instructional materials by New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Section].

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Who’s Who in American Law;
  • Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys;
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Contracts & Property Law;
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum;
  • Member, Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys;
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Professional
Past President of the Dutchess County Bar Association; American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); New York State Trial Lawyers Association; New York State and American Bar Association; Dutchess County Magistrates’ Association; New York State Bar Association Committee to Confer with New York State Medical Society; New York State Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education; Member, Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association; New York State Bar Association Continuing Education; Member of the Board of Directors of St. Francis Hospital Healthcare Foundation.

References
Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt
Former Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
75 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Honorable William V. Grady
District Attorney of Dutchess County
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Dr. Joseph Bronsan
President, Delaware Valley College
700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901

Dr. Dennis J. Murray, President
Marist College
1 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Honorable Gerald V. Hayes
Dutchess County Court Judge
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601