The Midland Michigan lawyers of Brown Law PLC represent businesses and individuals in courts and in matters throughout Mid-Michigan. Brown Law’s philosophy is to provide exceptional legal and customer service without charging “big firm” fees. Brown Law attorneys listen to clients and understand client legal issues so that our representation is focused and on target. Brown Law PLC clients have the advantages of top-notch representation by a firm small enough to give each client personal and responsive service. Practical Advice- Real Solutions.
If you need the services of a business lawyer, a real estate/construction lawyer, criminal defense lawyer, commercial law attorney or a divorce and family law attorney, we welcome your call to discuss your situation without obligation or fee.
Brown Law PLC employs two Midland Michigan lawyers; W. Jay Brown and Courtney L. Thom. We invite you to contact us if you want the advantages of Brown Law PLC on your side helping you with your business, real estate, construction, criminal, divorce, family or commercial law matter.
Originally a teacher, W. Jay Brown became a lawyer in 1998 and has been in practice in the Great Lakes Bay Region ever since. Mr. Brown graduated first in his law school class and joined Midland’s largest law firm as a litigation associate. While with the firm, Mr. Brown embarked on his litigation career and was soon promoted to member of the firm.
In 2009, W. Jay Brown left the law firm to start his own practice based on his vision for the practice of law – where technology and innovation are leveraged to provide clients superior customer and legal services without “big firm”fees. Over time, Mr. Brown’s law practice evolved. Originally, his practice was exclusively litigation of business, commercial, real estate and construction law disputes. However, as Mr. Brown’s satisfied litigation clients returned for counsel on other matters, it was natural that Mr. Brown’s practice evolved to one providing general counsel in the areas of business, real estate, commercial and construction law in addition to litigation.
Mr. Brown approaches his clients as partners in success. He is optimistic by nature and believes that in most instances, where there is a will there is a way. Mr. Brown is fond of asking his clients “what do you want the result to be?” Once a desired outcome is identified, Mr. Brown helps clients plan the best course of action to take to achieve the client’s objective.
Courtney L. Thom grew up in Mid-Michigan and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Central Michigan University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended Michigan State University College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor and graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Courtney was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in October 2007 and began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Midland County Circuit Court. There, she assisted the judiciary by researching issues in many different areas of the law.
Courtney next worked as an Assistant State Attorney (Assistant Prosecutor) for the 17th Judicial Circuit (Broward County), in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The year-round sunshine, however, was not enough to win her over, and after prosecuting both adult and juvenile offenders in Florida, she returned home to Michigan.
Upon her return, Courtney became an Assistant Prosecutor in Isabella County, Michigan, where she continued to prosecute both adult and juvenile criminal cases. In 2011 Courtney joined the well-respected firm of Mathieu & Lee. There, Courtney began handling criminal cases from the opposite side as a defense attorney while working under a prominent Midland defense attorney. During this time, Ms. Thom developed her divorce and family law practice.
Courtney joined Brown Law, PLC in early 2014. Courtney continues to provide representation to clients in the area of criminal defense as well as divorce, family law and domestic relations cases, from initiation of the case, through trial (if necessary), and all stages in between. While Midland is her home base, Courtney also regularly handles cases in Saginaw, Gladwin, Isabella, Clare and Bay Counties.