J.C. Brown Law Office PLLC

Business   Real Estate   Banking   Wills and Trusts   Probate

Joseph C. Brown, Jr.

Practice Focus: 

    Joe provides a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses,
    such as commercial and real estate transactions (including business and
    real estate purchase and sale transactions), contracts, regulatory
    compliance, banking issues, employment matters, estate planning
    (wills and trusts), probate, litigation, and advice and counsel.

    Joe takes a practical approach to problem-solving.

    Since 1988, Joe has advised businesses in many industries, and his broad base of 
    experience  provides value to clients.  Business clients appreciate not only the 
    personal level of service Joe provides, but also how his emphasis 
    on learning about and understanding their companies enhances that level of 

    Joe has successfully advocated for clients in hundreds of civil litigation
    cases before trial and appeals courts, arbitrators, administrative law
    judges, and mediators.

    Washington State Bar Association (admitted 1988)
    American Bar Association
    Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association

Professional Experience: 

    2008-current:  Private practice with J.C. Brown Law Office, PLLC

    2008-2010:  In-house counsel to McCarthy Finance, Inc., a financial
    services company

    1988-2007:  Private practice with Montgomery Purdue Blankinship &
    Austin, a mid-sized Seattle business and real estate law firm (Hiring
    Partner, 1998-2006; Firm Chairman, 2006)


    1988:    Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law
                 Associate Editor, Washington Law Review

    1985:    B.A., Business Administration (Finance Concentration),
                 University of Washington

    1981:    Cashmere High School

Community Service:

Board of Trustees, Chelan County Historical Society (Cashmere Museum
    and Pioneer Village) (2013-  )

    Board of Directors, Mountain Meadows Senior Living (Leavenworth, Washington
    non-profit assisted-living, independent living, and memory care facility, 2012-15;
    Board Secretary 2013-15)

    Board of Trustees, Rise 'n Shine Foundation (now named "Inspire Youth
    Project", Seattle, 1994-2003; Board President 2002-03)

    Bishop's Committee (vestry), St. James Episcopal Church (Cashmere, 2014- )

    Cashmere Rotary Club (2013- )

    Mentor, Central Area Youth Association (Seattle, 1988-1991)

    Youth basketball coach (several teams, 1993-2008)

    Scoreboard operator, Bellevue Christian School high school girls' basketball


    Originally from Camp Sherman, Oregon, Joe grew up in Cashmere.  Joe and 
    his wife, 
Sarah, have three children, Hillary, Hank, and Emmett.

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