Michele Bernadette Brown

Michele Bernadette Brown

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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Summary

Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and the head of the Procopio Family Law Group. Ms. Brown has been practicing family law for approximately 25 years. She handles complex family law matters, including dissolution of marriage actions with business valuations, income analysis and financial litigation, custody, move-away and psychological evaluations, as well as pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, post judgment matters and enforcement actions. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her clients. It is for this reason Ms. Brown is actively involved in family law advocacy across the state. Michele Brown has consistently been selected as a Southern California and San Diego Super Lawyer; she is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received a myriad of accolades for her achievement, including the Outstanding Service to Family Law Award from the CLA. Ms. Brown obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Minor in Spanish, from the University of California, Riverside in 1989. As a Rotary International Scholar, she studied Politics and French at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Brown is the Family Law Representative and a Board Member of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and was a part of the founding committee to establish the CLA. She is the Co-Chair for Governmental Affairs for the CLA and is an Advisor for the Family Law Executive Committee of the CLA and formerly of State Bar of California (FLEXCOM). Ms. Brown is the Vice-President for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Immediate Past President for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-CA Chapter (AFCC), where she works with family law judges, attorneys and mental health professionals to assist children.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Head of the Family Law Group; Attorney/ Certified Family Law Specialist
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
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Ms. Brown is a Certified Family Law Specialist practicing exclusively in family law
Supervising and Trial Attorney
Law Office of Beatrice Snider
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Family Law Attorney
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Michael Finen
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Education
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Bishop Buddy Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy; Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity
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University of California - Riverside
B.A. (1989) | Political Science; Spanish
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Macquarie University
French and Politics
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Awards
Michael Shea Award for Mentorship in family law
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
Outstanding Service to Family Law
California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
Legend in Legislatoin
State Bar of California, Family Law Section
Superb Rating of 10 out of 10
Avvo
Every year since
Southern California Super Lawyer for Family Law
Super Lawyer
Consistently awarded as Super Lawyer
Top Family Law Attorney
San Diego Daily Transcript
San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorney 2007, 2009, 2013
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer San Diego
AV- Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Top Family Law Attorney in San Diego
San Diego Metro
Professional Associations
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Current
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California Lawyers Association
Board of Representatives, Family Law Representative
- Current
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California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
Advisor
- Current
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California Lawyrs Association
Co-Chair Governmental Affairs Committee
- Current
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Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Vice-President, Chair of Legislation
- Current
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Immediate Past President; Board Member; Secretary, ExCom of California Chapter
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Activities: Association of family law attorneys, family law judges and mental health professionals world wide dedicated to assist children in family law matters
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State Bar of California, Family Law Executive Committee
Advisor
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Activities: Affirmative Legislation/Developing Legislation; draft family law bills; review bills; testify before the state legislature on bills
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California State Bar  # 174906
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California, Family Law Executive Committee
Elected Member; Affirmative Legislation Chair
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Activities: Draft, review and testify on family law bills
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Legislative Overview
Divorce Magazine
AB 459: Flexcom at Work
State Bar of California, Family Law News
Electronic Reporting in Family Law
State Bar of California, Family Law News
Solving the Puzzle Together: An Interview with Drew Liebert
State Bar of California, Family Law News
Transmutations: An Overview
State Bar of California, Family Law News
Certifications
Family Law in San Diego
California State Bar
Certified Specialist--Family Law
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
525
#2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 906-5745
Fax: (619) 398-0165
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Notice: Evening and weekend appointments upon request.