Robert C. Brown
Robert was raised in Peoria, Illinois before becoming a permanent resident of Phoenix/Scottsdale in 1997. After completing his Juris Doctorate at Drake University Law School, where he graduated with honors and was an Editor of the school’s Law Review, Robert began his legal career by serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Thomas C. Kleinschmidt (Ret.) of the Arizona Court of Appeals. After completing his one year term as a Judicial Law Clerk, Robert practiced for over ten years in Arizona with one of the most respected firms in Phoenix before joining Anthem Law.
Robert has extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in cases ranging from breach of contract actions, real property disputes and complex commercial matters. His work has included trials and administrative hearings; drafting and arguing dispositive motions; preparing written discovery; taking the depositions of opposing parties and non-party witnesses; and dispute resolution by both court appointed Settlement Judges and private mediators.
Robert is involved in numerous community activities including serving at the House of Refuge in the Sunnyslope neighborhood and St. Vincent de Paul’s Human Services Campus in Phoenix.
Robert lives an active lifestyle as a compliment to his law practice. When he is not spending time with his three children, Robert enjoys hiking, trail running and hot yoga.
Business and Civil Litigation
- Obtained summary judgment and recovered over $2.6 million for a client in a breach of contract case brought against one of the largest mining companies in Arizona.
- Successfully defended limited liability company against claims its members were liable for engaging in a conflicted interest transaction involving the sale and purchase of real property.
- After a ten day trial, successfully defended a surety against a contractor’s claim for over $1.0 million in claimed damages.
- Drafted and argued motion for summary judgment which resulted in the successful defense of a $3.6 million legal malpractice claim.
- Trial counsel for attorney who successfully defended against legal malpractice claim for over $1.2 million in claimed damages.
- Appellate attorney in Urias v. PCS Health Sys., 211 Ariz. 81, 118 P.3d 29 (App. 2005), in which the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed trial court’s holding that applicable statutes and contracts allowed client to offset rebate monies.
Real Property Litigation
- Appellate attorney for Sourcecorp, Inc. v. Norcutt, 227 Ariz. 463, 258 P.3d 281 (App. 2011) which recognized the doctrine of equitable subrogation in cases where land purchasers satisfy indebtedness of seller secured by property being purchased.
- Appellate attorney for Lavidas v. Smith, 195 Ariz. 250, 987 P.2d 212 (App. 1999), where the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed trial court’s entry of summary judgment on quiet title claim entered against client.
- Drafted and argued motion for summary judgment which resulted in successful defense of $400,000 negligence claim against escrow company.
- Drafted and argued motion for summary judgment which granted landlocked client an implied easement over adjoining landowner’s property.
- Trial counsel for client who successfully had mining claims removed from property.
- State of Arizona (1998)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (1999)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1999)
- State Bar of Arizona (Trial Practice Section and Property Law Section)
- Maricopa County Bar Association (Litigation Section and Property Law Section)
- House of Refuge (2016 – Present)
- St. Vincent de Paul’s Human Services Campus (2017 – Present)