About

Peter David Brown, P.A

30 Years of Law Experience

Peter David Brown, an attorney since 1988, has a working knowledge of the South Carolina Courts by way of handling cases in Magistrates Courts, Municipal Courts, General Sessions, Common Pleas, Federal Courts and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

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The Facts about Peter David Brown, P.A

A 1983 Citadel graduate, he is known in the community for his love of family, sense of humor, and love of baseball. Peter followed a career path similar to his older brother, Thomas F. Brown, II, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has practiced law for nearly forty (40) years in Georgia. Both Thomas and Peter purposely chose to work for insurance companies before law school in order to learn the inner workings of the insurance claims’ industry. This move has proven to be invaluable.

Peter attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school Peter served as a student representative, Vice President and ultimately the President of the Student Bar Association. Between his first and second year of law school, Brown clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, The Honorable Ralph Hicks.

In 1988, upon graduation, Brown accepted the offer of full time employment as an insurance defense attorney at the same firm.

Brown handled primarily Personal Injury Lawsuits and defended Workers’ Compensation Claims. These initial experiences “on the other side of the fence” have proven invaluable.
Peter was taught how insurance companies (adjusters) and their attorney’s evaluate and pay personal injury claims and defend lawsuits. Brown used these defenses himself while working for the insurance companies.

n 1989 Peter David Brown and his wife Debora Brown, DPT, PT moved to Charleston. Peter is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Ellison and Peter Jr., both of whom attended public schools. Debbie, a physical therapist, is faculty at The Medical University of South Carolina. They enjoyed raising their children in the low country, and spending time together.  Peter has been a servant to the community since he arrived in the area. Much of his time has been spent working with youth, coaching in sports, mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Brown obtained many “Not Guilty” verdicts as a result of taking matters to trial in General Sessions Court. Peter Brown developed an equal passion for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation work.

Peter opened his own law firm in 1993, handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and of course, Criminal matters. Peter has been serving the citizens of South Carolina since that time with commitment, professionalism and personalized service. Peter personally appears in Court or at Hearings on average, two to three times per week throughout the State. It is his preference to handle these appearances himself rather than through associates.

Peter David Brown’s successful defense in State v. Williams, 351 S.C. 591, 571 S.E.2d 703 (Ct. App. 2002). in which he successfully defended at trial and subsequently with the SC Court of Appeals has served as a precedent setting case in limiting the detention and scope of police stops in South Carolina. State v. Williams calls into question the stop of two vehicle occupants and the police questioning of these individuals in an attempt to gain consent to search the vehicle. Their efforts were successful, but their methods were discovered and revealed by Brown’s cross examination. Peter Brown successfully challenged the constitutionality of the stop and subsequent questioning of a vehicle with two occupants that resulted in a search and seizure of twenty-five (25) pounds of high grade marijuana. Brown made the Motion to Suppress the marijuana. His argument was well founded based on existing U.S. Supreme Court cases and several South Carolina cases he cited. The trial judge granted Brown’s Motion to Suppress and the trafficking marijuana charges were dismissed! The solicitor’s office appealed and the matter was upheld by a panel of three Appellate Judges. The state again appealed to a full panel and the matter was affirmed by the full Court of Appeals unanimously.

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14:57 01 Nov 19
Exceptional experience with Peter David Brown Law office. I was always kept in the loop and was never once worried or concerned about the outcome of my case. They really did handle everything for me, and I will be forever greatful! Thanks again!
Chuck Jarman
Chuck Jarman
12:34 15 Sep 19
I have known Peter for a number of years. He has provide several of my family member and myself legal advise. He is very knowledgeable and has an outstanding understanding of the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone desiring legal counsel.
Cheryl Hair
Cheryl Hair
23:41 13 Sep 19
We have had extremely great service from Peter Brown's Law Office. Peter's entire staff gives you the personal service, that you do not get from any other firm. Peter personally has paid attention to every problem that we have hired his firm for. Peter Brown's Law Office has never overcharged us for any of the things that we have retained him to handle. We have had other Law firms look over our cases, but wanted an astronomical fee. This firm will fight for you, get things done for you in a timely manner and not over charge you for their services. There is no flashy commercials, telling you to dial 9999999, 7777777, or 8888888. This firm is straight forward, no silly gimmicks, jumping over cars, or dropping numbers from the sky!! I would not want to do business with silly gimmicky law firms. We would highly recommend that you trust the Law Office of Peter Brown, for all of your legal matters. You will be pleased with the fees, easy payment plan and the results of your case. This why we recommend Peter Brown's Law Firm to all of our family and friends.
joann jarman
joann jarman
22:54 13 Sep 19
Peter Brown handled two situations for my family honestly and fairly. I don't want to go into much detail regarding our interactions, but I will say one of the situations was life changing for my family. When you are faced with tough decisions, you need someone you can depend on. Peter Brown is that person. He helped us navigate the complex legal system and earned my complete trust. I hope I never need to call on his services again, but if I had to, I would not hesitate day or night.
Shannon Hutto
Shannon Hutto
17:27 08 Aug 19
Pete and Denise are two of the most GENUINE, HONEST, & AMAZING people you could ask for! They are straight forward and they both genuinly care about your situation. I knew the moment I met both I would be in good hands! Thank you both for all of your hard work and dedication! It really has been great to have y'all navigate the case for myself and family!
Rose Cummings
Rose Cummings
12:43 16 May 19
I have used The Law Office of Peter Brown for all of my legal needs throughout the years for a number of reasons. I appreciate their always- friendly staff, the time they take to hear my case, look into it thoroughly, and I have always received the best outcome. The peace of mind is irreplaceable. There is always someone there to receive a message or call, and that means a lot to me. I have referred family and friends here alike, and the reputation of excellence continues. I would recommend this law office to anyone looking for a no-nonsense, thorough, friendly team that will cover your needs from A-Z.
C Williams
C Williams
19:49 01 May 19
Peter Brown is an established and well-respected attorney in Charleston County. He has an extensive working relationship with law enforcement, colleagues in the legal field and the judicial community. Pete and his paralegals are always ready and willing to help in any way possible. He truly listens to his client’s needs and fights hard in their defense. I highly recommend Pete to anyone in need of legal services.
TNT Liberty
TNT Liberty
13:12 01 May 19
My family and I have had the pleasure and fortune to be witness to the breadth of knowledge and legal expertise of Peter David Brown since our arrival to the greater Charleston, South Carolina area roughy a decade ago. Peter is an extremely active, community-minded attorney who happens to be one of the most brilliant legal minds of his generation. Time and again, his reputation as a mentor, advocate, and counselor would reveal themselves both in his work and philanthropy. With over 30 years of experience Peter David Brown has a remarkable ability to explain the legal process in a manner that can be understood by a layperson. His legal training and expertise are so readily evident in his interactions with other lawyers, paralegals, courtroom staff and clients. Peter and his legal team have proved invaluable to me whether it was as an advisor when I was starting my own business, handling the affairs of my will, or simply adjudicating a traffic infraction for one of my family members. As I would become more familiar with his legal prowess, it became readily apparent that this man was heavily sought after for both his keen ability in the courtroom, as well as his wisdom and insight as a trusted advisor and forward thinker. This should come as no surprise since he completed his undergraduate at the Citadel and earned his Law degree from Emory University. He treats his clients’ cases with the utmost respect and dignity, whether he is handling a worker’s compensation case, a D.W.I., or a complex homicide. For potential clients seeking legal representation, I highly recommend The Law Office of Peter David Brown. In my estimation, they are the only law firm to call when legal counsel is needed.
Luke Ballam
Luke Ballam
21:38 08 Apr 19
Peter Brown law firm was one of the best. They were always on time, answered all questions and I always felt that I had not a thing to worry about. He was here when we needed him. I would recommend him to anyone. I have used a few different lawyers over the years and he was by far the best of the best not a question in my mind. Thank you Peter for all of your great help
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