Our Team

Our Team

Peter Brown is the quarterback of an extraordinarily talented and experienced team of legal professionals who average twenty-two (22+) years of legal experience.

Donald N. Sorenson

Associate Attorney

Don graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 1995. He was sworn into the South Carolina Bar Association in November 1995.

Don then spent the next 25 years serving as an Assistant Solicitor, initially in the 5th Judicial Circuit (Richland and Kershaw Counties) and then for the last 15+ years in the 1st Judicial Circuit (Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties). During his career as a prosecutor he has handled several hundred violent crime cases including Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies and Drug Trafficking. He has tried to a jury verdict over 120 violent crime trials throughout the State including approximately 50 Murder trials.

Don has been called upon to conduct training classes with local law enforcement agencies and was frequently consulted with regarding pending criminal investigations. He has also been a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors, and participated in the South Carolina Bar’s 2018 CLE Presentation, A Criminal Trial Demonstration: Cold Blooded Custody. Don was further recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

In his free time Don enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

Jonathan C. Harvey

Personal Injury Manager/Paralegal

Jonathan manages the firm’s personal injury cases under Attorney Brown. He has worked in the legal field for over 23 years. After working in different areas of the law for attorneys, he found his calling as a Personal Injury Manager and Paralegal. He strives to bring compassion and understanding when our client’s are at a time of physical and emotional hardship. He helps our clients in the areas of automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, brain injuries and wrongful death. Jonathan’s many years of legal experience are an asset to the firm from the inception of a client’s case to helping prepare it through the litigation process and to trial.

Danielle Huppmann


Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Danielle began her legal career with multiple internships with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. She left Upstate NY to attend college at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She became a member of the Chi Omega sorority – Theta Chapter and a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation in both Syracuse, NY and Morgantown, WV. While attending college, she became the co-founder of a program called Think Tank which was started at the women’s federal prison in Bruceton Mills, WV. She organized a multitude of new opportunities for inmates within the prison before graduating in 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology with a minor in Forensic Science and Investigations. After graduation she decided to ditch the cold and move south to further her legal career. After a couple years of working as a legal assistant for a personal injury attorney, she joined the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina where she spent two years gaining knowledge and experience in criminal law. She joined our legal team in 2020 as our Personal Injury Paralegal and she has made it her mission to ensure our clients receive the help they deserve. During her time off she can be found enjoying the beach with her trusted “fur baby”, Bentley, traveling, or spending time with her friends and family on Shem Creek.

Cassidy Abell

Senior Criminal Legal Assistant

Cassidy grew up locally, here in Charleston, South Carolina. After high school, she chose to attend the University of South Carolina. As a student, she was a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and participated in intramural sports. She was mentioned on the Dean’s List and Presidents List during her college years. Cassidy also interned with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. She continued on to work as a Dispatcher for Dorchester County and then as a legal assistant for another local law firm. She joins us in 2021 to continue her career as a legal assistant for both our Personal Injury and Criminal teams. Her versatility and passion has made her a vital piece of our legal team. As a local, she has grown up to love fishing and being on the water every chance she gets.

Ellison Jackson

Marketing Assistant

Ellison is a CPA with her master’s degree in accounting from Clemson University and serves as a firm resource for accounting needs. Ellison has over two years of experience providing a variety of tax related services to a wide range of customers with her primary focus is on manufacturing and distribution customers along with not-for-profit organizations. Ellison is currently serving as the financial accountant and budget specialist for Trident United Way, a local not-for-profit organization that helps with education, health, and financial stability in the community. As Pete’s daughter, she helps with various jobs around the office including accounting, social media marketing, photography, and keeping her dad in line.

Greg Smith

CPA & Business Advisor

Born and raised in the Charleston area, Greg has been fishing, hunting, and shrimping the low country his entire life. Pete met Greg during their youth when they both lifeguarded for the City of North Charleston. Greg’s love of Charleston kept him here as he attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting in 1989. Greg moved on to Hilton Head, South Carolina where he worked with a large construction company and then a prestigious CPA firm after graduation. He eventually grew to miss Charleston and decided to return after earning his CPA license in 1993. Greg has been a licensed CPA for nearly 25 years. Greg has been our trusted CPA and business advisor since the founding day of The Law Office of Peter David Brown, PA.

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What Our Clients are Saying

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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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