Personal Injury. Criminal Defense. Adultery Divorce.
If it matters to you, it matters to me.
Douglas D. Brown, Attorney at Law, handles cases of personal injury, family law, divorce and criminal defense for individuals throughout South Louisiana, the North Shore, Florida Parishes and the Seventh Ward. This includes Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Helena Parish and Washington Parish, as well as the cities of Hammond, Amite, Ponchatoula, Kentwood, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Denham Springs, Abita Springs, Franklinton, Bogalusa, Livingston, Greensburg, Independence, Manchac, Albany, Loranger, Watson and Springfield. © 2016 by Douglas D. Brown. All rights reserved.
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I started life born into a working class family in the late 1960's. I was adopted by my maternal grandparents before I knew any differently, and we all lived together off and on through the 70's and 80's in Hammond and in Amite. There was constant turmoil in our house. We moved seven times before I was eighteen, and twice more shortly after that. In school I was always the littlest guy in my class, and I quickly learned what it was like to be bullied. I had run-ins with bullies quite a bit. For some reason, even as a little kid, when faced with a bully much bigger than me, I wouldn't back down. I still don't. (That attitude remains in me as one of Hammond's few child custody lawyers and criminal lawyers).
In college at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, I did the sensible thing and majored in business. I had the opportunity to spend a summer in Washington D.C. studying Economics at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and working on Capitol Hill. It was in Washington where I learned one of my most valuable life lessons. Riding the elevator and the subway with the powerful people I saw on the evening news and on CSPAN every day, I realized they didn't have a halo over their head, and that they were not any better than me or anyone else-they just had power.
During law school, I was drawn to criminal and family law, and was fortunate to work for State District Judges Ray Chutz in Amite and M. Douglas Hughes in Livingston before I was sworn in as a new attorney. I was fortunate to learn the criminal practice from three great criminal attorneys, Frank Holthaus in Baton Rouge, Wayne Stewart in Livingston Parish, and Ron Macaluso in Hammond. Most recently I was fortunate enough to learn from Gerry Spence in Wyoming at the Trial Lawyer's College Death Penalty School. Each of these brilliant legal minds have helped make me the attorney I am today.
If It Matters To You, It Matters To Me.