Firm History

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Early Life of Ossie Brown

The Law Offices of Ossie Brown was originally formed by Ossie Brown. Brown was born in Winfield, Louisiana in 1926 to George and Lovie Brown. He was raised in Baker, LA and graduated from Baker High School. While attending Baker High, he was elected to Louisiana Boys State and was subsequently elected to the Presidency of Boys State.

Brown attended Louisiana State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law. While at LSU, he was given the honor of being chosen as The Drum Major for the Golden Band from Tiger Land. He also lettered in basketball and tennis for the Tigers and he served as President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

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Ossie Brown in the Military

After graduating from LSU, Brown served as a member of the United States Navy in World War II. Upon the completion of his tour of duty, he then received his Law Degree from LSU School of Law.

After graduating, he began to practice law — which extended for the next 50 years. Mr. Brown grew into prominence as a nationally known criminal defense lawyer. His extensive list of high profile clients eventually referred to him as “the defense attorney who won unwinnable cases.”

His most memorable victory was in the 1970 My Lai Massacre Trial held in Fort Hood, Texas. He defended a young army sergeant by the name of David Mitchell. Army Lt. and Platoon Leader, William Calley and his platoon members were tried for war crimes allegedly committed against the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Lt. Calley; who was represented by famous attorney F. Lee Bailey, was found guilty of murder as charged but Brown’s client, Cpl. Mitchell was the only defendant acquitted of all charges in the incident.

Ossie Brown in the Community

Brown also had an extensive history of public service while serving in political office. He served as Baton Rouge City Court Judge and after many years of criminal defense work he was elected by the people of East Baton Rouge Parish to serve as The District Attorney for the Parish and its capital city. Brown served as District Attorney from 1972 through 1984.

While he was a member of the National District Attorney’s Association, he served on various committees within the Association including acting as Chairperson of the first Child Abuse Committee of the National Association. He was ultimately elected to the Presidency of the prestigious Association in 1981. He also served on the Executive Council of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. Attorney Brown was also fundamental in the creation of The I Care Program — a local, young adult drug prevention program for East Baton Rouge, which continues today. He was also actively involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Association and served as the Host for the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon for many years. He also served in the past as the Host of the Lions Club Crippled Children’s Telethon.

Ossie Brown's Legacy

In 1984, after leaving the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, Brown focused his efforts in private practice at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown where he focused on personal injury, wrongful death and criminal defense litigation. He retired from the active practice of law in 2000.

Since his retirement, The Law Offices of Ossie Brown continues to grow and develop under the direction of his son, Dana Brown. The firm continues to build on its reputation and tradition as a prominent and respected personal injury and criminal defense litigation firm. We want to be your family’s law firm for a lifetime.