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Kaitlin A. Brown Recognized as Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly


Maddin Hauser is pleased to announce that associate Kaitlin A. Brown has been recognized among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s, Up and Coming Lawyers for 2016. This program honors legal practitioners in Michigan who, in their first 10 years in practice, are establishing a name for themselves by displaying the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart from their peers.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “This well-deserved honor is a testament to Katie’s results-driven approach to resolving clients’ corporate and employment issues, as well as her dedication to and proven leadership skills in her ongoing community service efforts,” said Sallen.

Brown is an associate attorney in the firm’s Corporate and Employment practice group. She specializes in employment law, representing employers by responding to various types of claims including wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. She also advises clients in regard to employment contracts, employee handbooks and severance agreements. 

Brown’s experiences range from administrative proceedings to complex litigation. Previously serving at the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, she worked in the Reconsideration Unit evaluating and recommending decisions on appeals of administrative decisions. Brown has also litigated complex insurance, contract and constitutional law cases. 

Brown’s community involvement includes both volunteering and organizing orientation programs to encourage other attorneys to volunteer at Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Encounter Legal Protection) in downtown Detroit and at Common Ground’s Legal Clinic in Pontiac. She serves as Chair of Shir Shalom’s Food, Fun and Fireworks community event and as President of Washington & Lee University’s Detroit Alumni Chapter, through which she organizes social events for alumni and interviews local applicants to her alma mater. Brown has served on multiple committees of the Women’s Bar Association including pro bono, membership and award nominating committees. She is a member of the New Lawyers Advisory Board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and recently moderated their online video, Negotiating Early Resolution of Employment Law Cases. 

In 2005, Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She also received her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2011. Brown has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star from 2014 to 2016 and received a Pro Bono Accomplishment Award from The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Brown is admitted to practice law in the States of Michigan and Indiana, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Read the press articles:

Detroit Jewish News

Detroit Legal News

Oakland County Legal News

State Bar of Michigan eJournal