T. Andrew Brown
T. Andrew Brown was elected by a joint session of the Legislature to serve a five year term effective April 1, 2012 representing the 7th Judicial District that includes the counties of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.
Regent Brown is the founder and managing partner of the Rochester-based law firm of Brown Hutchinson, LLP. His practice is statewide, representing a nationwide clientele in the areas of civil litigation, employment and general business counsel. He has also been a mediator and arbitrator on commercial and employment panels of the American Arbitration Association since 1996. He began his law career in New York City with the law firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle (now Nixon Peabody). He is a former Corporation Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the City of Rochester. He has taught at the college level, serving as an adjunct professor of political science at SUNY Brockport and an instructor of law at Monroe Community College.
Regent Brown is also former General Counsel of the National Bar Association, the largest association of attorneys and judges of color in the world. He is a past President of the Monroe County Bar Association, the first minority to serve in this capacity in the 124 year history of the Association. He is a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and Chair of its Finance Committee. He is also a member of The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, whose mission is to promote diversity and cultural awareness in the New York State Court System.
For professional, academic, business and humanitarian purposes, Regent Brown has traveled extensively throughout the world, including Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been involved in many civic and community groups, holding advisory and leadership positions. He has received many awards for his business and civic achievements, and has repeatedly been named as one of the best trial lawyers in New York. He has been a frequent presenter at legal seminars and conferences. He is rated at the highest level as an attorney, AV-Preeminent, for both legal ability and ethical standards.
Regent Brown received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984 and earned a B.A. in political science at Syracuse University in 1981.
Regent Brown resides in Rochester with his wife, Carole A. Bilson and his daughter, Alina.