Browne George Ross

Allan Browne

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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1964
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit
  • All California District Courts

Allan Browne is one of the leading trial lawyers in California and one of the founding partners of Browne George Ross LLP. Mr. Browne has won judgments or settled multi-million dollar cases on a regular and frequent basis for the past 3 decades. His latest victory was a plaintiff’s verdict for $25 million, which was upheld on appeal.

As founder and first President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Allan is most proud of this accomplishment since the organization is now the largest business trial lawyers association in California. He has also served as Judge Pro Tem, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

He credits success to his philosophy that (1) persistence prevails; (2) treat opposing counsel as brighter, harder working and more creative than yourself; and (3) take no prisoners during the litigation process.

A frequent lecturer and noted author, Allan has conducted more than 50 seminars for trial lawyers throughout California on procedural and substantive legal matters, and is the planner, editor and contributing author of “Competitive Business Practices” (1st and 2nd Edition) published by the Continuing Education of the Bar. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to legal journals, having written more than 30 articles on various legal subjects. His most recent book, California Business Litigation (a two volume work) was published by CEB in 2003.

Mr. Browne has specialized in business litigation for more than 35 years and has tried more than 100 jury trials throughout the nation. He is an expert in high profile litigation and has handled a wide variety of cases including unfair competitive business practices, real estate, insurance bad faith, intellectual property, constitutional law, entertainment, legal malpractice, employer-employee litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Browne represented the California State Senate for more than twenty years on a variety of matters including individual suits on behalf of various Senators as well as reapportionment litigation.

Publications Authored:

  • “The ‘Right’ to an Attorney’s Fee and Other Sanctions in Discovery Proceedings,” 1 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (No. 1) 15
  • “Proving Up ‘Good Cause’ in Discovery Proceedings,” 1 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (No. 4) 7
  • The Bill of Particulars-A Neglected Discovery Aid,” 3 Journal of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (No. 8) 11
  • “Compelling Discovery and Obtaining Sanctions,” California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1973
  • “Advising Clients Regarding Liability For Unfair Competition,” 48 California State Bar Journal No. 5, 542
  • “Effective Use of Covenants Not to Compete,” 3 University of San Fernando Law Review, No. 2, 33
  • “Unfair Competition: Preventive Planning and Litigation,” 1975, California Continuing Education of the Bar, “Compelling Discovery and Obtaining Sanctions,” (Chapter 3), “Bill of Particulars,” (Chapter 12) and “California Civil Discovery Practice,” 1975, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • “Guarding Against Unfair Competition and Business Piracy through Preventive Law” 51 Los Angeles Bar Journal, No. 4, 153
  • “Discovery Procedures in Federal Civil Practice,” 1976, California Continuing Education of the Bar; “Actionable Unfair Competition: Prevention and Litigation,” 12 Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, 169
  • “Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition” (Supplement), California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1978
  • “Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets-Problems and Remedies,” California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1978
  • “How to Win an Unfair Competition Lawsuit,” 2 Los Angeles Lawyer 44, 1979
  • Supplement to Attorney’s Guide to the Law of Competitive Business Practices
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982-2000
  • “Bad Faith After Moradi-Shalal,” Vol. 11, No. 11, Los Angeles Lawyer 32, February, 1989
  • “Do’s and Don’ts in Jury Selection,” Vol. 11, No. 11, Los Angeles Lawyer 17, February, 1989
  • “The Delicate Art of Cross Examination,” California Lawyer No. 4, April 1985
  • Planner, Editor and Contributing Author: Competitive Business Practices (Second Edition), California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991
  • “Direct and Cross-Examination of Celebrity Witnesses,” Vol. 16, No. 7, Los Angeles Lawyer, October 1993
  • “Are Business Torts an Endangered Species?” Los Angeles Lawyer, Vol. 32, No. 4 1996

Professional Organizations:

  • Assistant Editor – Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, 1969-1971
  • Judge Pro Tem, Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1972-1976
  • President, 1973-1974 and Ex-Officio Member Board of Governors, 1975-1995
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Delegate to State Bar Convention, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1974-1979
  • Arbitrator per California Judicial Arbitration Statute, Chapter 743, 1978-1995
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1978-1980
  • Member, Trial Practice Committee, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1974-1976
  • Member, California Counsel on Criminal Justice, California State Senate Subcommittee, 1981
  • Editor: Attorney’s Guide to the Law of Competitive Business Practices; California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1981
  • Chairperson and Member of Los Angeles County Bar Committee to Study the Commission on Judicial Performance, 1981-1982
  • Director and Member of Planning Committee for Continuing Education of the Bar Institute on Competitive Business Practices, 1981-1982
  • Member, Telephonic Law and Motion Committee, ad hoc, Superior Court Judges and Bar Members Committee, 1982
  • Chairman, Institute for Competitive Business Practices, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1982
  • Referee, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1982
  • California Senate Appointees to the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum Advisory Committee, 1988
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court 1994-1996

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional law
  • Entertainment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Employment Litigation

Education

  • University of Southern California Law Center, LLB, 1963
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1960