Research Notes

stevenbrownSteven E. Brown

As a former postal worker and long-time resident of the Washington DC area, Steven E. Brown is personally familiar with the experiences of federal employees. In over 30 years of independent law practice, he has represented and counseled thousands of federal employees.

His background as a federal employment lawyer and personal injury litigation attorney has helped him understand the special needs of disabled individuals. As the original founder of Brown & Goodkin, he makes every effort to ensure that the firm provides timely and thorough legal representation for all of their clients.

Legal background/bar admissions:

  • 2001 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • 2000, U. S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • 1986 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • 1977, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Admitted to bar, 1973, California

Education:

University of Southern California (J.D., 1972)
Columbia University (A.B., 1968)

Member:

  • The State Bar of California
  • Ventura County and American Bar Associations
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Federal Employee Rights Practice Group)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (Co-Chair, FECA Section)

Special Agencies:

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs and Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board
  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Examples of successful cases:

  • Mark Griffin v. Dept. of Navy, 2004WL3087077 (PERSONNET) (11/26/04)
  • Carolyn Martinez v. OPM, 2004LW1699514 (PERSONNET) (11/10/04)
  • Carolyn Martinez v. OPM, 2004LW2777936 (PERSONNET) (06/30/04)
  • Mark Bumblis v. Dept. of Navy, 2004WL1699502 (PERSONNET) (06/10/04)
  • Mike Noble and U. S. Postal Service, PSBCA No. 5046 (08/26/04)
  • Mark Bumblis v. Dept. of Navy, 2003WL22778928 (PERSONNET) (11/12/03)
  • Kim R. Kiser, ECAB Docket #00-2442, Issued 03/5/02
  • Dennis Kretch, ECAB Docket #1997-1621, Issued 06/16/99
  • Mark Brandlin, ECAB Docket #94-325, Issued 11/24/95
  • William E. Crum, ECAB Docket #94-1024, Issued 11/20/95
  • Udella Billups, 41 ECAB 260 (1989)
  • Robert H. Evans, 39 ECAB 583 (1988)
  • Theodas Reed, 38 ECAB 488 (1987)
  • Armin Foster, 37 ECAB 702 (1986)
  • Crittenden v. OPM, 26 MSPR 152 (1985)
  • Beth P. Chaput, 37 ECAB 158 (1985)
  • Joyce E. Mister, 34 ECAB 1127 (1983)
  • Strickland v. Becks (1979) 95 CA3d Supp.18, 157 CR 656

Practice Areas:

  • Federal Workers’ Compensation (FECA)
  • Disability Retirement (CSRS/FERS)
  • Federal Employment (MSPB, Federal Courts)
  • Employment Discrimination (EEOC, Federal Courts)