Thomas A. Brown II


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Phone: 646 854 1280

Practice Areas

Bar Qualifications

  • State Bars of New York and New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Cornell Law School, 1994, (magna cum laude)
  • Colgate University, 1988, (cum laude)

Tom has over 20 years of complex commercial, financial, employment and trusts & estates litigation experience. He has handled a broad range of commercial, financial and employment cases, involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, breach of employment covenants, theft of trade secrets, discrimination and more. Tom has also represented executors, trustees and beneficiaries in numerous trust disputes and will contests.

Tom has successfully litigated multiple cases to verdict before juries, judges and arbitrators. He has also argued appeals in both state and federal courts. He has handled all aspects of pre-trial strategy and discovery, including taking depositions throughout the United States and abroad.

Tom regularly advises corporations and individuals on litigation and litigation avoidance strategy. He has also conducted a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation in Central America and the United States.

Prior to joining Morea Schwartz Bradham Friedman & Brown LLP, Tom was a clerk for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a Partner at Fensterstock & Partners LLP and a partner at Orans, Elsen, Lupert & Brown LLP.

Tom received his law degree from Cornell University (magna cum laude) in 1994, where he was an Editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  He graduated from Colgate University (cum laude) in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in history. Tom has been named as a “New York Super Lawyer” every year since 2009 and has been recognized as an  AV (Preeminent) peer rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.