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Horatio Alger, Meet Bryan Brown

In a cynical era, the American Dream is reaffirmed in Bryan Brown. From the ROTC to the SEC, he has made a habit out of exceeding expectations

If you’re into statistics, the odds of Bryan Brown’s chances for success back when he was a young boy looked pretty dismal. He grew up in a single-parent household in Houston’s inner city. But one look beyond statistics to the reality of Brown’s family, and his success seems almost assured. The rich example provided to him by his mother and grandmother gave him more than money ever could. Both his mother, Doris Brown, and grandmother, Gertie Taylor-Eugene, were schoolteachers in …

Practicing the Law Under the Influence

Robert Chestney and Michael Hawkins take the wheel

On a rainy night in DeKalb County, a driver with a blood alcohol level of .12 traveled around a slick curve and smashed into a police car parked on an entrance ramp leading to Highway 85 southbound. Ask anyone to guess the outcome of this sticky situation and most would probably say that the jury found the defendant guilty of driving under the influence. Case closed. However, Michael Hawkins, a partner at Chestney-Hawkins in Atlanta, helped the jury to see the case a little …

The Hall of Fame at Diamond McCarthy

At this Houston firm, expert legal work goes hand in glove with epochal sports moments

Even if you didn’t witness the boxing match that made Muhammad Ali heavyweight champion of the world or Billie Jean King’s win against Bobby Riggs that proved women can play tennis too, you can feel like you were there for those milestones when you step into the sports history collection housed in the law office of Diamond McCarthy Taylor Finley Bryant & Lee in Houston, Texas. There you’ll find about $100,000 worth of sports memorabilia that boasts baseball gloves, golf clubs, …

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