Bio Detail

Douglas J. Brown

Founding Senior Shareholder/Attorney


Doug is a founding Shareholder of Brown & Carlson, PA.  He managed the firm until December 31, 2020 and retired December 31st, 2022.   Doug received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Weleyan University in 1982, and his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in 1985. He practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment and labor law, and personal injury defense. Doug was also co-chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee from 2007 to 2012.  Doug is a frequent lecturer at numerous conferences, CLEs and Symposiums. Outside the office, Doug enjoys reading, biking, camping, and spending time with his family.


Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S. 1982
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude 1985

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1985


Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent (representing highest national ratings for legal competency and ethics).

Selected as Super Lawyer from 2000 to the present by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business Monthly, and Minnesota Law & Politics.

Selected as one of Minnesota’s Top 40 Workers Compensation Attorneys from 2007 through 2010 by Law & Politics.


Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association