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April 7, 2023

Brandon Brown Honored with Community Service Award

Cleveland, OH (April 2023) - The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is pleased to announce Brandon Brown of Cleveland as a recipient of its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under. The award is given to attorneys who work to make a difference in their communities, outside of their practice area, and without compensation. The OSBF is a public charity committed to improving the justice system and enhancing the public understanding of the rule of law throughout Ohio.

Brown is an Associate Attorney with Calfee, Halter, & Griswold, LLP in their Litigation practice group. We are proud to recognize Brandon’s leadership and volunteer work in his community.

Brown is a leader and convener in his community. He is the First Vice President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, where he advances professionalism and advocates for Black lawyers. As a board member of the May Dugan Center, he helps advance the multi-service agency to provide trauma informed care to Cuyahoga County. 

Brown also serves as the Chair of the Louis Stokes Scholars Program and as the Coach of the John Hay Early College Mock Trial Team. Through his mentorship, he promotes scholarship and professionalism with young students, inspiring the next generation of attorneys.

“Without mentors and the efforts of volunteers on many fronts, my journey to this point in my career would look very different,” said Brown. “I reach out to help others because I owe it to those who reached out to help me. Cleveland is a city brimming with ideas and talent. There are so many people with the perseverance and drive to make a difference, we just need to uplift them.”

Brown is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned his law degree at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He received the OSBF’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under on April 4 during a luncheon hosted by the Ohio State Bar Association.

“Brandon is eminently talented and understands that his success is a result of the support of others,” said OSBF Trustee Drew Odum in his nominating letter. “He is an incredible community leader that gives his time freely and cheerfully to return that support to the community. We are proud to recognize him for his service.”

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