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Alexander T. Brown

Alexander Brown has litigated dozens of insurance coverage cases across the country on behalf of some of the largest corporations in the world, in federal and state trial and appellate courts, where hundreds of millions of dollars have been in dispute. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a member of an international law firm and managed cases for its Global Insurance Sector and Insurance Litigation Practice based in Chicago.

Alex represents several Fortune 500 companies in high-stake lawsuits. He has extensive experience in litigating complicated “long-tail” liability claims including environmental contamination and asbestos, silica, and chemical exposure cases. Recently, Alex helped recover $90 million (and counting) for a Fortune 500 company who sustained massive expenses remediating alleged environmental contamination at a landfill. 

Alex is also one of the leaders of Lathrop GPM’s Civil Rights Insurance Recovery practice which litigates §1983 civil rights claims on behalf of exonerees who were wrongfully imprisoned. In 2016, working with a team of our attorneys and a civil rights-focused law firm, Alex helped secure a $20.5 million settlement for three wrongfully convicted men in Hattiesburg, Mississippi after successfully litigating coverage under a number of law enforcement liability policies issued to Forrest County. In 2019, Alex helped to secure and finalize two of the largest wrongful conviction settlements (which included significant insurance recovery) in U.S. history, including the largest total settlement, over $60 million, paid to four exonerees, and the largest pre-suit wrongful conviction settlement for a single plaintiff, $21 million. In all, Alex has helped secure settlements in amounts well over a $100 million for civil rights plaintiffs. 

Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School. During his undergrad years, Alex trained to become an outdoor guide and spent three months hiking through the Alaskan wilderness, foraging much of his food.  Before law school, Alex spent a year volunteering as an Americorps VISTA in Kansas City helping to provide capital and education to small business entrepreneurs. 

Court Memberships

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circut

Honors

  • Named an "Influential Appellate Advocate" for one of the most significant appellate decisions of the year, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2020
  • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Executive Editor
  • Campbell Moot Court 

Community Involvement

  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, J-LEAD (Jewish Education, Action and Development), Steering Committee
  • Smiles Change Lives, Board of Directors

Presentations

Presenter, Civil Rights Claims, Public Entities and Insurance Coverage, Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference & Exhibition, Boston, 2019

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Assistant

Jan Ruggles
816.460.5557

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Clerkship(s)

  • Summer Law Clerk to Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas