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Shelly Brown

Neighbors & Brown

Moderator, Legal Options to Address Criminalization and Financial Exploitation of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Attorney Shelly L. Brown is a passionate advocate who vigorously fights for the rights of others to ensure justice for all. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a managing partner at the Law firm of Neighbors and Brown, with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Brown has successfully represented hundreds of Domestic violence survivors before the courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has served as an expert in high profile juvenile transfer cases, ensuring that juveniles are treated equitably in the justice system. In addition, she works with HopeWorks of Howard County representing Domestic Violence victims.

As a social justice advocate, Ms. Brown serves on the Board of Directors of 211 Maryland, a human services informational platform and Beyond the 21, a program providing a pathway to success for students. Ms. Brown shares her expertise lobbying for legislation to make structural changes in our community and justice system. Serving the community in many capacities including pro bono work assisting with criminal expungements and legal clinics.

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