Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
William Hill Brown, III, Esq. has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal profession.
“You are able to achieve many of the goals you have set out for yourself – you just need to work hard and trust the journey,” says Mr. Brown, who has been demonstrating an expertise in the profession of law for more than 50 years. He has been successful in his career by surrounding himself with wonderful mentors who not only taught him the industry know-how to become an expert, but also shared with him that integrity and the professionalism to help others would result in a rewarding career. He entered his profession after serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years from 1946 to 1948. To prepare for his career, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Temple University in 1952 and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, Washington DC and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the third circuit. Mr. Brown’s early roles in his tenure included associate, then partner, of Norris, Schmidt, Green, Harris and Higginbotham (later Norris, Brown Hall). From there, he became a partner at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and expanded his practice to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fourth, fifth, eighth and tenth circuits of Pennsylvania. He also obtained the ability to practice in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since 1999, Mr. Brown has been senior counsel for Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. His success as an attorney has afforded him the opportunity to take on prominent roles in his profession, including former work as a member of the board of directors for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, co-chair of the Civil Rights Under Law, chairman and commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and deputy district attorney and chief of frauds for the District Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Mr. Brown taught as a lecturer for the Southwest Legal Foundation, the Practicing Law Institute, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Actively involved in his professional community, Mr. Brown affiliates with the American Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the DC Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the International-American Bar Association, the World Association of Lawyers, the American Arbitration Association, the Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia and the American Association of Affirmative Action.
In recognition of his professional excellence in his career, Mr. Brown was the recipient of a merit award from the Federal Bar Association, a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Award, the Dr. Edward S. Cooper award from the American Heart Association, the Whitney M. Young Junior Leadership Award from the Urban League, the Whitney North Seymour Award from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Champions for Social Justice and Equality Award from the Black Law Students Association at Rutgers-Camden University, a Fidelity award from the University of Pennsylvania, an Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono award, and an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Spirit of Partnership award. In addition, he was elected as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Law Institute. As he looks ahead to the future, Mr. Brown intends to continue in his work while seeking out new opportunities to impact his field with positivity and expertise.
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