Joe W. Brown practices in the areas of government affairs, administrative law and business law. He is a former appointee of President Ronald Reagan to the State Justice Institute and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (1981-88) and has served as an officer or director of many businesses, civic and charitable organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Development Authority, the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wells Fargo Bank. Presently, he serves as a commissioner for the Nevada Gaming Commission and Vice Chair of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
Joe Brown is AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of government relations law and was also recognized in the 2007 through 2010 issues of Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top business and corporate lawyers in the five-state mountain region, as well as being named to the 2011 Super Lawyers Business Edition and the 2012 Best Lawyers in America list. In addition, Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the Government Affairs Practice Group of Terralex, a top-tier, international legal networking organization which serves client legal needs and business interests through a worldwide network of law firms that meet only the highest professional standards.
Joe Brown holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Washington & Lee University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada and the District of Columbia. In December 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree by the University of Nevada Law Vegas.