The Law Office of Peter David Brown

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The Law Office of Peter David Brown

Peter David Brown is a well-known and respected attorney with thirty (30) years of legal experience. If you are facing life changing events from an auto accident, workplace injury, or a criminal charge. Let Peter put his experience to work for you.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown

The Law Office of Peter David Brown

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Peter David Brown is a well-known and respected attorney with thirty (30) years of legal experience. If you are facing life changing events from an auto accident, workplace injury, or a criminal charge. Let Peter put his experience to work for you.

Firm Overview

Peter David Brown is a well-known and highly respected attorney with over thirty (30) years of legal experience helping citizens throughout the State of South Carolina. He polished his courtroom skills in the early 1990s at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office trying everything from Murders and Armed Robberies to Drug and Gun cases.

In 1994 Pete opened The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Over the past 28 years Pete and his team of legal professionals have helped thousands of clients with their legal matters, ranging from DUIs and criminal defense to personal injury and workers' compensation claims.

Since opening The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in 1994, Attorney Peter Brown has collected and paid tens of millions of dollars to his injured clients and has received favorable results for criminal matters. Attorney Peter Brown and his team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals average twenty plus (20+) years of experience in the legal field. Our team is made up of Associate Attorney Donald Sorenson, Personal Injury Manager Jonathan Harvey and Paralegals Danielle Huppmann and Cassidy Abell. Our team is knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, and willing to share their knowledge to help guide our clients through the legal process.

At the Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. he has assembled a staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants averaging over 20+ years of legal experience. Let our extensive legal experience work for you.

Main Office

Main Office
749 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Suite A
Mt Pleasant , SC 29464

Phone

(843) 971-0099

Fax

(888) 501-4009

Fees
Hourly Rates

varies

Office Information
Office Hours

Available 24 Hours

Office Manager

Jonathan Harvey

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we firmly believe in the mantra – EXPERIENCE COUNTS. Over the past three (3) decades Attorney Peter Brown has been helping Lowcountry citizens who have been accused of criminal offenses.

Over the past three (3) decades Attorney Peter Brown has been helping citizens in Courts all throughout the Lowcountry who have been accused of criminal offenses. Attorney Peter Brown began his career in the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office where he cut his teeth and polished his courtroom skills handling trials ranging from murders and armed robberies to drug and gun cases. Since that time, he has built upon that foundation to establish extraordinary relationships throughout the State, relationships that only come from experience, consistent courtroom results and well-earned trust. As a result, Attorney Peter Brown has often been called upon over the years to represent fellow attorneys and law enforcement officers in both high profile criminal investigations and civil matters.

In April 2021, Attorney Peter Brown brought on Attorney Donald Sorenson as an associate with the firm. Attorney Don Sorenson had spent his entire legal career spanning twenty-five plus years as a career prosecutor. During that time Attorney Don Sorenson tried over 120 violent crime trials including approximately 50 murder trials. He was frequently called upon to consult with local law enforcement agencies regarding pending criminal investigations. He was also called upon to conduct training classes for law enforcement and was a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors. The relationships that Attorney Don Sorenson has forged over the past two plus decades make him perfectly situated to help our clients no matter how difficult or sensitive their current situation might be.

Personal Injury

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” injury law firm. We are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who have been injured.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” injury law firm. We are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who have been injured. Whether you have been injured by the negligence of another or a work-related accident, we are here for you.

Since opening The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in 1994, Attorney Peter Brown has collected and paid tens of millions of dollars to his injured clients. Attorney Peter Brown and his team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals average twenty plus (20+) years of experience in the legal field. Our Personal Injury Manager, Jonathan Harvey, and his Paralegal, Danielle Huppmann, are knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, and willing to share their knowledge to help guide our clients through the legal process.

Workers Compensation

If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect your rights and receive all the benefits you are entitled, call Peter Brown at 843-971-0099.

In the event that you are injured and you are not receiving appropriate medical treatment or compensation, we will be glad to assist you. We can get you to the specialists you need to expedite your recovery. We know your rights, as Peter Brown has been representing injured workers since the early 1990’s.

Your employer’s insurance company handles your claim, not your employer.

Your employer’s insurance company knows nothing about your years of dedication to your employer or your excellent service record with the company; they merely recognize you as a claim number. They have very little incentive to provide you with expensive comprehensive medical treatment and timely wage benefits to support your family. Don’t try to fight the multi-million dollar “Insurance Giant” yourself.. bring us in to level the playing field. We know your rights and options and will fight for you.

Your Workers’ Compensation claim must be moved forward by you, the claimant, and your attorney, to ensure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to receive. If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer to protect your rights to receive all the benefits you are entitled to receive. If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect your rights and receive all the benefits you are entitled, call Peter Brown at 843-971-0099.

DUI and DWI

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we understand the immediate impact a Driving under the Influence (DUI) arrest has on your life, as well as the potential long-term consequences of a conviction.

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we understand the immediate impact a Driving under the Influence (DUI) arrest has on your life, as well as the potential long-term consequences of a conviction. Our experienced team can help you navigate the immediate and long-lasting consequences of a DUI arrest. We have decades of combined experience navigating the court system and helping clients every step of the way through this very trying time in their life.

If you refused the Datamaster test or provided a breath sample of .15% or greater, your privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of South Carolina will be suspended. We can request an Administrative Hearing to challenge this suspension and allow you to obtain a Temporary Alcohol License (TAL), typically within a week of your arrest. It’s important to note that you only have thirty (30) days to request this hearing.

The ramifications of a DUI conviction are significant. Before you go into court and plead guilty to your DUI it is important that you consult with an experienced DUI Defense Attorney who can fully review your matter and advise you of possible defenses and mitigation that might allow for a more favorable result.

Auto Accident

Have you or a loved one been injured in an auto accident? When your health, family, and financial stability is at risk, contact Peter David Brown, P.A. to help you fight for your rights!

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” law firm. We are dedicated to only representing individuals and their families who have been injured.

We understand that an auto accident can be disruptive and painful. The last thing you want to deal with when you get injured in an accident is the responsibility of dealing with complex legal matters. Insurance companies have trained their adjusters to investigate these accidents in a manner that works to protect their company and limit their monetary exposure. Don’t let them fool you! Let us immediately investigate the accident and help guide you through the process while you and your loved ones focus on recovering from your injuries.

Depending on the type of circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

* Medical expenses (Previous or future anticipated expenses)
* Lost wages
* Pain and Suffering
* Emotional and psychological distress
* Scarring or disfigurement
* Permanent impairment
* Wrongful death of an individual

Trucking Accident

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident involving an eighteen (18) wheeler? When your health, family, and financial stability is at risk, call Peter David Brown, P.A. to fight for your rights!

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, it is estimated that 40% of all trucking accidents are due to driver fatigue. Many truck drivers are overworked and are battling fatigue and drowsiness while traveling our nation’s roadways. While fatigue is a major concern, other concerns could include a driver who is unqualified or unlicensed. Some trucking companies fail to properly train their drivers. While others might hire a driver who have histories of drug or alcohol abuse!

Immediately following any collision involving a commercial vehicle, the insurance companies will have a team of experts move into action. These insurance companies have trained their adjusters to immediately investigate the collision in an effort to protect the insurance company and limit their monetary exposure. These adjusters will be photographing the scene, interviewing witnesses, taking statements, and contacting you to obtain an official statement.

What to Do:
* Call 911
* Take photos of the scene, any injuries, and any vehicles and/or property involved in the collision
* Obtain an FR-10 (initial accident report) from the police on scene
* Collect any witness contact information, if possible
* Immediately seek medical attention
* Call The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. and let us take it from here!

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Attorney Peter Brown is known for his premier personal service and attention to detail, along with his skilled use of various Court Recognized Experts to support his client’s Defense.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Peter David Brown

Peter David Brown, an attorney since 1988, has a working knowledge of the South Carolina Courts by way of handling cases in Magistrates Courts, Municipal Courts, General Sessions, Common Pleas, Federal Courts and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Peter opened his own law firm in 1993, handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and of course, Criminal matters. Peter has been serving the citizens of South Carolina since that time with commitment, professionalism and personalized service. Peter personally appears in Court or at Hearings on average, two to three times per week throughout the State. It is his preference to handle these appearances himself rather than through associates.

A 1983 Citadel graduate, he is known in the community for his love of family, sense of humor, and love of baseball. Peter followed a career path similar to his older brother, Thomas F. Brown, II, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has practiced law for nearly forty (40) years in Georgia. Both Thomas and Peter purposely chose to work for insurance companies before law school in order to learn the inner workings of the insurance claims’ industry. This move has proven to be invaluable.

Peter attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school Peter served as a student representative, Vice President and ultimately the President of the Student Bar Association. Between his first and second year of law school, Brown clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, The Honorable Ralph Hicks.

In 1988, upon graduation, Brown accepted the offer of full time employment as an insurance defense attorney at the same firm.

Brown handled primarily Personal Injury Lawsuits and defended Workers’ Compensation Claims. These initial experiences “on the other side of the fence” have proven invaluable.

Peter was taught how insurance companies (adjusters) and their attorney’s evaluate and pay personal injury claims and defend lawsuits. Brown used these defenses himself while working for the insurance companies.

In 1989 Peter David Brown and his wife Debora Brown, DPT, PT moved to Charleston. Peter is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Ellison and Peter Jr., both of whom attended public schools. Debbie, a physical therapist, is faculty at The Medical University of South Carolina. They enjoyed raising their children in the low country, and spending time together. Peter has been a servant to the community since he arrived in the area. Much of his time has been spent working with youth, coaching in sports, mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Brown obtained many “Not Guilty” verdicts as a result of taking matters to trial in General Sessions Court. Peter Brown developed an equal passion for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation work.

Education

The Citadel - Military College of South Carolina
BS - Bachelor of Science, 1983

Emory University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor, 1988

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Peter David Brown

Peter David Brown, an attorney since 1988, has a working knowledge of the South Carolina Courts by way of handling cases in Magistrates Courts, Municipal Courts, General Sessions, Common Pleas, Federal Courts and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Peter opened his own law firm in 1993, handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and of course, Criminal matters. Peter has been serving the citizens of South Carolina since that time with commitment, professionalism and personalized service. Peter personally appears in Court or at Hearings on average, two to three times per week throughout the State. It is his preference to handle these appearances himself rather than through associates.

A 1983 Citadel graduate, he is known in the community for his love of family, sense of humor, and love of baseball. Peter followed a career path similar to his older brother, Thomas F. Brown, II, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has practiced law for nearly forty (40) years in Georgia. Both Thomas and Peter purposely chose to work for insurance companies before law school in order to learn the inner workings of the insurance claims’ industry. This move has proven to be invaluable.

Peter attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school Peter served as a student representative, Vice President and ultimately the President of the Student Bar Association. Between his first and second year of law school, Brown clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, The Honorable Ralph Hicks.

In 1988, upon graduation, Brown accepted the offer of full time employment as an insurance defense attorney at the same firm.

Brown handled primarily Personal Injury Lawsuits and defended Workers’ Compensation Claims. These initial experiences “on the other side of the fence” have proven invaluable.

Peter was taught how insurance companies (adjusters) and their attorney’s evaluate and pay personal injury claims and defend lawsuits. Brown used these defenses himself while working for the insurance companies.

In 1989 Peter David Brown and his wife Debora Brown, DPT, PT moved to Charleston. Peter is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Ellison and Peter Jr., both of whom attended public schools. Debbie, a physical therapist, is faculty at The Medical University of South Carolina. They enjoyed raising their children in the low country, and spending time together. Peter has been a servant to the community since he arrived in the area. Much of his time has been spent working with youth, coaching in sports, mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Brown obtained many “Not Guilty” verdicts as a result of taking matters to trial in General Sessions Court. Peter Brown developed an equal passion for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation work.

Education

The Citadel - Military College of South Carolina BS - Bachelor of Science, 1983


Emory University School of Law JD - Juris Doctor, 1988


The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Donald Sorenson

Donald N. Sorenson - Associate Attorney

Don graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 1995. He was sworn into the South Carolina Bar Association in November 1995.

Don then spent the next 25 years serving as an Assistant Solicitor, initially in the 5th Judicial Circuit (Richland and Kershaw Counties) and then for the last 15+ years in the 1st Judicial Circuit (Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties). During his career as a prosecutor he has handled several hundred violent crime cases including Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies and Drug Trafficking. He has tried to a jury verdict over 120 violent crime trials throughout the State including approximately 50 Murder trials.

Don has been called upon to conduct training classes with local law enforcement agencies and was frequently consulted with regarding pending criminal investigations. He has also been a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors, and participated in the South Carolina Bar’s 2018 CLE Presentation, A Criminal Trial Demonstration: Cold Blooded Custody. Don was further recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

In his free time Don enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Donald Sorenson

Donald N. Sorenson - Associate Attorney

Don graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 1995. He was sworn into the South Carolina Bar Association in November 1995.

Don then spent the next 25 years serving as an Assistant Solicitor, initially in the 5th Judicial Circuit (Richland and Kershaw Counties) and then for the last 15+ years in the 1st Judicial Circuit (Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties). During his career as a prosecutor he has handled several hundred violent crime cases including Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies and Drug Trafficking. He has tried to a jury verdict over 120 violent crime trials throughout the State including approximately 50 Murder trials.

Don has been called upon to conduct training classes with local law enforcement agencies and was frequently consulted with regarding pending criminal investigations. He has also been a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors, and participated in the South Carolina Bar’s 2018 CLE Presentation, A Criminal Trial Demonstration: Cold Blooded Custody. Don was further recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

In his free time Don enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan C. Harvey - Personal Injury Manager/Paralegal

Jonathan manages the firm’s personal injury cases under Attorney Brown. He has worked in the legal field for over 29 years. After working in different areas of the law for attorneys, he found his calling as a Personal Injury Manager and Paralegal. He strives to bring compassion and understanding when our client’s are at a time of physical and emotional hardship. He helps our clients in the areas of automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, brain injuries and wrongful death. Jonathan’s many years of legal experience are an asset to the firm from the inception of a client’s case to helping prepare it through the litigation process and to trial.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan C. Harvey - Personal Injury Manager/Paralegal

Jonathan manages the firm’s personal injury cases under Attorney Brown. He has worked in the legal field for over 29 years. After working in different areas of the law for attorneys, he found his calling as a Personal Injury Manager and Paralegal. He strives to bring compassion and understanding when our client’s are at a time of physical and emotional hardship. He helps our clients in the areas of automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, brain injuries and wrongful death. Jonathan’s many years of legal experience are an asset to the firm from the inception of a client’s case to helping prepare it through the litigation process and to trial.

Firm Overview

Peter David Brown is a well-known and highly respected attorney with over thirty (30) years of legal experience helping citizens throughout the State of South Carolina. He polished his courtroom skills in the early 1990s at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office trying everything from Murders and Armed Robberies to Drug and Gun cases.

In 1994 Pete opened The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Over the past 28 years Pete and his team of legal professionals have helped thousands of clients with their legal matters, ranging from DUIs and criminal defense to personal injury and workers' compensation claims.

Since opening The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in 1994, Attorney Peter Brown has collected and paid tens of millions of dollars to his injured clients and has received favorable results for criminal matters. Attorney Peter Brown and his team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals average twenty plus (20+) years of experience in the legal field. Our team is made up of Associate Attorney Donald Sorenson, Personal Injury Manager Jonathan Harvey and Paralegals Danielle Huppmann and Cassidy Abell. Our team is knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, and willing to share their knowledge to help guide our clients through the legal process.

At the Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. he has assembled a staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants averaging over 20+ years of legal experience. Let our extensive legal experience work for you.

Main Office

Main Office
749 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Suite A
Mt Pleasant , SC 29464

Phone

(843) 971-0099

Fax

(888) 501-4009

Fees
Hourly Rates

varies

Office Information
Office Hours

Available 24 Hours

Office Manager

Jonathan Harvey

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we firmly believe in the mantra – EXPERIENCE COUNTS. Over the past three (3) decades Attorney Peter Brown has been helping Lowcountry citizens who have been accused of criminal offenses.

Over the past three (3) decades Attorney Peter Brown has been helping citizens in Courts all throughout the Lowcountry who have been accused of criminal offenses. Attorney Peter Brown began his career in the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office where he cut his teeth and polished his courtroom skills handling trials ranging from murders and armed robberies to drug and gun cases. Since that time, he has built upon that foundation to establish extraordinary relationships throughout the State, relationships that only come from experience, consistent courtroom results and well-earned trust. As a result, Attorney Peter Brown has often been called upon over the years to represent fellow attorneys and law enforcement officers in both high profile criminal investigations and civil matters.

In April 2021, Attorney Peter Brown brought on Attorney Donald Sorenson as an associate with the firm. Attorney Don Sorenson had spent his entire legal career spanning twenty-five plus years as a career prosecutor. During that time Attorney Don Sorenson tried over 120 violent crime trials including approximately 50 murder trials. He was frequently called upon to consult with local law enforcement agencies regarding pending criminal investigations. He was also called upon to conduct training classes for law enforcement and was a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors. The relationships that Attorney Don Sorenson has forged over the past two plus decades make him perfectly situated to help our clients no matter how difficult or sensitive their current situation might be.

Personal Injury

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” injury law firm. We are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who have been injured.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” injury law firm. We are dedicated to representing individuals and their families who have been injured. Whether you have been injured by the negligence of another or a work-related accident, we are here for you.

Since opening The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. in 1994, Attorney Peter Brown has collected and paid tens of millions of dollars to his injured clients. Attorney Peter Brown and his team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals average twenty plus (20+) years of experience in the legal field. Our Personal Injury Manager, Jonathan Harvey, and his Paralegal, Danielle Huppmann, are knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, and willing to share their knowledge to help guide our clients through the legal process.

Workers Compensation

If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect your rights and receive all the benefits you are entitled, call Peter Brown at 843-971-0099.

In the event that you are injured and you are not receiving appropriate medical treatment or compensation, we will be glad to assist you. We can get you to the specialists you need to expedite your recovery. We know your rights, as Peter Brown has been representing injured workers since the early 1990’s.

Your employer’s insurance company handles your claim, not your employer.

Your employer’s insurance company knows nothing about your years of dedication to your employer or your excellent service record with the company; they merely recognize you as a claim number. They have very little incentive to provide you with expensive comprehensive medical treatment and timely wage benefits to support your family. Don’t try to fight the multi-million dollar “Insurance Giant” yourself.. bring us in to level the playing field. We know your rights and options and will fight for you.

Your Workers’ Compensation claim must be moved forward by you, the claimant, and your attorney, to ensure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to receive. If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer to protect your rights to receive all the benefits you are entitled to receive. If you have been injured on the job and want an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer to protect your rights and receive all the benefits you are entitled, call Peter Brown at 843-971-0099.

DUI and DWI

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we understand the immediate impact a Driving under the Influence (DUI) arrest has on your life, as well as the potential long-term consequences of a conviction.

At The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. we understand the immediate impact a Driving under the Influence (DUI) arrest has on your life, as well as the potential long-term consequences of a conviction. Our experienced team can help you navigate the immediate and long-lasting consequences of a DUI arrest. We have decades of combined experience navigating the court system and helping clients every step of the way through this very trying time in their life.

If you refused the Datamaster test or provided a breath sample of .15% or greater, your privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of South Carolina will be suspended. We can request an Administrative Hearing to challenge this suspension and allow you to obtain a Temporary Alcohol License (TAL), typically within a week of your arrest. It’s important to note that you only have thirty (30) days to request this hearing.

The ramifications of a DUI conviction are significant. Before you go into court and plead guilty to your DUI it is important that you consult with an experienced DUI Defense Attorney who can fully review your matter and advise you of possible defenses and mitigation that might allow for a more favorable result.

Auto Accident

Have you or a loved one been injured in an auto accident? When your health, family, and financial stability is at risk, contact Peter David Brown, P.A. to help you fight for your rights!

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. is a “plaintiff only” law firm. We are dedicated to only representing individuals and their families who have been injured.

We understand that an auto accident can be disruptive and painful. The last thing you want to deal with when you get injured in an accident is the responsibility of dealing with complex legal matters. Insurance companies have trained their adjusters to investigate these accidents in a manner that works to protect their company and limit their monetary exposure. Don’t let them fool you! Let us immediately investigate the accident and help guide you through the process while you and your loved ones focus on recovering from your injuries.

Depending on the type of circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

* Medical expenses (Previous or future anticipated expenses)
* Lost wages
* Pain and Suffering
* Emotional and psychological distress
* Scarring or disfigurement
* Permanent impairment
* Wrongful death of an individual

Trucking Accident

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident involving an eighteen (18) wheeler? When your health, family, and financial stability is at risk, call Peter David Brown, P.A. to fight for your rights!

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, it is estimated that 40% of all trucking accidents are due to driver fatigue. Many truck drivers are overworked and are battling fatigue and drowsiness while traveling our nation’s roadways. While fatigue is a major concern, other concerns could include a driver who is unqualified or unlicensed. Some trucking companies fail to properly train their drivers. While others might hire a driver who have histories of drug or alcohol abuse!

Immediately following any collision involving a commercial vehicle, the insurance companies will have a team of experts move into action. These insurance companies have trained their adjusters to immediately investigate the collision in an effort to protect the insurance company and limit their monetary exposure. These adjusters will be photographing the scene, interviewing witnesses, taking statements, and contacting you to obtain an official statement.

What to Do:
* Call 911
* Take photos of the scene, any injuries, and any vehicles and/or property involved in the collision
* Obtain an FR-10 (initial accident report) from the police on scene
* Collect any witness contact information, if possible
* Immediately seek medical attention
* Call The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. and let us take it from here!

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Attorney Peter Brown is known for his premier personal service and attention to detail, along with his skilled use of various Court Recognized Experts to support his client’s Defense.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Peter David Brown

Peter David Brown, an attorney since 1988, has a working knowledge of the South Carolina Courts by way of handling cases in Magistrates Courts, Municipal Courts, General Sessions, Common Pleas, Federal Courts and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Peter opened his own law firm in 1993, handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and of course, Criminal matters. Peter has been serving the citizens of South Carolina since that time with commitment, professionalism and personalized service. Peter personally appears in Court or at Hearings on average, two to three times per week throughout the State. It is his preference to handle these appearances himself rather than through associates.

A 1983 Citadel graduate, he is known in the community for his love of family, sense of humor, and love of baseball. Peter followed a career path similar to his older brother, Thomas F. Brown, II, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has practiced law for nearly forty (40) years in Georgia. Both Thomas and Peter purposely chose to work for insurance companies before law school in order to learn the inner workings of the insurance claims’ industry. This move has proven to be invaluable.

Peter attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school Peter served as a student representative, Vice President and ultimately the President of the Student Bar Association. Between his first and second year of law school, Brown clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, The Honorable Ralph Hicks.

In 1988, upon graduation, Brown accepted the offer of full time employment as an insurance defense attorney at the same firm.

Brown handled primarily Personal Injury Lawsuits and defended Workers’ Compensation Claims. These initial experiences “on the other side of the fence” have proven invaluable.

Peter was taught how insurance companies (adjusters) and their attorney’s evaluate and pay personal injury claims and defend lawsuits. Brown used these defenses himself while working for the insurance companies.

In 1989 Peter David Brown and his wife Debora Brown, DPT, PT moved to Charleston. Peter is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Ellison and Peter Jr., both of whom attended public schools. Debbie, a physical therapist, is faculty at The Medical University of South Carolina. They enjoyed raising their children in the low country, and spending time together. Peter has been a servant to the community since he arrived in the area. Much of his time has been spent working with youth, coaching in sports, mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Brown obtained many “Not Guilty” verdicts as a result of taking matters to trial in General Sessions Court. Peter Brown developed an equal passion for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation work.

Education

The Citadel - Military College of South Carolina
BS - Bachelor of Science, 1983

Emory University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor, 1988

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Peter David Brown

Peter David Brown, an attorney since 1988, has a working knowledge of the South Carolina Courts by way of handling cases in Magistrates Courts, Municipal Courts, General Sessions, Common Pleas, Federal Courts and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Peter opened his own law firm in 1993, handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and of course, Criminal matters. Peter has been serving the citizens of South Carolina since that time with commitment, professionalism and personalized service. Peter personally appears in Court or at Hearings on average, two to three times per week throughout the State. It is his preference to handle these appearances himself rather than through associates.

A 1983 Citadel graduate, he is known in the community for his love of family, sense of humor, and love of baseball. Peter followed a career path similar to his older brother, Thomas F. Brown, II, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has practiced law for nearly forty (40) years in Georgia. Both Thomas and Peter purposely chose to work for insurance companies before law school in order to learn the inner workings of the insurance claims’ industry. This move has proven to be invaluable.

Peter attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school Peter served as a student representative, Vice President and ultimately the President of the Student Bar Association. Between his first and second year of law school, Brown clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court, The Honorable Ralph Hicks.

In 1988, upon graduation, Brown accepted the offer of full time employment as an insurance defense attorney at the same firm.

Brown handled primarily Personal Injury Lawsuits and defended Workers’ Compensation Claims. These initial experiences “on the other side of the fence” have proven invaluable.

Peter was taught how insurance companies (adjusters) and their attorney’s evaluate and pay personal injury claims and defend lawsuits. Brown used these defenses himself while working for the insurance companies.

In 1989 Peter David Brown and his wife Debora Brown, DPT, PT moved to Charleston. Peter is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Ellison and Peter Jr., both of whom attended public schools. Debbie, a physical therapist, is faculty at The Medical University of South Carolina. They enjoyed raising their children in the low country, and spending time together. Peter has been a servant to the community since he arrived in the area. Much of his time has been spent working with youth, coaching in sports, mentoring, and serving as a role model.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Early in his career, Peter held the position of Senior Staff Attorney (1990 until 1993) at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office in order to gain valuable trial experience. He personally handled in excess of twelve (12) murders and five hundred (500+) felonies during that time. By the end of his tenure as the Senior Staff Attorney, Brown had tried numerous major felonies ranging from Murder, Trafficking Cocaine, Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Failure to Stop for Blue Light, to the relatively basic “Throw Down” Drug cases.

Brown obtained many “Not Guilty” verdicts as a result of taking matters to trial in General Sessions Court. Peter Brown developed an equal passion for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation work.

Education

The Citadel - Military College of South Carolina BS - Bachelor of Science, 1983


Emory University School of Law JD - Juris Doctor, 1988


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Donald Sorenson

Donald N. Sorenson - Associate Attorney

Don graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 1995. He was sworn into the South Carolina Bar Association in November 1995.

Don then spent the next 25 years serving as an Assistant Solicitor, initially in the 5th Judicial Circuit (Richland and Kershaw Counties) and then for the last 15+ years in the 1st Judicial Circuit (Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties). During his career as a prosecutor he has handled several hundred violent crime cases including Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies and Drug Trafficking. He has tried to a jury verdict over 120 violent crime trials throughout the State including approximately 50 Murder trials.

Don has been called upon to conduct training classes with local law enforcement agencies and was frequently consulted with regarding pending criminal investigations. He has also been a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors, and participated in the South Carolina Bar’s 2018 CLE Presentation, A Criminal Trial Demonstration: Cold Blooded Custody. Don was further recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

In his free time Don enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Donald Sorenson

Donald N. Sorenson - Associate Attorney

Don graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 1995. He was sworn into the South Carolina Bar Association in November 1995.

Don then spent the next 25 years serving as an Assistant Solicitor, initially in the 5th Judicial Circuit (Richland and Kershaw Counties) and then for the last 15+ years in the 1st Judicial Circuit (Dorchester, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties). During his career as a prosecutor he has handled several hundred violent crime cases including Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies and Drug Trafficking. He has tried to a jury verdict over 120 violent crime trials throughout the State including approximately 50 Murder trials.

Don has been called upon to conduct training classes with local law enforcement agencies and was frequently consulted with regarding pending criminal investigations. He has also been a faculty member at the Prosecution Commission’s Annual Boot Camp for new prosecutors, and participated in the South Carolina Bar’s 2018 CLE Presentation, A Criminal Trial Demonstration: Cold Blooded Custody. Don was further recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

In his free time Don enjoys playing tennis, rooting for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

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Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan C. Harvey - Personal Injury Manager/Paralegal

Jonathan manages the firm’s personal injury cases under Attorney Brown. He has worked in the legal field for over 29 years. After working in different areas of the law for attorneys, he found his calling as a Personal Injury Manager and Paralegal. He strives to bring compassion and understanding when our client’s are at a time of physical and emotional hardship. He helps our clients in the areas of automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, brain injuries and wrongful death. Jonathan’s many years of legal experience are an asset to the firm from the inception of a client’s case to helping prepare it through the litigation process and to trial.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown
Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan C. Harvey - Personal Injury Manager/Paralegal

Jonathan manages the firm’s personal injury cases under Attorney Brown. He has worked in the legal field for over 29 years. After working in different areas of the law for attorneys, he found his calling as a Personal Injury Manager and Paralegal. He strives to bring compassion and understanding when our client’s are at a time of physical and emotional hardship. He helps our clients in the areas of automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, work related injuries, slip and fall injuries, medical negligence, brain injuries and wrongful death. Jonathan’s many years of legal experience are an asset to the firm from the inception of a client’s case to helping prepare it through the litigation process and to trial.

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