Jamar Brown BBJ 40 Under 40 2020

Jamar R. Brown - Partner

About Jamar

Jamar is a partner in the firm’s litigation department with a focus on commercial and appellate litigation. As a skilled trial lawyer, Jamar advises and advocates for business and property owners as well as investors on high-stakes legal matters and represents these clients in various commercial, real estate, and contractual disputes in federal and state trial courts. He also represents entities and business leaders in criminal and regulatory investigations and other enforcement actions. Jamar’s appellate practice spans numerous focus areas as he represents a wide array of clients in commercial, administrative, medical malpractice, and criminal appeals before the appellate courts of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the Fourth Circuit.
Jamar is chair of RMG’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Recruitment committees.

Outside of his legal practice, Jamar is active in several civic organizations. He serves as vice chair of the board of directors and trustee of the Enoch Pratt Free Library; on the board of visitors of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and the board of directors of the Jobs Opportunities Task Force. In January 2022, Jamar was nominated by Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott to serve on the board of trustees for the City of Baltimore Retirement Savings Plan. In October 2021, Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson appointed Jamar to a four-year term on the Governor’s Salary Commission.

Prior to joining RMG, Jamar served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Felony Trial Unit of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.

Representative Matters

Trial Matters

  • In Sarah Flora v. Everest Wealth Management, Inc., et al. (October 10, 2018), Jamar Brown and Joshua Bradley represented a business executive in a lawsuit against a former employer for unpaid wages and related claims. Following a three-day trial, a jury for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County entered a verdict in favor of the employee, awarding more than $400,000 in back wages and punitive damages. The Circuit Court also entered a $147,000 judgment for attorneys’ fees in favor of the employee.
  • In Redox Power Systems LLC v. Citrin, et al. (February 22, 2018), David Wyand and Jamar Brown represented two directors in an LLC to defend against an attempt by the LLC to remove them from the management of the company and to force them to sell their shares at a discount.  During the trial of the case, the Circuit Court for Howard County entered judgment in favor of RMG’s clients, holding that the Operating Agreement did not give the other directors of the company the power to remove RMG’s clients as directors and did not permit the forced buyout of shares.

Appellate Matters

  • In Charles Fitzpatrick, et al. v. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC (May 26, 2021), the Court of Special Appeals reversed the decision of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County granting summary judgment in favor of the hospital in this medical practice case involving a nurse’s violation of the standard of care by failure to initiate the hospital’s chain of command policy. The Court of Special Appeals held that the Circuit Court erred in entering summary judgment because the plaintiffs had presented sufficient expert testimony to create a jury question on the issue of whether the nurse’s failure to initiate the chain of command caused the plaintiffs’ injuries. Jamar Brown and Andrew Baida represented the plaintiffs in the appeal.
  • In Whitney Wheeling, et al. v. Selene Fiance LP, et al., No. 27, Sept. Term, 2020 (April 30, 2021), Andrew Baida and Jamar Brown successfully authored a petition for writ of certiorari in the Court of Appeals in a case seeking to protect tenants from illegal threats of eviction. Public Justice Center: PJC brief addresses illegal threat to evict residents (November 25, 2020).
  • In Estate of Jeffrey Blair by Personal Representative Tiauna Blair v. David Austin, No. 35, September Term, 2019 (June 2, 2020), the Court of Appeals reversed the Court of Special Appeals’ decision which reversed a jury verdict of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City that a police officer used excessive force when he shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop. The Court of Appeals reinstated the jury’s verdict, holding that the verdict was supported by the evidence therefore could not be disturbed on appeal and that the Court of Special Appeals’ had improperly “usurped the jury’s role and substituted its own factual findings for those of the jury” in evaluating the police officer’s conduct. Ben Rosenberg and Jamar Brown represented the Estate on appeal.
  • Ben Rosenberg and Jamar Brown successfully represented an international real estate investment firm in appealing a decision by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in favor of its commercial tenant, a publicly traded restaurant and food retailer. In an opinion, AAC HP Realty, LLC v. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc. (October 31, 2019), the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland reversed a judgment of more than $1 million, holding that the tenant was not entitled to recover damages for unjust enrichment where a lease existed between the parties.


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • Emory University (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit