Jim is a Delta, Colorado native and the son of A. Allen Brown, who practiced law
in Delta from the 1930’s until his death in 1983. Jim received his B. A. in Economics
and Law degree at the University of Colorado. Jim joined the firm in 1974 along
side his father and brother.
He is licensed to practice law in Colorado. In 1985, he was counsel for Plaintiff-Appellant
in Wright v. Horse Creek Ranches. 697 P. 2d 384 (road right-of-way case). And in
1993, he was counsel for Applicant in In re the matter of Gibbs. 856 P. 2d 798 (water
rights matter). Jim is the attorney for the Town of Crawford (1978- present). His
main areas of legal practice are real estate, estate planning, estate administration,
water rights, civil trials and appeals, municipal law, and small business formation.
Jim was editor-in-chief of the University of Colorado Law Review from 1972-1973.
He clerked for Judge Charles Pierce of the Colorado Court of Appeals from 1973-1974.
Jim has been the Town Attorney for the Town of Cedaredge, CO (1978-1996), the Town
of Orchard City, Co (1978-1983), and the Attorney for Delta County Memorial Hospital
District (May 2002- November 2008). He is a member of The Delta Rotary Club (president
1986-1987), on the board of Directors of Delta-Montrose Free Legal Services, and
Young Life. He has been a member of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado
Supreme Court and The City of Delta Planning Commission. He has been a member and
on the Board of Midwestern Colorado Health Center, and the Delta-Montrose Community
Jim enjoys the outdoors including cross-country skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and
Jim Brown has been practicing law for over 40 years.