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Charles D. Brown

For more than 30 years, Charles Brown has devoted his practice of law to litigation, including the defense of medical malpractice claims, legal malpractice claims, insurance law, and general litigation. He has attained the "AV –Preeminent" peer review rating of Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards. A skilled and experienced courtroom advocate, he has tried professional liability cases throughout the state of Michigan and has served as a court-appointed case evaluator for claims in Michigan’s two most populous counties.

Mr. Brown is also an experienced appellate advocate, with numerous victories in published appeals as a defender of physicians and attorneys.

Included in his litigation practice, Mr. Brown has served as an overseer and manager of a Michigan hospital’s values-based claims resolution system, and a general manager of claims for medical specialty practices in obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and radiology.

As a clinical educator, Mr. Brown has lectured to professional societies of doctors and lawyers, including the Wayne State University (Detroit) Medical School’s students and interns.

A 1984 graduate of the Detroit College of Law (now the Michigan State University College of Law), Mr. Brown was a member of the Detroit College of Law Review.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1988


  • Michigan State University College of Law , (Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan)
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1980

Published Appeals

  • Ginther v. Zimmerman, 195 Mich App 647, 491 NW2d 282 (1992)
  • Sexton v. Petz, 170 Mich App 561, 428 NW2d 715 (1988)
  • Green v. Gallucci, 169 Mich App 533, 426 NW2d 693 (1988)
  • Smith v. Sinai Hospital of Detroit, 152 Mich App 716, 394 NW2d 82 (1986)

Law Offices of Ottenwess, Taweel & Schenk, PLC

Ottenwess, Taweel & Schenk, PLC
535 Griswold Street, Suite 850
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-462-0159
Fax: 313-965-7680
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