Jamar R. Brown - Partner
Jamar is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He joined Rosenberg Martin Greenberg in March 2016. In his practice, he routinely advises and advocates for business and property owners, as well as investors, on high-stakes legal matters that directly affect their livelihood. In defending these individuals in various commercial, real estate, and contractual disputes, Jamar can help them navigate inherently stressful litigation and develop strategies to protect their business interests and expectations, allowing them to more adeptly focus on the details that matter most in running a successful business. He also assists entities and business leaders who find themselves facing criminal or regulatory investigations, or other enforcement actions, and aim to remove uncertainty and unease from otherwise arduous processes.
Jamar previously served as an Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City from 2012-2016. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Marcella A. Holland, former administrative judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
A graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Jamar competed throughout the country as a member of the law school's nationally-ranked National Trial Team. Upon graduation, Jamar was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national recognition for excellence in trial advocacy.
In addition to his law practice, Jamar serves on the boards of Open Society Institute - Baltimore, Job Opportunities Task Force, and Pratt Contemporaries of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. He also serves as president of the board of directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keynote Speaker, Doctors for America Leadership Conference - “Social Determinants of Health: How Crime and Criminal Justice Impact Health” (October 2015 | Washington, D.C.)
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 2011)
- Emory University (B.A., 2006)
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit