Ian M. Brown - Pittsburgh Civil Rights AttorneyAttorney Ian M. Brown

Attorney Ian M. Brown is a partner with Stewart, Murray & Associates Law Group, and focuses his practice on protecting civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act.

Mr. Brown grew up in a farming community in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in English. He then attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 2004.

Mr. Brown has professionally advocated for people with disabilities since 2010, first running the community accessibility program for LVCIL, a respected disability-advocacy non-profit in the Lehigh Valley, and later as an attorney with one of the nation’s most high-profile disability rights law firms.

In Ian’s words: “Many of us take for granted our ability to visit the mall, live in our own homes, or shop on the internet. However, digital and architectural barriers exclude many Americans from these basic aspects of living in our community. Even though Americans with disabilities have been protected under Federal law for decades, in many cases the promise of these laws has not yet been realized. Working with our clients to eliminate barriers is a joy and a privilege; I feel extremely lucky to be able to devote my life to this work.”

In addition to his legal advocacy, Mr. Brown is member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Committee on Law and Disability, the National Council on Independent living, and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Leadership Network. He also advised in the drafting of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Mr. Brown lives with his wife and twin son and daughter in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Friendship neighborhood.


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