Brown, Kristine Orr

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Address: 950 East Paces Ferry Road Suite 2110, Atlanta, GA 30326
Lawyer Firm: Orr & Brown LLP
Phone: 404-214-3661

Areas of PracticeLabor and Employment, Personal Injury Plaintiff, General, Civil Rights/First Amendment

Kristine ("Kris") Brown’s practice focuses on litigation primarily related to employment discrimination, civil rights, personal injury and wrongful death. Kris has handled claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, 42 U.S.C. §§1983, 1985, 1986, as well as Georgia laws concerning employment and personal injury/wrongful death. She has appeared before a variety of Georgia trial courts and federal district courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has filed petitions for certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, Kris received her undergraduate degree at Boston University with a major in political science and a minor in history. While at Boston University, she interned for Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III for two years. She received her law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. before moving back to Georgia to practice law with her father, Wyc Orr. While attending law school, Kris interned at the American Bar Association and also worked at the Columbus School of Law legal clinic.

Kris currently serves on the executive committee of the Georgia Legal Services Board of Directors. She served as a delegate to the Younger Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia from 2000 to 2007. She is a member of the Georgia chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA-GA"). For many years, she served as a NELA-GA board member and she served as its president in 2006. In addition, she has served on a number of charitable boards in Gainesville and is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. She was named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Atlanta magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Kris has spoken at numerous legal seminars, including recent speaking engagements at the EEOC Atlanta 2008 Technical Assistance Program Seminar, Liability of Local Governments 2007 ("Firing Public Employees: Lessons Learned from the Perspective of Plaintiff and Defense Counsel"), Managing Damages in Employment Litigation 2007 ("Busting the Cap on Damages in Employment Litigation"), Employment Law for the General Practitioner and for the Pros ("State Law and Other Non-Traditional Claims: Crash Course, Questions to Ask, and New Developments"), and General Practice and Trial Law Institute 2009 ("Employment Law in the Trenches.") Additionally, Kris is currently scheduled to speak at the General Practice and Trial Law Section Institute in March 2011.

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