Experience and results matter. When I talk to the parents of a child who has suffered a severe injury at birth, they are devastated. Parents feel lost with no idea what to do. Those families need help understanding what happened and why. When the injury was preventable, they need someone to fight for them. That is what I do as a trial lawyer—fight for the child and the family. We will fight on your behalf. We will help you find answers to your questions and peace of mind about your child’s future.
Super Lawyer, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Advocate for Children
Laura is an advocate for children. Her practice is focused on birth injury cases. She represents children who have been hurt at or near the time of birth due to negligent medical care. These are babies who have suffered serious injuries because of medical negligence and preventable medical errors.
The Brown Trial Firm is a Texas based birth injury law firm that has a national reach. Laura is active in the birth injury legal community across the United States. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and has handled cases across the country.
A mother of two, Laura has a passion for representing children who have been injured and their families. Her dedication and zealous advocacy has lead to many successful recoveries on behalf of the families she has represented.
Recently, she obtained a $10.3 Million Dollar Verdict in a birth injury case in Texas. The baby’s umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, cutting off his supply of oxygen. The medical providers did not recognize the warning signs that the baby wasn’t getting enough oxygen. The delay in ordering a c-section delivery caused permanent damage, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (“HIE”), and cerebral palsy.
Laura also obtained a $16.7m verdict in a lawsuit involving a motor vehicle crash. As a result of the crash, the father passed away and the mother, son, and daughter were seriously injured. The jury verdict was listed and published in ALM’s VerdictSearch as a Top Texas Verdict and Settlement of 2015. There was a confidential settlement reached while the case was on appeal.
Laura has also obtained many multi-million dollar settlements as a result of birth injury lawsuits and medical malpractice lawsuits.
More About Laura Brown
I am a third-generation trial attorney. Both my father and grandfather were trial attorneys. I grew up watching both of them take cases to trial.
I attended Baylor University and was a premedical student. I graduated from Baylor with a degree in biology. But, as the old saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree! I think I was destined to be a trial lawyer.
I went to Baylor Law School and graduated in 1992. My premedical background was great training, and I spent seven years defending medical negligence cases. After that, I felt my heart calling me to fight for the victims of medical negligence. I wanted to devote my practice to representing families and babies.
I’m a trial lawyer. If I believe that someone has been wronged, I am going to fight for them with everything that I have. I want to help restore as much of that person’s or family’s life as I can.
At Brown Trial Firm, when we take a case, it’s because we believe in you, in your child, and in your case. We join your team to fight for you and for what is right.
When a medical provider or a hospital violates the standard of care, the consequences are often severe. We will determine whether there are grounds to file a legal claim. Brown Trial Firm birth injury attorneys will obtain the medical records. We will find out what happened to cause your child’s injury, and whether the birth injury was preventable.
A birth injury lawsuit holds the hospital or medical provider accountable for negligence and responsible for the medical expenses resulting from birth injuries.
Common birth injuries include oxygen deprivation, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (or HIE). If you or if someone you love has suffered from a birth injury, don’t wait—get help today.
Birth injury cases are complex and require a lot of research and communication between the firm and various medical experts.
Laura is very selective in her cases due to this complexity. She takes time to thoroughly review and research each case to the fullest extent. She has a degree in biology and was pursuing a career in the medical field before pursuing law. This adds to her research ability and experience.
Laura frequently consults with:
- Physical therapists
- HIE and Cerebral Palsy specialists
- Long-term caregivers
- Parental support groups
- Various medical and recovery experts
Birth injury cases can take years to fully grasp the scope and nature of the injury and makes them highly specialized, but long to process.
Awards and Recognition
Laura Brown is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also an adjunct professor at Baylor Law teaching Advanced Trial Preparation and Personal Injury Trial Law.
Laura is an active member of the legal community. She lectures on advanced medical malpractice through the Texas Bar CLE, the American Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Laura was featured in Super Lawyer’s Texas 2019 publication.
Laura is the co-author of the third revision of Proving Damages to the Jury along with Baylor Law professor, Jim Wren. The book offers a comprehensive plan for dealing with damages in litigation. Baylor Law uses the book extensively in its rigorous Practice Court program.
In addition, she has given speeches across the country to labor and delivery nurses. She speaks on the types of medical mistakes that she has seen in working on birth injury cases. She teaches nurses steps they can take to prevent injuries to babies in the future.
Laura was named by her peers and the Texas Monthly Super Lawyer publication as a Super Lawyer. She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. She is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum. Her membership is in recognition of her significant success obtaining verdicts and settlements.
She is a pilot, sky diver, scuba diver, and a black-belt kickboxer. Her husband, Mark, is a commercial airline pilot. They both enjoy running, mountain biking, water skiing, and snow skiing. Their two children are very active in all types of sports.
Groups and Leadership
Laura has had the honor of serving in the following capacities:
- American Board of Trial Advocates (incoming Chapter President)
- Birth Trauma Litigation Group (Co-Chair and Executive Board Member)
- Adjunct Professor, Baylor Law, teaching Advanced Trial Preparation and Personal Injury Trial Law
- American Association for Justice
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
- Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
- Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
- McLennan County Bar Association Board of Directors
- Leadership Waco Alumna
Free Case Evaluation
If you would like to know if your child’s birth injury was caused by preventable medical mistakes, please contact Laura Brown. During your free consultation, our birth injury lawyers will discuss your case and evaluate your options. Call +1 (866) 393-2611 or email us at [email protected].