Practice Areas

The Brown Law Firm brings decades of experience to land use, zoning, and historic preservation matters throughout Washington, D.C. The firm assists developers, builders, homeowners, and a variety of other organizations with land use and development issues ranging from straightforward to complex. The firm appears regularly before the D.C. Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation, the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

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Land Use

The use of land in urban settings encompasses a wide range of disciplines and mechanisms to create successful developments. The Brown Law Firm helps owners and developers assess a project’s potential by analyzing its consistency with the District’s compreh… Read More


Analysis and guidance rooted in decades of experience in Washington, D.C., zoning matters. Read More

Historic Preservation

Solutions that respect the significance of historic resources while allowing adaptation for current use. Read More

Appellate Practice

Experienced representation before the D.C. Court of Appeals and Office of Administrative Hearings. Read More