Judge Marc Brown
180th District Court

Judge Marc Brown, 180th District CourtJudge Marc Brown has been working for justice for over twenty two years. Prior to being appointed by Governor Perry in the summer of 2010, Marc’s entire legal career was devoted to the practice of criminal law. In 1987, Marc became an intern at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, during his final semester of law school. He has been a prosecutor since 1988, when he was hired by District Attorney John B. Holmes, Jr. In his career in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, he handled thousands of cases. Marc tried over 100 jury trials, ranging from misdemeanors to capital murders. Included among Marc’s many trials, were the two individuals convicted of killing off-duty Houston Police Officer Ruben Deleon, in 2005. Marc was a front line prosecutor as well as an administrator with the District Attorney’s Office. His administrative duties included overseeing a million dollar grant from the Governor's Office. For three years Marc was responsible for supervising approximately 50 lawyers and accompanying support staff in the Misdemeanor Division. Marc’s last assignment before taking the bench was overseeing the Grand Jury Division of the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Beginning in 1995, Marc was called upon to teach folks around the country about Search and Seizure law. He has been a lecturer for the Texas Center for the Judiciary on multiple occasions where he had the privilege to instruct Judges from around the State of Texas on issues related to the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Additionally Marc has provided instruction for The University of Houston Law Center, The Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, The Regional Counter Drug Training Academy, The Mid-West Counter Drug Training Academy, Rice University, The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, The Houston Police Department, The Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Rice University and the Nueces County Bar Association.

In 2003 Marc was honored by the Texas Narcotics Officers Association as the Texas Prosecutor of the Year. Additionally he has been honored by the Houston Police Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for prosecutorial assistance to those organizations.

Marc is 47 years old. He is married. Marc and his wife, Susan recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. Marc and Susan have two daughters, Amy and Sara. The Browns are parishioners at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

Marc was raised on a farm in central Texas outside of Taylor. He is the youngest of four, having three brothers. Marc received his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, earning his degree in just three years. Marc received his J.D from the University of Houston Law Center in 1987.

 

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