Bernard Brown

Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law
58 8th Ave Ste 60
Carbondale, PA 18407
(570) 281-8117

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
White Collar Crime
Drug Possession
Traffic Violations
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
Probation Violations

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. - 2007

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 2007
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2007

Selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer (2020)
Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020)
Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 under 40 (2019, 2020)
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Top 100 (2018, 2019)
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2019)

Published Works
“My First Trial”: Pennsylvania Bar Association YLD (Young Lawyers Division Newsletter): At Issue January 2017

Representative Cases
Commonwealth vs. Wandaly Perez-Hood: (DEATH PENALTY CASE: Guilty 1st Degree Murder, sentenced to: Life in Prison)
Commonwealth vs. Hugo Selenski: (DEATH PENALTY CASE: Guilty 1st Degree Murder- Accomplice, UNANIMOUS to Life Verdict)
Commonwealth v. Michael Simonson: (Acquitted of Attempted 1st Degree Murder- found guilty of Institutional Assault on Another Inmate)
Commonwealth vs. Jason Dominick: (Acquitted on 1st Degree Murder of Frank Bonnacci)
Commonwealth v. Preston Bonnett: (3-counts of Murder & Arson -Acquitted1ST Degree Murder, guilty of Arson and Second Degree Murder)
Commonwealth v. Stephanie Tarapchak: (Murder Charge against Doctor: split-verdict, Acquitted on 6 lesser included offenses)
Commonwealth v. Ryan Harding: (plead Guilty 3RD Degree Murder)
Commonwealth vs. Jeffrey Paulish: (plead Guilty Corruption of Minors)
Commonwealth vs. James Romano: (plead Guilty Hindering Prosecution- Warning a Witness)
Commonwealth vs. Tristan Kurilla: (Murder charge for a Juvenile Certified to Juvenile Court for Disposition)
Commonwealth vs. Eric Gower: (pled Risking a Catastrophe (M) 2-years Probation)
Commonwealth v. Tiffany Timko: (charged Vehicular Homicide pled to Misdemeanor Involuntary Manslaughter 12 month sentence)
Commonwealth v. Tanner Curtis: (2ND Degree Murder & MURDER OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY: pled 3RD Degree Murder with an agreed upon sentence of 9-18 years w/ credit for 2-years time served)
Commonwealth v. Joshua Hupperterz: (Open Count of Murder in Philadelphia- found Guilty of 1ST Degree, Life Sentence; co-counsel)
United States v. Shawn Cavanaugh: (Bank Robbery- Federal Case, Luzerne County: guilty plea)
Commonwealth v. Jabar Whitfield: (charged Attempted Homicide- pled to Aggravated Assault by Physical Menace sentenced to 18-36 months credit for 17-months time served)
United States v. Mark Icker: (charged in State and Federal Court with Solicitation, Official Oppression, Obstruction of Justice, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault pled to Federal: Violation of Civil Rights with an agreed upon sentence of 12 years)
United States v. Aaron Broussard: (charged with Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, two medical school students, pending trial)
United States v. Faizal Bhimani: (Human Trafficking, Prostitution- Federal Case, Monroe County: Pre-Trial Stages, no trial date set)
Commonwealth v. Cornelius Mapson: (charged with 1ST Degree Murder and the government is seeking the DEATH PENALTY, scheduled for trial March 23, 2020)

Certified Legal Specialties
Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure 801- compliant and certified to handle Capital Death Penalty cases in State Court
Certified to Handle Federal Death Penalty Cases under the Criminal Justice Act as a member of the Panel

Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
PACDL Rules Committee, Member

Current Employment Positions
Sole Practitioner