Martha Brown’s 20+ years of experience in product liability and complex commercial litigation, strong client focus and creative approach to problem-solving benefit clients’ businesses.

Asbestos Litigation

Martha defends clients in asbestos litigation and has represented several companies over the past two decades, including in a matter with more than 3,500 pending cases. Martha:

  • Assesses trial risk and makes strategic recommendations
  • Assures consistency in nationwide discovery responses
  • Manages trial preparation and settlement
  • Prepares expert and corporate witnesses
  • Fulfills regular and periodic reporting requirements
  • Trains local counsel
  • Manages litigation

Martha previously worked in-house on a major asbestos-related bankruptcy in which equity was preserved for shareholders.

Commercial Law

Additionally, Martha advises on various types of commercial litigation and counsels clients and trains personnel on matters such as antitrust and safety policies.

Faculty Positions

  • Northwestern University Law School — Trial Advocacy Program, Adjunct Professor, 2009-14
  • Illinois Institute of Technology — Master’s of Public Administration Program, Adjunct Professor, 2009


Bar Admissions





University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1988)

Northwestern University
M.A. (1979)

University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. with honors and distinction (1976)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Landlord-tenant disputes
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