David A. Brown

David’s law practice includes representing numerous irrigation companies, municipalities, ranches and others located in all geographical areas within Arizona, including both the Gila River and Little Colorado River adjudications. He is actively involved in the Globe Equity 59 litigation as well as complex water issues specifically related to the Verde Valley. Public land uses are a growing segment of David’s law practice. For example, he represents the Arizona Cattle Growers Association in issues regarding grazing. He also represents irrigation companies and farms in connection with FLPMA easements.

A significant part of David’s practice includes lobbying at the state and federal level. He recently lobbied Congress in the successful Zuni Pueblo Restoration Act, which settled significant water issues in the Little Colorado River watershed, and the Arizona Settlement Act, which settled issues in the Gila River watershed.

A few of David’s professional and civic memberships include:

  • Member and Chairman, Apache County Board of Supervisors (retired after two terms in 2008)
  • Member, Arizona Bar Association (since 1981)
  • Member, Arizona Town Hall (since 1988)
  • Farm Bureau
  • Arizona Cattle Growers Association
  • District Commissioner, Boy Scouts of America

Professional Highlights:

  • 1986 – Present: Partner in Brown & Brown Law Offices, P.C.
  • 1983 – 1986: Sole Practitioner, St. Johns and Eagar
  • 1981 to 1983: Federal Clerkship, United States District Court, the Honorable Earl H. Carroll, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1981: Admitted to Bar
  • 1979 (Summer): Part-time Law Clerk, Superior Court, Judge D. L. Greer, Apache County, Arizona


  • Arizona State University College of Law – Juris Doctorate (May 1981)
  • Brigham Young University – B.S. in Accounting (May 1978)


David speaks Spanish fluently. He and his wife, Roxanne, live in St. Johns, Arizona, and have six children.

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