Terrence Brown

Hixson & Brown, P.C.
160 S. 68th Street
Suite 1108
West Des Monies, IA 50266
515-222-2620
www.hixsonbrown.com


Terrence D. Brown has been an attorney since 1981. He represents seriously injured individuals who are seeking compensation through the civil justice system. His fields of practice include medical negligence and personal injury. He has practiced in California and Iowa. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1981. He moved to Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1988. He is a sustaining member of the American and Iowa Associations for Justice.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

U. S. Supreme Court

Iowa Supreme Court

California Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeal for the Eighth, Ninth and Federal Judicial Circuits

United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Iowa Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Iowa Association for Justice

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

EDUCATION:

Washington University of Law (St. Louis, MO), J.D. 1981

Best Brief/Best Oralist, Moot Court Competition (1981)

Semi-Finalist, Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition (1981)

Department of the Navy Law Scholarship

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), B.S. in Public Administration 1976

Magna Cum Laude

University of Missouri Scholar (1972-1976) (Top 5% of University)

Phi Kappa Phi (Top 5% of University Senior Class)

Beta Gamma Sigma (Top 5% of Business School)

REPORTED DECISIONS:

U.S. ex rel. Hixson v. Health Management Systems, Inc., 657 F.Supp.2d 1039 (S.D. IA 2009)

Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Davis, 753 N.W.2d 18 (Table) 2008 WL 2200082 (Iowa App.)

Schuster v. Anderson, 413 F.Supp.2d 983 (N.D. IA 2005)

Schuster v. Anderson, 378 F.Supp.2d 1070 (N.D. IA 2005)

Olson v. Nextel Partners, Inc., 317 F.Supp.2d 972 (S.D. IA 2004)

Jessep v. Jacobson Transportation Co., Inc., 350 F.3d. 739 (8th Cir. 2003)

Wegner v. Cliff Viessman, Inc., 153 F.R.D. 154 (N.D. IA 1994)

Houghton v. Sipco, Inc., 828 F.Supp. 631 (S.D. IA 1993)

Bueford v. Resolution Trust Corp., 991 F.2d 481 (8th Cir. 1993)

PUBLICATIONS:

ERISA Disability Claims-Structuring Claimants' Arguments to Meet the Court's
Standard of Review, The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 69, No. 1 (2009)

ERISA Disability Claims in the Eighth Circuit, Drake Law Review, Vol. 57:1 (2008) , reprinted in the
Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance, Vol. 35:3 (2009)

ERISA Disability Claims, Navigating their Complexity from the Claimant's
Standpoint, The Iowa Lawyer, Volume 68, Number 12 (2008)

Estate Planning for Non-Specialists, California Lawyer, Vol. 8, No. 1 (1988)

Enforcing Child and Spousal Support Obligations of Military Personnel, California

AWARDS / HONORS:

Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV Rated

Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (1976-1998)

American Bar Association, Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer (1985-1986)

American Bar Association, Award for Exemplary Civil Law Practice (1986)

Meritorious Service Medal (1988)

Navy Commendation Medal (1984)

Marine Officers' Basic School, Honor Graduate (1976)

Marine Officers' Candidate School, Honor Graduate (1975)

U.S. Army Ranger School (1977)

U. S. Army Jump School (Parachutist) (1974)