Christine Brown is a trial lawyer specializing in Title IX. She champions individuals and families victimized by implicit and explicitly discriminatory acts and systems. A persuasive and successful advocate, Christine quickly captures the respect of clients and opponents alike and is known for reciprocating the same to everyone she works with. With more than 25 years of experience in various areas of the legal industry, Christine provides advice and counsel to individuals facing some of the most serious and life-changing situations in their lives. Christine stands out amongst her peers due to her unique approach to combining extraordinary legal acumen with a distinctive level of emotional intelligence that is seldom seen. Christine’s practice in higher education focuses on representing both Complainants and Respondents in Title IX matters. She has an in-depth understanding of many other legal challenges facing students, athletes, coaches, faculty, and administrators including code of conduct violations, Title VII claims, hazing accusations, Section 504, and racial discrimination matters.

Christine’s vast knowledge of these policies and procedures was refined during her time working at Fairfield University managing multiple roles on behalf of the institution including Director of Legal Services, Title IX Coordinator, and Director of Risk Management. Christine was responsible for conducting an audit of the Title IX procedures and subsequently authoring the Title IX policy. She was also one of a three-member executive team that was tasked with mediating a complex sexual abuse litigation matter filed against the institution. In recent years, Christine has participated in hundreds of administrative matters at major institutions across the country. She has experienced extraordinary success on behalf of her clients and cemented herself as the “go-to” lawyer nationwide for faculty, administrators, athletes, and coaches.

Christine comes from a long line of lawyers in her family all of whom have shared her affinity for fighting for the underdog. This natural talent was amplified when her youngest brother was born with Down Syndrome and Christine jumped in as a primary advocate in his life. Christine’s understanding of people with disabilities combined with her personal experience and natural compassion allows her to fiercely represent those who have experienced discrimination. Similarly, Christine’s father and mentor, a trial lawyer and Division 1 football and basketball referee ignited her enthusiasm for the law affecting collegiate athletes and continues to guide her as she navigates and contributes to the evolving landscape and legal implications of Title IX, including its intersection with NIL.

  • State of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • CT Trial Lawyers Association
  • Raymond E. Baldwin Inns of Court
  • CT Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Career Service Award, Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Distinguishes Alumni Award, St. Joseph High School
  • Vision Award, The Kennedy Center
  • Business Impact Award, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
  • Professional Woman of the Year, Girl Scouts of America
  • Outstanding Professional Award, The Connecticut Post
  • The Bijou Theatre President & CEO
  • Team Woofgang & Co. Executive Board Member
  • The Kennedy Center Fundraising Committee Member
  • The Barnum Festival Steering Committee Member
  • St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services Chairman of the Board
  • The Center for Family Justice Fundraising Committee Member
  • The Klein Memorial Board Member
  • Playhouse on the Green Chairman of the Board
  • Title IX Investigator, Association of Title IX Administrators.
  • Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Association of Title IX Administrators.
  • Certified Mediator, National Association of Certified Mediators.
  • Attorney Trial Referee, State of Connecticut.

Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor’s Degree, Math and Political Science

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
Juris Doctor

Exeter University, Exeter, England
International Law and Business Certificate