Jim Brown has experienced a wide range of legal and legislative experience over the past 50 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, attended Cambridge University in England, and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he served as president of the law school graduating class.
He has extensive criminal law experience, and has handled criminal trials and appeals throughout the Louisiana criminal court system. Jim has counseled numerous clients in prison procedures, legal options, and how to deal with life behind bars.
As a former Louisiana State Senator, Jim was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and wrote many of the current criminal laws in place today. He also has served as Louisiana’s elected Secretary of State and Commissioner of Insurance.
While incarcerated at Oakdale Federal Prison, Jim wrote a weekly column about prison life. It serves as a comprehensive guide for those who are heading to prison, and also educates family members of just what is in store for the prisoners and the families involved. Jim also has written a best selling book about his confrontation with the criminal justice system. All these Publications can be found in the Publications heading on our homepage.
Besides being active in his legal and prison consulting practice, Jim also hosts a syndicated Weekly radio program that is heard in many states throughout the country. He writes a weekly column that appears in numerous newspapers and websites throughout the South.