Providing Legal Services
to Better Serve Our Community
The Brown Law Firm is committed to serving the legal needs of business owners and individuals in Louisiana and Texas. While we are officed in the Shreveport-Bossier area, we serve clients across both states and beyond. We strive for effective representation of our clients, which we firmly believe is dependent foremost upon strong and continuous communication in order to fully understand our clients’ objectives. Additionally, our Firm focuses on providing realistic and cost effective representation to our clients with a business-centered foundation. Our goal is to keep clients out of the courtroom so they can grow their businesses and protect their assets. We understand that legal needs are not “one size fits all”, and we strive to always fully counsel clients on every available option to help them determine what the most appropriate legal strategy is to meet their needs.
About Ryan Brown
Experienced & Dedicated
A native of the Shreveport-Bossier area, Ryan is an experienced businessman and attorney committed to serving the Louisiana-Texas region and supporting the local businesses.
Ryan has a BS degree in Finance and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University. After finishing his MBA, Ryan spent several years in Houston and New Orleans in managerial roles in the energy industry. Ryan was awarded a full academic scholarship to the Loyola College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he subsequently enrolled in an executive curriculum which would allow him to earn his Juris Doctorate at night while pursuing his corporate career. While he was still enrolled at Loyola, Ryan accepted the position of Commercial Vice President with Swire Oilfield Services in Houston, Texas. Ryan moved to Houston and finished his Juris Doctorate at the South Texas College of Law. After earning his law degree, Ryan joined a large national defense litigation firm in Houston and spent time as a defense attorney. In 2016, Ryan and his family made the decision to leave Houston and move back home to Louisiana, where Ryan opened his own law firm.
Ryan is actively licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and Texas, and currently represents many companies as their “General Counsel”, handling all manner of legal matters ranging from formation and entity structuring, transactional matters and contract drafting, human resources and employment matters, collections and contracts disputes and litigation, and dissolution and business succession planning. Ryan is a skilled negotiator and frequently assists clients with out of court dispute resolution, helping to ease the burden of unnecessary, and often highly expensive, court costs and litigation fees. Ryan is also well versed in executive level business operations and represents clients in transactional matters such as discussions with private equity groups, mergers and acquisitions, member and shareholder buy outs, and other complex business transactions. Ryan has successfully represented clients in civil litigation matters including non-competes and non-disclosures, injunctive suits, and trade secret disputes.
About Shannon Brown
Also a native of the Shreveport-Bossier area, Shannon is a seasoned attorney with a business foundation who has practiced in both the private sector and government sector. She has represented clients and appeared before various state courts in Louisiana and Texas, and also spent several years practicing in federal courts as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Shannon has a business degree from Louisiana State University and a law degree from Tulane University, where she was the business editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and obtained a certificate specializing in maritime law. Shannon practiced for several years for a large defense litigation firm out of New Orleans, before she moved with her husband to Houston, Texas. During her time in Houston, Shannon practiced for a small, boutique firm, representing physician practices and small business owners in all of their legal needs, including compliance and regulatory matters and civil litigation and contracts disputes. During her time at this boutique firm, Shannon gained valuable experience in shareholder oppression and closely held company litigation, including member buy-outs and valuation disputes.
After Shannon returned home to Louisiana with her family, she accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Civil Division of the Western District of Louisiana (which includes the cities of Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Lafayette and Lake Charles and surrounding parishes) where she was the Coordinator of both the Financial Litigation Unit and the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit. In the Financial Litigation Unit, Shannon handled all criminal and civil collection cases in the District, including the civil asset forfeiture matters. Shannon also assisted in many complex criminal asset forfeiture matters and other white collar criminal matters, and handled matters requiring civil fraud injunctions. Shannon’s time in the financial litigation unit resulted in a significant increase in collections for the Western District, with approximately $20,000,000 collected during her time at the USAO. Shannon was subsequently named the Coordinator for the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, where she oversaw all civil enforcement actions focusing on healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act and civil drug diversion under the Controlled Substances Act. Shannon lead civil investigations into healthcare fraud schemes by physicians, clinics, home health agencies, counseling centers, and hospitals. She also prosecuted civil penalties cases against physicians, retail pharmacies, and pharmaceutical distributors, and frequently consulted with other lead drug diversion prosecutors across the nation, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Orleans Field Division and Chief Counsel’s Office, and the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section of the Department of Justice Criminal Division in pursuing the DOJ’s initiative in combating the on-going opioid crisis.
Shannon left the United States’ Attorney’s Office to join her husband and law partner in private practice at the Brown Law Firm. Shannon’s broad practice experience in both the private sector and at the United States Attorney’s office has given her ample experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical regulatory compliance and government investigations, as well as asset protection and management for business owners and individuals. Shannon is well versed in state property laws in both Louisiana and Texas, and is able to fully assist clients in estate planning and trusts, business and individual liability protection, and judgment execution.
Ryan and Shannon are the proud parents of two boys, Deacon and Rowan, and their baby girl, Cameron Grace. They currently reside in Bossier City, LA, but often travel across the states of Louisiana and Texas, as well as to Colorado and Washington, D.C. in order to better serve their clients.