Carla D. Brown

Carla D. Brown
11260 Roger Bacon Dr Suite 201
Reston, Virginia 20190-5203


Ms. Brown has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Ms. Brown handles contractual matters, including the negotiation and review of severance agreements, covenants not to compete, and employment agreements. Ms. Brown also counsels employees who are subjected to workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

In 2014, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association recognized Ms. Brown as “Lawyer of the Year – In recognition of outstanding dedication to Civil Rights, Equality, and Justice.” In 2015, 2017 and 2018 the Washingtonian rated Ms. Brown a “Top Lawyer” in the area of Plaintiff’s Employment Law. In 2018 LawDragon selected Ms. Brown as a top 500 Plaintiff Employment Lawyer. Ms. Brown has been recognized as a rising star in Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, a Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 (named as one of the Top 50 Women in Virginia), 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was recognized as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star in 2013 and a Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. In 2013, Ms. Brown was invited to membership in The National Trial Lawyers Organization, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the area of Civil Plaintiff Law and Top 40 Under 40.

Ms. Brown is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland and before trial courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Ms. Brown is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and D.C. Circuit; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and for the Western District of Virginia; the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; and the United States District Court of Maryland.

Ms. Brown is a Council Member for Planning Committee of the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor Relations & Employment Law Section. Ms. Brown is an Executive Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association; and a Member of the Board, and Treasurer, for the Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Federal Bar Association. She is a former Barrister of the George Mason American Inn of Court and a former member of the DC Bar Steering Committee, Labor & Employment Section. In 2016, Ms. Brown was inducted in the Litigation Counsel of America™ as a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.