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Keith T. Brown

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.726.2211


Keith Brown is an associate with the firm’s Municipal & Public Entity practice group and is based in the Grand Rapids office. Keith also practices appellate law. Before joining the firm, Keith served as a research attorney and then as a law clerk to the Honorable Christopher P. Yates at the Michigan Court of Appeals where he drafted memorandums and both unpublished and published opinions, mentored other legal staff, advised on motions, and assisted with other administrative matters before the court. He also worked briefly with three other Court of Appeals judges and during law school, interned with the Honorable Janet T. Neff of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Keith received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In law school, Keith served as a senior resource editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and as a teaching assistant for constitutional law. He also served on the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards, and he was elected President of the Student Bar Association by his peers. Keith won awards as “Top Advocate” and for “Best Brief” in Moot Court competitions, and he earned the Student Leadership Award.

Prior to his career in law, Keith worked as a K-12 educator. With a degree in Social Studies Education from Grand Valley State University, Keith spent time teaching in various middle schools and high schools throughout West Michigan. He also coached high school marching band and served as a guest director.

Outside of his practice, Keith serves as a board member of the Laker Alumni Marching Band at Grand Valley State University. He volunteered as that organization’s co-chair for nearly ten years. Keith is a Life Member of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and of the National Eagle Scout Association.


Memberships & Affiliations

Community Affiliations:

  • Grand Valley State University
    •  Laker Alumni Marching Band, Board Member
  • National Eagle Scout Association
    • Member
  • Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
    • Member


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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, magna cum laude J.D., 2020

Grand Valley State University, B.S., 2012


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