Buffalo, New York – Patrick J. Brown, an attorney with Buffalo-based workers compensation and personal injury law firm Losi & Gangi Attorneys, has been honored by the United States District Court, Western District of New York. Brown received the 2022 Criminal Justice Act Award at the 2022 Western District of New York Federal Court Dinner held on September 14th.
The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) was enacted in 1964, establishing a comprehensive system for appointing and compensating legal representation for accused persons who are financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal proceedings. The CJA Award recognizes an attorney who epitomize the principles of the Sixth Amendment through their commitment to justice and promotion of the ideal that every person accused of a crime is guaranteed the right to representation by counsel.
Mr. Brown received the CJA award for his work in this area. Brown has been practicing law since the date of his admission to the bar in 1977. A litigator who limits his practice to the area of serious personal injury, white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation, he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and all of the trial courts in New York State. He has litigated seven-figure personal injury cases through verdict and has tried a number of high-profile criminal cases, including cases involving police corruption and misfeasance by licensed professionals. He was also a member of the defense team for the so-called Lackawanna Six, and one of the first prosecutors in the country under the Patriot Act. Mr. Brown has also argued many appeals in both New York State and federal appellate courts.
Mr. Brown is a member of a number of professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, where he was a director. He is also a member of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, where he was also a director. He is a Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® Life Member.
About Losi & Gangi Attorney
Founded more than 20 years ago, Losi & Gangi Attorneys represents injured workers in the practice areas of workers compensation and personal injury. The firm has been recognized as one of the top law firms in Western New York by Buffalo Business First. In addition to partners Jeff Gangi, Harry Modeas, and Phil Scaffidi, the firm includes 10 associate attorneys and 10 employees in support roles. In 2021, Losi & Gangi recovered more than $22 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients throughout Western New York.