Catherine L. Brown

Jaclyn L. McNeelyAssociate

Phone: 617.654.1813
Practice Areas: General Municipal and Litigation

Attorney Catherine Brown joined the firm in 2024 and assists the firm in all aspects of municipal law and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Brown consulted marijuana businesses on issues of licensing as well as state and local regulatory compliance.  Previously, she served as the Legislative & Research Director for the Committee on Cannabis Policy in the Massachusetts State House.  There, Attorney Brown advised on policy and other legislative matters in assistance to the House Chair of the Committee and other Committee Members.  She also worked as an Associate Attorney managing housing and condominium-related matters at a small firm in Lynn.  While in law school, Attorney Brown was a member of Suffolk University’s Prosecutors Clinic, the National Trial Team, and the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law.

Prior Experience

Tenax Strategies (2021-2024)
Consultant in Cannabis Compliance & Licensing

Massachusetts House of Representatives (2019-2021)
Legislative & Research Director, Committee on Cannabis Policy

Law Office of Carl D. Goodman (2018-2019)
Associate Attorney

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • New Hampshire Bar


Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2018

Elon University
B.S. in Sport & Event Management with a Minor in Classical Studies, 2015


  • Catherine Brown (née Falvey), Case Comment Editor, Journal of Health & Biomedical Law
  • Constitutional Law – State Authorization of Forcible Administration of Depo-Provera Invalid under Colorado Statutory Law – People ex rel. C.J.R. No. 16CA0915, 2016 Colo. App. LEXIS 1276 (Colo. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2016), 13 J. Health & Biomed. L. 171 (2017-2018)