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Joseph Brown

Kentucky native Joe Brown has been a life-long student of history. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Kentucky. Before attending law school, Joe used his historical background working as a Park Ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park, where he conducted historical research and educated the public about one of America’s greatest natural and cultural wonders.

In his studies of history, Joe noticed something in the annals of the past that drew him into the practice of law. “From Cicero to Scalia, from Madison to Mueller, lawyers have always been behind the scenes making civilization work and making history happen, influencing culture and changing society,” Joe says. “Law is a very noble profession with a long lineage of great men and women who devoted their lives to advocating truth, justice, and liberty.”

Joe finds working with nonprofits and ministry organizations especially rewarding. “I really enjoy working with clients who are mission-minded and ambitious to bless people,” Joe says, “I’m eager to lend my skills to making their ambitions become a reality.” Joe’s passion for nonprofit and ministry law brought him to Telios Law in fall of 2019. Joe and his wife Laura live in Colorado Springs and have four children. When Joe is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, teaching, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

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Employment & Experience


  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2016
  • Colorado, October 2020


  • K.A.T.H. Thomas D. Clark Award for Best American History Thesis, 2013

Education & Training

University of Kentucky College of Law

  • Juris Doctor

  • May 2016

University of Kentucky

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • May 2013

Prior Legal Employment

Solo Practitioner

Brown Law

June 2019 – September 2019

Smiths Grove, KY

Adjunct Lecturer of Constitutional Law

Western Kentucky University Society for Lifelong Learning

March 2018 – May 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Litigation Attorney

Hughes & Coleman, PLLC

July 2018 – June 2019

Bowling Green, KY

Associate Attorney

English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP

September 2016 – July 2018

Bowling Green, KY

Law Clerk

Garmer & Prather, PLLC

May 2014 – May 2016

Lexington, KY

Representative Experience

Joe began his practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has experience in several areas, including education law, complex litigation, employment law, personal injury, and constitutional law. In representing a variegated collection of both private-sector and public-sector clients as both plaintiffs and defendants, Joe has obtained for them several favorable results in litigation, including summary judgments, large settlements, and victories at trial.

Joe also has experience in transactional and organizational matters. His work has included helping entrepreneurs start small businesses, advising community organizers on forming non-profit tax-exempt organizations, and counseling large corporations on regulatory compliance.