Ogonna M. Brown

Ogonna M. Brown

Partner
OBrown@lrrc.com vCard
702.474.2622
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Ogonna Brown is a partner in the firm's Litigation practice group. She is a practically-minded business lawyer with years of high-stakes experience, focusing her practice on creditors’ rights, secured party representation, and commercial litigation. Ogonna has extensive experience representing bankruptcy trustees and state court receivers. She collaborates with all of her clients to fashion creative solutions and efficient results in complex litigation matters in and out of bankruptcy.

Ogonna’s well-rounded practice includes deficiency actions, breach of contract cases, landlord tenant matters, enforcement of judgments and partnership disputes, along with recent experience over the last few years representing a charter school receiver, the first ever appointed by the SPCSA in the State of Nevada. Ogonna takes pride in her hard work ethic, accessibility to clients and quick turn-around to meet each client’s needs, understanding that no two cases are exactly alike. Clients seek Ogonna’s help with complex business and bankruptcy disputes, and she often appears in both state and bankruptcy court for the same case when one of the party’s seeks bankruptcy relief, resulting in efficiency for her clients. Ogonna’s bankruptcy practice includes motions to terminate the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362, defending claim objections, oppositions to plans of reorganization, motions to protect her clients’ cash collateral, and objecting to the dischargeability of creditor’s debts under 11 U.S.C. § 523.

Ogonna was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2001-2002.  She was a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2014 through 2016.  During this time, she served as Lawyer Representative Co-Chair of the Nevada Delegation and member of the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee, District Conference Planning Committee and the Attorney Admission Fund Advisory Group Committee.  While serving as a Lawyer Representative, Ogonna assisted the Bankruptcy Judges with presentations for the Bankruptcy Breakout Sessions at the Judicial District Conferences and attended and participated with the program for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conferences.

Professional Experience:

  • Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Wray, Puzey & Thompson, Attorney,  2002-2018
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas (Spring Semester), Adjunct Professor, 2017
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlison, Judicial Law Clerk, 2001-2002

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 2013-present
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas , "Law Alumni Leadership Circle" 2016-present, "Student Mentor Program," Speaker, "Judge Moot Court Competition" 2003-present
  • Legal Aid of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Advisory Counsel Member, 2013-present
  • Community Development Advisory Committee, 2015-2017
  • Nevada Bar Association, President of the Bankruptcy Section, 2013-2014
  • Clark County Board of Equalization, 2016-2017
  • Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Former Officer and Board Member, Current Member, 2003-present
  • Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court, Barrister and Co-Chair for Annual Presentation, 2006-present
  • Shade Tree, Charity, 2001-present
  • Goodwill of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, 2001-present
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Southern Nevada, 2001-present
  • Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel (Judge Foley and Judge Hoffman), Member, 2018-2019
  • Merit Screening Committee for Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada, 2019

Distinctions

  • American College of Bankruptcy - Inducted as Fellow, 2018-present
  • Nevada Business Magazine - Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys, 2013-2015
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Distinguished Service Alumni Award, 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating, 2016-present
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star in the Mountain States, 2009-2016

Other Info

Education

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1998
J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2001

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 2001

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit