Saturday, November 30, 2013

Outrage Over Financial Exploitation of Elderly Drives California Lawyer

Beverly Hills, CA: After 45 years practicing law, Phil Brown could go golfing and forget about coming to the office every day. Instead, he says he can’t wait to get to work every morning. His focus for almost a decade now has been financial elder abuse.

He often sees situations so egregious, so despicable, that he’s on a mission to see the perpetrators held in check. “You want to eat these people up,” says Brown, in a remarkably calm and measured tone. “You’re outraged each time you get a new case.

“I am really not a hard-assed lawyer. I would rather talk to the opposing lawyer and talk things out and avoid stress for my clients,” says Brown.

“Just getting near a courtroom is very stressful for all parties, and if you can avoid it, that is good thing. However, there are times when it is going to happen.”

Sadly, as Brown explains, it is often family members who advise a parent to turn over a bank account for safekeeping, then bleed it dry or perhaps take advantage of a frail and failing mind to obtain title to a property. “It’s quite like stealing,” says Brown.

Frequently, it’s a third party who calls out the perpetrator and saves the senior from financial ruin, or from a set of circumstances the victim never would have approved of or wanted.

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Outrage Over Financial Exploitation of Elderly Drives California Lawyer


StandUp said...

I'm glad to know you're out there, Mr. Brown!

Finny said...

I agree. If this guy is one of the good guys, and it sounds like he is, hooray!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting, NASGA. It makes me feel better to know there's a good guy out there and maybe even more of them.

helensniece said...

Applause! And, thank you Phil Brown.