Law Offices Of Nathaniel S. Brown III
Civil Litigation, Landlord-Tenant, Evictions, Business Legal Strategy and Litigation, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Inglewood, Hollywood


About - DUI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Child Support, Family Lawyer, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Inglewood, Hollywood

Legal Fees and Expenses

Depending on the case, we offer an hourly rate, a flat rate, or on contingency. Our lawyers and paralegals keep detailed logs of the time they spend on your case. We count in ten minute increments and round down when in-between them. Work logs may be disclosed to all clients upon the closing of a case. We only work for as long as a case requires, so you’ll never be overbilled for unproductive time. Final bills will include costs for filing, process services, messengers, and other direct expenses like parking fees for appearances. 



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We at the Law Offices of Nathaniel S. Brown know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Where we practice


We practice in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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Nathaniel S. Brown III, JD, LLM, Esq.

Nathaniel was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area. He graduated from American InterContinental University where he majored in Network Administration. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top one percent of his class with a 4.0 GPA. 

He continued his career as a network and systems administrator until the end of 2011 when he decided to change careers and enter the legal profession. He volunteered as a guardian ad litem for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Washington, where the court charged him with representing the bests interests of children in dependency court.

Nathaniel attended law school at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. During law school, Nathaniel worked as a Certified Student Defender in both the criminal defense client and the advanced criminal defense clinic. He also worked for the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in Portland, Oregon as a Judicial Extern. Judge Acosta has been a close mentor and friend to Nathaniel throughout law school and beyond. After graduation from the University of Oregon, Nathaniel moved to sunny Southern California to obtain his Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy Master of Laws from California Western School of Law. Finding unique and unexpected applications for the law is Nathaniel’s sixth sense.




UNIVERSITY OF OREGON                     SCHOOL OF LAW Doctor of Jurisprudence

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW Master of Laws - Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy

Activities & Affiliations

  • Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017
  • United Cambodian Community Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California



Lisa Chorness Hovden, JD, Esq.

Ms. Hovden has been practicing law for over 25 years; she was admitted to the practice of law in 1978 and immediately began working as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles. She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, and received her Bachelor's in Political Science at UC Berkeley.

Ms. Hovden was hired by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in 1979 and worked there until 1984. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried several hundred misdemeanor and felony cases. Ms. Hovden entered private practice in September of 1984. Since that time, she has represented hundreds of clients on criminal matters, in the municipal and superior courts in Los Angeles, Riverside County, and Orange County. She has been admitted to the Federal Bar and has appeared in the Los Angeles Central District Federal Court. She is also a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.  

Ms. Hovden has also represented many family law clients. She is experienced in family law matters including child custody, child support, real property valuations, personal property valuations, and spousal support. Ms. Hovden is a member of the Long Beach Bar Association and has been an elected member of the board of governors of the Long Beach Bar Association.


Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
— Edmund Burke