Russ Brown (lawyer)
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|Born||San Jose, California|
San Fernando Valley College of Law
|Known for||personal injury attorney|
|Home town||San Jose, California|
Following his graduation from the San Fernando Valley College of Law, he passed the State Bar of California exam in 1970. After practicing general personal injury law for 5 years, Brown began representing motorcyclists almost exclusively in 1975.
Brown has been involved in many nationally known movements for motorcyclist rights and awareness. Brown created Bikers Against Manslaughter - now called BAM - a group of over 1.5 million "bikers helping bikers" providing free breakdown and legal assistance. Brown fought against a mandatory law on motorcycle helmets in California during the 1980s. Brown believed "forcing people to wear helmets is an infringement of their own personal liberties." In March 1990, Brown appeared on Today (NBC program) in a nationally televised debate with California Assemblyman Richard Floyd (California).
In 1996, Brown won a case in California where a judge ruled that dogs were legal passengers on motorcycles.
- Cycle Trader Insider - Living Legends in the Motorcycle Culture - Rob Flemming - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 
- Los Angeles Times - BAM Battles Bias Against Bikers - Ann Japenga - August 7, 1986 
- Los Angeles Times - Last-Ditch L.A. Rally Protests Helmet Law - Louis Sahagun - May 13, 1991 
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