Courtney M. Brown
Associate Attorney

As tenant attorney at the Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Courtney M. Brown fights for tenants facing a variety of issues including wrongful eviction, housing violations, and fire-related losses.

She is one of Super Lawyer’s 2019 Rising Stars. This honor is based on an evaluation of 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. Courtney was a finalist for the 2019 San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

While attending Golden Gate University School of Law, she served as the Golden Gate University Law Review’s Editor-in-Chief. She received numerous academic awards for her achievements in writing, research, and evidence.

Courtney discovered her passion for helping tenants fight for their housing rights while volunteering at a San Francisco non-profit housing organization. For her pro bono work, Courtney received the 2015 PSJD Pro Bono Public Award Merit Distinction, a national award. In 2016, the Golden Gate University School of Law awarded her the Allan and Muriel Brotsky Pro Bono Award.

As a Staff Attorney for the Berkeley Homeless Action Center, Courtney represented low-income clients and saw firsthand the pain and fear of being homeless.

She is on the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club and on the executive committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Litigation and Solo and Small Firm sections. She is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Courtney recently authored a profile of Superior Court Justice Harold E Kahn in the recent Bar Association of San Francisco’s San Francisco Attorney MagazineCourtney recently authored a profile of Superior Court Judge Harold E Kahn in the recent Bar Association of San Francisco’s San Francisco Attorney Magazine. She was a speaker at the October 1, 2020 Bar Association of San Francisco’s 2020 Barristers Annual Meeting, participating on the topic of “Pleadings: Ins and Outs of Filing a Lawsuit & How to Respond.”

Courtney is a tireless tenant attorney advocating for clients who face unfair and illegal actions by landlords.

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Mary Catherine Wiederhold

Tenant Attorney
1458 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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