Fox, Oldt & Brown was founded in 1853 and is the oldest law firm in Northampton County and one of the oldest law firms in the State of Pennsylvania. During the course of our distinquished history our members have provided quality legal services to the community and have also engaged in numerous church, charitable and civic endeavors. Noteable members of the firm have in the past served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The firm is one of a few select firms in Northampton County to be included in the prestigious Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Brown was born in Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1948 and grew up in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He attended Springfield High School (Delaware County) graduating in 1966; attended Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1970 with an AB in Political Science, and attended Temple University School of Law graduating in 1973 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Mr. Brown served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael V. Franciosa, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, from August 1973 to August 1974. Thereafter, Mr. Brown joined the law firm of Fox & Oldt, Easton, Pennsylvania, commencing his employment as an associate on September 4, 1974. Mr. Brown served as an associate until the passing of John Field Oldt, Esquire on May 12, 1982, and shortly thereafter became a partner with Charles L. Oldt, Esquire in the law firm of Fox, Oldt & Brown. Charles L. Oldt, Esquire retired December 31, 2002 and subsequently passed away on May 12, 2003. Mr. Brown has maintained the integrity of the firm and continued his practice of law as a solo practitioner.
During his career Mr. Brown has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Northampton County Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Brown has served on the Board of Governors for the Northampton County Bar Association, including the position of Secretary. He has served on various Bar Association Committees including the Estate and Trust Committee and served as chairperson of the Elder Law Committee. Mr. Brown has served as a speaker for various Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing legal education seminars as well as Northampton County Bar Association seminars and authored materials in connection with those presentations. Mr. Brown is the editor of the Northampton County Reporter, the official legal publication for the county.
Mr. Brown enjoys an ” A ‘v’ ” rating by Martindale – Hubbell and is a member of the Martindale – Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Brown is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Academy of Special Needs Planners. He is also included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.