Andre Brown is an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Wilmington Office. His work involves advocating for racial equity and increased opportunities for businesses owned by people of color in 17 counties in southeastern North Carolina. He is a Wilmington native and graduate of John T. Hoggard High School. Andre received his B.A. in Economics from UNC-Wilmington and his juris doctorate from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.
Andre has worked for Legal Aid of North Carolina, a non-profit which provides free civil legal services to low-income North Carolinians, for over a decade. Prior to his most recent role within Legal Aid, he represented homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure during the Great Recession, for which he and his colleagues were awarded the N.C. Justice Center’s Defenders of Justice Award for Litigation. Later he became Managing Attorney of Legal Aid’s Fayetteville Office where he broadened his advocacy to include representing domestic violence victims and tenants being illegally evicted from their homes.
Andre is a member of the African American Business Council (AABC), which is a part of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a volunteer coach for Williston Middle School’s Science Olympiad team. He is proud to serve as a WHQR Board Member and is eager to be a part of its continuing tradition of providing quality programming for its listeners.