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Charles A. Brown

Video Trailer Topics
3-17-17 Life’s Stages
2-3-17 Letter of Intent Day is Over!
1-26-17 Does Slavery of the Mind, Still Exist?
1-13-17 Young People
12-16-16 Platforms II
12-10-16 Platforms I

National Publications
5-10-17 Aman Magazine
4-22-17 Black Enterprise
4-17-17 Ashly Brown Ash-Said-It Podcast
4-3-17 Black Business Review
3-27-17 Rollingout Magazine

Community Outreach / Speaking Engagement
6-30-17 Knoxville City Save Our Sons Summit II: Engaging Law Enforcement
2-7-17 Pellissippi St. Community College
Tennessee Promise Mentor Program
1-28-17 UNNIK Academy Young Males Conference
Does That Slavery of the Mind Animal, Exist?
11-20-16 Snapped Oxygen Network
Deborah Huiett Murder Investigation















Vine Middle School

Real Talk Group; Persistence Keys Success

Tennessee Tech University

Investigations, Race & Plight of Criminal Justice System

NDIA Presentation Investigations 101  Pittsburgh, PA.

Fatal Attraction (Badge of Betrayal)

Children of God Church of God & Christ (Recognizing Demons)

Fatal Attraction TVone (Death Toll)

University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Black Student Affairs

Fatal Attraction TVone  (Murder & Law)

Fatal Attraction TVone  (Millionaire Playboy Murder)

Kramer Summer Youth Development Conference

Alpha Kappa Alpha; Fying into Decision Making

100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville

Austin East Magnet High School
Senior Criminal Justice Course Speaking/Mentoring
Knoxville, Tennessee

2011 Austin East Magnet High School
Investigations Guilt-Innocence Cases
Knoxville, Tennessee
Vine Middle School
Uunik Academy Career Week
Knoxville, Tennessee
National Achievers Society Teen Summit
Safe Internet Usage
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
2010 University of Tennessee Presentation
Pitfalls of the Criminal Justice System
UT Men’s Basketball Team
2003-2004 Project Grad (Mentoring Program)
Austin East High School
Knoxville, Tennessee
2001 Knoxville Promise (Community Mentoring Program)
Knoxville, Tennessee

Professional Activities
Current Sigma Pi Phi Boule
Beta Theta Chapter
2017 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville (Vice-President)
2015 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville (Secretary)
2001 NDIA Regional Conference (Speaker)
Investigation for Rookies
Memphis, Tennessee
2000 University of Tennessee Law School (Speaker)
Criminal Defense Investigation
Knoxville, Tennessee

Professional Experience

2013 – Present        
Owner-Operator, No Quotes®
Social-Psychological Movement             

1999 – Present
Sole Proprietor, C.A. Brown & Associates:  State of Tennessee
Private Investigation Company

1998 – 2009
Sole Proprietor, C.A. Brown & Associates:  State of Georgia
Private Investigation Company

1992 – Present
Investigator,  Federal Defenders Service of Eastern Tennessee

Responsible for investigative support in both Knoxville and Greeneville offices.  Provide overall assistance in the process of defending indigent clients charged with federal crimes within the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Gather information by interviewing both defendants and law enforcement officials.  Provide oral and written documentation as they relate to these interviews.  After discovering fact, evaluate and analyze information as it relates to theories of defense.  Seize prior criminal history of defendants, and other potential witnesses that may participate in trial process.  Locate potential witnesses, and provide clear and concise testimony based on field investigations.  Review discovery material.  Photograph crime scene evidence and other materials as it relates to demonstrative efforts.

Case Responsibilities: Analyze discovery material by initially reviewing search warrants regarding issues of probably cause.  Further evaluate the search warrant by reviewing the affidavit of the search, regarding staleness theories, to ascertain the specific timing of the information that is contained within the document.  Act as liaison between the in-house attorney, the Assistant United States Attorney, case agent (DEA, FBI, ATF, or other law enforcement official).

Case Experience:  Drug Offences (Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Illegal Distribution of Prescription Medication), Postal Crimes (Child Pornography, Illegally Mailed Matter such as destructive devices), Environmental Crimes (Hazardous Waste Violations), Carjackings, Bank Robberies, Firearm Possessions, Solicitation of Protected Wildlife, and Illegal Alien and/or Immigration

1988 – 1992
Criminal Investigator, Ohio Public Defenders Commission

Assisted staff attorneys in the dense of indigent clients charged in Capitol and other offenses committed against the State of Ohio.  Interviewed all potential witnesses in preparation for the trial process, and/or post conviction proceedings.  Located previous witnesses of Capitol trial cases.  Provided oral and written correspondence to staff attorneys.

Career Case Summaries:

Attorney Thomas Dillard; Knoxville, TN
Ritchie, Dillard, & Davies
2008 Murder (Murder charges dismissed)
C.A. Brown & Associates

Federal Defender Services; Knoxville, TN
2004 Crack Cocaine, Weapons Possession
Conviction Overturned by 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Attorney David Eldridge; Knoxville, TN
2003 Aggravated Assault (Acquittal)
C.A. Brown & Associates

Garland, Samuels, & Loeb; Atlanta, Georgia
2000 Super Bowl Capitol Murder
(Murder charges dismissed)
C.A. Brown & Associates

2023 Masters of Science in Sports Management
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, New Hampshire
2011 Medicolegal Death Investigators Course
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri
1999 State of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance
Private Investigator Company and Investigator Examination
Exam covered the State of Tennessee Laws of Criminal Procedure, with relevance to laws of surveillance, eavesdropping, and firearm recognition.
1999 CDB Infotek/Choice Point
National Public Information Access
Computer aided investigation tool that assists in location of witnesses (by way of SSN or DOB), assets, vehicle registration, bankruptcy documentation, etc.
1998 State of Georgia Board of Private Detective & Security Agencies
Private Detective Examination
Exam covered the State Georgia Law of Criminal Procedure, with relevance to laws of surveillance, eavesdropping, and firearm recognition.
1992-Present National Defenders Investigator Conference (NDIA)
Annual 15 hour continuing education in an array of investigative techniques;  Case Management, Ethics, Interviewing, Report Writing, Computer Aided Investigations, Investigating High Profile Cases, Trial Testimony Techniques, Basic Finger Printing, etc.
1992- Present Federal Judicial Center Conference (in association w/NDIA)
Continuing education in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts; Updates and training in Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and other related matters within the United States Courts.
1989-1990 Peace Officers Training Academy
Criminal Investigations, Trial Testimony, 9mm Firearms Training
London, Ohio
1984-1988 Wilmington College of Ohio
Bachelor of Arts; Criminal Justice
Wilmington, Ohio


Computer proficient, Federal Sentencing Guideline Knowledge, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Oral and Written Correspondence.


Weightlifting, Athletics, Music, Game Hunting & Fishing, Vintage Automotives.


Judge Leon Jordan
Senior United States District Judge
Eastern District of Tennessee

Judge Thomas W. Phillips (Senior Status)
United States District Judge
Eastern District of Tennessee

AUSA Steven H. Cook
United States Attorneys Office
Washington, DC

Ritchie, Dillard, & Davies
Criminal Defense Firm
Knoxville, Tennessee

Attorney Gregory P. Isaacs
Trial Attorney
Knoxville, Tennessee

Attorney Donald Bosch
Trial Attorney
Knoxville, Tennessee

Attorney Edward Garland
Trial Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Victor Collins (Retired)
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Diversity
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

Daymond John
New York, NY