Charles Brown is a veteran trial lawyer with an exceptional track record of success. A former deputy federal defender, he has tried nearly 60 federal cases and has resolved thousands of wide-ranging federal criminal issues. These include cases presenting a wide array of complex federal criminal issues such as white collar tax and fraud offenses, international commerce clause offenses, complex multi-defendant cases, computer/internet offenses, death penalty litigation, and immigration offenses. His hard-earned victories have produced deep insights into the complexities of a federal criminal case. He has superior wisdom and knowledge that only comes with experience. He is a graduate of the Law Center at the University of Southern California and the Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming.
Mr. Brown has also provided national training on trial advocacy skills. He presented at the Developing Our Client’s Narrative for Sentencing and Mitigation Workshop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was an instructor/facilitator at the Sentencing Advocacy Workshop in Los Angeles, California. In the past, he lectured at the Office of the Federal Public Defender New Lawyer Training Program on the fundamentals of the Attorney-Client Relationships and Developing Our Client’s Story at all stages of the federal criminal case.
Charles Brown also served as an instructor/facilitator at the Trial Skills Workshop in Austin, Texas, which focused on working with trial lawyers to help improve their examination skills of expert witnesses. This included developing strategies for pretrial motions, direct examinations and cross examinations. He also lectured at the Office of the Federal Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Program on the fundamentals of Opening Statements and Closing Arguments.
Mr. Brown was co-counsel in a federal death penalty case and presented before the Attorney General’s Capital Case Committee in Washington D.C.
Liliana Coronado is a government affairs specialist with on-the-ground experience in Capitol Hill. She previously served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee where she oversaw a substantial criminal justice portfolio. As a consultant, she has been instrumental towards the passage of key criminal justice reform legislation as well as securing funding for critical reform programs. As an advocate and trial lawyer, she has over a decade of experience as a former deputy federal public defender and has tried and won numerous federal criminal jury trials. Ms. Coronado served as a Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender, and was responsible for training and supervising new public defenders. She was known for her robust motions practice, often disposing of cases without trial. Ms. Coronado is a graduate of Stanford Law School and of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. After law school, Ms. Coronado served as a judicial law clerk to the late Honorable Warren Ferguson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Coronado brings a unique combination of courtroom experience and policy advocacy skills to the Parzival Law Group and successfully leverages both to achieve our clients’ goals.