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Barbara H. Brown

Barbara H. Brown

Marketing and Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Barbara Brown joined Bowman and Brooke in 2016 in a dual role as the firm's Marketing Manager and Diversity and Inclusion Manager. Having previously served a long tenure in a leadership position at an AmLaw 100 firm, she has a thorough understanding of clients, lawyers, strategy, and the business of law from many perspectives. 

Barbara has worked closely with lawyers for decades and has handled all aspects of legal marketing and business development including hundreds of client presentations, proposals and responses to RFPs involving large and small companies. Barbara oversees the firm's marketing program across thirteen offices and nine states and ensures that efforts are aligned with the firm's goals, strategic plan and brand.

Additionally, Barbara manages the firm's nationwide award-winning Diversity and Inclusion program. Along with the Chair, she leads the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee in evaluating and improving diversity and inclusion policies, programs and best practices. On a daily basis, she collaborates with the firm's leaders and administrative departments regarding recruitment, retention, promotion and mentoring of diverse attorneys and staff.

Bowman and Brooke is a diversity leader in the legal industry. The firm ranked 25th on the American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard (2017).  Overall, 19.8% of the firm's attorneys are minorities and 14.7% of partners are minorities. This national recognition is one of many acknowledgements that reflect Bowman and Brooke's ongoing commitment to recruiting and developing diverse talent.

A supporter of social media, Barbara invites you to view her LinkedIn Profile


  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 1978

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
      —Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2017
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Committee, 2017
      —Member, 2016 — Present
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
      —Ambassador Committee, 2017
    • Legal Marketing Association, Minnesota Chapter
      —Board of Directors, 2009 ─ 2016
      —President, 2014
      —Communications Committee Chair, 2009 ─ 2011
      —Programs Committee Chair, 2001 ─ 2002
    • American Bar Association
      —Law Practice Management Section, 2006 ─ Present
      —Law Practice, Editorial Board, 2012 ─ 2013
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
      —Member, 2005 — Present
      —Firm Coordinator, 2015-2016
      —Marketing Committee, 2005 ─ 2006


    • Legal Marketing Association
      —Your Honor Award, 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Lawyer Business Plan: 5 Critical Components," University of St. Thomas School of Law, April 2016
  • "The 5 Online Analytics Strategies That Will Help Your Firm Drive More Business," Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, April 2013
  • "40 Tips & Tools for Successful Business Development & Marketing," Legal Leadership and Professional Development Program, 2012
  • "Lateral Integration," Roundtable Moderator, Legal Marketing Association, July 2010
  • "How to Develop and Pitch a Story: Tips and Best Practices," Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, March 2010


  • “DRI Diversity for Success, Six Lessons Learned,” Co-Author, Defense Research Institute, Diversity Insider, August 2017