Indy Chamber general counsel suspended following second OWI

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An Indianapolis lawyer serving as general counsel to the Indy Chamber has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana following a second drunken driving conviction.

Timmy J. Brown was suspended on an interim basis effective Oct. 22, according to an order from the Indiana Supreme Court. Brown is currently director of policy and legislative affairs and general counsel at the Indy Chamber.

According to that order, Brown was recently convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior OWI conviction, a Level 6 felony entered as a Class A misdemeanor.

Online court records indicate Brown was charged in December 2019 in Marion County and pleaded guilty in April 2021. He was sentenced to 365 days, with 355 days suspended, credit for two days and eight days served. His driver’s license was also suspended, and he was placed on probation, ordered to a substance abuse evaluation and to participate in a victim impact panel.

Brown pleaded guilty to a prior OWI in January 2016 in Hendricks County, according to online court records. In that case, he was sentenced to 365 days, with credit for one day, 360 days suspended and four days served without good time credit on work release.

Also in 2016, Brown was sentenced to probation, a substance abuse treatment evaluation, 20 hours of community service and completion of a victim impact panel. His license was also suspended for one year, backdated to 2014.

Under the suspension order, Brown must fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). His suspension will continue until further order of the Supreme Court or until final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, provided no other discipline is in effect.

The case is In the Matter of: Timmy J. Brown, 21S-DI-414.

Brown was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2008 and, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, has no other disciplinary history other than the instant case.

As of Monday, Brown was listed on the Indy Chamber website as an employee.

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