Associate Profile: Sean Brown
What do you enjoy most about being an attorney and working at Presley & Presley?
I would say the best part is being able to help people whose lives were changed by physical injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. You meet people who are at a real low point and try to help them recover and get back on their feet.
I like that I get to learn from the best working at Presley & Presley. The types of cases we take are more complicated than what most plaintiffs’ attorneys handle, and watching how Kirk Presley works them has made me a better attorney.
You were a pilot before becoming an attorney. What prompted you to make a career switch, and how has piloting helped you become a successful lawyer?
I love flying, but acting as an airline pilot is not very intellectually stimulating. When the Great Recession started, my airline laid off pilots according to seniority and I was cut. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I never would have quit to pursue a career in the law. We work a lot of plane crash cases here and I definitely use the skills, training, and experience I gained flying commercially for ten years to better serve our clients in those cases.
What is your strongest asset as an attorney?
I would say my research and writing skills are my strongest assets. On television, attorneys spend all their time arguing with each other or the judge, but in real life most of the work is done behind a desk.
What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?
My main hobby is woodworking. I have a shop set up in my garage where I make furniture, gifts, and things like that. I have almost finished building my first electric guitar, which was supposed to be a summer project last year but has taken me about 9 months so far. The fretboard is inlaid with pictures of each of the planes I have flown.