Janet Klein Brown, M.S.W., J.D.

Janet Klein Brown, M.S.W., J.D.
Janet Klein Brown, M.S.W., J.D.
Assistant Attorney General - Retired
Office of the Attorney General

J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law
M.S.W. University of Maryland School of Social Work
B.S. Cornell University
Research Interests

Janet Klein Brown is an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she teaches “Licensing and Discipline of Health Care Providers.” She is also a retired attorney who worked for the State of Maryland Office of the Attorney General as an administrative prosecutor for the Maryland Board of Physicians. In addition, Ms. Brown prosecuted disciplinary cases for most of the other health boards in Maryland, including Acupuncture, Nursing, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work.

Prior to being a prosecutor, Ms. Brown served as Board Counsel for the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners, the Chiropractic Board, the Board of Morticians, and the Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Previously, also as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Brown practiced mental health law, representing a number of the State mental hospitals, including Maryland’s forensic hospital, Perkins.  Ms. Brown’s initial practice area was malpractice defense for a Baltimore firm.

In addition, Ms. Brown served as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Friends Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland from 1980 to 2018.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Brown, who has a Masters in Social Work, had a number of years experience as a clinical social worker, in psychiatry, both in and outpatient, and in the Baltimore City public school system.