Brown McClain Prock Attorneys
DUI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Child Support, Family Lawyer, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Inglewood, Hollywood, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls

About

About - DUI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Child Support, Family Lawyer, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Inglewood, Hollywood

History

Nathaniel Brown ("Nat") and Kat McClain ("Kat") met during their pursuit of their Master of Laws in Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy. Nat and Kat were trial partners and, although talented attorneys individually, quickly discovered that they were extremely effective as a team. Nat and Kat became fast friends and following their program they decided to open a law firm together. They often describe themselves as the "photo negative" of the other. They are the epitome of cooperation and mutual respect. They do, however, hold identical views about the criminal justice system and client advocacy. They are reasonable and professional but passionate and aggressive.

Nat and Kat are exceedingly committed to the spirit of the rules of ethics. Opposing attorneys often complement them on their honesty and candor. This is the cornerstone of their partnership. Nat and Kat are as close as brother and sister. You will often find them laughing at each other which tends to put the people around them at ease. They are committed to each other's success and to their client's interests. You may even hear Nat say "happy Kat, happy Nat." The nature of this relationship makes this team a power pair and any client lucky enough to retain their services will have found themselves a gem.

Kat has known Gail for many years. Their respect for each other personally and professionally formed a basis for Kat to recommend her as an addition to Brown McClain, LLP. In 2017, Gail Prock joined our family to create Brown McClain Prock! 

 

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Where we practice

CALIFORNIA

We practice in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

WISCONSIN

We practice in Western Wisconsin and the surrounding counties. 


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Legal Fees and Expenses

Depending on the case, we offer an hourly rate, a flat rate, or on contingency. Our lawyers and paralegals keep detailed logs of the time they spend on your case. We count in ten minute increments and round down when in-between them. Work logs may be disclosed to all clients upon the closing of a case. We only work for as long as a case requires, so you’ll never be overbilled for unproductive time. Final bills will include costs for filing, process services, messengers, and other direct expenses like parking fees for appearances. 


Attorneys

 
 
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FOUNDING Partner

Nathaniel S. Brown III, JD, LLM, Esq.

Nathaniel was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area. He graduated from American InterContinental University where he majored in Network Administration. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top one percent of his class with a 4.0 GPA. 

He continued his career as a network and systems administrator until the end of 2011 when he decided to change careers and enter the legal profession. He volunteered as a guardian ad litem for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Washington, where the court charged him with representing the bests interests of children in dependency court.

Nathaniel attended law school at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. During law school, Nathaniel worked as a Certified Student Defender in both the criminal defense client and the advanced criminal defense clinic. He also worked for the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in Portland, Oregon as a Judicial Extern. Judge Acosta has been a close mentor and friend to Nathaniel throughout law school and beyond. After graduation from the University of Oregon, Nathaniel moved to sunny Southern California to obtain his Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy Master of Laws from California Western School of Law. Finding unique and unexpected applications for the law is Nathaniel’s sixth sense.

 
 

Education

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY Bachelors of Information Technology

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON                     SCHOOL OF LAW Doctor of Jurisprudence

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW Master of Laws - Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy

Activities & Affiliations

  • Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017
  • United Cambodian Community Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
 
 

 
 

Managing Partner

Kat McClain, JD, LLM, Esq.

Kat was born and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Texas, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Pre-Law. She graduated Summa Cum Laude #1 in her class with a 4.0 GPA. She also worked as a child advocate for East Texas Child Advocates, where the court charged her with representing the bests interests of children in dependency court.

She then moved to Houston, Texas, one of the largest legal markets in the nation, to attend law school. While at the University of Houston Law Center, Ms. McClain was afforded many different opportunities, including clerking for a family law judge. She also clerked for Rusty Hardin, a nationally-known attorney. Shortly after she graduated from law school, she took a job as an associate attorney with a family law firm, just north of Houston. While in Texas, Ms. McClain was a certified mediator and conducted mediations for small claims courts and the Better Business Bureau.

In the Spring of 2011, Ms. McClain moved back to Wisconsin, in order to be closer to her family. She opened her law firm in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where she practiced family law and criminal defense. In 2014, Kat moved to sunny Southern California to obtain her Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy Master of Laws from California Western School of Law.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Bachelor of Arts

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER Doctor of Jurisprudence

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW Master of Laws - Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association 
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Chippewa County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
 
 

 
 
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PARTNER

Gail Prock

Raised in Minnesota, but a Chippewa Valley resident for more than 28 years, Attorney Gail Prock graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2006 after working more than 25 years in various areas of health care.  She chose Hamline not only for the traditional legal training, but also for the opportunity to train at the associated Dispute Resolution Institute.  At the internationally recognized DRI, Gailreceived additional training, clinical practice, and certification in the skills of Mediation and Arbitration, valuable alternatives to traditional litigation.  

Since graduation and admission to the bar in Wisconsin, Gail has also worked in health care administration and business.  Gail looks forward to growing her practice, using all of her skills and training to assist families with transitions at all stages of life; planning, preparation and resolutions. 
Outside of the practice, Gail tries to spend as much time with her family as possible; with her husband of 34 years, Steven, with her four children, her daughter-in-laws  and 7 amazing grandchildren.  

 

Education

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2006

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chippewa County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

• Wisconsin

 
 

 
 

OF COUNSEL

Lisa Chorness Hovden, JD, Esq.

Ms. Hovden has been practicing law for over 25 years; she was admitted to the practice of law in 1978 and immediately began working as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles. She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, and received her Bachelor's in Political Science at UC Berkeley.

Ms. Hovden was hired by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in 1979 and worked there until 1984. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried several hundred misdemeanor and felony cases. Ms. Hovden entered private practice in September of 1984. Since that time, she has represented hundreds of clients on criminal matters, in the municipal and superior courts in Los Angeles, Riverside County, and Orange County. She has been admitted to the Federal Bar and has appeared in the Los Angeles Central District Federal Court. She is also a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.  

Ms. Hovden has also represented many family law clients. She is experienced in family law matters including child custody, child support, real property valuations, personal property valuations, and spousal support. Ms. Hovden is a member of the Long Beach Bar Association and has been an elected member of the board of governors of the Long Beach Bar Association.

 
 

 
 
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
— Edmund Burke