Ebony J. Brown
Ebony J. Brown joined the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) in 2018 as a member of the Impact Litigation Unit. Prior to joining SCHR, Ebony clerked for the Honorable Leslie J. Abrams, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and served as the staff attorney to the Honorable Verda M. Colvin, Superior Court of Georgia for the Macon Judicial Circuit. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Mercer University School of Law in 2016, and her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Howard University in 2013.
While at Mercer, she participated in the Habeas Project, where she assisted in the representation of capital and non-capital clients. For the Project’s non-capital clients, Ebony assisted in post-conviction proceedings and resentencing hearings. For the Project’s capital client, she assisted in drafting a clemency petition. Ebony also served as the Student Writing Editor for the Mercer Law Review, Student Director for the Mercer Law Academic Success Program, and Academic Chair for the Black Law Students Association. Upon graduation, Ebony received the Equal Access to Justice Scholarship and the university-wide Griffin B. Bell Award for Community Service.
Ebony is passionate about instilling the importance of team building and goal-setting among young girls. From 2016 to 2018, she coached a competitive cheerleading team at MGA Allstars in Macon and Tifton, Georgia. In her free time, she continues to consult with the coaching staff and to mentor young athletes at MGA.
Ebony is a member of the Georgia bar. Additionally, she served as a founding member and Communications Director of the Mercer Law BLSA Alumni Council (Mercer BAC).