Doug Brown retired October 1, 2003, after thirty-one years with the Colorado General Assembly’s legal staff agency, the Office of Legislative Legal Services.  For twenty-three years he directed the office, serving as the legislature’s chief attorney, advising on matters of constitutional law and legislative management, procedure, ethics, and public law litigation.  He managed an office of fifty employees, including twenty-five attorneys.  The nonpartisan office provides professional bill-drafting services and serves as in-house counsel to the state legislature.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver (DU) in 1967, majoring in International Relations and History, and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois in 1970, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.  He received a Certificate in Management from the DU Business School, was a Gates Foundation Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and was a Henry Toll Fellow with the Council of State Governments.  He taught political science and business law and ethics at DU and lectured in law at the DU College of Law. He is a proud member of the Moffat County High School Hall of Fame, Craig, Colorado.
Since retiring he has been active in the Lions Club of Denver and First Plymouth Congregational Church UCC in Englewood, Colorado and advised the DU Strategic Issues Panel on “The Future of Colorado’s Constitution”.  He mentors law students at DU and was inducted into the Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Hall of Fame in 2020.
After devoting his career to state government, he is focusing on family and community service and his interests in the disciplines of law, religion, psychology and fly-fishing.  He is also an unreformed sports fan and follows Denver Broncos football, Colorado Rockies baseball, DU hockey, and Northwestern University football.
He is married to Denise Brown, has four grown children, 7 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and two godsons.
He has served the Lions Club as President, Director, Foundation Trustee, and is a Key Member.  He is currently serving as Club Secretary