Register of Deeds Karen Johnson names John P. (Jack) Brown Chief Deputy

(l-r) Chief Deputy John P. (Jack) Brown and Register of Deeds Karen Johnson.

Davidson County Register of Deeds Karen Johnson has appointed Nashville attorney John P. (Jack) Brown as Chief Deputy.

“Jack Brown comes to the Register of Deeds office with an impressive array of legal experience, including a long list of cases involving property,” Johnson said. “He brings not only valuable legal perspective, but he is a native Nashvillian with a keen understanding of the community we serve.

“Jack brings a level of character, professionalism, and integrity that will add to the efficient administration of our operations for the public we serve.”

Brown, who grew up in Green Hills, received his law degree from Memphis State University Law School, where he was a member of the Memphis State University Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University, attended Metro Public Schools and graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy.

In private practice since 1993, Brown has handled a wide variety of litigation, for individuals and businesses. In particular, he has worked with cases involving property – deeds, estates, sales contracts and real estate closings, boundary disputes, and right-of-way litigation, among others.

Tom Sealy, the current Chief Deputy to the Register of Deeds, is retiring February 28, capping a 39-year career in the office. He had this to say about his successor:

“Jack brings a solid understanding of what we do, not only the terminology and the process, but regulatory and legal experience with the property documents that we safeguard in the Register’s office. I am fully confident he will serve the office and the citizens with the professionalism and high standard of customer service that are hallmarks of our office.”