The Curt Brown Chronicles

The Writings and Lectures of Curtis M. Brown, Professional Land Surveyor - Edited and Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PLS

by Michael J. Pallamary, PLS



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 720
ISBN : 9781452090511
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 720
ISBN : 9781452090535
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 720
ISBN : 9781452090528

About the Book

Curtis M. Brown has long been recognized as the world’s foremost authorities on land surveying. His works and textbooks are found in virtually every Land Surveyor’s library across the country. His legal principles have been adopted by a large number of courts across the United States and his books are standard reference works for practicing Land Surveyors. The Curt Brown Chronicles presents a collection of papers, lectures, and articles prepared by Mr. Brown in the course of developing the principles and authorities for his textbooks and classes. While serving as a member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), Mr. Brown was a regular contributor to The Surveyor and Law and the Comment and Discussion columns as well as other important articles. In this capacity, Mr. Brown would respond to inquiries from Land Surveyors across the United States on a variety of subjects related to land surveying and the application of relevant law. His opinions continue to have considerable influence on the professional land surveying community and the legal community. Many of the papers contained in The Curt Brown Chronicles have not been released since their original publication in the 1950s and 1960s. Nevertheless, the subjects are still germane and in many ways, Curt’s focus on many subjects was prescient. Mr. Brown’s articles on Land Surveyor’s Liability to Unwritten Rights, Land Surveyors Ethics, and The Professional Status of Land Surveyors, are still considered relevant and are held in as high a regard as is Justice Thomas Cooley’s (Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Michigan, 1864-1885) famous article, The Judicial Functions of Surveyors. The Curt Brown Chronicles has been compiled with the consent and permission of ACSM and the Brown family

About the Author

Michael Pallamary is a Professional Land Surveyor with offices in La Jolla, California.  He began his career in Boston, Massachusetts in 1971 and he has been surveying real property since then.  After relocating to San Diego in 1976, Mr. Pallamary formed, owned and operated a 12-person land surveying firm for many years.  He has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases across the State of California and he has testified in some of the largest civil lawsuits filed in Southern California courts.  His extensive testimonies and opinions have been offered in many jurisdictions as well as in federal court. 

Mr. Pallamary is the author of Lay of the Land - The History of Land Surveying in San Diego County and he is the co-author is The History of San Diego Land Surveying Experiences with Curtis M. Brown as well as the co-author of Advanced Land Descriptions with Roy Minnick and Paul Cuomo.  Mr. Pallamary is also the author of numerous articles published in an assortment of professional journals and magazines.  He is frequently called upon as a guest lecturer.  Mr. Pallamary is certified by the State Bar of California to teach courses providing continuing education credit to California attorneys. 

In the late 1970s, while attending classes at Mesa College in San Diego, Mr. Pallamary became acquainted with the works of Curtis Brown.  The two soon became close friends and together, they researched many of the cases discussed and analyzed by Mr. Brown in the development of his two textbooks, Boundary Control and Legal Principles and Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Mr. Pallamary lives in San Diego with his wife Maureen.  They have two sons and two grandchildren.  His son Justin is a licensed Land Surveyor.