J. Lee Brown

Estate Planning


  • 501-370-1541
  • [email protected]
  • 501-244-5318
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493


J. Lee Brown concentrates his practice on estate planning, tax, corporate, real estate and nonprofit matters. He serves private clients in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and small business planning. He counsels corporate and business clients regarding tax planning, corporate and entity formation, and tax-exempt organizations and related matters. 

Lee has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates and for Tax Law for more than 15 years. 


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1986
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985; Arkansas Law Review, 1985
  • Tulane University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982


  • Adjunct Faculty, Estate Planning, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, from 1996-2018
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates and Tax Law, since 2001
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as "Lawyer of the Year," Trust and Estates, Little Rock, 2019
  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law, Arkansas since 2017
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2007
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, 2018 

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Fellow The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre's Leadership Council


  • Arkansas, 1985