Robert L. Brown

Appellate Law

Of Counsel

  • 501-370-1522
  • [email protected]
  • 501-244-5359
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493


Justice Robert L. Brown served as an Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1991 to 2012. Before serving on the Court, he was engaged in the general practice of law and also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District in 1971 and 1972, worked in Washington, D.C. as an administrative aide for Jim Guy Tucker in 1977 and 1978, served as a legal aide to then Governor Dale Bumpers from 1972 to 1974 and served as a legislative assistant for United States Senator Dale Bumpers from 1975 to 1977.

His focus is primarily in the appellate practice and serves as counsel for the firm. 


  • University of the South (Sewanee), BA, 1963
  • Columbia University, MA in English and Comparative Literature, 1965
  • University of Virginia, JD, 1968


  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Board of Regents of the University of the South (Sewanee), 1989 to 1995
  • Convocation Speaker, University of the South (Sewanee), 2013
  • Colonel Ransick Award for Excellence in the Profession from the Arkansas Bar Association, 2007
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of the South (Sewanee), 2006
  • First recipient of the Community Support Award from the Arkansas Judges and Lawyers’ Assistants Program, 2010. (The award is named in his honor.)
  • Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree, University of the South (Sewanee), 2013
  • Numerous legal articles relating to appellate practice
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • President of the Overton Inn of Court, 1999 to 2000.
  • Publication: A Judicial Retrospective: Significant Decisions By The Arkansas Supreme Court From 1991 To 2011 for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
  • Publication: Defining Moments: Historic Decisions By Arkansas’ Governors From McMath Through Huckabee, published by the University of Arkansas Press, 2010.
  • Publication: The Second Crisis of Little Rock, published by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, 1988
  • Selection Committee for the Jefferson Scholars Nominations for the University of Virginia
  • The Marie Board (honoring work to improve the Little Rock community), since 2006  
  • UAMS Foundation Fund Board, September 2015, Chair Advocacy Committee
  • University of Arkansas Law School Graduation Speaker, 2005
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, Chair
  • Pathway to Freedom, Prison Rentry Program, Board Member


  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • United District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court