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James Marston Brown

James Marston Brown

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California, Washington
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in Washington and California. He is the managing partner at Phillips, Krause & Brown. His practice emphasizes Elder Law which includes estate planning, Medicaid planning and qualification, preparation of wills, trusts (including special needs trusts), durable powers of attorney and other documents, probate, guardianship and litigation in those areas. Professor Brown has also handled numerous adult protection and tort claims for elderly, incapacitated and injured people including a number of cases where the verdict or settlement amount exceeded $1,000,000.
Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for lawyers, as well as community education programs about the law.
Mr. Brown is also adjunct Professor of Elder and Disability Law where he has continually taught Elder Law and Advanced Elder Law since 2005.
Mr.Brown is also a Certified Professional Guardian, and has been appointed by courts as guardian for a number of severely incapacitated persons with complex medical-legal issues.
Mr. Brown is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member, current Board Memeber and past president of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, was voted Member of the year in 2010, a past member of the Executive Committee for the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association where he has served as co-chair for communications, a member and past president of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Committee for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, a long term "Eagle" member of the Washington Association for Justice, a former bar examiner for the Washington State Bar Association and remains active in many professional organizations.

Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 11634
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California Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    The first 15 minutes of a consultation are free, and we often agree to longer consultations at free or reduced rates upon request.
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Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Medicaid Qualification
  • Guardianship
Contact & Map
1017 S. Boone Street
Suite 336
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Telephone: (360) 532-8380
Fax: (360) 533-2760