David J. Brown

David J. Brown

The Law Offices of David J. Brown, LC
  • Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Kansas, New York
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Selected as Best Lawyer in Lawrence, Kansas three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015 and in the top 10 since 2015; selected #2 in 2020) by readers of the Lawrence Journal World.

Practice Areas
Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Elder Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor -- LGBTQ legal seminar
University of Kansas School of Law
- Current
Managing Attorney
The Law Offices of David J. Brown, LC
- Current
Managing Attorney for law firm focusing on family law, criminal law, wills, trusts, estate planning, small business law, and appellate practice. Office opened in August 1992. Served as Douglas County Judge pro tem 1999 and 2000 (small claims and protection from abuse), 2000 (traffic), 2002 and 2003 (small claims). Served as part-time hearing officer, State Department of Health and Environment, 1993. Served on Douglas County criminal appointment panels 1992-1999. Served on Douglas County Juvenile Defense panel: 1994-1996.
Albany Law School
Honors: Winner of $500 New York Bar Association 1989 Legal Ethics Award at Albany law School for paper, “As the Cameras Roll (into the courtroom) Should DR-7-107 Fade Out?” Winner of $100 Rosch Prize at Albany Law School as graduate having highest standing in subject of Administrative Law. Student member, Albany Inn of Court, 8/88 to 6/89.
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University of Kentucky
B.A | Journalism
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Best Lawyer
Lawrence Journal World
Named in top 5 lawyers in community (Was #1 in first 3 years of contest)
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar
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LGBT Bar Association
- Current
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Family Law Institute
- Current
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Douglas County Bar Association
Past President
- Current
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Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court
Past president
- Current
Activities: Member of organizing committee
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Speaking Engagements
LGBT Bar Association's annual conference (Lavender Law), Annual conference, By Zoom
Family Law Institute
Presented and discussed the status of LGBTQ family law for Kansas parents at the Family Law Institute portion of the LGBT Bar Association's annual conference (Lavender Law)
Websites & Blogs
Ljworld.com Blogs: 'A Family and Criminal Law Blog
Contact & Map
120 East 9th Street
Suite 103
Lawrence, KS 66044
Telephone: (785) 842-0777
Monday: 10 AM - 5 AM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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