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Raymond E. Brown

Trusts Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 5 years
    Maryland - MD 7 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2018
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts

    8 years, 2 cases

  2. Elder law

  3. Estate planning

    8 years, 25 cases

  4. Wills and living wills

    8 years, 15 cases

Raymond E. Brown is the founding attorney at The Law Office of Raymond E. Brown, LLC. His focus is solely on estate planning and associated practices in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Raymond brings compassion, understanding, and thoroughness to the table when listening to clients explain their goals and vision. He regularly donates free time to assisting underrepresented and impoverished individuals, believing that everyone should have a say in their legacy and medical decisions.

Raymond is an active member of the Bar Associations of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the American Bar Association groups of Elder Law and Estate Planning, and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. In his spare time, he works for the National Security Agency as a senior developer focused on privacy research and technologies.

Raymond is a veteran of The United States Navy.

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Raymond E. Brown
1910 Towne Centre Blvd
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD, 21401
The Law Office of Raymond E. Brown, LLC
1829 Reisterstown Rd
Suite 350
Pikesville, MD, 21208
The Law Office of Raymond E. Brown, LLC
16701 Melford Blvd
Suite 400
Bowie, MD, 20715
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable about estate planning!
Raymond was extremely helpful at explaining the differences between a trust and will and helping us understand the best option for our estate planning needs. They were kind, courteous, and promptly responded to all of our questions. He explained how our particular trust worked with a comprehensive video that we can reference at any time. He even worked with us to figure out how to incorporate our out-of-state pre-nuptial agreement.
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Posted by Nadia | June 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended lawyer
My husband and I are both attorneys. We needed specific legal advice on estate planning especially with our assets being situated outside of the US. Raymond set time aside on a Saturday morning to speak to us over video call and gave us insightful and useful advice that put our minds at ease. He was honest and friendly, definitely someone we would highly recommend.
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Posted by Se | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business owner
I met Raymond, an attorney with over two decades of experience as an engineer with NSA, when he spoke at a New York City Bar Association. I was impressed by his knowledge and ability to smoothly transition from engineering to legal-speak and layman's terms depending on the audience's question and understanding. It was clear after speaking with him that he has a passion for ensuring his legal client fully understands the ramifications (legally and engineering speaking) of their decisions regarding employing technology. Moreover, if you are a lawyer seeking advice, I would, without doubt, consider asking his opinion before chasing down-rabbit holes. He is a true professional who goes the extra mile to provide superior service.
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Posted by Kush | February 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Having known Ray for the better part of a decade, I can honestly say he is committed to both his craft and his clients. I know him to be diligent in his work with a plethora of knowledge. However, his greatest asset is his empathy for his clients.


  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office Of Raymond E. Brown, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Privacy Engineer
  • National Security Agency
  • 1994 - Present


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Marquette University
  • Electrical Engineering
  • 1998


  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Anne Arundel County Leading Legal Professionals 2021
  • What's Up Annapolis?
  • 2021


  • Paperback Book
  • Celebrating Your Life and Family Story: Estate Planning for What Matters Most
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Giving Back
  • Estate Planning
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Raymond
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Raymond through a professional association of attorneys dedicated to estate planning, and I've been consistently impressed with his knowledge, experience, and commitment to his clients. Raymond is an excellent estate planning attorney, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends, family, and clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raymond Brown and his office are terrific. My office often solicits Raymond's advice and guidance on Maryland estate planning matters, so I can personally attest to his knowledge and experience."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raymond Brown is an exceptional estate planning attorney and an even better human being. Raymond's elite planning skills and grasp of advanced legal knowledge have been built from his amazing intellect, and they are all bolstered by a compassion and empathy not found in most attorneys. I endorse Raymond Brown as an estate planning attorney - I would recommend him to my family and friends because I know he would not just create a sophisticated plan, but, with his personable approach, he would also create a unique plan based on each individual client's needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, I have had the benefit of soliciting Ray's advice on a number of complex estate planning issues. I can attest that he is well educated on trust and estate planning, and serves his clients with enthusiasm and empathy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my own family and friends."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is knowledgeable and professional."
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