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Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara.

Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon and the ACM, and won awards for undergraduate research and teaching. Continuing at Johns Hopkins, he received a Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins in May of 2002.

After completing his Computer Science studies, Ryan went on to earn a Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude in December of 2006 from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, with concentrations in business, tax and estate planning law.

Since starting Arlington Law Group in 2007, Ryan has worked with a wide array of businesses and individual clients on estate planningbusiness law and tax planning. Ryan also works with several technology start-up and early stage companies on company governance, private placements of stock and debt, and computer and Internet law.

Ryan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. Ryan previously served on the board of the Arlington County Bar Association and has volunteered for several pro-bono projects in Northern Virginia including Wills for Heroes which provides free wills and estate planning documents to first responders (police, sheriff, fire & paramedics). Ryan regularly gives seminars on estate planning, tax and business law, teaches an annual Continuing Legal Education class at George Mason University School of Law and occasionally guest lectures at the law school.

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia

  • District of Columbia


Bar Associations:


  • Arlignton County, Virginia Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • American Bar Association


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    9 years
  2. Corporate: 25%
    9 years
  3. Business: 25%
    9 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    9 years
  5. Internet: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($265-295/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Paul Vincent Ferman

    I endorse Ryan Brown for incorporation, estate planning, and tax work. He is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt.


    Joseph Ferman Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Charles Burnham

    Ryan Brown is an excellent lawyer and very skilled at estate planning, among other areas. I have known him for ten years and referred many people to him for estate planning, including close friends and family members.


    Charles Burnham White collar crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Arlington Law Group

1739 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA, 22209-2741


DCActive 201007/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Research AwardJohns Hopkins University Department of Computer Science1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBase 16 Consulting, Inc.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salvation Army - Arlington CorpsAdvisory Board Member2015 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
MIT Enterprise ForumN/A2005 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - 2012
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawN/AJD Magna Cum Laude2006
Johns Hopkins UniversityComputer ScienceMSE2002
Johns Hopkins UniversityBSComputer Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts & Estates Division LunchNo-Contest Clauses and developing case law2016
VCE Finance ProgramsEstate Planning for Young Adults2015
FPA NextGenEstate Planning Strategies2015
Arlington County Virginia Public Library SeminarsEstate Planning for 20-and-30-Somethings2015
Washington Wealth Advisors SeminarsEstate Planning2014
PenFedInvest Seminar SeriesEstate Planning2014
George Mason University Alumni Association CLEs15th Annual Virginia Legal Ethics Update2014
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Northern Chapter MeetingBuy-Sell Agreements2013
PenFed Investments Seminar SeriesEstate Planning Basics2013
LinkLocale Seminar SeriesFunding Your Start-Up Business2013
End of Life Planning SeminarOverview of Estate Planning2013
Understanding Technology Lunch SeriesLegal Concerns with using Free Cloud Applications2012
Olde Towne School for DogsEstate Planning for Pet Owners2012
Estate Planning for FamiliesEstate Planning for Families2012
Continuing Legal EducationTrust Accounting with QuickBooks2012
Continuing Legal EducationEthics of Social Media2012
Wendroff CPA Seminar SeriesAsset Protection and Estate Planning2011
Spring 2011 Educational SymposiumTax Planning Strategies for 2011 and 20122011
Remarriage Showcase for Encore BridesEstate Planning in Remarriage2011
IRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know1099 Reporting2011
12th Annual Ethics UpdateVirginia Legal Ethics2011
SeminarThe Business of Teaching Yoga2010
SeminarEstate Planning for Parents of Young Children2010
SeminarEstate Planning for Young Parents2010
11th Annual Ethics Update CLEVirginia Legal Ethics2010
10th Annual Ethics Update CLEVirginia Legal Ethics2009
9th Annual Ethics UpdateVirginia Legal Ethics2008
8th Annual Ethics UpdateVirginia Legal Ethics2007