Justin H. Brown


Justin Brown, a trusted adviser to his clients, develops creative strategies for wealth transfer, asset protection, and business succession. He also counsels fiduciaries on their duties and obligations in connection with the administration of estates and trusts.

Justin is part of the next generation of estate planners. A leader in the area of digital asset planning, he implements cutting-edge strategies to help clients plan for technologically innovative asset classes. Justin is a co-host of “The Digital Planning Podcast,” which educates individuals about all things digital in estate planning, business planning, and estate administration. Now in its fourth season, The Digital Planning Podcast is internationally known as one of the leading podcasts on digital estate planning.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin created and supervised a volunteer attorney program designed to draft wills pro bono for medical first responders. Justin received the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award in 2019.

Professional Activities

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2018-present

American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Vice Chair, International Tax Planning, 2020-2021; Vice Chair, Digital Property, 2021-2023

Recognition & Accomplishments

Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award, Anti-Defamation League, 2023

“Top Author,” JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2021 and 2022

Best Lawyers in America: Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (Philadelphia), 2020-2024

New Jersey Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Co-host, “The Digital Planning Podcast,” 2019-present

Speaker, "Electronic Wills: Past, Present (And Future?)," Registers of Wills & Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of Pennsylvania Conference, July 12, 2023

Panelist, "The Future of Probate: How Technology and Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Estate Planning and Estate Administration," Registers of Wills and Clerks of the Orphans’ Court Association of Pennsylvania, July 12, 2023

Speaker, "Fundamentals of Estate Planning," PBI, September 22, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Co-Chair, Anti-Defamation League, Education Committee

Executive Committee Member, Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia Region


Co-author, "International Income and Estate Tax Planning for Cross-Border Clients," The Legal Intelligencer, May 3, 2023

"Artificial Intelligence: An Important Tool for the Estate Planner," Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate & Trust Newsletter, March 2023

Co-author, "Technology—Probate," American Bar Association's Probate & Property Magazine, March 1, 2023



Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2012)

American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)

Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., with honors, 2002)


New Jersey



U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. Tax Court