Justin Brown

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, 2018-2023

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

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award, Top Author in Wealth Management, 2021, 2022, 2024

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

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

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Electronic Wills: Past, Present (and Future?)," Estate Law Institute, November 14, 2023

Speaker, "Planning for Digital Assets (Lifetime and Post-Mortem)," Lancaster Bar Association, November 9, 2023

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

Speaker, "Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law: Can You Quit Your Day Job Yet," Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, September 23, 2023

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

Board Memberships & Community Service

Co-Chair, Anti-Defamation League, Education Committee

Executive Committee Member, Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia Region


"Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, and Estate Planning... Oh My!", Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate & Trust Newsletter, December 2023

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



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