Ryan A. Brown, Esq.Ryan A. Brown, Esq.

Attorney & Counselor at Law
Admitted in Virginia and the District of Columbia
(Curriculum Vitae: PDF)


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 planning, business 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 currently serves on the board of the Arlington Virginia Chamber of Commerce, serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Arlington Corps of the Salvation Army, 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:

  • Arlington County Bar Association
         Co-Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • McLean Estate Planning Council


  • Avvo 10.0/10.0 Superb Rating
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Financial Advisor, 2022
  • Arlington Magazine Top Lawyer, Business/Corporate, Nonprofit, Trusts & Estates, 2021
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars, Virginia and District of Columbia, 2016 - 2020
  • Leadership Center for Excellence "40 Under 40" Recipient, 2019
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer, Financial Law, 2019
  • Arlington Magazine Top Lawyer, Business/Corporate, Nonprofit, Tax, Trusts & Estates, 2019


Continuing Legal Education Presentations: