Christopher M. Brown is a lifelong resident of the greater Philadelphia Area, having been born and raised in Westbrook Park (Clifton Heights) and raised in Glen Mills. He graduated from Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware in 2004. In 2008, Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from West Chester University.
While attending law school, Chris spent a summer working as an intern for the Office of the District Attorney of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Chris then worked as a law clerk for a private Media law firm while earning his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law – Delaware (now Delaware Law School), where he first became motivated to pursue a law career focused on estate planning. Upon his graduation in 2011, he became an associate attorney at that same firm where he remained until joining Eckell Sparks in May of 2017.
Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of business formation and development, estate and trust planning, administration, and Orphan’s Court litigation. He has discussed and presented these topics on podcasts, live seminars, and speaking engagements (including a segment on the local CBS news station).
Chris is also experienced in the areas of real estate, general civil litigation, zoning and land use, and business formation. Chris was voted by his peers as a Main Line Today Top Lawyer in the area Wills and Trusts every year since 2017, he has been a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2019, and readers of the Delaware county Daily Times have voted Chris among its Best Lawyers in the Wills, Trusts & Estates category as recently as 2021.
Chris is an active member of the Delaware County Bar Association in the Young Lawyers Section, where he has served as the Section’s Treasurer and now serves as Secretary. He accepts appointments by the Register of Wills to administer estates as personal representative, serves as an Arbitrator in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, and served as a former Editor of the Delaware County Legal Journal.
Chris is admitted to practice before both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Trial and Appellate Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has appeared before various municipal government branches and administrative law agencies. Chris is additionally the former co-coordinator of the 2018 High School Mock Trial competition held at Delaware County Community College.
In 2020, Christ implemented strategies, such a curbside Will-signings, to allow clients to continue to safely complete their critical estate planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris lives in West Bradford Township in the greater Downingtown area with his wife, Meghan, and their sons, Jack and Brady.
“Chris Brown from Eckell Sparks worked on my family’s will. He was extremely diligent in his follow-up and incredibly knowledgeable. He was always quick to respond and friendly to deal with. He was so good in fact, that I actually made the switch to Eckell Sparks (Jay Levin) for most all of my business needs. I am very satisfied with E/S and would refer them to any of my friends or family members.”
“When I was sued for a significant amount of money and assets, I retained Eckell Sparks. They developed a comprehensive litigation strategy to give me the best chance of success. They were easy to get a hold of, fair with billing, and kept me regularly informed and up to date on how my case was proceeding. When we were unable to achieve a fair settlement, my lawyer was confident in taking the case to trial. In the courtroom, they were strong, articulate and persuasive. After two days of trial, we achieved a very favorable verdict and made out even better than our last settlement offer.”
“I could not be happier with the experience I had with Eckell Sparks. My attorney walked me through the process of my discrimination suit step by step and held my hand the whole time. I had no prior experience with anything like this and they answered every one of my questions without all the fancy legal jargon. They were always accessible to me whenever I had concerns or thought of something that could be useful. From our first meeting to the last hearing, they were absolutely wonderful. This firm helped me through an awful experience with my previous employer and fought for me and what I deserved to the end. They talked me through every aspect in a way that was comfortable and like talking to an old friend. If I had to do the entire lawsuit over again, I would go with this firm.”
“I would feel very confident with this firm’s representation should I have any future matter, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for strong, quality representation.”
Areas of Practice
Admitted to Practice
- Pennsylvania Trial Courts
- Pennsylvania Appellate Courts
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Widener University, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2011
- West Chester University, BA Communication Studies, 2008