Clifford S. Brown was a Shareholder and part Estate Planning Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. He concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust litigation, and related tax matters.
Mr. Brown served as the 84th President of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association in 2006. In September 2003, he was appointed to the Board of Law Examiners by the Supreme Court. As a Board member, his role involves the investigation and determination of the character and fitness of individuals seeking admission to the bar, determining the qualifications of practicing attorneys from other states seeking to be admitted to the Missouri Bar without examination, and in developing, administering, and grading the examinations of new applicants seeking admission to the bar.
Mr. Brown has served as an educator and speaker on behalf of the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, the Missouri Bar Association, the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law, and other organizations in providing continuing legal education to members of the legal profession. Mr. Brown is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, as well as The Best Lawyers in America. has also been selected to the Missouri Kansas “Super Lawyers” list since 2006 and has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Brown is the author of several publications, including the chapters on “Taxation” (Missouri Family Law Deskbook, The Missouri Bar, 4th and 5th Editions, published July 1988 and 1996, respectively), and as co-author of the chapter on “Trust Contests” (Missouri Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Custodianships, and Nonprobate Matters, 2d Edition, published 2006).
Mr. Brown earned his B.S., with honors, in Political Science and his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 1965 and 1968, respectively. In 1991, Mr. Brown was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Additionally, Mr. Brown is a member of the American Bar Association where he is a Member of the Trust and Estates Group and the Missouri Bar, where he has served as Chairman of the Probate Law Subcommittee of the Probate and Trust Committee. Mr. Brown is also a member of the Greene County Estate Planning Council.
Mr. Brown’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Burrell Center and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
University of Missouri – Columbia, J.D., 1968
University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S., with honors, 1965