Christopher T.L. Brown

Chris established Christopher T. L. Brown, Attorney at Law, PLLC on October 20, 2009. Before starting his own firm, he practiced in the business planning and transactional section of Hanna Strader, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, from August 2001 to March 2007. He then joined Worth Law Group, P.S. in Tumwater, Washington, practicing in the estate planning and business planning section from March 2007 – July 2009.

While he spent most of his lifetime in the Portland, Oregon area with a brief three-year “sabbatical” in Kawagoe, Japan between college and law school, Chris and his wife, Fumiko, and children, Miya, Kenji and Shinji, have grown to love the South Sound area. Both he and Fumiko are active in the community with Chris serving on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and Fumiko committed to service with the Junior League of Olympia.

Chris would argue that aside from practicing law, he spends most of his time ferrying his kids around to their various sports activities. However, he enjoys playing volleyball and basketball and he is known to dabble around the kitchen or the grill.


  • University of Washington College Law, Masters in Tax program (LL.M.), 2001
  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Willamette University, B.A., 1994


  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • U.S. Tax Court