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Steve Brown

Salina Estate Planning Lawyer

Steven W. Brown, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, is the President of Brown & Vogel, LLC. He has been practicing law for 35+ years, with a primary emphasis on estate planning and business succession planning. He loves the challenge of helping people solve complex problems.

Steve is well known amongst his clients as “a lawyer who can communicate complex legal concepts into stories that we can understand.” Steve says, “My biggest gift to my clients is the ability to provide them with peace of mind so that they can enjoy their lives without worry, knowing that their planning is complete and up to date.”

You can find Steve, when he is not meeting the challenges of a very busy law practice, spending time with his wife, Martha, or their two dogs, three children, and three grandchildren. He is an avid pheasant hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He also likes to enjoy good Kansas City barbeque.

Education & Professional Accreditation

Steven W. Brown graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Accounting/Business Administration with distinction in 1976. He received his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1979. He is a graduate of the Master’s Program in Wealth Strategies Planning through the Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Wealth Counsel, a national organization of attorneys, financial professionals, and CPAs, all of whom are committed to a client-centric approach to estate planning. He is also a chartered member of LifeSpan Legal Services™, which integrates estate planning, ongoing education, and a life-long commitment to the members and their families.


Presentations to the Kansas Bar Association include: Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Living Trust Drafting” – 1991; Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “How to Draft a Revocable Living Trust” – 1988; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Protecting Assets from Creditors and Post-Death Implications” – 1989; 1992 – Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association, A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Durable Power of Attorney; 1992 – Speaker, Kansas Bar Association satellite “Elder Law Seminar” 1994 – Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Estate Administration”; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar on Estate Planning for Disability and Tax Issues; Speaker, The Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning & Gifting seminar “Health Care Directives” – 1995; Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation; Continuing Legal Education Seminar Coordinator for several programs, including Plaza Lights Institute, Best of Continuing Legal Education, and other probate- and trust-related seminars; Speaker, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys seminar “The Truth About Estate Planning”; Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, – 1998; Instructor of the Estate Planning Practicum, an intensive, week-long training course for members of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated; Speaker for Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association Convention; Speaker for Kansas Accountants Tax Conference; Speaker for Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.


Steven W. Brown is a contributing author to two books, one of which is “Strictly Business, Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses,” published in 2002 by Quantum Press. The other one is “Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning,” a book that provides answers to questions about transferring wisdom along with wealth, published in 2004 by Quantum Press.

Call Brown & Vogel, LLC at (785) 859-4612 to learn more about our Salina estate planning lawyers and how we can help you.

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  • Transferring wealth to the next generation.

    “We joined LifeSpan to reduce inheritance taxes, protect our assets, and transfer our wealth to the next generation. We stay with LifeSpan because it’s easy and the complexity of maintenance if you do this alone is too much for us.”

    Frank & Jean

  • Tax protection and estate planning.

    “We joined LifeSpan for tax protection and estate planning. Plus we heard Steve Brown was a good speaker? We stay with LifeSpan because Steve makes the information east to understand and entertaining.”

    Gib & Brenda

  • Expertise and the need to hear information regularly.

    “We joined LifeSpan because we experienced the nightmare after my aunt & uncle died. We stay with LifeSpan because of the expertise and the need to hear information regularly.”

    Kermit & Cheryl

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    “We joined LifeSpan because we were unfamiliar with trusts and we were told we needed one. We stay with LifeSpan because we feel secure that things will be handled correctly.”

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    “We joined LifeSpan because we wanted to provide a transition to kids without probate and to kept up to date on laws that will affect our assets.”

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