W. Brown Hawley II


Born in Camden, Tennessee, Brown graduated from the Memphis State School of Law (presently known as the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law) and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1971.  He practiced with Judge Julian Guinn from 1971-1985 and founded this law firm in 1985 when Julian was elected Circuit Court Judge.  Presently, Brown focuses his practice on divorce law and complex civil litigation; however, his experience spans criminal law, juvenile law, business law, real property law, personal injury, and numerous other areas of law.


  • Civil litigation & personal injury
  • Divorce / Custody / Child Support
  • Probate / Estates
  • Real estate & boundary disputes


State bar admissions: Tennessee


  • Cecil C Humphreys School of Law (Memphis State),  Juris Doctor
  • Memphis State University, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Cumberland College, Associate of Arts
  • Castle Heights Military Academy


  • Tennessee National Guard (1969 - 1975)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (Former President)
  • Lakeway Kiwanis Club (Former President)
  • Henry County Bar Association (Former President)
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee (Former Member)
  • Henry County Soccer Booster Club (Former President)
  • Kentucky Drag Boat Association (Current Director)


  • Kentucky Lake / boating
  • Travel
  • Drag Boat racing
  • Thoroughbred horse racing
  • Grandchildren
  • Yard work and being outdoors
  • Tennessee and Ole Miss football
  • Lady Vols Basketball
  • Live music
  • Movies