Mary Ann Brown
Nash Bean Ford & Brown, LLP

445 US Highway 6 East
Geneseo, IL 61254
TEL: (309) 944-2188

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About Nash Bean Ford & Brown, LLP

Nash Bean Ford & Brown, LLP is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Geneseo, IL, our mission is to provide residents of Geneseo and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Geneseo and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Mary Ann Brown

Mary Ann Brown chose to focus her practice in the area of elder law and estate planning. She has extensive experience assisting elderly clients with legal issues including long term care planning, government benefit issues, estate and trust planning, guardianships, and probate and trust administration. Mary Ann believes it is important to provide clients with information to make wise estate and long term care planning choices. She has successfully assisted families in preserving their legacy for their children while still providing quality-of-life care for the client.


Ms. Brown is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Illinois and Iowa, and has been in private practice since 1992.


Ms. Brown received her Juris Doctor from Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, where she served at the Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic. She received the American Jurisprudence Award in Research and Writing as well as Lawyering Before Trial, and also served as a member of the Student Appeal Board. Mary Ann received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.


Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, Rod, and their two children, JohnPatrick and Clarice. She is Vice President of the East Moline School Board District #37; President of United Education Foundation; President of Believers Together Building Policy Committee; and, member of the Finance Committee for Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.