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Practice Areas 
Construction 
Materialman/Mechanic’s Liens 
Arbitration 
Debtor/Creditor 
Surety Law 
Appellate Practice  

Education 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., with Honors  

Henderson State University, B.A., English, Magna Cum Laude 

Bar Admissions 
Arkansas 

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas  

Arkansas Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 

U.S. Tax Court 

Ashlea Brown

Partner


abrown@newlandassociatespllc.com 

P: 501.221.9393 
F: 501.221.7058 


Ashlea Brown has been an attorney with the firm since 2008.  In her practice, she advises and assists contractors with contract drafting, materialman’s liens, surety bond claims, change order disputes, licensing, and debt collection.  She regularly represents contractors in arbitration proceedings, litigation, and appellate matters.  Ms. Brown also represents landlords in tenant disputes, including landlords who manage large commercial developments. 

Ms. Brown routinely advises contractors on sales and use tax compliance issues.  In addition to providing guidance during the sales tax audit process, she also represents clients in administrative hearings and appeals, as well as before the United States Tax Court. 

Ms. Brown is an active member in the Construction Section of the Arkansas Bar Association and is a contributing author to the Arkansas Construction Law Manual, which was created in 2016.  She is a regular presenter at the Construction Section’s annual conference and is a frequent speaker on legal issues affecting the construction industry  

Before entering private practice, Ms. Brown served as a law clerk to The Honorable Vann Smith in the 14th Division Circuit Court in Pulaski County. 

Publications and Presentations 

Arkansas Construction Law Manual, Chapter 6  - Change Orders (2016 ed.)

ABC Merit Shop Report – Contractors Beware:  Not everyone who works for the owner has authority to direct changes in the work

Professional Associations and Memberships 

Construction Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association, member 

Pulaski County Bar Association, member