Christopher D. Brockett

Christopher D. Brockett


Christopher D. Brockett is an attorney with Robertson, Beasley, Shipley & Robinson Law Firm with offices in Fort Smith, Springdale and Ozark, Arkansas.  Mr. Brockett’s practice involves corporate formations and structuring, State and Federal Tax Controversy, Planning and Litigation, Illegal Exaction Litigation, election challenges, civil litigation, Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation, Commercial, Business Law and Estate Planning. He is the author, Chapter 19 of the Arkansas Probate and Estate Administration Handbook (2012 through current).

Mr. Brockett has presented on a wide variety of topics at various legal seminars in Arkansas from 2005 through present.  He previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law from 2007 through 2014.  He is the past chair of the Arkansas Bar Association Probate Law Section and the Section of Taxation. Mr. Brockett has been named a rising star in Tax and as a Super Lawyer in Tax Law by Mid-South Super Lawyer Magazine (2011 through 2022) and one of the top 50 lawyers in Arkansas and was named by Who’s Who as one of the Top Attorneys in North America.


Arkansas Bar 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; United States Tax Court.

Practice Areas

Taxation Law Planning (Federal and State), Business Organizations, Corporate Taxation, Formation and Business Succession Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Estate and Gift Taxation, Probate, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and Trust, Estate, Business, and Tax litigation.

Legal Associations/Professional memberships

Arkansas Bar Association (Member: Young Lawyers Section, Tax Law Section, (Previous Chair), Probate Law Section, Pulaski County Bar Association, Pope County Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and Federalist Society Lawyers Section.


Mr. Brockett earned his B.S. degree from Arkansas Tech University, J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law and LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

Club or Civic Memberships/Community Involvement

Main Street Ozark and Ozark Rotary Club.

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