Attorney J. Patten Brown, III was born in Greenville, Mississippi and lived most of his young life in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Ole Miss. His Juris Doctor was awarded by the Paul M. Hebert Law Center , Louisiana State University. In school, he was a member of several social, athletic and professional organizations from the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity to his participation in ROTC. He has two boys who graduated from High School in the West Hartford, CT area; one is an aide to a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. and one attends the University of Alabama. In his spare time he enjoys his family, college sports and traveling.