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Barbara Mendell Brown

Estate planning Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   7 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 21 years
    Texas - TX 25 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2021
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998

About Barbara

Learn Barbara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Prepare Wills, Trusts, Health Care Surrogates, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney

    22 years, 750 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Prepare Contracts and business agreements, non-compete, non-solicitation, and asset purchase agreements in order to assist clients in selling or buying business and real estate

    22 years, 199 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Prepare articles of organization, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and ancillary business agreements associated with incorporation documents, such as succession planning, to assist clients.

    22 years, 150 cases

  4. Foreclosure
    For 20 years I practiced in the area of foreclosure work for the hard money investors, now also defend foreclosure actions against banks and other lending institutions.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    Practice in the area of civil litigation, business, real estate disputes, interpleader actions, and breach of contract

    22 years, 150 cases

  6. Probate
    Prepare probate documents in order to assist clients in probating wills

    23 years, 200 cases

  7. Real estate
    Concentrated in the areas of Foreclosure, Evictions, Quiet Title Actions, Partition Actions, and Easement issues

    22 years, 500 cases

  8. Residential real estate
    Prepare and draft residential contracts, review title commitments and closing documents for buyers and sellers, and review new home construction contracts. Concentrated in the areas of Foreclosure, Evictions, Quiet Title Actions, Partition Action

    22 years, 200 cases

  9. Commercial real estate
    Prepare commercial agreements, commercial purchase agreements, and ancillary business agreements associated with incorporation documents, such as succession planning, to assist clients.

    22 years, 50 cases

  10. Landlord or tenant
    Prepare and draft residential and commercial leases, prepare, file, and litigate landlord evictions.

    23 years, 50 cases

  11. Partnership
    Prepare partnership agreements and ancillary business agreements associated with incorporation documents, such as succession planning, to assist clients.

    22 years, 75 cases

  12. Bankruptcy and debt
    Prepare Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petition and assist in defending and negoiating debt and collection actions

    14 years, 100 cases


Barbara Brown is a seasoned attorney licensed to practice law in both Florida and Texas, with a career spanning back to 2002 in the Tampa Bay Area. She is widely acknowledged by her legal peers and is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent lawyers in the Tampa Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine. Barbara's deep-seated passion for real estate law has led her to serve as a Director on the Bay Area Real Estate Counsel, a testament to her commitment to the field.


Additionally, Barbara is an esteemed member of Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC, where she plays a pivotal role in providing residential and commercial real estate closing, title insurance, and escrow services. Her dedication to excellence is evident in her choice to surround herself with highly qualified attorneys and legal staff.


Barbara is not only dedicated to her professional pursuits but also actively engages in pro bono activities, highlighting her commitment to giving back to the community. Additionally, she holds a significant role as a Director at the Bay Area Real Estate Counsel, where her expertise in real estate law is undoubtedly valued.


Her membership in Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC, further demonstrates her deep involvement and knowledge in the realm of real estate law, solidifying her reputation as a trusted professional in this field.


Barbara's excellence and contributions in the legal community have not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the Tampa Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine, a testament to her outstanding achievements and expertise in her field. Her dedication to pro bono work, leadership role, and professional affiliations underscore her commitment to both the legal profession and the community she serves.


Top Contributor 2012
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Barbara Mendell Brown
Barbara Mendell Brown
4200 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703
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4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Gene | August 4, 2011
Great, Trust-Worthy Realtor!!
I have been involved with real estate for the past 35 years. I am a Real Estate Broker, Commercial Property Owner and a Commercial Property Manager. I have nothing but good things to say about Barbara. I have and would recommend her to anyone to represent them in Real Estate matters.
Posted by scott | December 8, 2014
Mr and Mrs scott and debbie good
We found Barbara through another lawyer that recommended Barbara very highly, so we made the connection and after a year of back in forth with everything we got what we wanted and Barbara and her staff worked really hard on our case and we were able to keep our home . and we have sent many others for her to help over the year ,we are thankful for her , scott .
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Posted by charlie | April 12, 2014
Barb is the best
Absolute professional. Very knowledgable and forthright. Informative and explains everything very well. Helped resolve a short sale issue for me and recommended an action plan. All went as presented.
Posted by Rodney | April 11, 2014
Have used her services since 2011
Barbara M Brown and her staff have given nothing less than friendly, competent and timely service. Being a real estate broker, timely closings are important to my clients and myself. They've never missed a closing date. I have also referred clients to her who needed her expertise in keeping their homes from going into foreclosure with great success. Barbara M Brown is the only attorney I use!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2012
Helped to Relief the Stress
This law firm really cared about my wife and I and what was going on in our life. I lost my job and got behind in the mortgage. We did not want to lose the house. Barbara and Dawn took the time to understand our goal which was to stay in the house. Barbara has been defending our foreclosure for the past several years. We have stayed in our house for almost four years now. In the end Barbara was able to get Chase Home Mortgage to accept a loan modification. We are able to stay in our house and have a mortgage payment that we can afford. She bought us the time we needed for me to find another job and get some money in out pocket. Barbara and her staff are knowledgable and helpful. The communication from the office is great. Barbara answers her own phone and is assessable. I highly recommed this attorney and this law firm.
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Posted by Hooman | January 23, 2012
great job handling my short sale case
I hired Attorney Brown-Emery to help me handle my short sale negotiation with the bank as well as the foreclosure response to the lender. She was very responsive and did very well going over all the paperwork with me and make proper suggestions. As a result, lender agreed to release me of all liabilities and agreed to short sale terms. The foreclosure was stopped and We closed last month. Great Job for helping me deal with this ordeal and help me sleep better. Big load off my back. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2011
Foreclosure Questions Answered
She answered my question directly and quickly and replied to another question as well. She was a BIG help. thank you for your time and assistance.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 4.4 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2021
updated on 04/27/2022

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brown & Associates Law & Title
  • 2006 - Present


  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • St Mary's University of San Antonio
  • MBA
  • 1998
  • Pitzer College (Claremont)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Florida Bar
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • The Pro Bono College
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2002
  • Featured Lawyer
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

  • TAN TALK Radio
  • Real Estate - Present State
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Barbara
Real estate Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara Brown is the founder and principal of Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A. based in Tampa. She has extensive subject matter expertise in foreclosure defense, real estate law, bankruptcy, asset and estate planning, and residential and commercial real estate closings and title insurance. She has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing since 2003 and is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida. She is a graduate of St. Mary's University School of Law. She is also a Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Barbara is a gifted and diligent attorney. Ms. Brown often speaks and lectures on a variety of legal issues including foreclosure defense. She works hard and obtains amazing results for her clients. Without hesitation I recommend and endorse Barbara."
Real estate Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Barbara! She is a great lawyer with vast knowledge in her field. I have referred clients to her and will continue to do so."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara Mendell Brown is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
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Tampa Estate planning Lawyer Barbara Mendell Brown
Barbara Mendell Brown
Estate planning Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details