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Barbara Mendell Brown

Foreclosure Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   7 reviews

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About Barbara

Learn Barbara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    For 8 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.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

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

  3. Estate planning
    Prepare Wills, Trusts, Health Care Surrogates, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney

    25 years, 1,000 cases

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

    21 years, 500 cases

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

    25 years, 200 cases

Barbara M. Brown grew up in Houston, Texas, went to college in Claremont, California, and then returned to Texas to attend law school and graduate school at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, graduating in 1998. After receiving her J.D. and M.B.A., she took a position as general counsel to a publicly traded company in San Antonio, Texas, which subsequently transferred her to Orlando, Florida.


In 2003 she decided to go into private practice with a law firm in the Tampa Bay area. Since entering private practice, her focus has been in the area of foreclosure defense, real estate law, foreclosures for private investors, and asset protection and bankrutpcy. In 2006, she opened Builders Title of Tampa Bay, LLC, d/b/a Commonwealth Title Agency and Barbara M. Brown-Emery, P.A. in Tarpon Spring, Florida. The title company and the law firm have grown and evolved into Brown & Associates Law & Title, both continue to be dominated with a demand for excellence and professionalism.


Her legal background includes litigation and successful resolution of complex matters related to mergers and acquisitions of businesses, contract disputes, collections and bankruptcy, and various real estate law issues, including foreclosures, quiet title actions, and title claims. She is a member of State Bar of Florida (licensed in 2003); State Bar of Texas (licensed in 1998); Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (2002 membership); Middle District of Florida; Western District of Texas; and Suncoast Tennis Foundation, Executive Board.  Barbara has a young son, Christopher. 

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 02/23/2023
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/12/2023

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11373 Countryway Blvd
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Tampa, FL, 33626
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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 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 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


AVVO RATING 3.9 (Caution)

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

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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Given (0)
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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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