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Each client is unique with a different story and different legal issue. Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A., is committed to the success of our clients. Our law firm is dedicated to providing tailored legal representation to fit the respective needs of our clients by a knowledgeable and trusted team of attorneys.

Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A., advises and advocates for clients on a variety of civil matters in the areas of real estate, business and contractual disputes, and bankruptcy.  




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He is our Mascot and the light of Barbara’s life!

Attorney, Barbara M. Brown is admitted to practice law in Florida and Texas and has been practicing locally in the Tampa Bay Area since 2002. Barbara is recognized by her peers in the legal community as one of the TopLawyers© in the Tampa Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine. With a passion toward real estate law, Barbara sits as a Director on the Bay Area Real Estate Counsel. She is also a Member of the Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, providing residential and commercial real estate closing, title insurance, and escrow services.  Barbara has chosen to surround herself with top qualified attorneys and legal staff.

Attorney, Kenneth R. Case, a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, has been practicing bankruptcy and foreclosure defense for ten years. His has focused his work on helping Floridians resolve their creditor issues, with an emphasis on mortgage loss mitigation strategies such as loan modifications and short sales.  Kenny has been recognized by the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court and the Supreme Court of Florida for his outstanding pro bono and volunteer work. Outside of court, Attorney Case also supports the Florida English Bulldog Rescue by providing a foster home for rescue dogs.

Attorney, Athanasios “Thanasi” Poulakidas, is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. His practice areas include real estate law with an emphasis on litigation, negotiating commercial and residential leases, business and contract disputes, and alternative dispute resolution. Thanasi is actively involved in the legal community as an Adjunct Professor with the Paralegal Studies Program of St. Petersburg College and he sits on the Clearwater Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

Barbara Brown from Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Donald Scruggs III to the law firm this October, 2019.

Donnie brings new areas of expertise to the firm. He has extensive experience as a civil and criminal litigator. In addition to helping Brown & Associates with civil litigation, the firm will be expanding its areas of practice to include: criminal defense, traffic ticket defense, first party homeowner’s claims and personal injury.

Donnie is a native Floridian, born and raised in the small Florida town of Lake Harbor. He has resided in Florida his entire life, only leaving the state while obtaining his undergraduate degree at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, on a wrestling scholarship.


Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

Title Assistant

Jessica has been a part of the Brown and Associates Law and Title team since August of 2016. She attended University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. She also recently finished the Paralegal program at Pasco Hernando State College. She is currently assisting Laura Dyer as her title assistant and is a first-time mom to her son, Dustin Cole.

Laura Dyer

Laura Dyer

Title Processor/Closer

Laura has a background in finance, title, management spending almost 20 years in the auto industry as a finance manager.  She rejoined the firm after deciding retirement in the mountains of Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia was just too cold. She Laura is involved with numerous 501C3 animal organizations both in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia & the Gulf Coast of Florida. Laura is an avid animal lover that has 3 dogs that are all rescues, Klaus, 7 yr. old German Shepherd Maya, 11.5 yr. old German Shepherd & Tuffy, 13.5 yr. old Maltese who is the official office dog.

Char Turk Knetsch

Char Turk Knetsch

Business Developer

Char has worked in the Real Estate industry for 25 years.  She is excited to join the Brown and Associate team developing and marketing the title end of the business. Char was born in Massachusetts and moved to Tampa when she was 13 years old.  She loves to play tennis competitively as much as her time allows. 

Jessica McGuire

Jessica McGuire

Legal Assistant

Jessica attended University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She decided to pursue a career as a paralegal and is currently attending St. Petersburg College where she will receive a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. She is a native Floridian and loves animals.  She has two dogs of her own, a Miniature Pinscher named Shae and a Chihuahua named Morty. She enjoys reading, music, concerts, and traveling.

Beth Burnette

Beth Burnette


Beth studied journalism and became a published author in 1994. Beth has experience as an entrepreneur, realtor, credit repair agent, and property manager. Beth has 7 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a lifelong equestrian and rescue mom. For 6 years she voluntarily operated a homeless shelter.

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