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Our Team

THE SUCCESS OF OUR CLIENTS IS OUR COMMITMENT

OUR FIRM

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.  

OUR ATTORNEYS

Christopher

Christopher

Our Mascot

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.

OUR STAFF

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. 

Alexandra Leonard

Alexandra Leonard

Chief of Staff

Alexandra is a college graduate, a wife and a mother to a beautiful daughter named Riley. Alexandra graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Relational Communications. Alexandra has extensive professional administrative experience. She is extremely ambitious and takes pride in everything that she does.

Dena Burke

Dena Burke

Compliance Manager / Post Closer

Dena has been in the title industry for about 25 years. She has owned her own title company as well as worked for other title companies. She is a degreed Paralegal (AS) which helps tremendously when dealing with title issues. Her expertise is in Quality Control issues. She is originally from Wisconsin but has lived in Florida since 1983. I have 3 children, all of which are grown and 6 grandchildren.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Title Processor

Jamie has been in real estate law and title for almost 20 years off and on. Her experience began in New York where she worked as an office assistant for a real estate attorney for 3 years eventually becoming the office manager. She then moved to Florida where she again took a position as an office assistant for another real estate attorney who also owned a title company. She grew her experience with the company and became a Licensed Title Agent for the next 6 years. She also worked as the Assistant County Tax Director for 2 years while living in North Dakota. She has been married to her amazing hubby for 8 years. She is the mother to 2 beautiful daughters Jocelyn, 15 and Lizzy, 8 and is also blessed with a bonus son, Christian, 15. She enjoys working out, fishing, boating, hiking and camping.

Melissa Schloss

Melissa Schloss

Legal Assistant

Melissa has worked in the real estate litigation field for about 3 years. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University (Go Noles!) and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Most of her career was spent at the state government level working as an emergency manager. Her favorite storm deployment was Hurricane Irma, working boots-on-the-ground response in the Keys. She enjoys jogging, cooking, and keeping up with her 2-year-old daughter and 2-month-old son.
Michael Steffen

Michael Steffen

Coming Soon.

Daniel Bonardi

Daniel Bonardi

Law Clerk

Daniel graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. He is currently a realtor and is in his final semester at WMU Cooley Law School. He is a native Floridian who has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 2010. During his free time, he enjoys playing sports and lifting weights. 

Stacie Vandegrift

Stacie Vandegrift

Paralegal

Stacie has an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies from Florida Metropolitan University and has been a Paralegal for over 15 years. She specializes in Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Wills, Trust and Probate. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from St. Leo University. She is involved with her Veterans as a member of the VFW Auxiliary where she holds the title of President and holds a position as secretary with the District 21 Auxiliary for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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