Annette Kerlin McBrayer


Atlanta, Georgia

Annette Kerlin McBrayer has more than 30 years of experience in handling complex title and real estate litigation matters, including title claims and coverage analysis on behalf of national and regional title insurance companies and their insureds under American Land Title Association lender and owner policies; creditor’s rights as it relates to real estate matters; eminent domain; loan enforcement secured by real estate, including confirmation of foreclosure sales; construction litigation as it relates to liens; and commercial landlord/tenant law. Ms. McBrayer has significant experience in addressing title issues related to boundary disputes; missing heirs; missing deeds; errors in legal descriptions; quiet title actions; and suits for reformation.

Ms. McBrayer has previously acted as a court appointed special master in Fulton County Superior Court for quiet title actions and other title litigation.

Prior to Taylor English, Ms. McBrayer was of counsel in the Atlanta office of a law firm specializing in real estate, civil litigation defense and business law, and prior to that at a national law firm, where the majority of her practice consisted of representing national and regional title insurance companies and/or their insureds in title clearance, defending the title insurance company and in recovery. She also assisted with the firm’s REO and development clients on title issues and resolution.


  • Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section; former Construction, Board of Directors, 2001-2005
  • Deer Run HOA Board, 2020-present
  • Georgia Chapter of the National Hemophilia Association and Hemophilia of Georgia Inc., Board of Directors, 1991-1997; Chairman of the Fundraising and Development Committee, 1991-2001
  • Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC), Board of Directors, 2011-2018
  • Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, 1998-2003; Music Committee, 2006-2018, Music Committee Chair, 2008-2010
  • Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta, 1992-2021
  • Mediator Certification, 2006
  • Southeastern Land Title Association Inc. (SLTA, formerly DLTA), Atlanta Luncheon Program Coordinator, 2004-2018
  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
  • The Chattanooga Aquarium, Charter Member
  • Vision Cashiers Pathways & Preservation Taskforce, 2020-present


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™
  • 2017 Outstanding Support Award, Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC)
  • 2013 Top Lawyer of Georgia
  • 2005 Outstanding Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • 1997 Outstanding Service Award, Hemophilia of Georgia
  • 1994 Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award, The National Hemophilia Foundation

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate


  • Emory University School of Law, JD/MBA, 1983
  • North Carolina State University, BA, Accounting and Business Management, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia