Tyler Jennings Browning

Tyler Jennings Browning

Marietta, Georgia

A Georgia native, Tyler J. Browning was born in Decatur. Mr. Browning has become a highly respected litigator and influential member in the Cobb County community. Upon graduating from the Walker School in 1993, he went on to attend the University of Georgia where he received a B.A. in English in 1997. That same year, he embarked upon his legal career at Georgia State University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2000.

Mr. Browning was extensively involved academically, socially, and civically at both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. At UGA, Mr. Browning was a member of numerous honor societies, was appointed Chief Defender of University Judiciary, and was also a Presidential Scholar and Dean's List honoree. In law school, he was a Sigma Delta Kappa Scholarship recipient and served as Class Senator and a Student Representative to the Scholarship Committee.

Prior to even graduating from law school, Mr. Browning gained invaluable trial and courtroom experience at the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office and as legal intern to Judge John J. Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Following graduation Mr. Browning became an active member of the State Bar of Georgia while working as law clerk to Judge Robert E. Flournoy, III, of the Cobb County Superior Court. From August 2002 until December 2003, Mr. Browning prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Cobb County Solicitor General's Office. He then became an associate at Browning & Tanksley, LLP, now known as Browning & Smith, LLC.

Mr. Browning is regarded as one of the foremost family lawyers in the Atlanta area. He has been named to the state-wide Legal Elite list by Georgia Trend magazine and been featured in Atlanta magazine and the SuperLawyers publication as a Rising Star for three years in a row. He has co-chaired the Successful Trial Practice seminar, been a featured speaker on family law issues, and served on the boards of numerous religious and charitable organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law and Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2000


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Georgia
    • B.A. - 1997

Representative Cases

  • Smith v. Henry, 276 Ga. App. 831, 625 SE2d 93 (2005)
  • Taylor v. Taylor, 282 Ga. 113, 646 SE2d 238 (2007)
  • Patel v. Patel, 285 Ga. 391, 677 SE2d 114 (2009)


  • Lecturer, Cobb County Family Law Workshop
  • Author, “Don’t Be Afraid of Email Evidence” Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Newsletter 2011
  • Speaker at seminars such as the Family Law Institute and GTLA annual meeting

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 edition of Super Lawyers magazine and Atlanta magazine
  • Named to the state-wide “Legal Elite” list of Georgia Trend Magazine (December 2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section: Executive Committee , 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division , Board of Directors, 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council , 2009 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Secretary, Family Law Executive Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Chair, Family Law Executive Committee , 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Event Chair, Family Law Executive Committee , 2010 - 2011
  • Northern District representative , 2009 - 2011
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Cobb County Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer, 2004 - 2006
  • Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts , Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Co-chair of annual Successful Trial Practice seminar with Georgia ICLE , 2005 - Present