Michael J. Barbarette

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Location:
Gainesville, Florida
Phone:
352-745-3925
800-216-6936
Fax:
352-374-6771
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Michael Barbarette graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and from the University of Florida College of Law in 1987 with his law degree. After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988, Mike remained in Gainesville and began handling criminal defense and other legal matters. During his legal career Mike has represented hundreds of people against DUI charges and in other types of criminal cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors to DUI manslaughter. He is familiar with all phases of criminal defense as well as matters related to driver license suspensions, which are always part of any DUI case.

Mike continually monitors new developments in DUI and criminal law and maintains contact with other lawyers around the state who handle DUI cases. Since 1999, he has lectured at DUI defense seminars sponsored by Lorman Education Services and by the Florida Bar. His talks are assigned to help attorneys learn important skills and strategies for defending DUI cases.

Mike lives in Gainesville with his wife and daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate - 1987
  • Florida Atlantic University, Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Jacksonville, Florida, March 30, 1999
  • "Hot Issues in DUI and Traffic Law", Miami, Florida, January 14, 2000
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Jacksonville, Florida, March 30, 2000
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Tampa, Florida, May 4, 2000
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Orlando, Florida, July 21, 2000
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Jacksonville, Florida, March 29, 2001
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Tampa, Florida, May 11, 2001
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Orlando, Florida, July 20, 2001
  • "Masters of DUI Seminar", Miami, Florida, January 18, 2002
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Jacksonville, Florida, March 14, 2002
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Tampa, Florida, May 3, 2002
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Jacksonville, Florida, March 13, 2003
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", West Palm Beach, Florida, June 3, 2003
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Orlando, Florida, February 13, 2004
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", Tallahassee, Florida, February 16, 2005
  • "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases", West Palm Beach, Florida, July 26, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, Member