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Brian J. Barakat

Brian J. Barakat

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense

About Me

Brian Barakat is the Managing Partner of Barakat Law, P.A.  a boutique litigation firm dedicated to positioning  clients to negotiate from strength through aggressive litigation and trial work.

Mr. Barakat began his career at the Miami Dade State Attorneys office where he amassed an enormous amount of trial experience.  While there his career skyrocketed.  He was quickly appointed tot he Economic and Computer Crimes Unit.  As a result of his experience in the emerging area of computer crimes and digital evidence, Mr. Barkaat has been asked to lecture around the state on various topic related to technology crimes.  

Since leaving the prosecutors office, Brian was recruited by some of the finest boutique litigation firms in Miami.  There he learned commercial litigation from some of the best in the business.  With the trial experience of a criminal prosecutor and the writing experience of a commercial litigator, Mr. Barakat opened his own firm that combined the two.  This combination has produced impressive results for his clients.  

Mr. Barakat is married to his lovely wife and co-counsel, Michelle Alvarez Barakat.  They have two wonderful children, Derek and Anna.  



Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • William C. Sussman

    Brian brings intelligence and strong advocacy to every matter, always striving to get the best possible result for his client.


    William Sussman Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Deirdre Dawn Nero

    I happily endorse this lawyer. Brian has a fantastic reputation as a wonderful lawyer, and with good reason. He is professional, passionate, knowledgeable, and ethical. He is dedicated to advocating for his clients best interests, and I would send any of my clients and friends to him with the utmost confidence.


    Deirdre Nero Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Barakat Law, P.A.
2701 Ponce de Leon Boulevard Suite, 202
Coral Gables, FL, 33134



FLMember in Good Standing200108/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarCoral Gables Chamber of Commerce2010
Ambassador of the YearBusiness Networking International, Miami2009
Most Valuable MemberBusiness Leaders, BNI2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Brian Barakat2006 - Present
AssociateIsicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg2005 - 2006
AssociateWermuthlaw, P.A.2004 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2000 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kiwanis of Coral GablesBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaCommittee Chair2012 - Present
Coral Gables Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Coral Gables Chamber of CommerceTreasurer/Secretary2007 - Present
Business Networking International, MiamiChairman of the Franchise Advisory Board2006 - Present
Business Leaders, BNITreasurer/Secretary2006 - Present
League of ProsecutorsMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Rhodes v. RogersVictory on all claims, Judgment of $696,000.00
USA v. Calvin WarrenVictory on all claims - Not Guilty
James Michael v. World ResourcesVictory on all claims, Judgment of $120,989

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalThe Authentication of Digital Photography Under the Pictorial Testimony Theory2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drexel UniversityFinanceBachelor of Science in Business Administration1996
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Social Media:  A Boon to the Company or an Excuse for Personal Time?Social media in the work place2010
Small Business Panel WorkshopDebt Litigation2010
2010 Real Estate ExpoForeclosures in Florida2010
Digital Photography for Lawenforcement and Expert TestimonyThe Adission of Digital Evidence2009
Blood Spatter AnalysisExpert Testimony2008
Handwriting AnalysisExpert Testimony2005
Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force Tools ExpoComputer Crime2004
The Search and Seizure of Digital EvidenceComputer Crime2003
The Search and Seizure of Digital EvidenceComputer Crime2003
The Law of Horizontal Gaze NystagmusDUI2003
Credit Card FraudCredit Card Fraud2003