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Richard W Barner III

also known as Bill Barner, R. William Barner

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration

Richard Barner

About Me

A former Assistant State Attorney, Bill Barner has spent over a decade working in criminal justice and is an eight-year member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. A husband and a father of two, he understands the degree to which a criminal or immigration issue can impact both an individual and his or her family, and accordingly always focuses on his clients long-term interests. Following the motto "Work hard and be nice to people," Barner always treats his clients with dignity and respect and never neglects their legal needs. 


Languages Spoken: English, Creole, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 50%
    7 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years, 500 cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

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    Mr. Barner is an amazing litigator and trial attorney. I had the pleasure of working along side him as an Assistant State Attorney. He has extensive jury and non jury trial experience in Federal and State court. He has won appeals in Immigration court and has been able to successfully defend numerous individuals facing both criminal and immigration cases. He was recently voted in the top 1% of lawyers nationwide. I have also had the pleasure of watching him lecture at local colleges and coach a high school mock trial team. I highly endorse him and would recommend him to anyone seeking an aggressive, highly skilled and pleasant attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients.


    Florence Taylor
    Relationship: Family member

  • Jason B Blank

    I had the pleasure of working opposite Bill when he was a prosecutor. I have now had the pleasure of calling him a colleague on the same side of the courtroom and continue to be impressed by his legal knowledge, skill, and zealous advocacy. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jason Blank Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

BarnerRossen P.A.

6190 NW 11th St
Sunrise, FL, 33313


FLMember in Good Standing200605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2015
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2012
Habitual Felony Offender ConvictorOffice of the State Attorney2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, AttorneyBarnerRossen PA2008 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyBroward State Attorneys Office2006 - 2008
Legal InternCanton Municipal Prosecutor2004 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2015 - Present
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)N/A2008 - Present
Florida BarN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
US v. SantosMotion Granted Sentence Reduced
State v. AstudilloCase dismissed
Meljarejo v. US Dept. of Justice, et alGovernment complied with our demands

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Publication NameTitleDate
AILA VOICEFlorida Court Circumvents Padilla2011
Homeless VoiceFlorida Trespass Statute and the Poor2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2006
Youngstown State UniversityReligious Studies, CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI SchoolDUI2015
Legal Studies ClassCriminal Procedure2011
The Law You Need to KnowHaitian Temporary Protected Status2010
Legal Studies ClassCriminal Procedure2010
Forensic PanelForensic Science2010
Ambiance RadioCriminal and Immigration Law Issues2010