Barner has successfully represented individuals in Federal Criminal, State Criminal, and Immigration courtrooms throughout Florida and the U.S. Barner has also counseled foreign nationals from over 30 different countries on both criminal and immigration issues. Moreover, he has advised State congressmen and countless criminal defense attorneys on immigration legal issues, and has been published in his field.
A recipient of two “Client’s Choice Awards,” Barner handles every case with individual care and treats every client with dignity. He has appeared in Sun-Sentinel, American Immigration Lawyers Association’sVOICE Magazine, The Ring Magazine, 1320AM’s The Law you Need to Know, and 1580 AM’s Ambiance Radio. Barner has also lectured at numerous local high schools universities, and traffic / DUI schools including NOVA Southeastern, Florida International University’s Forensic Science Panel, Keiser University, Everest, Broward’s Police Athletic League, Comedy Fix Traffic School, and Boca Bay DUI School.
Always in the know as to breaking changes in immigration law, Barner was a party to a White House briefing with senior officials from the Obama Administration in advance of the President’s 2014 announcement regarding immigration executive actions.
Before going into private practice, Mr. Barner was appointed by Mike Satz as Assistant State Attorney. He was both a trial attorney and a case filer [the attorney filing official charges in a criminal case], working in both the Misdemeanor Trial Unit (handling criminal and traffic offenses) and the Felony Trial Unit. Attorney Barner has tried cases before Broward jurors ranging from traffic offenses to such felonies as kidnapping, drug dealing, and attempted murder. Additionally, Attorney Barner was recognized as a Convictor of Habitual Offenders by the Broward State Attorney’s Office.
Prior to working as a Prosecutor in Broward County, Mr. Barner went to law school at the University of Akron [Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News and World Report for Trial Advocacy] where he received top marks in Trial Advocacy, a Board of Trustees Scholarship, acted as a Student Mentor, and was voted President of Phi Delta Phi, an International Legal Fraternity with a focus on charitable work. Further, Attorney Barner became certified in legal research by both Lexis Nexis and Westlaw.
"I work every case tirelessly and treat every client with dignity." - R. William Barner III
Languages Spoken: English, Creole, French
Licensed since 2006
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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 Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Family member
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
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Ten Best Attorneys for Florida||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2012|
|Habitual Felony Offender Convictor||Office of the State Attorney||2007|
|Owner / Attorney||Barner Legal P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Partner, Attorney||BarnerRossen PA||2008 - 2015|
|Assistant State Attorney||Broward State Attorneys Office||2006 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Canton Municipal Prosecutor||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|University of Akron School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|Youngstown State University||Religious Studies, Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Legal Studies Class||Criminal Procedure||2011|
|The Law You Need to Know||Haitian Temporary Protected Status||2010|
|Legal Studies Class||Criminal Procedure||2010|
|Forensic Panel||Forensic Science||2010|
|Ambiance Radio||Criminal and Immigration Law Issues||2010|