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About Me

     Barbi L. Feldman was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1974 and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio where she graduated from high school in 1992. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she majored in Theatre and Business Administration.

     Ms. Feldman graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington in May 1999, and became licensed to practice law in Florida in October 1999. As a law student, Ms. Feldman obtained a Rule 9 Limited License to Practice Law in Washington State in 1997, which enabled her to work as an attorney in Washington and gain significant experience in civil, criminal and administrative courts. She also clerked for a Superior Court Judge in Spokane County Washington, where she dealt with administrative appeals and all court proceedings.

     Ms. Feldman’s practice is comprised of insurance defense litigation, representing carriers in first party property claims, automobile negligence actions, products liability actions, workers compensation actions, and premises liability claims in the state circuit courts. She also represents clients in employment law issues and complex business and commercial litigation, construction litigation, and workers compensation defense. She has appeared in all levels of the state courts and is admitted to the Federal Bar of the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Feldman is a member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar, the Appellate Section of the Florida Bar, and the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Florida Association for Defense Lawyers and is an active member in the legal and local community.

     Ms. Feldman is a certified instructor for continuing education credits for adjusters and nurse case managers by the Property & Casualty Claims Professional Association, Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional Association, and the Department of Insurance. She is also a Supreme Court Certified Mediator for Civil, County, Appellate, and Foreclosure actions.


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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
    3 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    3 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    3 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    3 years
  5. Business: 5%
    3 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michele M Haaseth

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Feldman for over 15 years. I trust her judgment and welcome her advice. I often consult with her on litigation matters because she knows what she is talking about. She is the attorney you want on your side should you need representation.


    Michele Haaseth Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Paul Vecchio

    Barbi and I have practiced together for many years, and I am continually impressed with her legal abilities and acumen. She is able to handle cases in many different areas of the law with equal skill and precision. Barbi's areas of expertise include general liability and workers' compensation defense, labor and employment law, business litigation, construction litigation, coverage analysis, and business planning.


    Thomas Vecchio Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Vecchio, Carrier & Feldman, P.A.
3308 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, Florida, 338034717


FLMember in Good Standing199909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award for Negotiation and MediationGonzaga University School of Law1999
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law1999
National Dean’s ListNational Dean's List Honorary Society1996
Dean's ListUniversity of Florida1996
Presidential Recognition AwardUniversity of Florida1995
Stoughton AwardUniversity of Florida - Theatre Department1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderVecchio, Carrier & Feldman, P.A.2006 - Present
AssociateSponsler, Bennett, Jacobs, & Crystal2005 - 2006
AssociateLaw Offices Of Bohdan Neswiacheny; Sarasota, Florida2001 - 2005
AssociateHarbsmeier, Dezayas, Appel & Hernandez2000 - 2001
AssociateSmith, Feddeler, Smith & Miles1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Emerge LakelandMember2010 - Present
Leadership LakelandMember of Class 282010 - Present
SPCA, Inc.Board Member2009 - Present
Lakeland Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Association of Workers Compensation Claims ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2006 - Present
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Membership Co-Chair2004 - 2005
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Board Member2002 - 2005
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2002 - 2005
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Service Chair2002 - 2004
Sarasota County Bar AssociationSpeakers Bureau Co-Chair2002 - 2002
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2007
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Spradley v. McDonald-Dorman - Second District Court of AppealsFavorable to my client
Spradley v. McDonald-Dorman - Supreme Court of FloridaFavorable to my client
Bivens v. City of Lakeland ("Bivens 1") - First District Court of AppealsFavorable to my client
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Insurance TrustThe ADA Link To Workers Compensation Claims2011
Tampa Legal ExaminerHidden Risks of Accepting a Job While on Unemployment2010
Florida Insurance Trust10 Costly Yet Common Mistakes Employer's Make2008
Florida Insurance TrustAttorney Fees and Costs: When Due and How Much?2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of FloridaTheatre and Buusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
In house CEUDiabetes: Complication and Long Term Affects2013
Hartford In House CEUEthical Claims Negotiation2013
NAIFA IMPERIAL General MeetingThe Risk of Doing Business2012
Mercury Insurance Internal CEU Through CEU InstituteChiropractic Fraud2012
Claims Adjuster Board Certification ClassPresumptions & Burdens of Proof2012
City of Miami- Risk Management WebinarRe-employability & Employment Law2012
2012 Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference - TampaPlan, Prevent, Protect.....An Employer's Guide to Legal Issues2012
2012 Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference - Ft. LauderdalePlan, Prevent, Protect.....An Employer's Guide to Legal Issues2012
WCCP Board Certification ClassPresumptions & Burdens of Proof2011
Vecchio, Carrier & Feldman In House CEUManaging A Claimant with Chronic Pain2011
2011 Claims Management & Leadership ConferencePresumption for 1st Responders Workshop2011
WebinarGetting More Out of Mediation Than Just a Settlement2010
WCCP Board Certification ClassPresumptions & Burdens of Proof2010
Vecchio, Carrier & Feldman In House CEU2010 Revisions to Chapter 60Q-6: Rules of Procedure for W/C Adjusters2010
Holiday ConferenceJuggling the Cases of 2010 & Preparing for the "New 60-Q..."2010
WCCP Board Certification ClassPresumptions & Burdens of Proof2009
RossVecchio In House CEUEthics in the Workplace & Beyond: HOw to Develop & Maintain an Effective Relationship Between an Adjuster & Their Defense Counsel2009
RossVecchio In House CEUEthics in the Workplace & Beyond: HOw to Develop & Maintain an Effective Relationship Between an Adjuster & Their Defense Counsel2008
In House CEU'sBad Faith in Insurance Defense2005
In House CEU'sBad Faith in Insurance Defense2004