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Luis Enrique Barreto

Trusts Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.6   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Luis

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LUIS IS A PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATOR WITH OVER 29 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD. HE ALSO HANDLES PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP ADMINISTRATION CASES.

Probate and family law courts hear some of the most complex and emotional cases in the US court system. If you are facing a legal challenge, it is important that you have an attorney who will fight for you and help you answer all the hard questions.

How can I provide for my family’s needs after I am gone?

Our mother can no longer manage her personal and financial affairs. How can we care for her in a kind and loving way?

What can I do if I have been cheated out of my inheritance by a sibling or caretaker?

These questions have no easy answers. Each requires a personalized legal solution that recognizes your unique financial and family situation. When working with us you will find that we are always willing to take the extra time to really understand what you need and provide you with the right legal approach based on your unique goals.

Luis E. Barreto & Associates, P.A. is an experienced law firm that helps clients throughout the State of Florida make sound plans and decisions in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, guardianships, and elder law. We also represent clients in disputes involving will contests, probate, trusts, competency, and guardianship proceedings.

In each situation, we take a client-oriented approach. We listen closely as you discuss your problem and your goals. Our attorneys learn about your hopes for your family members and analyze your financial situation. Then, we respond with a personalized solution that reflects your values and is designed to achieve those goals.

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Location

Luis E. Barreto & Associates, PA
Douglas Centre, Suite 507
2600 S. Douglas Rd., Suite 507
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steady Hand in Frustrating Case
We retained Luis on a guardianship + trust dispute matter. Luis’s steady, experienced hand got us through this ugly, tragic mess with as good a result as we could have hoped for under very difficult circumstances. It goes with out saying that we got excellent advice and support from Luis and his team. It is more difficult to express how much his personable manner, sense of humor, and compassion helped us through this emotional roller coaster.
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Response from Luis Barreto October 30, 2020
Thank you for the kind words and having the trust in our firm to guide you through this process.
Posted by Milly Casas | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best probate and litigation attorney.
I had a very difficult case. When I contacted Mr. Barreto he listened and fought hard to represent my best interests. I could not give him 10 stars (which he deserves) as the site only allows 5, If you are looking for a probate/litigation expert don't waste any time and contact Mr. Barreto you will be glad you did.
Posted by Annette | July 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding
Luis and his team were outstanding! They were knowledgeable, informative and caring during a difficult time for my sister and me. We appreciate his sound legal advice and recommend him 100 percent to everyone seeking an experienced and effective advocate!
Posted by Nicole | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied family
Luis has handled several probate matters for my family. He is assertive, thoughtful and gets the job done. Luis cares very much about his clients. Given the difficult personal times in which we have sought his counsel, we appreciated his personal touch. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Nelson | July 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Partner
I referred Luis a client seeking an aggressive probate litigator. Luis was responsive and reasonable and provided him with excellent results. The client thanked me for referring him Luis. It is very satisfying to have Luis as a go to probate attorney who makes you look good fir simply referring him. I have referred several individuals to Luis through the years and have had similar comments on his knowledge of probate law and the excellent results that he has achieved. I would highly recommend Luis to all in need of an outstanding probate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A man who knows his stuff
I retained his firm to help with a probate contest matter. Luis just handled my case and opposing counsel with the greatest of ease. The man truly knows his probate. If you need a pitbull to handle your matter, look no further, he is the attorney for you!
Posted by Grace | May 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and organized!
Barreto and his team were exceptional at handling my legal needs. I highly recommend them for Guardianship cases. They are professional and advocate for all family members involved. Empathetic and compassionate, made us feel as part of their family.
Posted by Felipe | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and caring
Mr. Barreto (Luis), Tanya, Alex and staff, were professional, helpful and accommodating in helping my mother and I through a difficult and emotional guardianship case. They were caring and supportive and I would not hesitate to reach out to them should I need their services again.
Posted by Dimitri | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ethical and concise
I had contacted several attorneys before being referred to Mr. Barreto. While others were only concerned with numbers, Mr. Barreto listened to what was important, my relationship with my daughter. He was very clear in his actions and words and helped secure a father/daughter relationship. During the process he helped me fell more at ease and focused, which was what I needed during a very confusing time. That in turn helped me focus more on my daughter and my job. I've recommended Mr. Barreto to several others who were looking for an attorney in his practice, and will always do so.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Too forceful
He comes across very aggressive, and too arrogant. We got a very bad feeling that he is probably the kind of attorney that does whatever he wants in court and has no regard for rules. We wanted someone to represent us in an honest manner and we got the feeling he would be the kind to do anything just to win a case. A few of our friends have hired him in the past and had a very bad experience.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Florida International University College Of Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Luis E. Barreto & Associates, PA
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Golden & Cowan, PA
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Florida International University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1988
  • Miami Dade Community College
  • AA
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: The Guardianship of Laudelino Estrada
  • Case was dismissed by the 3rd DCA

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Miami Dade Probate and Guardianship Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Probate
  • Pro Bono Award
  • N/A
  • Guardianship
  • Pro Bono Award
  • N/A
  • Family
  • Pro Bono Award
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid
  • Wills and Probate
  • 2017

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Probate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is a fantastic attorney who is well versed in probate and guardianship matters, especially in Miami-Dade County. He is an aggressive advocate for his client's interests and always ensures that every feasible strategy will be employed to achieve his client's goals."
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