“I work tirelessly on every case and treat every client with dignity.” - R. William Barner IIIFormer Prosecutor. AV Rated. State & Federal.Barner provides exceptional advise to lawyers, law makers, & clients on immigration law.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Attorneys of North America||Who's Who Directory||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Ten Best Attorneys for Florida||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Top Rated Lawyers||Legal Leaders||2015|
|Top Attorneys of North America||Who's Who||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||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|
|State v. Astudillo||Case dismissed|
|US v. Santos||Motion Granted Sentence Reduced|
|US v. Joseph||Motion for Reduced Sentence Granted|
|See all legal cases|
|AILA VOICE||Florida Court Circumvents Padilla||2011|
|Homeless Voice||Florida Trespass Statute and the Poor||2009|
|University of Akron School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|Youngstown State University||Religious Studies, Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Continuing Legal Education||CLE: Immigration Consequences of Florida Convictions||2015|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
After my UK citizen husband was seized by ICE and held at the detention center, we retained Mr. Barner. I am a US citizen, had filed for my respectable, law-abiding husband's permanent residence but he had overstayed his visa briefly before we were married. I cannot begin to say how frightening and frustrating the whole experience proved to be and if it wasn't for Mr. Barner's superior legal skills and professionalism, my husband would have been deported back to the UK with the prospect of his being barred from the US for 10 years. From the very beginning, Mr. Barner impressed me with the speed and thoroughness of his legal research--even on the weekend, his fast drafting and submission of documents to ICE, and his sheer tenacity and initiative. He literally ended up saving the day at the very last possible moment when they had my husband about to board the plane back to the UK!! After he had been continually evaded by the Deportation Officer, Mr. Barner didn't give up. He contacted the DO's supervisor, and when that didn't yield results, he sought out the supervisor's supervisor!--a senior official in charge at ICE--and was able to secure a favorable outcome and my husband's subsequent release from detention. My husband and I cannot begin to thank Mr. Barner enough for his terrific work on this case. No ordinary attorney could do that! Based on our experience we would wholeheartedly and unequivocally recommend Mr. Barner to anyone looking for legal representation or advice.
Posted by anonymous
I went to Richard after he was recommended to me by a friend of another lawyer. Richard helped get my DUI case get dismissed. From the start he let me know that the charge of DUI shouldn't have been issued, since I never drove nor turned on the car. He was very knowledgeable on the subject and kept me informed on what was going on at all times. He gave me advice on what to do with the plea offers and in the end was correct as he knew the prosecution didn't have a case. Once all the charges were dropped I had Mr. Barner get this record expunged as well. All in all, Richard kept me updated, cared about my case, and got the job done.
Posted by Geoff
Bill Barner has handled 3 traffic related cases for me over the past four-five years. He has always delivered sound advice on all cases and delivered a realistic and accurate expectation for the result of each case. Along with his extensive knowledgable, Bill also has a very disarming and humorous side which only makes the experience of his representation that much less stressful.
Bill also specializes in immigration law. With his proven track record and positive word of mouth from others who've acquired his representation, I did not consider anyone else for handling my current immigrant visa application.
Lawrence Meltzer, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Barner is an excellent legal tactician and trial lawyer. He has tremendous experience and legal knowledge in the areas of criminal and immigration law. When my clients have immigration issues in criminal cases I always call "Bill". He is always at the ready and gives a clear picture as to my clients situation. He is always honest and forthright and treats all of his clients with respect and with the care that they deserve. "Bill" is an outstanding lawyer and person. I trust him implicitly.
Aaron Cohen, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
My firm Cohen & Kuvin, LLC is very proud to endorse Mr. Barner. For over 5 years now we have been referring him clients and not one complaint. If your looking for the right Immigration attorney don't even bother looking any further. Mr. Barner communicates with his clients as well his associate attorneys to keep them informed; a great receipt for success.
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