Brian Barakat

Brian Barakat, Esq.



Temple University, J.D., 2000

Drexel University, B.S., Finance, 1996


Brian Barakat defends businesses and business owners from suit. He began his career as a Prosecutor in Miami Dade County. While there, Mr. Barakat worked in the Economic Crimes Division of the Special Prosecution Section. His experience investigating financial frauds gives him a unique perspective on business disputes.

Mr. Barakat’s experience in Commercial Litigation includes the full gamut of cases from complex class actions to small business disputes.


Mr. Barakat is a sought after speaker and conducts classes on the following topics:

  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Expert Testimony
  • Financial Fraud
  • Computer Crime
  • Identity Theft


Mr. Barakat’s publications include:
The Authentication of Digital Photographs Under the “Pictorial Testimony” Theory in the Florida Bar Journal, July/August, 2004.

A Prolific Landscape: The Admissibility of Social Media Postings in the Florida Bar Journal April, 2018


  • Rising Star, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2009
  • Most Valuable Member, Business Leaders 2008, 2013
  • Ambassador of the Year, BNI 2010


Business Law Section of the Florida Bar

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Florida Bar Grievance Committee

  • 2006 – 2009

Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant Scout Master

Business Networking International

  • Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Board, 2013-2015

  • President 2019, 2008


  • Board of Directors

League of Prosecutors

Miami-Dade County Bar Association

Coral Gables Bar Association


  • Parisi v. De Kingston
    314 So. 3d 656 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2021)
  • Gokalp v. Unsal
    284 So. 3d 1097 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)
  • Data Payment Sys. v. Caso
    253 So. 3d 53 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2018)
  • United States ex rel. McFarland v. Fla. Pharm. Sols.
    358 F. Supp. 3d 1316 (11th Cir. 2017)
  • Imery v. Ingenieros
    167 So. 3d 523 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2015)
  • Perez v. Regalado
    140 So. 3d 593 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2013)
  • World Res. Corp. v. Michael
    36 So. 3d 682 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2010)
  • Herranz v. Siam
    2 So. 3d 1105 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2009)
  • Balboa v. Assante
    958 So. 2d 573 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Aboujaoude v. Poinciana Dev. Co. II
    509 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • State v. Fields
    954 So. 2d 1218 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2007)


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