Christopher BarkasShareholder


305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


850-222-8475 (fax)

Professional Profile

Chris Barkas is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Tallahassee, Florida office where his practice focuses primarily on the defense of commercial vehicle claims, employment-related claims, products liability claims and retail/premises liability claims.  An AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, Chris has practiced law in the North Florida area for more than 20 years and has conducted jury trials in many of the counties in the area.  In the early part of his career, Chris was an Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno in Miami.  During this time he conducted dozens of felony jury trials involving robbery, narcotics and homicide.  Chris is active in professional organizations including USLAW Network, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

Chris is admitted to practice before all courts in Florida, including the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Currently, Chris serves as Treasurer for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Tallahassee Chapter.  He was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of personal injury litigation.

Chris enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida


BS, Florida State University

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Tallahassee Chapter; Treasurer

Tallahassee Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

The Tallahassee American Inn of Court (Alumni Status)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Chair, Automobile / Transportation Law Committee, 2001-2002

Florida State Bar; Professional Ethics Committee, 1994-1997

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

News Updates About Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison Attorneys Published in USLAW Magazine Spring Issue

USLAW NETWORK, Inc., has published two articles by Carr Allison attorneys in the Spring 2019 issue.  Construction attorney Thomas S. Creel’s article “Six Cutting Edge Technologies to Improve Safety on Construction Sites” takes a close look at new technology being used in the construction industry to enhance safety for workers […]

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24 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 24 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 23 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 23 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2018 for their excellence in practice areas that include:  Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment, and Workers’ Compensation. Included from […]

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Daubert Attack On Opposing Medical Causation Experts

Introduction To prevail in a personal injury case, an essential element the Plaintiff must prove is causation. That is, the Plaintiff must prove the subject accident or incident actually caused the Plaintiff’s injury and damages. Plaintiffs typically seek to establish this element through the testimony of one or more post-accident […]

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