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Christopher BarkasShareholder

Address

305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone

850-518-6913
850-556-1331 (cell)
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 selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 and 2021 in the area of personal injury litigation.

Chris enjoys playing golf, traveling with his family, cooking and watching college sports.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Florida

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

Education

BS, Florida State University

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

Affiliations

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 and 2021

News Updates About Christopher Barkas

Barkas, Graham and Wells Named Named Best Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that Chris Barkas (Tallahassee, FL), Bill Graham (Tallahassee, FL) and Judson Wells (Mobile, AL) have all been included in the Best Lawyers of the Year list from Best Lawyers in America®. Congratulations!

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Barkas and Weaver Published in USLAW Magazine

Carr Allison’s Chris Barkas and Kyle Weaver of our Tallahassee (FL) office recently had an article published in the Summer 2021 issue of USLAW Magazine. Their article “‘Florida Man’ Strikes Again: $1000 an Hour Attorney’s Fee” discusses Florida’s Proposal Settlement (“PFS”) statute, which like the infamous “Florida Man” stories can […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys Virtually Presents Litigating Against ‘Florida Man’

Carr Allison attorneys Chris Barkas, Johnny Sarber, Heath Vickers, Pam Hallford and Kyle Weaver recently gave a virtual presentation called Litigating Against ‘Florida Man’  exclusively for one of the firm’s clients.  Litigating Against ‘Florida Man’ explored the oddities and dangers of litigating in Florida.  Attendees received continuing education credits. If […]

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36 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 36 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   ALABAMA – Birmingham – Best Lawyers in America ® R. Brett Adair – employment law management Russell Q. Allison […]

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Barkas and Weaver Obtain Summary Judgment

Shareholder Chris Barkas and Associate Kyle Weaver of Carr Allison’s Tallahassee (FL) office won a Motion for Summary Judgment on a wrongful death claim involving a construction zone accident.  The firm’s client, a tow truck company, was called in to lift a street sweeper to allow rescue personnel to extract […]

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New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 27 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 27 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 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 Litigation) o Charles F. Carr (Personal […]

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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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