Derek B. Barba is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. He is an experienced trial attorney who began his career in personal injury defense and has handled all aspects of litigation including cases involving claims of personal injury from automobile accidents, slip and falls, negligent security, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home/assisted living facility malpractice, insurance coverage issues, third party administration malpractice, fraud/special investigation claims and product liability. Mr. Barba has tried over 30 jury trials across South and Central Florida. Mr. Barba is fluent in Spanish and has handled multiple cases with Spanish speaking defendants that have gone to trial.
Mr. Barba was born and raised in Miami and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and International & Comparative Studies from the University of Miami in 1991. He earned his J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1997.
PRACTICE AREAS Personal Injury Defense Automobile Accidents Slip and Falls Negligent Security Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility Malpractice Insurance Coverage Issues Third Party Administration Malpractice Fraud/Special Investigation Claims Product Liability
EDUCATION J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law B.A., The University of Miami
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida, 1998
COURT ADMISSIONS United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
MEMBERSHIPS Dade County Bar Association Defense Research Institute