Florence Taylor Barner

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Barner began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the State Attorney’s  Office in Broward County in 2006, where she handled both non jury and jury trials of offenses ranging from traffic offenses (e.g. DUI’s) to felonies such as armed robbery, sexual battery, drug dealing, and murder in the first degree. Barner was also case filer and has successfully argued hundreds of motions and tried as many non-jury trials throughout her career. While an Assistant State Attorney, Florence practiced in County Court, Circuit Juvenile Court and Circuit Criminal Court. After three plus years with the State Attorney’s Office, Barner joined the law firm of Weitz & Schwartz, P.A., where she has had a successful commercial litigation/civil trial practice since 2010 handling trials around the State of Florida on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations.

Barner earned her juris  doctor degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2006. Her academic success is reflected in the awards and scholarships that she earned there: her top performance in her classes earned her the Book Award in Advanced Litigation Skills, Honors in  Legal  Research  and  Writing  and  Trial  Practice  and  a  place  on  the  Dean’s  List;  her commitment to community service earned her the University of Florida, Levin College of Law Pro Bono Certificate; and she was awarded the Chester H. Ferguson Scholarship and Levin College of Law Tuition Scholarship She is deeply  committed  to the  community,  volunteering   her time  with  Restoration   of Rights  Workshops,   Broward   Humane   Society,  Share-a-Pet   Pet  Therapy,   and  her  local  Parent Teacher  Association   (PTA).

Barner  is  a member   of  several  local  organizations   including   the  T.J.  Reddick   Bar  Association,   Haitian Lawyers  Association,  NAACP,   Stephen  R. Booher  American  Inn of Court,  Broward  Attorneys Real  Estate  Council,   American   Bar  Association,   American   Birders  Association   and  Florida Association  of Women  Lawyers,  the Broward  County  Women  Lawyers  Association.