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Barbara B. Smithers - Winter Park, FL

1031 West Morse BoulevardSuite 120 Winter Park, FL 32789- 3738

Updated: 11/11/2013

Winter Park Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Before joining Michael C. Sasso, P.A., Barbara Smithers served in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Florida, where she litigated complex antitrust and commercial cases, including class actions. She is certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and has earned the highest possible rating from her peers, AV, in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

About Barbara B. Smithers

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation 40%
  • Construction Law 40%
  • Business Torts 10%
  • Insurance Law 10%
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • RICO Act
  • Unfair Competition
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warranties
  • Closely Held Business
  • Dissolution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Shareholder's Rights
  • Construction Contracts
  • Constructions Liens
  • Defects
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Debarment
  • Federal Contracts
  • Government Procurement
  • State & Municipal Contracts
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Consumer Protection


  • 80%

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000

Specialties and Certifications

  • Construction Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Voile A. TVilliams American Inns of Court of Seminole County (Member)
  • Seminole County Bar Association (Member)
  • The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • The Florida Bar (Member)
  • Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Seminole County Inns of Court (Member)

Past Positions

  • Office of the Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Orlando, Florida, Assistant Attorney General, 2001 - 2004
  • Dempsey & Sasso, Orlando, Florida, Senior Associate, 1992 - 1996
  • Pohl & Short, Orlando, Florida, Associate, 1996
  • Marriott's Orlando World Center, Orlando, Florida, Credit Manager, 1988 - 1989


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1992
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy (1991-1992)
    Honors: Chairperson, Open Writing Committee (1992)
    Honors: Honors, Appellate Advocacy (Fall 1990)
    Honors: Listed in Who's Who Among American Law Students (1991, 1992)
    Honors: Outstanding Law Review Board Member Award, Fall 1992
    Law Review: University of Florida Law Review, , 1990 - 1992
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, 1987
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Business Management
    Minor: Marketing

Office Information


1031 West Morse BoulevardSuite 120 Winter Park, FL 32789- 3738


  • (407) 629-6727

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.



  • AV Rated

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