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Donald C. Barrett, P.A.

Donald C. Barrett, P.A.

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Experience

Private Practice of Law – 8 years

State Attorney’s Office
Assistant State Attorney – 9 years

  • Former Chief Assistant State Attorney of Monroe County
  • Former Division Chief of the Plantation Key State Attorney’s Office
  • Former Felony Prosecutor in Key West

Ran for Circuit Judge, 16th Judicial Circuit (Monroe County), in 2014 

City Court of Atlanta
Judicial Law Clerk – 2 years

Class Action Lawsuit – Atlanta, GA
Conceived of and filed class action lawsuit against the State of Georgia on behalf of putative class of five million people who were charged a higher driver’s license fee for electing not to become organ donors.  Argued case in Georgia Supreme Court.  Barnhill v. State of Georgia, 575 S.E.2d 460 (Ga. 2003).  Law was legislatively changed, effective July 1, 2005.

Memberships

  • Florida Bar, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers:  Local Chapter Representative and member Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee (2007 – 2009); Chair of Committee (2009)
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Key West Chamber of Commerce
  • Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
  • Key West Business Guild

Education 

  • Stetson University College of Law
    J.D., 1996
    • Honors & Awards
      • Victor O. Wehle Award, Trial Advocacy
      • Teaching Assistant, Trial Advocacy
        Teaching Fellow, Legal Research & Writing
      • First Place, Intramural Mock Trial Competition
      • Runner Up, Opening Statement Competition
      • Phi Delta Phi
  • Georgia State University
    B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1992
    • Honors & Awards
      • Graduated with distinction in major
      • Honors Program
      • Outstanding Scholarship Award
      • Mortar Board National Honor Society
      • Golden Key National Honor Society