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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, professional 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, IADC and 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 recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of personal injury litigation.

Chris enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family.


  • 305 South Gadsden Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, Florida State Bar


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Tallahassee Chapter - Treasurer
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - Member
  • Tallahassee Bar Association - Member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) - Member

Court Admissions

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

Carr Allison
Tallahassee, Florida

32 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Tallahassee (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants


  • AV-rated Martindale-Hubbell

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