F. GREG BARNHART, a senior partner at Searcy Denney Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., the largest trial firm in Florida, is recognized as one of America’s leading trial lawyers. He is board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by The Florida Bar, is licensed to practice in Florida, and regularly handles cases throughout the United States.
Mr. Barnhart is recognized as one of America’s leading trial lawyers. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the last 20 years and was named Best Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year” for personal injury litigation in Florida in 2010 and 2015. He has been listed as one of the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” and “One of Florida’s Top Lawyers” by South Florida Magazine and as one of the top lawyers in Florida in 2012 in Super Lawyers. He is also listed as a “Top Lawyer” in Florida Trend and Florida Legal Elite.
The Cornell Law Forum says of Mr. Barnhart, “Barnhart certainly is sharp – he is consistently recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the country, and regularly takes on Big Tobacco, the pharmaceutical industry, and other corporate defendants in cases that have an impact on a national scale.”
Mr. Barnhart is past President of the Florida Justice Association and past President of the Federal Bar Association. He has been appointed several times by Florida governors to the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission, the body which selects judicial candidates for appointment by the Governor to the trial and appellate benches. Mr. Barnhart has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top one percent of trial attorneys in the country. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a worldwide organization limited to 500 members by invitation only.
Mr. Barnhart has more than 80 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. His wins include some of the highest verdicts in Florida in diverse cases including products liability, medical malpractice, aircraft and boating accidents, commercial disputes and estate litigation.
Mr. Barnhart is an ardent conservationist and has been Secretary of 1,000 Friends of Florida since 2005.
Mr. Barnhart is a regular speaker at seminars for trial lawyers held in Florida and nationwide and is the recipient of distinguished lecturer awards from the American Justice Association and the Florida Justice Association.