Brett Alan Barfield

Brett Alan Barfield practices in the area of business litigation with an emphasis on domestic and international commercial disputes, construction litigation, commercial landlord/tenant disputes and litigation under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Mr. Barfield represents clients in diverse industries to resolve their disputes through the most effective and efficient means possible, from informal negotiations, mediation and arbitration to litigation and trials. With his extensive experience, Mr. Barfield is well-versed in litigation in federal and state courts, and has secured multimillion-dollar trial victories for commercial clients in these proceedings throughout 2013 and 2014.

In addition, Mr. Barfield also represents clients involved in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of products both domestically and internationally, in importation and exportation, and in various service industries and professions. In his construction practice, Mr. Barfield represents owners, contractors and manufacturers on a range of commercial, infrastructure and municipal projects involving various claims related to design, construction and material defects.

Since 2001, Mr. Barfield has represented more than 30 parents seeking the return of their children under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. From time to time he has also represented parents defending against petitions under the Convention.

Mr. Barfield is the immediate past president of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend magazines as a leading business litigation attorney in Florida.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barfield served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward B. Davis, chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before practicing law, Mr. Barfield spent several years in retail management.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Construction, 3) Class Action Litigation and Arbitration and 4) International Litigation and Arbitration
Law School St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 2000
Education Vanderbilt University (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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