Jodi Barrett is a partner in the N. Palm Beach and Tallahassee offices of Hall Booth Smith. Ms. Barrett has represented professionals including lawyers, health care providers and appraisers in complex litigation, handling all aspects of litigation through trial and appeals. She has provided counsel to employers in civil suits and before federal and state agencies including OSHA and EEOC. She also has experience representing companies on general counsel matters, including transactional and regulatory matters.
Ms. Barrett is an AV rated attorney, who is involved in the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, and Defense Research Institute. She received her J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, where she was involved in Moot Court and the Order of Barristers.
Ms. Barrett’s practice includes the representation of professionals including attorneys in legal malpractice claims including estate planning, dissolution cases, and real estate. She has also been involved in representing attorney clients involved with complex securities matters and fraud.
Clients hire professionals including accountants, architects, appraisers, and engineers, with a certain level of confidence in their abilities and credentials; an expectation of professionalism and experience. When results don’t match their expectations – regardless of the circumstances – the response is to blame the professional and sue. Included within the skill set of our Professional Negligence practice group is the defense of claims brought against directors & officers for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties. Our experience ranges from Home Owners' Association claims to sophisticated medical center credentialing disputes to publicly held corporate D&O claims.
It's our job to protect and defend the professional clients and fiduciaries we serve, helping them manage the risks inherent to their practice, and advising and representing them if the need arises. We serve a wide variety of clients, in all areas, including legal, accounting, engineering, and architecture concerns. From publicly held firms to small partnerships to sole proprietorships, we have the specialized experience and expertise to help our clients avoid, manage and survive litigation.