Michael Barber

Orlando, Florida
Mr. Michael Barber began his legal career at the State Attorney's Office  in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Barber practiced in both County and Circuit Courts handling misdemeanor and traffic offenses, all the way up to serious felonies. Having litigated numerous types of cases, including DUI's, traffic cases, drug cases, prostitution cases, cases involving violence or weapons, burglaries, thefts, and more, Mr. Barber is ready for the Court room on your case. Mr. Barber tried over 60 cases to trial during his time with the State Attorney’s Office.  At the time Mr. Barber left his position as an Assistant State he was prosecuting high level felony drug cases including trafficking, dealing, manufacturing, and cultivation of various types of narcotics.

Mr. Barber developed, while at the State Attorney’s Office, important skills and abilities that allow him to provide clients with superior representation. Mr. Barber has a vast understanding of the prosecutorial process. He has seen many, many cases handled from their inception, at the decision to file charges, all the way through the plea negotiation process, and then to a conclusion with trial. Having the advantage of the inside knowledge of prosecutorial system, Mr. Barber will be able effectively and efficiently advocate on behalf of his clients. Mr. Barber will make it a priority to ensure that each of his clients know what is going on with their case and receive a fair treatment in the criminal justice system.

Mr. Barber is a member of both the Orange County Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. Mr. Barber serves on the Executive Board for the Orange County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee. Mr. Barber is also active in the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section and serves as a board member.

Mr. Barber graduated from the University of Central Florida. While accomplishing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Barber was a member of the National Scholar's Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta International Honors Society, and Junior Achievers. Additionally, during his time at the University of Central Florida Mr. Barber was awarded a spot on the Dean's List and the National Bright Futures Academic Scholar Award. Mr. Barber graduated in 2011 from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. Mr. Barber was recognized for his academic excellence as a Dean's Scholar and was awarded the Governor's Scholarship. Mr. Barber served two terms as the president of the University of Florida chapter of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.

Mr. Barber is a native of Central Florida. He grew up in Winter Park, Florida.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 2011
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida - 2008


  • 2013 Practicing with Professionalism Seminar , Ethics and Professionalism , 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Legal Elite, 2014 - Present
  • Super Lawyer's Magazine "Rising Star", 2015 - 2016
  • UCF 30 Under 30 List, 2016 - Present
  • Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2016 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Downtown Orlando YMCA, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, Executive Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section , Board Member , 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, Chairman, 2015 - Present
  • Opera Orlando, Board Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit , Assistant State Attorney, 2011 - 2013

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

More Cases

Recent Personal
Injury Settlements


Scooter Accident


Car Accident


Car Accident


Government Liability Case


Back Injury

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