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Practice Areas

Civil / Commercial Litigation

The firm represents and advises both individual and corporate clients in a vast array of civil and commercial litigation matters. We prosecute and defend cases in both state and federal court, including appeals. Our experience includes such areas as contract disputes, business torts, closely-held corporate and business disputes, civil RICO claims, construction disputes, employment and non-compete claims, and other commercial litigation matters. Our corporate clientele includes British Airways, Comerica Bank, Castlenorth Corporation, NationMark, Inc., Cyber-Test, Inc., The Steritech Group, Inc.

Trade Secrets / Non-Competition

Barrett Chapman & Ruta has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in the area of trade secrets and related non-competition and tortious interference claims. In 2006, Mr. Barrett was appointed by Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court as a member of an ad hoc committee of judges and attorneys charged with drafting model jury instruction for business related cases for use throughout the State of Florida. The subcommittee co-chaired by Mr. Barrett is responsible for drafting the model jury instructions for trade secret claims arising in Florida

Insurance Defense

The firm has extensive experience in numerous areas of insurance defense litigation. We have represented national insurance companies in a number of areas such as bad faith claims, premises liability, homeowners claims, psychiatric malpractice, property damage claims, automobile coverage and liability (including PIP claims), policy coverage issues. We have been counsel for several national insurance companies, including The Travelers Indemnity Company, State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Peachtree Casualty Insurance Company, Explorer Insurance Company, Great American Custom Insurance Company and Dairyland Insurance Company. The firm is retained as counsel by the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association on cases throughout Florida.

Landlord/Tenant Law

The firm has an extensive practice in landlord/tenant matters. We represent owners, landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial matters, including apartment complexes, mobile home parks, single family residences, retail shopping plazas and commercial/industrial leaseholds.

White Collar Criminal

Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of state and federal criminal offenses. We handle primarily white collar fraud, civil and criminal RICO, embezzlement, arson, civil theft and conspiracy.

Representative Clients

Barrett, Chapman & Ruta, PA, maintains a strong client base for work here in the Central Florida area. The partial list below indicates the size and diversity of the types of clients with which we work.

  • The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Comerica Bank
  • NationMark, Inc.
  • Cyber-Test, Inc.
  • The Steritech Group, Inc.
  • Peachtree Casualty Insurance Company
  • Brian France (CEO NASCAR)
  • F. Lee Bailey
  • Software AG
  • Waldinger Refrigeration
  • Northland Insurance Company
  • Hartford Insurance Company
  • Florida Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Brokers Title
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