Smoak Chistolini Barnett was initially founded in Tampa, Florida. We represent national commercial clients in the defense of automobile, products liability, premises liability, property litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, labor and employment matters and general practice.

Over the years, our firm developed an excellent reputation in the legal community for advocacy and ability to go the extra mile in order to protect the interests of our clients. We intentionally keep our case loads much smaller than our contemporaries and as a result provide a higher level of service to our clients.

Coverage Area

We represent both national and local clients in all of Florida’s State and Federal Courts. Currently, we represent clients in many areas throughout Florida including:

  • Alachua County
  • Baker County
  • Bradford County
  • Brevard County
  • Broward County
  • Charlotte County
  • Citrus County
  • Clay County
  • Collier County
  • Columbia County
  • Desota County
  • Dixie County
  • Duval County
  • Flagler County
  • Glades County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hardee County
  • Hendry County
  • Hernando County
  • Highlands County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Indian River County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lake County
  • Lee County
  • Levy County
  • Madison County
  • Manatee County
  • Marion County
  • Martin County
  • Miami Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Nassau County
  • Okeechobee County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pasco County
  • Pinellas County
  • Polk County
  • Putnam County
  • Sarasota County
  • Seminole County
  • St Johns County
  • St Lucie County
  • Sumter County
  • Suwanee County
  • Taylor County
  • Union County
  • Volusia County
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Smoak & Chistolini’s coverage area.

While the firm has vast jury trial experience, we also make a strong commitment to alternative dispute resolution methods.  Also, because of our strong business background, we understand and appreciate the costs of litigation and work very closely with our clients to control these costs and believe in making sound business decisions throughout the litigation process. We accommodate all the specific billing requirements of each client to bring about a prompt and cost effective solution to maintaining our client’s legal expense resources at their appropriate budgets.

Our areas of expertise include the following practice areas:

  • Trucking, Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents
  • General/Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Devices
  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate/Insurance Litigation
  • First Party Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation

Our representative clients include:

  • MARS
  • Builders First Source
  • Comcast
  • Dycom Industries
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Waste Pro
  • General Parts
  • Hess Corporation
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • Murphy Oil USA
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Red Lobster
  • Remington Hotel Management
  • Safeco Insurance
  • State Farm
  • State of Florida Division of Risk Management
  • Trimble Inc.
  • Tampa Electric Company
  • TECO People’s Gas
  • The Lane Construction Corporation
  • UPS
  • Waffle House

At Smoak Chistolini Barnett we are committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workplace which reflects the unique and diverse community balance found within the cities and towns in which we practice. We recognize these differences in our team members makes us a better law firm and more capable of effectuating legal services that mirror our client’s business philosophies. Having a well rounded work place attracts diverse personnel and clients allowing Smoak Chistolini Barnett to practice in varying markets and approach legal services to its clients more creatively. SCB takes pride in meeting these goals and recognizes the beneficial impact a successful diversity mission provides.


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