Anthony (Tony) Barak is one of an elite group of attorneys in the State of Florida who has achieved Florida Bar Board Certification in Health Law in 2008 and was re-certified in 2013. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of competency and experience in the specific area of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Tony’s practice areas encompass many aspects of health law and insurance disputes, including personal injury protection (PIP) claims and accident claims including, but not limited to, automobile/motorcycle accidents, wrongful death claims, and other general civil litigation matters.
Tony has won, and has had published, 12 decisions on behalf of medical providers against insurance companies, including a decision from the Florida Second District Court of Appeals. Tony has lectured to medical providers and to attorneys regarding Florida’s No-Fault Law (PIP statute). Tony is an experienced litigator and has represented medical providers and insureds in the pursuit of justice against insurance companies in thousands of cases throughout his career.
Prior to founding Barak Law Group, P.A., Tony was the founding partner in Barak & Goldberg, P.A., which involved the same areas of practice. Additionally, Tony has previously served as corporate counsel for a large group medical practice with over 40 offices throughout the State of Florida and over 400 employees. The company was accredited with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Tony assisted the company in obtaining its Joint Commission Accreditation, advised the company on various health law related matters, and handled the litigation matters against insurance companies on first-party insurance disputes.
Tony received his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 2000 where he served on Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Tony received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida where he majored in psychology with a minor in criminal law in 1996. He is a member of the health law section and trial lawyers section of the Florida Bar, a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Manatee County Bar Association and a member of the Manatee/Sarasota Trial Lawyers Association. Tony is admitted to practice before all State Courts of Florida and the United States Middle District Court of Florida.
Tony and his wife, Jennifer Barak, a pediatric occupational therapist, have been married for over 15 years and are the proud parents of 2 wonderful daughters, Ava (13) and Aubrey (10).