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    FLORIDA – June 3, 2019 – Attorneys Richard L. Barry and Kristie Hatcher-Bolin have achieved Board Certification by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education in the areas of Civil Trial and Appellate Practice, respectively. Civil trial law involves litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies, while appellate practice deals with recognition of error committed by lower tribunals, and the presentation of argument concerning the error to state or federal appellate courts. This certification acknowledges them as specialists who have demonstrated special competence, proficiency, and professionalism in these practices of law.

    A shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Orlando law firm office, Barry focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, professional liability defense, transportation litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage litigation and complex litigation. He has litigated civil matters for his clients in both federal and state jurisdictions as well as state administrative actions involving professional licensure and discipline. Barry holds an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and remains immersed in the Orlando Community, serving on the board of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation and actively participating in The George C. Young American Inn of Court. 

    Hatcher-Bolin is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Lakeland law firm office, focusing her practice on appellate, general civil and commercial litigation, as well as employment law. She has argued appeals in all of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Hatcher-Bolin is also recognized as a leader in the Lakeland community, actively serving as a board member of the Humane Society of Polk County and a volunteer guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem in dependency cases.

    Read more about The Florida Bar board certifications here.



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