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Eric H. Barker

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Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Eric Barker earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1989 and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1992. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Eric has been rated as a Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has earned an AV rating, the highest rating given by the organization, which is a nationally recognized attorney rating service. This recognition is for both legal skills and ethics. He has also been recognized as one of Orlando’s Top Lawyers by Orlando Life Magazine.

​As an Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric began his career at the Public Defender’s Office and quickly ascended through the ranks in the office, earning the prestigious Franklin Graham Award, which is given to the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year. This was in addition to his having collected several trial awards. He gained invaluable experience, was involved in the litigation of thousands of cases, and rose to the level of Felony Division Chief before leaving the office to join the renowned NeJame Law firm in 1999. Eric’s rise in the legal community continued and in 2000, he was quickly named as a Partner at NeJame Law at the age of 33.

​While at NeJame Law, Eric has traveled throughout the state in both state and federal courts to zealously defend his clients. These clients have included people of all walks of life including lawyers, doctors, police officers, teachers, homemakers, and students. He has successfully defended or won the acquittal of people charged with violent crimes or crimes involving firearms such as murder, attempted murder, robbery, and aggravated battery, non-violent offenses such as drug trafficking, theft offenses, and traffic crimes, as well as sexual-related offenses such as possession of child pornography, traveling to meet a minor, committing lewd acts, and sexual battery. Additionally, with Eric’s substantial expertise he has become an expert in the representation of physicians and those in the medical community accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions, grand theft, schemes to defraud, and operating an unlicensed medical clinic. Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical and health care providers who are being investigated or have been arrested can rely on Eric’s knowledge, experience, and insight into these very serious cases.

​In developing defenses on behalf of his clients as an Orlando criminal defense attorney, Eric Barker routinely engages in aggressive negotiations with prosecutors. However, Mr. Barker believes that the most effective negotiations come from negotiating from a position of strength. Whether it is advocating a violation of Due Process, the 4th or 5th Amendment, the lack of proof, law enforcement overreaching, addiction issues, or lack of evidence, Mr. Barker does everything necessary to fully prepare his cases, positioning himself to secure the most favorable result for his client. Being extremely knowledgeable and experienced in litigating cases, if negotiations will not bring about the desired outcome, Mr. Barker is a skilled and trained criminal trial attorney who relishes fighting for justice on behalf of his clients in court. He has represented clients in more than 70 criminal trials.

No case is too large and complex or too small or trivial for Mr. Barker to handle. His extensive criminal litigation background includes charges of:

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Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Served on Leadership Team, College Park United Methodist Church 2006-2008
  • Member of Aloma Methodist Missions Team, 2018 - Current
  • Served on Management Team Aloma Methodist Church 2016-2018
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbell's Law Directory

Awards & Recognition

  • Designated as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Published in Top Lawyers in Orlando 2013 by Orlando Life Magazine
  • Selected as Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubble
  • Recipient of the Franklin Graham Award, outstanding Assistant Public Defender of the year.
  • Who's Who in American Law 1998-present
  • Who's Who in Emerging Leaders 2007
  • AV-Rated Martindale Hubble
    AV-Rated Martindale Hubble
  • High Ethical Standard
    High Ethical Standard
  • AVVO 5-Star Review
    AVVO 5-Star Review
  • AVVO Clients' Choice 2012-2021
    AVVO Clients' Choice 2012-2021
  • AVVO Top Attorney
    AVVO Top Attorney
  • AVVO Top Contributor
    AVVO Top Contributor
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Practice Areas
    Absolutely the Best!

    “I had multiple charges against me as a result of the recent protests. Eric met with me and explained the potential outcomes in my case, reviewed the reports and evidence thoroughly”

    - C.
    Quick to Respond

    “Eric was very professional, helpful, and knowledgeable in helping with my son's case. He was easily reached and quick to respond when we contacted him. He promptly returned our phone calls and was good about answering our questions in easy to understand la”

    - Former Client
    Cared About Me and My Freedom

    “I faced a serious charge in Florida. Eric Barker did an awesome job in defending me. He is very knowledgeable about the law and is definitely worth the money.”

    - B.K.
    Excellence is Priceless

    “Eric Barker took my case with much confidence he was very honest and upfront about what he expected and what I could expect. He is very diligent and trustworthy and actually resolved the matter in a timely manner.”

    - R.S.
    Considerate and Compassionate

    “Eric was the most considerate and compassionate person I've had the pleasure of meeting in a long time without his generosity I don't know where I would be at this moment thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart”

    - J.
    The Best

    “Eric Barker is just excellent. I can't find the words to describe how grateful I am For the work that he did on my husband's case. He achieved things in a matter of one week that 3 previous lawyers were not capable of doing in 2 months.”

    - L.F.
    Knowledgeable and Thorough

    “Eric Barker is very knowledgeable and thorough. He provided excellent counsel and was responsive throughout my case.”

    - Former Client
    Amazing Attorney!

    “Eric was amazing! He took the time to learn about my insurance fraud case and was able to explain my story to the prosecutor and get the case dismissed!”

    - Former Client
    Best Representation

    “Mr. Barker gave me the best representation I could get. I would like to thank my God for blessing Mr. Barker to step in and get the charge I was accused of dropped.”

    - C.B.
    He Will Fight For Your Freedom

    “If you are truly innocent or made a mistake, or in need of the best lawyer who will win your case free out of jail this is the lawyer you want and need. I've used Eric Barker for two felony cases.”

    - C.H.

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