Gilberto J. Barreto
Gilberto “Gil” Barreto, born and raised in Miami, Florida, graduated from Saint Thomas University (Miami, FL) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration. As a student athlete, he earned all-conference academic honors while playing on the university’s baseball team, and participated in the 1996 NAIA World Series, which was the first team to do so in school history. Mr. Barreto began his professional career as an assistant baseball coach and assistant sports information director at a small NCAA division III school in Savannah, GA before deciding to attend law school.
After graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2002, Mr. Barreto began his legal career with a small insurance defense firm in Ft. Lauderdale, defending auto insurance companies in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance cases, which is commonly known as Florida’s No Fault Insurance. In 2004, he changed firms, and for 12+ years represented various insurance carriers and other corporate entities in both first and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith claims and litigation. He counseled insurance company clients at each step of the insurance claim process, including pre-suit investigations; policy interpretation and analysis; claims management; fraud investigations; and negotiation of claims through alternative dispute resolution, appraisal, mediation and litigation.
Starting in 2016, Mr. Barreto has represented policyholders, by using his knowledge and experience in representing insurance companies to the benefit of policyholders. Mr. Barreto has tried numerous jury and non-jury civil trials in both state and federal court.
Mr. Barreto is AV rated in the civil litigation and insurance fields and is fluent in Spanish. He is admitted to the Florida Bar as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.