Barbara has practiced criminal defense in Alachua County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 1984, handling criminal matters including murder, manslaughter, dui/vehicular manslaughter, possession, sale and trafficking in drugs, robbery, burglary, grand theft, forgery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, gun crimes, and numerous other felony and misdemeanor offenses. Before joining DeThomasis & Buchanan, P.A. in 2001, Barbara practiced criminal law as an assistant Public Defender for the 8th Judicial Circuit for over sixteen years. Barbara was a member of the defense team for Danny Harold Rolling from 1992 through his capital murder sentencing proceeding in February of 1994.
She is a past President , Secretary, and Chapter Representative to the State Board for the 8th Judicial Circuit Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a current member of both Florida and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Directory Practice Areas
DUI & DWI
Credit Cards Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Flat Fee in some cases, other rates negotiable
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Partner, DeThomasis & Buchanan
Partner is Criminal Defense firm representing accused persons in State Court
Assistant Public Defender, 8th Circuit Public Defenders Office
Represented indigent clients in all state court matters including first degree murder, drug trafficking, and vehicular homicide.
Associate, Salley, Barnes, Pajon, Guttman & Del Valle, PA
Civil litigation and general banking law.
University of Florida
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (1978)
Honors: Member, Law Review
James C. Adkins Inn of Court
Chapter President, 8th circuit
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Presidents Award, 8th Circuit Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers