MIAMI – Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP (www.harkeclasby.com) is pleased to announce the addition of new associate Barbara L. Cabrera to its AV-Preeminent rated commercial litigation boutique. Ms. Cabrera will be joining HCB as an associate attorney and will concentrate her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation, and class actions.
“We are thrilled to have Barbara join our law firm,” said Lance A. Harke, Founding Partner of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP. “Her self-made spirit, superior academic performance, and strong commitment to the community and public service makes her a key asset to our firm.”
Prior to joining Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, Ms. Cabrera worked at Lee, Hernandez, Landrum & Garofalo, APC in Miami as a law clerk. During the summer of 2013, she served as a legal intern at The United States Department of Homeland Security in Miami, FL.
Ms. Cabrera received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She was on the Dean’s List and the recipient of the James B. Latimer Award. While earning her degree, Ms. Cabrera volunteered at the Madison House Adult Learning Center and was the Pre-Law Chair of the Virginia Themis Society. In addition to her B.A. degree, she graduated magna cum laude from Miami Dade Honors College with an Associate in Arts degree in Political Science. Ms. Cabrera was on the Dean’s List, a member of Phi Theta Kappa and President of the Student Government Association. She was also the recipient of the Board of Trustees Scholarship Award, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Miami-Dade County League of Cities Award and the Francisco Foundation Award.
Ms. Cabrera received her law degree from The University of Miami School of Law in May 2015, where she graduated cum laude and was on the Dean’s List. She earned the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Communication and Research I. In addition to Ms. Cabrera’s scholastic achievements in law school, she served as a Miami Law Ambassador, and participated in the Hispanic Law Students Association, Investor Rights Clinic, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP), and the International Moot Court Program, Moot Madrid. Ms. Cabrera is fluent in Spanish.
Miami Shores-based Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP was established by founding partner and trial lawyer, Lance A. Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the State of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice and appellate practice.