Our Team


We pride ourselves in creating a team environment of professionalism and teamwork. Our effort is to ensure that this aspect of our firm is reflected in the work we do for our clients. Please feel free to learn more about each of us individually below. We are proud of our accomplishments and would love to share with you our bios.

Founding Partners


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David C. Barnett, Esq.

David C. Barnett, Esq. is the founding and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. The firm was established in 1995 and presently…

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Barry R. Lerner, Esq.

Barry R. Lerner, Esq. is also a founding partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh…

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Our Partners

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Brian C. Karsen, Esq.

Brian C. Karsen, Esq. is a partner in Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., having joined the firm…

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Samuel S. Frankel, Jr., Esq.

Mr. Frankel began practicing law in 1998, and has significant litigation experience…

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Ana M. Castro, Esq.

Prior to joining Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., Ms. Castro was a partner…

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Founding Partners


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Barry R. Lerner, Esq.

Barry R. Lerner, Esq. is also a founding partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh…

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David C. Barnett, Esq.

David C. Barnett, Esq. is the founding and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. The firm was established in 1995 and presently…

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Brian C. Karsen, Esq.

Mr. Karsen began his career with the Public Defender’s Office for the Ninth…

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Samuel S. Frankel, Jr., Esq.

Mr. Frankel began practicing law in 1998, and has significant litigation experience…

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Ana M. Castro, Esq.

Prior to joining Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., Ms. Castro was a partner…

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Meet The Team


Our supporting team is here to help keep the firm organized and to ensure the highest level of client based service that we strive to achieve. They say that “you are only as good as your weakest link”. At Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, we feel that our team has no weak link, as we are confident in the abilities of our entire staff.

We feel that this transfers over to the overall experience of our clients. We encourage our team to continuously increase our level of professionalism and performance.

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Dennis J. Fichtel, CPCU

From 2005-2007, he served as a consultant to the largest DBA carrier in the US on the administration of DBA cases. He has extensive…

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Sherri Shirey

Sherri Shirey is a paralegal here at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Ms. Shirey brings to the firm 14 years of litigation experience…

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Lynda Fowler

Lynda Fowler is a paralegal here at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Lynda began with the Firm 15 years ago as our receptionist…

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Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez joined the firm in 2007 and she primarily works as a trial litigation paralegal. Mrs. Rodriguez assists by ensuring…

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Saray Chavez

Saray Chavez works as a Trial Paralegal at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Ms. Chavez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice…


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Meet The Team


Our supporting team is here to help keep the firm organized and to ensure the highest level of client based service that we strive to achieve. They say that “you are only as good as your weakest link”. At Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, we feel that our team has no weak link, as we are confident in the abilities of our entire staff.

We feel that this transfers over to the overall experience of our clients. We encourage our team to continuously increase our level of professionalism and performance.

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Dennis J. Fichtel, CPCU

From 2005-2007, he served as a consultant to the largest DBA carrier in the US on the administration of DBA cases. He has extensive…

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Sherrie Shirey

Sherrie Shirey is a paralegal here at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Ms. Shirey brings to the firm 14 years of litigation experience…

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Lynda Fowler

Lynda Fowler is a paralegal here at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Lynda began with the Firm 15 years ago as our receptionist…

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Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez joined the firm in 2007 and she primarily works as a trial litigation paralegal. Mrs. Rodriguez assists by ensuring…

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Saray Chavez

Saray Chavez works as a Trial Paralegal at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. Ms. Chavez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice…

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