David W. Barkett founded Barkett Law in 2002. Mr. Barkett graduated from Stetson University undergraduate program and University of Mississippi School of Law Juris Doctorate program. Mr. Barkett is a Florida Native and was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. Following Law school, Mr. Barkett moved to Central Florida and began his legal career working with Orlando’s oldest law firm and then a large full service state wide, multi-office law firm. At these firms, he gained valuable skill and training in the areas of civil litigation and real estate transactional work.
Since opening Barkett Law, Mr. Barkett has been involved in representing lenders and banks in tendering over 300 million dollars worth of loans collateralized by real property. He has also, either through Barkett Law or affiliated companies of which he is the owner, been involved in close to 1.5 Billion dollars worth of closings and title insurance issuance from 2005-2020, handled over 300 deals exceeding one million dollars and has been involved in over 3,500 commercial and residential real estate transactions serving as either the Buyer or Seller representative, lender representative, title agent, or escrow agent. He has also helped analyze real estate interests for over 600 properties on behalf of taking authorities and municipalities in the construction of gas pipelines or utilities. He has represented owners in the proposed sale of their property to numerous national Fortune 500 Companies and to municipalities, has served as an expert witness on real estate transaction protocol and has been a speaker at numerous seminars relating to real estate law. He is a licensed title agent for Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Barkett currently represents seller and buyers of residential and commercial property, banks, private lenders, developers, mortgage lending institutions, taking authorities and real estate brokerages in a wide range of legal matters involving real estate.
Mr. Barkett is married with 2 children and has been residing in the Orlando-Winter Park area since 1998. He enjoys the Florida lifestyle and keeps active by biking, surfing, boating and traveling with his family.