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Barry Postman

West Palm Beach Managing Partner



Barry Postman is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, who provides counseling and defense in the areas of professional malpractice, including the representation of doctors, lawyers, accountants, brokers, title agents and insurance agencies, as well as liquor liability defense, employment litigation, condominium and homeowners association matters, securities litigation, insurance coverage, trucking claims defense, class action, bad faith/extra-contractual liability, commercial banking and financial litigation, trademark/intellectual property, hospitality industry defense, land use litigation and real property disputes, and corporate litigation. Mr. Postman also devotes his practice to construction litigation and risk management counseling, including the representation of design professionals in professional liability claims, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect claims. He has experience handling Errors and Omissions claims, including those brought against insurance brokers and agents.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Postman has tried hundreds of cases throughout the State of Florida and practices in both the Federal and State courts. He is a member of ABOTA (the American Board of Trial Advocates) and has been recognized for several years as a “Super Lawyer”, one of Florida “Top lawyers” and a member of the “Legal Elite” by his peers.  Mr. Postman has been recognized in the 2021-2022 Edition of U.S News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America and Lawyer of the Year (2022 and 2024) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law. In addition, Mr. Postman is rated as an A.V lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He is the managing partner of the firm’s West Palm Beach office where he has seen the growth of that office from 6 lawyers to over 85. He is considered preferred trial counsel by a number of publicly traded companies and insurance carriers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies from Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts (1990), and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law (1993), where he received a Merit Scholarship and was a member of the Honor Council.

Mr. Postman was previously appointed by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Committee of West Palm Beach. He is also a member of the Palm Beach Bar Association, the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).  Mr. Postman is a repeat speaker for the National Business Institute, Professional Liability Attorney Network and various other entities which include numerous training and counseling to clients relative to various areas of law and management training.


  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Professional Lines Attorney Network
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Civil-new
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