The law firm of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. has a time-honored dedication to the local community, and the attorneys take this responsibility seriously. They believe this commitment to civic activities are both a privilege and an obligation, and consequently, the partners avidly serve in various outreach efforts, and they encourage their staff to do so as well.
Giving back to the community regularly involves participating in events, offering financial support, and volunteering time to social causes. Whenever possible, the firm works to balance its time and energy with its monetary patronage. From fulfilling roles on community boards, participating in continuing education, or providing leadership for local nonprofits, the attorneys endeavor to contribute as conscientious citizens.
As active members of the community, the firm participated in several initiatives. One of the first events of the year involved Patriot Placements and Alpine Jaguar hosting the “Celebrate Our Heroes” cocktail party fundraiser. Brian Karsen represented the firm at this function on January 28 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Alpine Jaguar dealership in Fort Lauderdale. The aim of the fundraiser was to fund job placement services for U.S. veterans and their spouses at no cost, which proved to be a huge success with many local business owners in attendance.
In the following month, Brian presented at the Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section’s 32nd Annual Winter Retreat held in Beaver Creek, CO from February 15-18. The comprehensive two-day continuing legal and adjuster conference is vital for Florida practitioners, and Brian attended to offer his depth of knowledge and understanding of the Florida workers’ compensation litigation environment.
The founding and managing partner at the firm, David C. Barnett, Esq., participated in the Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge, a thirty-five mile cycling event that was held on February 20th. Launched in 2010 as the signature initiative of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, this year’s event totaled 3,370 participants and raised $4,374,910 in funds that went to innovative cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
On the evening of March 12 at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club in Hallandale Beach, the firm attended the 16th annual Victory Center gala, “Color My World”, hosted by Barry and Judi Nelson, the founders of the organization. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Victory Center’s mission to provide education and services to children with autism and related disabilities in a secure and stimulating learning environment in South Florida. Live entertainment was provided by world renowned artist Michael Israel, and the event drew prominent members of the banking, real estate, building, and legal communities.
As demonstrated, Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and its staff have a long history of service to Broward County and the State of Florida. From ongoing financial support of local charities to direct volunteer hours, the attorneys and members of the firm are all committed to the community. As one of the largest firms nationally representing civilian contract workers assisting U.S. military operations abroad, the partners believe that a strong foundation in the legal industry can be matched with robust outreach efforts. The business focus has been on the rights of injured workers who possessed expatriate compensation claims, both in the U.S. and internationally. The firm has subsequently litigated hundreds of cases throughout the United States and has filed briefs and appeals in numerous State and Federal jurisdictions.