Cara Barrick is a shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office and is a charter member of the firm’s Trial Practice Group steering committee. Cara has extensive experience representing her clients in the courtroom, as lead counsel through verdicts in several jury trials. With her practical and strategic approach, Cara has defended employers in matters pending before state trial and appellate courts; federal district courts; and various federal, state, and local agencies. She also counsels businesses of all sizes in employment law compliance issues, including coaching in hiring, disciplinary, and separation decisions; drafting employment policies; and auditing job duties to properly classify employees under various wage and hour laws. Her SPHR-CA and SHRM-SCP certifications reflect her commitment to the HR profession and competency in the legal issues that matter most to HR professionals.
Cara is admitted to practice in both California and Florida. She spent the first decade of her career as a trial attorney in Florida, first with a large insurance defense firm, then with a boutique firm where she became a partner. In 2010 and again in 2011, she was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Cara earned both her law degree and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. In between, she was awarded a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship and attended the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.