Firm Overview

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else's negligence, an experienced attorney can help. Choosing the right attorney to handle your case can be a challenge. The law firm of Barrett, Fasig & Brooks stands out from the crowd.
When we opened our doors in 1983, we were among the first law firms in Tallahassee to focus specifically on personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have expanded our firm to include six lawyers, a nurse, and several highly trained paralegals experienced in handling all types of cases, including vehicle accidents and premises liability. Our firm has the resources and experience to handle the most complex matters, from medical malpractice to products liability. When you choose us as your attorneys, we will be by your side through every step of the process. We believe in customer service. One of the primary complaints we hear about other law firms is the lack of responsiveness they provide to their clients. We refuse to have that complaint made about us. When you have a question or concern, we will be here to answer it. You will be able to speak with us. We have a full, highly-trained staff to address your concerns immediately. We have a nurse on staff to ensure understanding of the medical issues you are facing, regardless of the type of injury you have sustained.

We accept all cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we recover for you. We will advance all of the costs necessary to ensure that your case is prosecuted to the fullest.

At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we have built a reputation for honesty, ethics, and courtesy. We appreciate the trust you place in us.

To find out if you have a case, click on "Case Evaluation" or call us at (850) 224-3310 or toll free at (866) 346-4186 to speak with someone today.
Main Office

Main Office
3360 Capital Circle NE
Suite C
Tallahassee  FL  32308

  • 850-224-3310

R. Vinson Barrett

Vinse was born in Gainesville and grew up in Pensacola.

Vinse was born in Gainesville and grew up in Pensacola. He graduated from the University of South Florida and obtained his law degree from the University of Florida in 1976 following four years of service as an officer in the United States Army. His first position as a lawyer was with the State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit here in North Florida where he sharpened his skills and gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting criminal cases in Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties. After leaving the State Attorney's Office Vinse practiced in a general practice firm doing commercial litigation, criminal defense, and some personal injury and medical malpractice. In 1983 he began to emphasize personal injury litigation and now represents people injured by medical malpractice or defective medical and pharmaceutical products exclusively. Vinse has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1976 and also practices in Federal Court. He is an Eagle member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has been a guest lecturer on trial practice at Florida State Law School, has presented continuing legal education courses to other Florida trial lawyers, and has taught evidence to cadets at the Florida Highway Patrol Academy. Vinse is a past member of the Board of Directors of Florida Children's Home Society and has been recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for providing pro bono legal services to people unable to afford counsel.



Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyer

  • Eagle Member

  • American Association for Justice

  • Member

  • Florida Children's Home Society

  • Past Member, Board of Directors


  • English

  • Spanish

Litigation Percentage:

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1976

  • U.S. Federal Courts

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Practice, Florida State Law School

Past Employment Positions:

  • United States Army, Officer

  • Second Judicial Circuit, North Florida , State Attorney


  • Pi Kappa Alpha

  • University of Florida College of Law
    J.D., Juris Doctor , 1976
    Gainesville, FL
  • University of South Florida Tampa
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts , 1969
    Tampa, FL

Dana Brooks

Dana was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida.

Dana was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She later earned her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State in 2003. Dana earned her law degree from Florida State, magna cum laude, in December 2007 and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She is a member of the Florida Bar and is the newest shareholder of the firm.

Dana has a varied legal background with experience in civil litigation, family law, criminal law, and law office administration. For over 14 years, she worked as a litigation paralegal, specializing in the area of medical malpractice. After obtaining her M.S.W., Dana worked as a mental health counselor. She later became a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and settled several marital and custody disputes. Her background in the mental health field has strengthened her desire to help at-risk persons and those who are most in need of an effective legal advocate. She understands what it means to be the "little person" going up against big business and insurance companies.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission:

  • Florida, 2008

Published Works:

Author and Presenter

  • Using Medical Records to Win Your Case, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001

  • Special Issues: Advance Directives, Accreditation and Credentialing of Staff, Coding and Billing Procedures, and Interpreting Autopsy Reports, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001

  • Document Control and Management in Complex Cases, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., November 1994

Co-Author and Presenter

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work, Bush, Brooks & Augspurger for Florida State University, November 2001

  • Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal, Institute of Paralegal Education, April 2001

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology and Social Work, Bush, Brooks & Augspurger for Florida State University, May 2000

  • Florida Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., November 1994


  • Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal, Institute of Paralegal Education, September 1998

  • Florida Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., April 1997


  • The Florida Bar

  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association

  • Florida State University College of Law
    J.D. , 2007
    Tallahassee, FL

    Juris Doctorate with High Honors

  • Florida State University
    Master of Social Work, Clinical , 2003
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Florida State University
    Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Cum Laude , 2001
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Tallahassee Community College
    Associate of Arts , 1999
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Pensacola Junior College
    Associate of Science in Legal Assisting
    Pensacola, FL

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