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Barbara Kibbey

As a partner at Kibbey | Wagner, attorney Barbara Kibbey represents personal injury victims and defendants who are facing state or federal criminal charges. Ms. Kibbey was born and raised right here in the city of Stuart, so she feels a deep connection to the community and a passion for helping its people.

Ms. Kibbey earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the prestigious University of Florida. During her time at UF, she served as the editor-in-chief for the student magazine, ICON. After graduation, Ms. Kibbey enrolled at University of Miami School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree.

During her time at the University of Miami, Ms. Kibbey gained valuable legal experience by interning for United States Judge Shelby Highsmith. She also served as an intern for the highly respected attorney Roy Black at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan, and Stumpf.

Later, Ms. Kibbey went on to serve as the director of the Moot Court Board, which is ranked as sixth in the nation. She exercised her legal skills by participating in national competitions throughout her time in law school. Others in the legal community began to take notice of Ms. Kibbey and her impressive trial skills. In fact, she even received the Honors Award, which recognizes extraordinary litigation skills.

After law school, Ms. Kibbey served as a public defender in the 19th Circuit. It was here that she was exposed to a wide variety of criminal cases, including first degree felonies, juvenile offenses, and misdemeanor charges. Working as a public defender also opened her eyes to the number of defendants who are in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. During her time as a public defender, she continued to earn praise and win awards, including the “Best Advocate” title, for her litigation skills.

Ms. Kibbey has continued to impress the legal community with her legal prowess. Since she has joined the private practice of Kibbey | Wagner, Ms. Kibbey has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. She was also named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 in the state of Florida, and a member of the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Martin County Bar; in the three years previous, she’s also held the positions of Treasurer, Judicial Liaison, and Social Chair.

Members of the legal community aren’t the only ones who constantly praise Ms. Kibbey's legal skills and dedication to her clients. She has earned a perfect 10/10 score on Avvo, a website that rates legal professionals across the country. Avvo assigns ratings to attorneys based on a number of factors, including the reviews written by former clients. Ms. Kibbey's perfect score on this website is due in part to the glowing reviews written by some of her former clients.

Ms. Kibbey is currently a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Florida
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Editor-In-Chief of a campus run magazine, ICON

Past Positions

  • 19th Circuit, Public Defender
  • United States Judge Shelby Highsmith, Intern
  • Roy Black at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan and Stumpf, Intern


  • Best Advocate
  • Honors Award, Litigation Skills
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 in the state of Florida
  • 10/10 score on Avvo
  • Rising Stars

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Member
  • Moot Court Board, Director
  • Martin County Bar, Board of Directors, Secretary

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner