Law Offices:
2455 East Sunrise Blvd.
Suite 1216
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 462-3200

Purdy, Jolly, Giuffreda, Barranco & Jisa, P.A.

Attorneys at Law



Law Enforcement Defense
General Civil Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation


1993                JD        Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, with Honors

1989                BA       Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, Pre-Law, History, Cum Laude


The Florida Bar – 1993

United States Supreme Court – 1998

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals – 1995

United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Former Secretary, Professionals Against Domestic Abuse (PADA), Women in

Distress of Broward County, Inc. (2001-2004)

Former Member of Grievance Committee 17″A” for the Florida Bar – (2004-2007)

Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale (2012-Present and Board of Directors 2014-2016)


Ms. Barranco, who became a partner in 2005, has been with the firm providing insurance defense litigation services since 1993.  Since that time she has been actively defending law enforcement officers throughout South and Central Florida in federal civil rights cases and related state tort claims.  Ms. Barranco’s practice involves all stages of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court involving claims of civil rights violations, negligence, premises liability, auto accidents and intentional torts.  Ms. Barranco has significant jury trial experience in both federal and state court and has conducted numerous oral arguments before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal appellate court.  She has also lectured on the issue of police liability in Florida at various CLE seminars.