Our Firm

Results-Oriented & Objective-Driven Guidance & Advocacy

Since its founding in 1998, the law office of Luis E. Barreto & Associates, P.A. has focused on providing advice, services, and representation in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate litigation, and elder law.

These areas of law involve decisions concerning family members and end-of-life decisions. We help our clients understand these issues and make sound decisions regarding estate matters. Through frank and confidential discussions with each client, our attorneys work to understand your goals and what you want for your family and loved ones. Only then do we develop a solution designed for you.

Our Attorneys and Staff

The founder of our practice, Luis E. Barreto, earned his law degree at the University of Miami Law School after a career working for a Fortune 500 company and serving in the United States Coast Guard. Since 1992, he has concentrated on providing legal services to individuals and families in the areas of probate litigation, guardianship litigation, estate planning, probate and guardianship administration, and related areas.

Every member of our staff brings deep concern for clients’ needs to the firm in the areas of estate planning, estate litigation, and elder law, and a strong desire to help them achieve their goals in these areas.

We pride ourselves on providing responsive and personalized service. We will answer your questions, return your phone calls, and provide frequent updates throughout the legal process. In addition to speaking English, our lawyers and staff speak Spanish, allowing us to serve our clients in the most effective manner possible.


Luisa M. Linares received her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University and her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law.

Luisa is a member of the Florida Bar since 1996. She has been a litigator for the past 21 years and has represented both the Plaintiff and the Defendant.

She has been a Guardian ad Litem for neglected and abused children.  She strongly advocates for her Clients to achieve a fair result.





Elsa Van Gorp is originally from Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota for undergrad and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Elsa moved to Miami in 2015 to work as an Assistant Public Defender where she spent more than five years cultivating her litigation and advocacy skills. While at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, Elsa took hundreds of depositions, tried dozens of cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, and litigated many motions.

In December of 2020, Elsa joined Luis E. Barreto & Associates, P.A. where she continues to be a compassionate and zealous advocate for her clients.



Whether your case involves a will, a power of attorney, a guardianship, or any other estate matter, the law office of Luis E. Barreto & Associates, P.A. will provide the right solution for your unique circumstances.

For a free initial consultation with our attorneys, give us a call or shoot us an email today.

Se habla español.