Barbara specializes in family matters. After several years in litigation practice, she received training in Collaborative Law in 2006 and has been building a collaborative practice since. She has conducted several trainings in collaborative law, including Basic Collaborative Practice, Mediation, and Interest-Based Negotiation. In 2010, Barbara and three other collaborative professionals opened the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington to change the way people resolve disputes. She has founded two non-profit organizations to bring Collaborative Practice to families of moderate means. Barbara is a founding member of Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Barbara has been named a top lawyer by numerous organizations, including the Washingtonian, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers. She received her law degree with honors from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Washington. Barbara is a CPA and clerked for the Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals. She also served as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.