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Barbara L. Graham

Barbara L. Graham

Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone:
314-226-1428
866-734-9630
Fax:
314-863-0720
Email:

A 1995 Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law, Barbara has extensive court and trial experience and has negotiated divorce settlements and entertainment contracts with some of the top attorneys in St. Louis and nationwide. Before starting her own firm, Barbara worked for five years as an associate at the high profile domestic relations firm Green Cordonnier & House, where she worked directly with attorney Margo Green.  A member of the Missouri Bar and Entertainment Law Division of the American Bar Association, Barbara is a featured contributor to the new book by music author/commentator Moses Avalon, "Million Dollar Mistakes", has been quoted in Missouri Lawyer's Weekly, writes the legal column for Disclosure Newszine and has been a featured writer in The Urban Network Magazine. Prior to attending Law School, Barbara attended Crane School of Music at SUNY, where she played in Jazz Band and toured with the critically acclaimed Crane School of Music Wind Ensemble before graduating with a degree in marketing and economics. She has performed in professional summer theatre as an orchestra and cast member.

A supporter of the St. Louis entertainment scene, Barbara has served as Chairman of Performance Coordination/Artist Relations for the US Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival and the St. Louis Art Fair, has been a panelist for numerous entertainment industry conferences, including the Urban Network Conference in Palm Springs, CA, Inspired Music Entertainment Seminars, Hood Magazine Conference, Streetwise Entertainment and Missouri Black Expo. She was profiled as a "Woman on the Move" in The Flipside Newszine, October 2003, and is a faculty member for Fontbonne University's Sports and Entertainment Management program. As an attorney in Clayton, she practices in the areas of Entertainment Law and Domestic Relations. She is legal counsel for Notifi Music Group, whose artists include Ginuwine and Johnny Gill, as well as for BET’s 106 and Park Host Shorty da, Prince, Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers, Atlantic recording artist and DJ on Hot 104.1, Universal Records artist Luey V, rapper Potzee, and for the St Louis based Derrty DJ's. In addition to helping entertainment clients with legal issues, she particularly enjoys facilitating contacts and opening doors for artists and labels to help them reach their career goals.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Children's Rights and Father's Rights
  • Contempt and Enforcement
  • Parental Kidnapping Laws
  • Paternity
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony
  • Separation Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1996

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Member

Published Works

  • "It's the Law", The Flipside Magazine
  • The Urban Network, National Magazine

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Urban Network National Conference, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Fontbonne University Options Program
  • Instructor, Entertainment Law and Contracts and Publishing, E'xtreme Institute by Nelly, Vatterott University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar, Chairman, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Member
  • Lift for Life Academy (Charter School), St. Louis, Missouri, Member, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Kell & Flach, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1996 - 1998
  • Cordell & Cordell, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1998 - 1999
  • Green Cordonnier & House LLP, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2004
  • The Business Law Group, LLC, Of Counsel, 2004 - 2005