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 was an instructor at E’xtreme Institute by Nelly, teaching Entertainment Law and Contracts and Publishing classes, was 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 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 and currently plays clarinet with the St Charles Community College symphony orchestra and concert band.
A supporter of the St. Louis entertainment scene, Barbara is a member of the Board of Directors of the University City Symphony and provides legal services to the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s Music Artists in Residency Program. In the past she 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 has been a faculty member for Fontbonne University’s Sports and Entertainment Management program. As a parent concerned about issues such as climate change, gun control and women’s reproductive freedom, she is active with Moms Demand Action, Missouri ACLU and Missouri Democrats, and works with the League of Women Voters to register voters.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1996
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
Law Journal: Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Member
“It’s the Law”, The Flipside Magazine
The Urban Network, National Magazine
Instructor, Entertainment Law and Contracts and Publishing, E’xtreme Institute by Nelly, Vatterott University
Speaker, Urban Network National Conference, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California
Adjunct Faculty Member, Fontbonne University Options Program
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar, Chairman, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Member
University City Symphony, Member, Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions
Kell & Flach, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1998