Barbara A. Burr, J.D. is a lawyer whose practice is dedicated to family law. After several years of representing clients in traditional round-table negotiation, mediation and litigation, she received her first Collaborative training in 2006 and has been building her Collaborative practice ever since. Barbara has conducted numerous trainings in the art and skill of collaborative practice, including Basic Collaborative Practice, Mediation and Interest-Based Negotiation Skills, and a variety of Advanced Collaborative Skill trainings. In 2010, Barbara, along with three other Collaborative professionals, opened the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, providing space to a collection of individuals with the shared vision of changing the way people resolve disputes. In 2013, Barbara helped found two non-profit organizations to bring pro bono and low-fee Collaborative Practice to families of modest means in Washington, DC and Maryland. Barbara also is a founding member and the first President of the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She also is member of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Barbara has been named a top lawyer by many 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. She previously received certification as a CPA. Prior to family law, Ms. Burr clerked for the Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, then served as a civil rights attorney for close to a dozen years, first with the United States Department of Justice and then with the National Women’s Law Center. She is admitted to practice in Washington, DC and Maryland. T: (202) 347-9002 | burrlawfirm.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.