Barbara (Barbi) H. Agricola

Barbara (Barbi) H. Agricola

Co-founder
Partner
Location:
Opelika, Alabama
Phone:
334-610-1064
706-341-3124
Fax:
334-759-7558
Email:

Barbi Agricola, founder of Agricola Law, concentrates her practice in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury law, family law and criminal defense. Barbi was born and raised in Montgomery, where she attended LAMP High School, a nationally-ranked college preparatory school. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she was accepted into the school's prestigious University Honors Program, which only accepts fifty students a year. Barbi graduated magna cum laude with University and Departmental honors, earning a major in Political Science and a double minor in Criminal Justice and Philosophy and Law, all within the span of three years.

After College at UAB, Barbi attended law school at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, where she received numerous awards for her trial advocacy skills, leadership skills and involvement in the law school. She was a member of the Order of the Barristers, the Bench & Bar legal honor society, and Law School Ambassadors, among others. Barbi also served as the Managing Editor of the Law & Psychology Review, where she also had a legal article published. As part of the school's trial advocacy and moot court teams, she won first place at the National Trial Advocacy Competition in one year and in another year advanced to the quarter-final rounds in moot court competition.

After law school, Barbi completed several federal clerkships, including clerking for the Honorable William M. Acker, Jr. of the Northern District of Alabama, the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, then Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable W. Keith Watkins, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Alabama. These experiences enable Barbara to maintain a vibrant federal court practice with a high level of knowledge and skill.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Expungements
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2012
  • Georgia, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Alabama Trial Advocacy Competition Team, 2008-2010
    • Honors: 2009 National Trial Advocacy Competition, First Place
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers, 1 of 13 students selected
    • Honors: Jerome A. Hoffman Student Leadership Award, 2010
    • Honors: American Judicature Society "Outstanding Trial Advocacy Achievement" Award, 2010
    • Honors: C. Dallas Sands Ambassador Leadership Award, 2010
    • Honors: Taylor "Excellency in Trial Advocacy" Award, 2009 & 2010
    • Honors: "High Pass" Oral Argument Award, Moot Court, 2008
    • Honors: Wildlaw Moot Court Team, 2009-2010
    • Honors: Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, only 15% of law school
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
    • Honors: Law Ambassador, 1 of 22 students selected
    • Law Review: Law & Psychology Review, Managing Editor, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Departmental Honors in Political Science, Thesis Paper
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: University Honors, 1 of 50 students accepted
    • Honors: UAB Alumni Society’s Ms. UAB & “License to Learn” scholarships
    • Honors: UAB Board of Directors, Ex Officio member
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha & Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Societies
    • Honors: UAB Freshman Orientation Leader
    • Honors: UAB TrailBlazer, Official Student Recruiting Team
    • Honors: UAB Student Government Association, Senator
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Philosophy and Law

Published Works

  • The Psychology of Pretrial Identification Procedures: The Showup, 33 ALA. L & PSYCH. REV., 125 (2009), 33, 2009
  • Book series: Inside the Minds: Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes (2016-2017 Edition) my chapter: “Caught Red-Handed: A Practical Guide to Help Your Client in Federal Drug Crime Cases”

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating (2016, 2017)
  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star (an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Mid-South receive this distinction)
  • Martindale-Hubbell client satisfaction award 2016-2017 (awarded to 5% of attorneys)
  • Lead Counsel selection, Ms. UAB 2004 (selection based on dedication to the university)
  • Alpha Omicron Pi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Opelika Rotary Happy Hour Club, Member & Co-Chair for Monthly Speakers
  • Lee County Junior League
  • Alabama State Bar Association Family Law section
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Columbus Inn of Court
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Auburn Young Professionals
  • Hugh Maddox Inn of Court
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable William M. Acker, Jr. of the Northern District of Alabama, Law Clerk
  • Honorable Joel F. Dubina, then Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk
  • Honorable W. Keith Watkins, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Alabama

Previous Names

  • Barbara H. Agricola

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Omicron Pi