Education

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Admitted to Practice

  • US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV premminent 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

Backed by an extensive education and years of experience, founder Barbara H. Agricola values each and every client and offers her clients a level of service and attention that is rarely experienced in the industry. Understanding not only Alabama and Georgia law but its personal implications, Barbara provides long-term advocacy and legal guidance that is designed to protect the interests, goals, and objectives of each client. With open and consistent communication being held as key to building a successful client/attorney relationship, Barbara focuses her every effort at remaining personally involved and available to her clients at all times.

Background & Early Education

Born and raised in Montgomery, Barbara is a proud graduate of the nationally-ranked college preparatory school, LAMP High School. Barbara attended college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was accepted into the University Honors Program, which only selects 50 incoming freshman a year. Barbara soon stood out among her peers, and graduated with Departmental Honors in Political Science as well as University honors. In just three years, Barbara graduated magna cum laude and earned a major in Political Science with a double minor, one in Philosophy and Law, and the other in Criminal Justice.

Legal Education & Experience

Garnering further accolades while earning her law degree at the University of Alabama School of Law, a top ranked law school, Barbara received a number of awards, including:

  • The Order of the Barristers
  • The Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
  • Hoffman Student Leadership Award
  • Sands Student Leadership Award
  • Taylor “Excellence in Trial Advocacy” Award
  • American Judicature Society Trial Advocacy Award
  • Best Oral Argument Award
  • Law School Ambassadors
  • Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Teams

Barbara also served as the Managing Editor of the Law & Psychology Review and has placed at numerous trial advocacy competitions and moot court competitions. After several years in practice, offering residents of Alabama and Georgia comprehensive legal services in a variety of areas, Barbara has formed Agricola Law so that she can give her clients the personalized attention that is needed when going through legal situations. Focusing on the client’s needs and objectives, Barbara and her team promise sensible yet aggressive efforts in order to obtain the best possible outcome for each of her clients.

Federal Clerkships

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

After several years in practice, offering residents of Alabama comprehensive legal services in a variety of areas, Barbara has now formed Agricola Law. Focusing on the client’s needs and objectives, Barbara and her team promise sensible yet aggressive efforts in order to obtain the best possible outcome for each of her valued clients.

Publications

  • The Psychology of Pretrial Identification Procedures: The Showup is Showing Out and Undermining the Criminal Justice System, 33 ALA. L. & PSYCH. REV., 125 (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”

She also lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars (CLEs) on evidence as well as various other legal topics.

Affiliations

  • Opelika Rotary Club
  • 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