Barbara (Barbi) H. Agricola

Founder/Partner

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.

Location:

Opelika, Alabama

Telephone:

334-759-7557

Email Address

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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.

Achievements and Accomplishments


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

Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

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Education

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Juris Doctorate

Honors: Alabama Trial Advocacy Competition Team

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

Honors: American Judicature Society "Outstanding Trial Advocacy Achievement" Award

Honors: C. Dallas Sands Ambassador Leadership Award

Honors: Taylor "Excellency in Trial Advocacy" Award

Honors: "High Pass" Oral Argument Award, Moot Court

Honors: Wildlaw Moot Court Team

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

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

University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

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”

State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Section, Assistant Attorney General,
1980 – 1987

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

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

Alpha Omicron Pi

Ms. UAB 2004 (selection based on dedication to the university)

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

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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

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Fraternities/Sororities

Alpha Omicron Pi

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Benefit From Our Extensive Educational And Legal Experience



We dedicate ourselves to pursuing justice for our clientele. As a client of our full-service law firm, you have an advantage of retaining knowledgeable and skilled attorneys capable of handling matters across a broad legal spectrum.
Barbi's impressive academic background shapes her counsel years after her graduation from college and law school. Accepted into the school's selective honors program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she graduated magna cum laude in three years. Enrolled at The University of Alabama School of Law, Barbi earned many leadership and advocacy awards. At her private practice in Opelika, she has been selected as a Super Lawyer has received an AV rating* by Martindale-Hubbell*. These awards are given only to the highest caliber attorneys.
Al, admitted to the Alabama bar in 1978, has a long and distinguished record as an attorney and a judge. Al has represented seven Alabama governors, three chief justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, four associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, and numerous circuit and district judges. He received a recent appointment by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve on its Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.