The Barrie Law Center is a general practice firm born out of Attorney Barrie's need to independently serve the community. In 1997, attorney Barrie started her work in residential programing for children with special needs, including children with emotional disabilities, autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, etc. As a result of her work with the children and the need she saw for advocacy for their rights, she decided to attend law school with the sole purpose of representing children. During law school, Ms. Barrie externed for a family court judge, and served as a Guardian ad Litem representing the best interests of children in the foster care system.
After working for other firms for several years, Ms. Barrie started her practice representing children with special needs in the D.C. public system. She has successfully represented parents and children in their quest to receive the special education services, programs and school placements they are entitled to.
In addition to her work as an advocate and attorney, Ms. Barrie is also a community organizer and believes in giving back to her community. During her work with the African immigrant community and being an immigrant herself, she realized the need for immigrant advocacy and representation. As a result, she decided to branch into immigration law to give immigrants the opportunity for reasonable and diligent representation. As a result, she has successfully represented clients in attaining their desired results in the navigation of the U.S. immigration system.
Ms. Barrie's experience also includes for profit and non-profit consultation and 501(c)(3) registration with IRS; she also has experience in drafting constitutions and by-laws and business plans and assisting clients in filing social security disability claims. Therefore, if you are in need of immigration services, special education advocacy & representation, nonprofit and for profit consultation, family law or social security disability claim services, The Barrie Law Center has you covered.