Barbara Agricola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Opelika, AL

Agricola Law, LLC
 | 127 S 8th Street, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: 334-759-7557
Fax: 334-759-7558
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Family Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Barbara Agricola is the founder of Agricola Law Firm, LLC, which is located in Opelika, Alabama, and offers a full range of legal services in a variety of practice areas to meet the needs of a diverse client base. A highly rated attorney, Ms. Agricola provides personalized assistance and effective support to clients throughout Alabama and Georgia who have legal issues involving any of the following:

·         Criminal law

·         Family law

·         Appellate law

·         Personal injury

·         Estate planning

·         Civil rights

·         Employment law

·         Expungements

·         Education law

An Alabama native, Ms. Agricola received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in political science from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Juris Doctor from The University of Alabama School of Law. In 2014, both the Alabama State Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia admitted her to practice.

In addition, Ms. Agricola is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Alabama, the Middle District of Georgia and the Middle District of Louisiana. She also practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

As an attorney, Ms. Agricola genuinely cares about the legal issues that affect her clients, and she works closely with all she serves, remaining in constant contact with them throughout all legal proceedings, fighting to help them achieve the positive results they expect. Regardless of the complexities involved with a client's case, Ms. Agricola possesses the skills and resources necessary to help them find a solution tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Through this high level of commitment to her clients and her impeccable professionalism, Ms. Agricola has received a number of awards and honors. She holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys voted her to its list of 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in 2016.

A consummate professional, Ms. Agricola is involved in several professional legal organizations, including the National College for DUI Defense and the Alabama State Bar Association Family Law Section.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (30%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Family Law (30%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Barbara Agricola

Admitted: 2010, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.agricolalaw.com/barbara-agricola/

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV premminent rating (2016, 2017)
  • Lead Counsel selection, Ms. UAB 2004
  • The Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Taylor “Excellence in Trial Advocacy” Award, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Law School Ambassadors, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Lead Counsel verified that Ms. Agricola is an expert in the area of criminal law., Lead Counsel verified-Criminal Law, Lead Counsel
  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Hoffman Student Leadership Award, University of Alabama School of Law
  • American Judicature Society Trial Advocacy Award, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Teams, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell client satisfaction award, 2016-2017
  • The Order of the Barristers, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Sands Student Leadership Award, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Best Oral Argument Award, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Lead Counsel has verified that Ms. Agricola is an expert in the area of family law., Lead Counsel verified-Family Law, Lead Counsel

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Columbus Inn of Court
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Family Law section
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Auburn Young Professionals
  • Opelika Rotary Club
  • Lee County Junior League

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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”
  • Lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars (CLEs)
  • The Psychology of Pretrial Identification Procedures: The Showup is Showing Out and Undermining the Criminal Justice System, 33 ALA. L. & PSYCH. REV., 125 (2009)
  • Managing Editor of the Law & Psychology Review, University of Alabama School of Law

Educational Background:

  • LAMP High School
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Honors: magna cum laude, Honors: University Honors Program, Honors: With Departmental Honors in Political Science, Major: Political Science, Double minor: Philosophy and Law, and the Criminal Justice
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Office Location for Barbara Agricola

127 S 8th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Phone: 334-759-7557

Fax: 334-759-7558

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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