Robbie M. Barr

Robbie M. Barr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Denver, CO

 | 1777 South Harrison Street, Suite 1504, Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-579-1188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Judge Robbie Meripol Barr is owner of BarrADR, a mediation and arbitration practice in Denver, Colorado. Her diverse experiences as a trial attorney and former judge give her a unique set of ADR skills to mediate the most difficult cases. Robbie is a go-to for ADR services as she knows both sides of the bench. She has a blended background as a former litigator and also a former Judge of Miami-Dade County’s Circuit Court. This Court is the largest circuit in Florida and the fourth largest trial court in the nation. Over the past 21 years, she has leveraged her experience in Colorado law, and nationally, to resolve many complex matters involving: employment law, commercial law, the construction industry, professional malpractice, real property issues, probate disputes, environmental law, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance law, and civil rights. 

Judge Robbie M. Barr’s career has been highly decorated, and she has been recognized by her peers as one of the most prominent ADR professionals in the state of Colorado. She is a highly sought-after speaker and writer and a powerful leader in the professional organizations she belongs to. In addition to being a Colorado Super Lawyer (2016-2019) and one of 5280 Magazine’s Denver’s Top Lawyers (2015-2019), she is a Past Director and President of the Boulder Bar Foundation, a Past Board Member for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and a Faculty Member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Robbie is an influential member of the legal Colorado community. Her presentations include:

* ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
* Colorado Women’s Bar Association
* Colorado Employment Law Conference
* Faculty of Federal Advocates Boot Camp
* Colorado Bar Association Statewide ADR Conference
* ABA Environmental Section Conference
* Products Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Committee’s Joint CLE Seminar
* Colorado Judicial Conference

Certificates and Credentials

About Robbie Barr

Admitted: 1998, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  •    , Denver Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2019
  •    , Barrister's Choice Best Mediator, Law Week Colorado, 2018
  •    , Denver Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2018
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
  •    , Denver Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2017
  •    , Denver Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2016
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  •   , Denver Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (2013-Present), 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association (1998-present), 2019
  • Faculty Member, NITA trial skills program (2013-Present) , 2019
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (2015-Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association (2009-Present), 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law Litigation Skills Program (2015-2017), 2017
  • Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges—Education Section (2014-2015), 2015
  • Board Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association (2013-2014), 2014
  • Appointed Member, Florida's Article V Advisory Committee, 2014
  • Member, Boulder Bar Association (1998-2011), 2011
  • President, Boulder Bar Foundation, 2010
  • Director, Boulder Bar Foundation (2005-2010), 2010
  • Member, Eugene P. Spellman American Inn of Court (University of Miami) (1992-1997), 1997
  • Member, The Florida Bar's Judicial Administration, Selection, and Tenure Committee (1992-1997), 1997
  • Member (by appointment of Chief Justice), Florida Court Education Council (1995-1997), 1997
  • Chair, Education Section, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (1996-1997), 1997
  • Member, American Bar Association, Environmental Committee of Litigation Section (1995-1997), 1997
  • Appointed Member, Article V Advisory Committe, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (1995-1997), 1997
  • Third DCA Representative, Executive Committee, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (1995-1997), 1997
  • Director, Young Lawyers Section of Dade County Bar (1985-1987), 1987
  • Chairperson, 1986 Law Week Committee, 1986
  • Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief, Dade County Bar Bulletin (1983-1985), 1985
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Dade County Bar Association (1981-1982), 1982
  • Member, Speakers Bureau (1981-1982), 1982
  • Chairperson, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Parental Leave Survey Committee (1981-1982), 1982

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono ADR Advisor, Rose Andom Center (2013-Present), 2019
  • Pro Bono ADR Advisor, Porter Billups Leadership Academy (2013-Present), 2019
  • Pro Bono ADR Advisor, The Center (2013-Present), 2019
  • Pro Bono ADR Advisor, Delta Eta Boule (2013-Present), 2019
  • Pro Bono ADR Advisor, Matthew Shepard Foundation (2013-Present), 2019
  • Founding Member, Teaching and Rehabilitating Our Youth Program (TROY), 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Educational Background:

  • J.D. University of Miami, cum laude; Graduated top 5%, 1980
  • Vice President, Order of the Coif (f/k/a Wig and Robe Honor Society), 1980
  • Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review, 1980
  • B.A. Newcomb College of Tulane University, 1976; magna cum laude; departmental honors (English literature), 1976
  • American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of evidence , 1980
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Office Location for Robbie M. Barr

1777 South Harrison Street, Suite 1504
Denver, CO 80210

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Last Updated: 6/30/2019

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