Barbara focuses her practice in the area of Government Contracts law, representing clients regionally and nationally. For over 25 years, Barbara has worked with clients to address questions or problems with public contract formation, performance, administration, payment and dispute resolution. She has represented prime contractors, subcontractors and public buyers. Her experience focuses on analysis of contract problems and their resolution through discussion, claims and other dispute forums/processes, including Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as litigation before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Boards of Contract Appeals and federal and state courts. 

Formerly the Director of the George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program, Barbara lectures nationally and internationally on government contract and procurement issues for the law school’s continuing legal education program, the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Panama Canal Commission as well as providing in-house representation for many corporate clients. She practiced in Washington, D.C., after she clerked before the then-U.S. Court of Claims, until she moved to Dayton. Barbara is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and serves on the Economic Development Board, the Board of County Corp. and the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees.

Barbara attended Les Cours Internationaux at the Universite de Dijon in 1972, received her undergraduate degree from American University, School of International Service in 1974, and earned her law degree, with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 1980.


All Service Areas


  • George Washington University Law School (1980)
  • American University (1974)


  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for D.C.
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Indiana
  • State - District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Member

Community Involvement

  • County Corp Board Member
  • Wright State University Foundation Member, Board of Trustees