Driven. Innovative. Thoughtful. On her own and alongside her father, Elizabeth Barber is a devoted advocate and a compassionate counselor.
Elizabeth Barber is a dedicated attorney who works alongside her father in all areas of practice. Elizabeth graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009 and was admitted to the California bar. After spending some time volunteering at the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, she returned home to take the North Carolina bar and practice law with her father.
Elizabeth spent her early childhood in Pittsboro riding her bike to McCrimmon’s Drug store for ice cream and visiting her father at his law office in town. Little did she know that one day she would be following in his footsteps. Elizabeth went on to attend the University of Virginia where she majored in Foreign Affairs. After college, she spent time working for the National Outdoor Leadership School first in Mexico and then in Wyoming. During this time, Elizabeth applied to the Peace Corps. She was accepted and assigned to Costa Rica, where she served two years as a Children, Youth, and Families volunteer. As a volunteer, she started Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in her town, organized a national conference for adolescent girls focusing on life skills and health issues, and solidified her Spanish language skills.
In 2006, Elizabeth started law school at the University of North Carolina. While attending UNC, Elizabeth served as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council to Dean Jack Boger, a law school representative to the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and on the Academic Affairs Committee. Outside of school, Elizabeth gained legal experience working as a legal intern for North Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Joe Hackney, Legal Aid of North Carolina Farmworker Unit, and the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender.
Since joining her father in law practice in 2010, Elizabeth has continued her commitment to public service through pro bono legal work and volunteer activities. She has served as vice president and president of the Judicial District 15b Bar and as a board member of Chatham County Together (now Communities in Schools). She is currently a member of the Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board of Directors and president of the Chatham County Bar Association.