Dorothy “Dottie” Barker
Admitted: Alabama, Mississippi, Middle and Southern U.S. District Courts of Alabama, Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Mississippi; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; the Tribal Court of the Poarch Bank of Creek Indians; is a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.
Practice Areas: Ms. Barker has a diverse practice, which includes litigation and appellate work in Federal and State courts in the areas of professional malpractice, contracts, estates, wrongful death and complex business disputes, among other areas. She is also an active mediator in civil litigation.
Education: St. Paul’s Episcopal School; Judson College, cum laude; Ole Miss Law School. Following law school, Ms. Barker was Law Clerk to the Honorable Presiding Circuit Court Judge, Charles A. Graddick, of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama.
Professional Associations: Ms. Barker is a member of the Mobile Bar, Alabama Bar, the Mississippi Bar, and the American Bar Association. She is also an active mediator who is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.
Ms. Barker has served as the Chair of the Mobile Bar Association’s Public Service Committee, as member of the Executive Committee of the Mobile Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section, the Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Mobile Bar Association’s Mentoring committee, the Mobile Bar Association’s Law Day Committee, Defense Research Institute, and is a member of the Paul Brock Inn of Court. She also is a member and past President of the local Women Lawyers section, for which she served as a board member for many years. She has been an active member of many local civic organizations, to include the Junior League of Mobile and Mobile United, for which she served as an officer and steering committee member.
Ms. Barker and her family are members of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.