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Podcast Discusses COVID Relief Fraud, and More

September 7, 2021

She shares her thoughts on cases and legislation impacting the health care industry including COVID relief fraud, her methods when working on health care related cases, and much more.

You can find the health care podcast, “Taking the Pulse” on Spotify, or directly on their website, episode #66.

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Barbier Obtains Dismissal in Racketeering Lawsuit

May 26, 2021

In May 2021, Barbier represented a former Adidas executive in a civil lawsuit in which a Federal judge dismissed racketeering charges. Read more in The State newspaper article.

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Deborah Barbier Selected for Trump’s Defense Team

January 29, 2021

The Post and Courier Columbia quotes a Greenville attorney, announcing Barbier’s appointment to Trump’s impeachment defense team:

“Regardless of one’s personal view of Mr. Trump, it says a great deal about Debbie’s skill and reputation as a trial lawyer that she was chosen for this task, and I am very proud to be her colleague.”

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Date Rape Charge Dropped

October 21, 2019

A criminal charge was dropped Friday for an Upstate real estate developer who was accused of drugging and raping a woman at his home in 2017, his attorney said Friday.

“I hope this case serves as an important reminder – everyone in this country is innocent until proven guilty,” Debbie Barbier, one of McCall’s attorneys, said. “Mr. McCall fortunately had the resources financially and the wherewithal to go and discover what the truth was and take depositions out of state, and went through a lot of personal burden and expense. A lot of people aren’t able to do that, and that’s the scary part.”

Read the whole article on Greenville News Online.

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Deborah Barbier named 2019 Legal Elite

August 15, 2019

Deborah Barbier was named to the 2019 Legal Elite by Greenville Business Magazine.

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Deborah Barbier Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

August 15, 2019

International Academy of Trial Lawyers LogoDeborah B. Barbier of Deborah B. Barbier. LLC in Columbia, South Carolina was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Mid-Year Meeting in Whitefish, MT, held in July 2019.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, and includes Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the globe. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Deborah Barbier has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.

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Deborah Barbier Elected to the American Law Institute

August 15, 2019

American Law Institute LogoThe American Law Institute (ALI) has elected Deborah B. Barbier to bring her expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

By participating in the Institute’s work, Ms. Barbier will have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which she is deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.

“I am delighted to be elected as a member of the American Law Institute to work with this remarkable group of lawyers, academics, and judicial officers,” said Barbier.

According to said ALI President David F. Levi, “[t]he American Law Institute is an active institution that depends on the talent, wisdom, and diverse perspectives of its members for its continued activity and excellence.”

All press inquiries should be made to Deborah Barbier (803) 730-6290.

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Identity Theft Press Conference

March 2, 2008

Barbier’s participates in a press conference on identity theft at the US Post Office.

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Barbier’s remarks at the portrait unveiling of a federal judge.

October 12, 2007

Chief Federal Judge Joe Anderson’s portrait unveiled

Assistant U.S. Attorney Debbie Barbier recalls court appearances before Judge Anderson.

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Honors and Professional Recognition