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Elizabeth Downey Barber


Louisville, KY





David Barber's practice is devoted to holding people and corporations accountable when they have violated safety rules and harmed people in the community throughout Kentucky. David's experience includes over one-hundred jury trials as a prosecutor and as a private lawyer. David has also successfully resolved thousands of cases for his clients through the pre-lawsuit or claims stage, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration.

David's involvement in the profession has also included service in the Kentucky Bar Association (on the Board of Governors and the charitable Kentucky Bar Foundation), the American Bar Association (including chairing the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section), the Kentucky Justice Association (presenting programs and writing articles for other attorneys), the Brandeis chapter of the American Inns of Court, and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The ABF is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to 1/3 of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

David has published over forty articles in state and national legal publications on topics including attorney ethics, public service, and representing people harmed by violation of safety rules. In addition to speaking to lawyer groups, David has been invited to speak to community groups and other professional groups such as the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky.

In the community, David has helped to found charitable groups such as the Gravy Cup, benefitting Boys and Girls Haven, and coached many baseball teams which have produced over fifty players who have or now play at the college level.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law 65%
  • Criminal Law 35%

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2003


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Kentucky Wesleyan, Owensboro, Kentucky
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2003 to Present


  • English


  • Kappa Delta