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Meet D. Barret Broussard

*Favorable judgements exceeding $5,000,000.00

*Favorable settlements exceeding $1,000,000.00

President of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia

Member of the Lambda Legal Atlanta Leadership Council

Appointed to the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Local and Voluntary Bars

Member of the American Constitution Society Judicial Pipeline Taskforce

One of 28 attorneys on the list of Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders - Atlanta Magazine

Selected for 100 most influential LGBTQ+ Georgians - OUT Georgia Business Alliance

Member of the OUT Foundation Advisory Board

Best Lawyer - Georgia Voice

 

Past results do not guarantee future results.

Professional Bio

Barret is the innovative lawyer with a wealth of broad experience. He is forward-thinking, current, and dedicated to his clients, community, and profession. With extensive experience representing clients embroiled in litigation across the United States, as well as working with judges to resolve disputes and appeals, Barret's ability to strategize around legal issues is smart, effective, and efficient.

 

Prior to opening Broussard Law, Barret spent half a decade representing big businesses and wealthy individuals at three large law firms with international presences. At those firms, he litigated cases anywhere from business conflicts to settlement negotiations to intellectual property infringement to personal injury and catastrophic loss. By representing clients from tech companies to insurance carriers, Barret acquired valuable insights as to how those companies operate and litigate.

 

But before entering private practice, Barret gained considerable experience working in the judiciary. Upon graduating with honors from Emory University School of Law in 2013, he served as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. Barret assisted the Court in resolving federal appeals in employment discrimination, immigration, civil rights, criminal convictions and sentencing, and habeas corpus.

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Barret further gained experience in the judiciary while a law student. He worked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, Judge Amy Totenberg on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta, and Judge Fredericka Wicker on the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in the greater New Orleans area. His extensive experience working for four courts throughout the country provides considerable and rare experience regarding how judges make decisions. He now utilizes that experience to develop strategies for his clients.

 

While in law school, Barret was elected to serve as the Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal, where he also received the highest honor from the law review—the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. He also served as co-president of Emory OUTLaw, which is the organization devoted to LGBTQ+ law students. Barret further served as a teaching assistant for Advanced Legal Writing and Editing. He graduated with honors in 2013 at the age of 24.

 

Barret studied psychology and philosophy at Brigham Young University, where he completed his Bachelor's of Science degree within two and a half years. Although he grew up Louisiana and enjoys cooking Cajun cuisine, Barret is a long-time resident of Atlanta.

 

Community Involvement

 

President of Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia

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Barret is in his second term as the President of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, which is the state-wide bar association devoted to LGBTQ+ people in the legal profession and judiciary. As the chief executive, Barret oversees and coordinates the activities for all of SBA’s committees, as well as manages the relationships between the SBA and other similar organizations, both in Georgia and throughout the United States.

He has led the organization through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while overseeing the unique and unprecedented Stonewall Racial Justice Grant, which donated $33,000 directly to organizations that benefit Black transgender and gender non-binary folx in healthcare, housing, and education. Based on his leadership, the Board requested that he serve an additional term as President, which is the first such request in the organization's history.

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Other Community Involvement

Barret serves on the Atlanta Leadership Council for Lambda Legal, which is the organization dedicated to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in the courts. He also serves on the American Constitution Society Judicial Taskforce, a nominating body that provides names to the President of the United States and Governor of Georgia to appoint judges and U.S. Attorneys.

Additionally, Barret is on the advisory board for the OUT Foundation, which is dedicated to providing support to current and former LGBTQ+ students of Brigham Young University---his alma mater. The President of the State Bar of Georgia also appointed Barret to serve on the Committee on Local and Voluntary Bars.  He is a member of the LEAD Atlanta class of 2018, and he remains active in the alumni association.

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Recognition

Barret's commitment to serving the community is indisputable. He has been recognized by his peers for the following:

  • Selected for Atlanta 500 List of the most powerful leaders in the City - Atlanta Magazine

  • Selected for list for most influential LGBTQ+ Georgians - OUT Georgia Business Alliance

  • Voted as Best Lawyer by the readers of the Georgia Voice

  • Recipient of the Becky Wood Community Champion Award from the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation

  • Re-elected to be President of Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia

Credentials

Education

Emory University School of Law, 2013 with Honors

  • Executive Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal

  • Co-President, Emory OUTLaw

  • Recipient, Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Legal Research and Writing

  • Recipient, Class of 1963 Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Achievement

  • Teaching Assistant, Advanced Legal Writing and Editing

Brigham Young University, 2009

  • B.S. in Psychology

  • Minor in Philosophy

Admissions

  • Georgia Superior, State, and Magistrate Courts

  • Georgia Supreme Court

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia