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Kirsten L. Barr

Kirsten L. Barr

Location:
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Phone:
843-881-1027 (Direct)
888-472-7162 (Toll Free)
Fax:
843-881-8784
Email:

Contact: kbarr@trask-howell.com

Born in Greenville, South Carolina. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar (1998).

Awards:

  • Rated BV-Distinguished by Martindale-Hubble, indicating that Ms. Barr also has "an exemplary reputation and well-established practice ... with a significant client base and high professional standing;"
  • Recognized for the 6th consecutive year as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America

Experience:

  • Associate, Sinkler & Boyd (1998-2000);
  • Partner, Trask & Howell

Faculty Member:

  • "Workers' Compensation Law for the Health Care Industry," Charleston, SC (1999);
  • "Workers' Compensation Hearings in South Carolina: Techniques and Strategies," Charleston, SC (2002);
  • "Workers' Compensation: Current Medical and Legal Developments," Charleston, SC (2003);
  • "Workers' Compensation Techniques and Strategies," Charleston, SC (2004);
  • "Medical and Legal Developments in South Carolina Workers' Compensation," Charleston, SC (2004);
  • "Legality of the New Form 40, the Defense Perspective," SCWCEA Annual Meeting, (2004);
  • "Current Reform Measures," S.C. Self-Insurers' Association Annual Meeting (2006);
  • "Overview of New Workers' Compensation Legislation," S.C. Association of Counties Meeting (2006);
  • "Workers Compensation Reform," S.C. Public Risk Management Association Spring Conference (2006);
  • "Key Workers' Compensation Litigation Issues," S.C. Chamber of Commerce Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium (2006);
  • S.C. Self-Insurer's Association Annual Meeting, "Current Case Law and Its Affect on Costs," (2007);
  • "Recent Medical Reforms," S.C. Association of Counties Annual Meeting (2008);
  • "Medical Benefits and Your bottom Line," S.C. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Association Meeting (2008);
  • "2009 South Carolina Workers' Compensation Practice Update," South Carolina Association of Counties Annual Meeting (2009);
  • "Advanced Workers' Compensation," Sterling Educational Services (2010);
  • "Recent Case Law: Back to Basics after 75 years," S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association Joint Meeting (July 2010).

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1998

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Order of Wig and Robe
    • Law Journal: ABA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, Articles Editor, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Georgia
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Major: Forestry

Published Works

  • "Workers' Compensation Law for the Health Care Industry", 1999
  • "Workers' Compensation Hearings in South Carolina: Techniques and Strategies", 2002
  • "Workers' Compensation: Current Medical and Legal Developments", 2003
  • "Workers' Compensation Techniques and Strategies", 2004
  • "Medical and Legal Developments in South Carolina Workers' Compensation", 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Member
  • Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Member
  • Porter-Gaud Parents' Guild Executive Committee, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association's Ethics Advisory Committee , Former Member
  • Governor Mark Sanford's Task Force on Workers' Compensation Reform, Member, 2005 - 2006