Barbara J. Rynne is a dynamic litigator with over 15 years of criminal trial experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. She has tried over 100 jury trials as lead counsel. A firm believer in justice and fairness, she provides her clients with strong and skilled advocacy, while maintaining a compassionate touch.
Barbara began her career as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, in Freehold, NJ. She was first assigned to Prosecutor John Kaye, as his Special Assistant, while he held office as the President of the National District Attorney’s Association. From there she moved to various trial teams and was responsible for prosecuting felonies ranging from drug offenses to armed robbery, assault and murder. After being licensed to practice in North Carolina, she worked briefly for The Dummit Law Firm, before returning to prosecution as an Assistant District Attorney in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. As a Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney, Barbara was responsible for prosecuting both misdemeanors and felonies while assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit and Habitual Felon Team. Barbara rejoined Dummit Fradin in January, 2010.
Barbara is licensed to practice in both the Federal and State Courts of New Jersey and North Carolina, and the State Courts of Pennsylvania. She concentrates her practice on criminal, including criminal domestic, and became a NC Board Certified Specialist in Criminal State Law in 2012. She was recently recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in NC. As a defense attorney, Barbara vigorously represents clients charged with a wide variety of crimes, from misdemeanor offenses to capital murder, in Mecklenburg, Stokes, Forsyth, Union and Gaston Counties.
Outside of the law, Barbara is a mother to four children, including a set of triplets. She volunteers her time as a Girl Scout Cadet Troop Leader, and SwimMAC team parent. She enjoys spending time with her children and attending their various sporting events, including softball, football, basketball and swimming.
Licensed since 1994
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Barbara is a talented and capable trial attorney, with a keen sense of justice and unique ability to react quickly and effectively in the fluid trial setting. She is an exceptionally zealous advocate for her clients, and an asset to the profession.
Charles Viser Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
A truly phenomenal attorney, Barbara Rynne is one of the best attorneys I know. A consummate professional, Barbara devotes the time, energy, and preparation to ensure that her clients receive the best possible legal defense. One of the best trial attorneys I have ever seen, Barbara is fierce and thorough in the courtroom. If you are charged with a serious offense, hands down, you want to have Barbara Rynne by your side.
Vincent Filliben Family Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 10 Attorneys||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|State Criminal Law Specialist||NC Board of Legal Specialization||2012|
|Trial Attorney||Dummit Fradin||2010 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2009|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office||1995 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Girl Scouts of America||Troop Leader||2007 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|National District Attorneys Association||Member||1995 - 2001|
|Charlotte Observer||Suspect in "respect" killing agrees to help prosecution||2013|
|Winston Salem Journal||Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2010 shooting||2012|
|Asbury Park Press||Marijuana farmer gets 50 years despite Judge's misgivings||2001|
|Colgate University||Political Science||BA||1990|
|University of Manchester||N/A||visiting student||1988|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||N/A||JD||N/A|
|DWI, Criminal and Traffic Update||Domestic Violence Update||2013|
|Advanced Trial Tactics||Direct Examination||2012|
|Advanced Trial Tactics||Opening Statements||2012|
|Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish||Closing Arguments||2010|
|Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish||Presentation of Defense Evidence||2010|
|Basics of Criminal Practice||Plea Bargaining and Negotiation||2010|
|Domestic Violence Pro Bono Attorney Training||Impact of DVPO on Criminal DV cases||2009|