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Barbara Jane Rynne

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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 20%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Family: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles Malcolm Viser

    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

  • Vincent James Filliben

    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
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Dummit Fradin- Charlotte

321 W. 11th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202

Dummit Fradin - Winston Salem

1133 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101

Dummit Fradin - Greensboro

412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401

Dummit Fradin - Gastonia

201 W. 2nd Avenue
Suite E
Gastonia, NC, 28052



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
State Criminal Law SpecialistNC Board of Legal Specialization2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyDummit Fradin2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyMecklenburg County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Assistant ProsecutorMonmouth County Prosecutor's Office1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Girl Scouts of AmericaTroop Leader2007 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationMember1995 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. GLNot Guilty after jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Colgate UniversityPolitical ScienceN/A1990
University of ManchesterN/AN/A1988
Seton Hall University School of LawN/AJDN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DWI, Criminal and Traffic UpdateDomestic Violence Update2013
Advanced Trial TacticsDirect Examination2012
Advanced Trial TacticsOpening Statements2012
Criminal Defense Trial from Start to FinishClosing Arguments2010
Criminal Defense Trial from Start to FinishPresentation of Defense Evidence2010
Basics of Criminal PracticePlea Bargaining and Negotiation2010
Domestic Violence Pro Bono Attorney TrainingImpact of DVPO on Criminal DV cases2009