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Barbara Emily Cowin Figari

Barbara Emily Cowin Figari

also known as Barbara Figari

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Elder Law, Family

About Me

Figari founded the Figari Law Firm in 2008, and has successfully
represented numerous individuals in employment cases against some of
the largest companies in the nation.  Ms. Figari is a member of both
the California Employment Lawyers Association and the National
Employment Lawyers Association, and served on the Board of the
California Young Lawyers Association for the State Bar of California. 
Ms. Figari also serves as a Delegate to the Conference of Delegates of
California Bar Associations, for the Bar Association of San
Francisco.   Ms. Figari is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers
Association, in which she is also a member of the Women’s Caucus, and
has written numerous articles and hosted events related to issues in
employment litigation and negotiation.


Figari graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, with
honors, where she received her law degree with a concentration in Labor
and Employment Law.  Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Figari worked
for Sprenger & Lang, a firm specializing in employment class
actions, and for the St. Paul County Attorney’s Office and the Office
of the Public Defender in Stillwater, Minnesota. 


Figari was raised in California and Arizona, and graduated from
Illinois State University with a degree in Politics and Government. 
During college, Ms. Figari served as captain of a nationally ranked
mock trial team, and completed a summer internship with GalleryWatch
Legislative Tracking in Washington, D.C. 


Ms. Figari is an avid runner, practices yoga, and enjoys spending time with her family. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    2 years, 300 cases
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    2 years
  3. Family: 10%
    2 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Steven Mark Rubin

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Steven Rubin Sexual Harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Michael Bigeleisen

    I endorse Barbara Figari


    David Bigeleisen White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

The Figari Law Firm

9100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 333 East
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

The Figari Law Firm

234 N. El Molino Avenue
Suite 201
Pasadena, CA, 91101

The Figari Law Firm

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkSprenger & Lang, PLLC2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A2007 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Klaas v. ValleyCare Medical Center, et alVerdict of $344,198
Rod Ortiz v. Hubbard Iron DoorsVerdict and attorney's fees in excess of $1 million dollars
Whistleblower Employee v. Bank (Private Settlement)Confidential Seven Figure Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
California Labor & Employment Law ReviewConcepcion Has No Impact on the Application of the Armendariz Factors2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Minnesota L SN/AlawN/A
Illinois State UnivN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California State Bar Annual MeetingScreening Employment Cases2010