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Dawn M Barrios

Class action Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Dawn

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2
Practice areas
  1. Class action
    50%
    Class Actions / Complex Litigation, Multi-District Litigation, Mass Torts

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    50%

Ms. Barrios is a founding partner of BKC, concentrating her work in the field of complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions. In 2014, the New Orleans Bar Association presented her with the Arceneaux Professionalism Award; she is the first woman to ever receive the honor. In 2011, the judges of the Eastern District of Louisiana appointed Ms. Barrios to the Lawyers Disciplinary Committee, another honor in recognition of her reputation for her both excellent and ethical advocacy. In addition, Ms. Barrios has also been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer for 2014, an honor she has received every year since 2008. Super Lawyer Magazine has also named her one of the top 25 female lawyers in Louisiana.

Ms. Barrios graduated from Newcomb College in 1974 and from Tulane University School of Law in 1976. In her final year of law school, she received the Admiralty Law Institute Prize, and the American Jurisprudence Prize for Louisiana Civil Procedure. From 1976-1979 she clerked for Chief Justice Joe W. Sanders of the Louisiana Supreme Court, then joined Carl W. Cleveland and Associates, where she made partner in 1980. She co-founded BKC in 1995.

Since the mid-1990s starting with her role in the both the state and national breast implant product liability litigation, Ms. Barrios has been recognized as a leading attorney in the arena of complex products liability litigation. Judges across the country have appointed her to numerous litigation committees in products liability and mass tort consolidated cases, including being appointed Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in a multi-district litigation against an education testing company. She currently plays an integral role on the committees overseeing the defective Chinese drywall products liability litigation, the Toyota unintended acceleration litigation, the GM ignition switch litigation, the Actos products liability litigation, the testosterone replacement therapy litigation, and in the remaining cases in the Vioxx products liability litigation.

Currently, Ms. Barrios sits on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice, is a Director of the New Orleans Bar Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

Ms. Barrios is a native of New Orleans and is the proud mother of three sons, one of whom was made her law partner in 2014.

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Location

Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP
701 Poydras St
#3650
New Orleans, LA, 70139

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barrios, Kingsdorf, Casteix L.L.P.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Carl W. Cleveland and Associates
  • 1979 - 1995
  • Clerk
  • Chief Justice Joe W. Sanders of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • 1976 - 1979

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Newcomb College of Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chinese Drywall
  • $1,100,000,000 Settlement
  • Genetically Modified Rice
  • $750,000,000 Settlement
  • Guillot v. DaimlerChrysler
  • $5,000,000+ Jury Verdict

Associations

  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
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  • New Orleans Bar Foundation
  • Director
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  • Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
  • Board of Trustees
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Arceneaux Professionalism Award
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Lawyers Disciplinary Committee
  • Judges of the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 25 Female Lawyers in Louisiana
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Admiralty Law Institute Prize
  • Tulane University School of Law
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  • American Jurisprudence Prize for Louisiana Civil Procedure
  • Tulane University School of Law
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Publications

  • Ad Astra per Aspera
  • The Long and Winding Road for Spitzfaden, Louisiana's Breast Implant Class Action
  • 2000
  • The Maritime Lawyer
  • A Quantum Service: Maritime Personal Injury and Death Awards From the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Federal District Courts in Louisiana, 1970-1975
  • 1976

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New Orleans Class action Lawyer Dawn M Barrios
Dawn M Barrios
Class action Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 47 years