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Anna Barvir practices civil litigation and appeals with an emphasis on constitutional law and civil rights matters. Her expertise includes legislative analysis, firearms litigation, civil rights advocacy, and general civil appeals. 

Ms. Barvir has worked on a number of high-profile cases in constitutional law and self-defense civil rights. She was an integral part of the Parker v. California litigation team that successfully overturned as unconstitutionally vague three controversial state laws regulating the sale of ammunition in California. The trial court's decision was upheld by the Fifth District of the California Court of Appeal, and is currently before the California Supreme Court.

Before joining Michel & Associates, Ms. Barvir clerked for the Honorable Judge William H. Monroe of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. She also clerked for the Orange County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s Legal Services Department, gaining proficiency in the areas of elder abuse, domestic violence, and bias-motivated crimes.

Ms. Barvir graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2009, earning her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Legal Writing. During law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, Ms. Barvir was awarded the Whittier Law School Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Law School Community.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
  2. Constitutional: 35%
  3. State & Local Law: 15%
  4. Litigation: 15%



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Michel & Associates, PC

180 E Ocean Blvd Ste 200
Long Beach, CA, 90802


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarsSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Dean's Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership & ServiceWhittier Law School2009
Whittier Law School Student Bar Association Member of the YearWhittier Law School Student Bar Association2009
Dean's Merit ScholarshipWhittier Law School2008
CALI Award: Marriage EqualityCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Education2007
Dean's Merit ScholarshipWhittier Law School2007
CALI Award: Women, Law & CultureCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Education2007
Maryland's Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence ScholarshipDaily Record2005
Academic Leadership AwardCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland2005
Mildred Otenisek Award in History and Political ScienceCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland2005
Class of 2005 Student Leader ExtraordinaireCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland2004
Jeanne Hackley Stevenson Award in History and Political ScienceCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland2004
Class of 2005 Student Leader ExtraordinaireCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland2003
Executive Committee Member of the YearCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland Student Association2003
Emerging Leader of the YearCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland Student Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyMichel & Associates, P.C.2012 - Present
Attorney Law ClerkMichel & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2012
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court of Orange County2008 - 2009
Certified Law Clerk - Family Protection UnitOrange County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Law ClerkLos Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Legal Services Department2007 - 2007
Teen Program DirectorGirl Scouts of Shawnee Council, Inc.2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Orange County Equality CoalitionSecretary2015 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Orange County LGBT PridePresident, Kids' Club Committee Chair2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2015
Orange County Equality Coalition Legal CommitteeSecretary, Member2009 - 2012
Whittier Law School Student Bar AssociationTreasurer2007 - 2009
Whittier Law ReviewExecutive Editor, Member2007 - 2009
Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2014
Whittier Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Law Students AssociationPresident, Secretary, Member2006 - 2009
Whittier Public Interest FoundationSilent Auction Chair, Member2006 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parker v. State of CaliforniaInjunction Granted in Clients' Favor. Affirmed on Appeal. Review by Supreme Court Ongoing.
Jackson v. City and County of San FranciscoPreliminary Injunction Denied. Voluntarily Dismissed.
Peruta v. County of San DiegoClients' Summary Judgment Denied. Reversed on Appeal. En Banc Review Granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
OC Lawyer MagazineIn Pursuit of the Right to Bear Arms: Building a Nontraditional Career in Constitutional Law2015
29 Whittier Law Review 679When Hysteria and Good Intentions Collide: Constitutional Considerations of California's Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawCertificate in Legal WritingJ.D.2009
College of Notre Dame of MarylandPre-Law / HistoryB.A.2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Day of Decision Orange CountyLegal Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision2015
Appellate Advocacy Course Panel DiscussionParker v. State of California2014
Women on TargetFirearms Law Seminar2013
Light the Way to Justice Orange CountyHollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States2013
Day of Decision Orange CountyHollingsworth v. Perry: Standing and Prop 82013
Women on TargetFirearms Law Seminar2012
Legal Writing Seminar for Associates & Law Clerks at Michel & Associates, P.C.Legal Citation 101: Tips for the California Lawyer2010