Mr. Barker is an Atlanta native. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of West Georgia and juris doctorate from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. Mr. Barker obtained valuable experience through legal and compliance related positions, in both the public and private sector, before attending law school.
While in law school, Mr. Barker interned for a small boutique law firm in Gwinnett County where he assisted with personal injury and contractual litigation cases. Prior to becoming the principal and managing attorney of BLG, he worked with a top mass tort, Atlanta law firm, on multi-million dollar MDL cases--the Wright Medical Hip and NFL concussion settlements.
Mr. Barker has a passion for serving the community, especially at-risk youth. He's coached youth sports for almost twenty years and sat on the board of directors for nonprofit 501c3 youth organizations. He successfully hosted an annual food drive in honor of the Hosea Helps Foundation for several years and occasionally volunteers for other organizations as well. He also serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Municipal Court of Norcross. During his spare time, he enjoys supporting Atlanta's sports teams, spending quality time with his family, and visiting historic sites throughout Georgia.
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- University of West Georgia, Bachelor of Science, Political Science
- Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctorate
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Premise Liability
- Workers' Compensation
- Dog Bites
- Negligent Security
- Judge Pro Tem - Municipal Court of Norcross
- Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Tucker Football League, Aforementioned Board Member/Vice President
- North Dekalb Youth Athletic Association, Aforementioned Board Member/Athletic Director
- STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
- GEORGIA COURT OF APPEALS
- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
- Gwinnett County Bar Association
- Gate City Bar Association
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association