Profile

Barb is Chair of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Group and practices in the Litigation Group. She also practices in the firm’s Automotive Dealership and Food and Beverage Groups.

Barb joined the firm in 2000 after serving as counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for almost seven years. She litigates in federal and state courts as well as before various state administrative agencies.

Barb represents and counsels clients in general transportation matters, including securing and maintaining federal and state operating authority; defending against sanctions imposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; in matters of freight and cargo issues; providing advice and representation in driver license and motor vehicle matters; and providing day-to-day operating advice to Transportation Companies.

Barb’s automotive dealership practice focuses on defending dealers against consumer protection claims, litigating franchise disputes, and in representing dealers faced with regulatory enforcement matters involving the Department of State, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Banking, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Barb counsels clients in liquor license matters, including the sale and transfer of liquor licenses, completing and submitting applications for liquor licenses, defending against sanctions imposed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, and providing day-to-day advice on liquor license compliance matters. She also regularly represents clients in professional licensing matters, including providing assistance in securing licenses, maintaining licenses and defending against various enforcement actions.

Barb participates in several speaking engagements each year. She has spoken to numerous groups, including the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, the Pennsylvania Automotive Association, the Pennsylvania Recreational Vehicle and Camping Association, the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association, the American Truck Association, ALFA International, and individual dealer groups. She publishes on transportation, automotive dealership and liquor license issues.

Barb resides in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

West Chester University, B.S., 1987, magna cum laude

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995

HONORS/AWARDS

Local Legal Leader, 2016

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

PBA Administrative Law Section, Council Member, Past Chair

The James S. Bowman American Inn of Court, Master and Treasurer

Women in the Profession Committee, DCBA

ALFA International, Women’s Initiative Practice Group, Vice Chair

LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania, President

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Board of Directors

Dress for Success South Central PA, Board of Directors, Advisory Board member, Past Chair

Leadership Harrisburg Area Graduate, 2007

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – District of Colorado

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania