Caplan & Earnest Adds One

by Tony Flesor

Boulder based Caplan & Earnest announced today that Melissa Barber has joined the firm’s education law practice.

Barber has more than 12 years as legal counsel for the Boulder Valley School District and over-25 years worth of legal experience She has represented school districts in federal and state trial and appellate courts, State Board of Education, Office for Civil Rights, the EEOC and the CCRD.

“Melissa’s experience and knowledge of the specific issues that impact school districts and school leaders is extensive,” said Jim Branum, managing partner at Caplan & Earnest. “We — and our clients — are lucky to have her join our team.”

A graduate of Cornell University Law School, Barber is a board member and outgoing chair of the In-House Committee for the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, past chair of the Colorado Council of School Board Attorneys and member of the Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations.