High Desert


Barbara Barrett has been practicing law since 1983. She had a law office in San Francisco for many years and then a second office in Sonoma County. She opened her Palm Springs office in 2002.

Barbara Practices in the Following Areas of Law

  • Gay/Lesbian Relationship Law (Divorces, Property Agreements, Estate Planning, etc.)
  • Trust Administration
  • Probates
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Litigation (no evictions)

Barbara studied law at Golden Gate University. She taught Writing and Research at Golden Gate to first-year law students and was selected to be on Law Review.

Volunteer and Community Activities

BREAKING NEWS: Barbara is now General Counsel for Greater Palm Springs Pride.

Case Analyst for California Innocence Project 2014 to date
Advisory Council Palm Canyon Theatre January 2017 to date

  • Member of Advisory Board PALM CANYON THEATRE January 2017 and continuing
  • President of Desert Women for Equality 2005 to 2015
    • Founder of the We Care Free Mammogram Program providing 6,000 free mammograms to uninsured/underinsured women of Coachella Valley
  • Advisory Council Golden Rainbow
  • Advisory Council The Pride Center
  • Advisory Council The Center
  • Board of Directors Desert Business Association
  • Palm Springs Human Rights Commissioner
  • Volunteer of the Year--Pride Parade 2010
  • Pro Bono services through AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Board of Directors of Women Against Rape
  • President Russian River Chamber of Commerce
  • Sonoma County Redevelopment Citizen's Advisory Council