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Dawn Barrios

Dawn Barrios

Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Ms. Barrios is a founding partner of BKC, concentrating on the field of complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions. Ms. Barrios graduated from Newcomb College in 1974 and from Tulane University School of Law in 1976. From 1976-1979 she clerked for Chief Justice Joe W. Sanders of the Louisiana Supreme Court, then joined Carl W. Cleveland and Associates, where she made partner in 1980. She co-founded BKC in 1995. Since the mid-1990s starting with her role in the both the state and national breast implant product liability litigation, Ms. Barrios has been recognized as a leading attorney in the arena of complex products liability litigation. Judges across the country have appointed her to numerous litigation committees in products liability and mass tort consolidated cases, including being appointed Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in a multi-district litigation against an education testing company. She currently plays an integral role on the committees overseeing the defective Chinese drywall products liability litigation, the Toyota unintended acceleration litigation, the GM ignition switch litigation, the Actos products liability litigation, the testosterone replacement therapy litigation, and in the remaining cases in the Vioxx products liability litigation. Ms. Barrios sits on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice, is a Director of the New Orleans Bar Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Ms. Barrios is a native of New Orleans and is the proud mother of three sons, one of whom was made her law partner in 2014.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP
- Current
Partner
Carl W. Cleveland and Associates
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Clerk
Chief Justice Joe W. Sanders of the Louisiana Supreme Court
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. / Law (1976)
Tulane University
B.A. (1974)
Awards
Arceneaux Professionalism Award
New Orleans Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 25 Female Lawyers in Louisiana
Super Lawyers Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
Board of Trustees
Current
Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
Louisiana Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Current
New Orleans Bar Association
Member
Current
New Orleans Bar Foundation
Director
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Long and Winding Road for Spitzfaden, Louisiana's Breast Implant Class Action
Ad Astra per Aspera
A Quantum Service: Maritime Personal Injury and Death Awards From the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Federal District Courts in Louisiana, 1970-1975
The Maritime Lawyer
Websites & Blogs
Website
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP
Social Media
Contact & Map
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP
701 Poydras St #3650
New Orleans, LA 70139
USA
Telephone: (504) 524-3300