Judith M. Barger's practice at Piliero, Mazza & Pargament, PLLC includes representation of clients in the areas of Native American law, litigation, government contracting and labor law.
Ms. Barger represents tribes and Alaska Native Corporations on a broad spectrum of issues including fee-to-trust applications, housing, sovereignty, tribal police, Section 8 (a) applications and small business affiliation issues. Ms. Barger is also an author and editor of the Tribal Advocate, the firm's Alaska Native and Native American issues publication. She represents commercial and government contracts clients in relation to bid protests, employment discrimination cases, FLSA cases and audits and investigations.
Prior to joining Piliero, Mazza & Pargament, PLLC, Ms. Barger worked for the Public Defender's Office in Fairfax County, Virginia. While in that position she was involved in over sixty jury trials in felony criminal cases on charges ranging from grand larceny to capital murder. She also submitted briefs and delivered arguments before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. Prior to working at the Public Defender's Office, Ms. Barger served a one year clerkship with the Circuit Court Judges in Prince William County, Virginia.
In 1993, Ms. Barger received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. In 1990, Ms Barger graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor of Scienc Degree in Accounting, with a minor in Political Science.
She is a member of the bars fo the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court.