Anna Barvir practices civil litigation and appeals with an emphasis on constitutional law and civil rights matters. Her expertise includes firearms litigation, civil rights advocacy, and general civil appeals.
Ms. Barvir has worked on a number of high-profile cases in constitutional law and self-defense civil rights. She was an integral part of the Parker v. California litigation team that successfully overturned three state laws regulating the sale of ammunition in California. Thanks in large part to Ms. Barvir’s appellate advocacy, the trial court decision was upheld by the California Court of Appeal.
Ms. Barvir graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2009, earning her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Legal Writing. During law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, Ms. Barvir was awarded the Whittier Law School Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Law School Community.
United States Supreme Court (2014)
United States Court of Appeals: D.C. Circuit (2015), Fourth Circuit (2014), Ninth Circuit (2012), Tenth Circuit (2014)
United States District Court: Eastern District of California (2012), Northern District of California (2011), Southern District of California (2017)
California State Bar Association (2010)
Honors & Awards
Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2017)
Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to Whittier Law School (2009)
Whittier Law School Student Bar Association Member of the Year (2009)
CALI Awards: Marriage Equality (2007), Women, Law & Culture (2007)
Whittier Law School Dean’s Merit Scholarship (2007, 2008)
Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence Scholarship (2005)
Mildred Otenisek Award in History and Political Science (2005)
College of Notre Dame Academic Leadership Award (2005)
Jeanne Hackley Stevenson Award in History and Political Science (2004)
College of Notre Dame Student Association Executive Committee Member of the Year (2003)
College of Notre Dame Student Leader Extraordinaire (2003, 2004)
College of Notre Dame Student Association Emerging Leader of the Year (2002)
In Pursuit of the Right to Bear Arms: Building a Nontraditional Career in Constitutional Law, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, May 2015.
When Hysteria and Good Intentions Collide: Constitutional Considerations of California’s Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act, 29 Whittier L. Rev. 679 (2008).
Legal Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges, Day of Decision Orange County (June 26, 2015)
Parker v. California: Appellate Advocacy Case Study, Berkeley Law School (Sept. 17, 2014)
Women on Target: Firearms Law Seminar, A Place to Shoot Shooting Range (July 20, 2013)