• BKC Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

    We’re pleased to announce that Dawn Barrios was selected to the 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list, and Zachary Wool was selected to the 2016 Louisiana Rising Stars list.

    In Louisiana, no more than 5 percent of the state’s attorneys are selected for the Super Lawyers list every year. All nominees are evaluated in a multi-phase process that reviews experience, professional and educational accomplishments, case results, honors and awards, licenses and certifications, and scholarly lectures and publications.

    To be named to the Rising Stars list, nominees must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible Louisiana attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list every year.

    About Dawn Barrios

    Dawn M. Barrios has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2008 in the practice area of Class Action & Mass Torts.

    Ms. Barrios is a founding partner of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix and focuses her practice on complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts and class action lawsuits. Ms. Barrios has been recognized as a leader in complex products liability litigation and has been appointed by judges across the nation to be a leader in Multi-District Litigation cases.

    The New Orleans Bar Association has awarded her the Arceneaux Professionalism Prize for Professionalism in 2014; she was the first woman to receive the honor. At the Court’s request she has served on the Eastern District of Louisiana’s Attorney Disciplinary Committee since its inception several years ago.

    Ms. Barrios currently 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.

    About Zachary Wool
    Zachary L. WoolBarrios Kingsdorf & Casteix partner Zachary Wool was named a Louisiana Rising Star for 2016 for Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation, his second year receiving this honor.

    After obtaining his law degree in 2007 from New York University School of Law, Mr. Wool worked as an associate of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm known worldwide for the quality of its litigation practice. During his time there, his practice focused on defending large companies in class action lawsuits. This work gives Mr. Wool a unique perspective in his current practice, which includes products liability litigation matters large and small.

    In addition to litigation, Mr. Wool works with corporations without in-house counsel, advising them on general business matters. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s LGBT Diversity Committee, serves as Chairman and Founder of the American Association for Justice’s LGBT Caucus, and volunteers with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Lawyers in Libraries program, which provides free legal guidance to the Parish’s low-income residents.