1811 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 445-1032
Deborah Barbier helps people and companies who are facing extremely difficult circumstances. She is a former federal prosecutor with a wealth of actual courtroom experience, defending companies and individuals facing a wide range of criminal charges or involved in high stakes civil litigation. Having served as the former head of the White Collar Crime division, the Qui Tam division, and the Asset Forfeiture divisions in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of South Carolina, Debbie has spent her career dealing with federal, state, and local law enforcement.
Over the past 25 years, she has litigated some of South Carolina’s most high profile cases involving public corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, wire and mail fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, drug diversion, immigration, racketeering, and tax evasion. With her vast experiences, she can help people and companies deal with the stress and distractions inherent in a federal or state investigation.
As a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”), Debbie serves as Treasurer on the State Committee. The ACTL is reserved for trial lawyers with 15 years or more trial experience and the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. Debbie is a recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award, which is the most prestigious award that a USC law graduate can receive. She has also been selected for the past six years to be included in the Best Lawyers in America for her work in two areas: white collar criminal defense and general criminal defense. Since 2017, Debbie has been named to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, honors reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. In 2018, she was named a Fellow in The Litigation Counsel of America, an honor society reserved for the best trial lawyers in America.