Charlene “Charlie” Whitman-Barr
J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
B.A., University of Rochester
Charlene “Charlie” Whitman-Barr is a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit. Charlie represents survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order cases and other family law matters.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in October 2018, Charlie worked for seven years with AEquitas, where she provided training and technical assistance to prosecutors and allied professionals on issues related to the prosecution of sexual violence and intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking. While at AEquitas she also served as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center co-teaching the practicum course Prosecuting Sexual Violence: Applying Research to Practice. Charlie also volunteered with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyer Project between 2014 and 2018 to provide legal representation to petitioners seeking civil protection orders in domestic abuse situations and to minor children in custody disputes.
Charlie graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rochester. She received her J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. While in law school, Charlie participated in the Families and the Law Clinic representing clients in the Family Court division of the D.C. Superior Court. She also participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court Clinic providing representation to indigent criminal defendants charged in the juvenile court and the misdemeanor branch of the D.C. Superior Court.