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Barbara's practice focuses primarily on employment issues related to workplace policies, claims of discrimination and mistreatment in the workplace, and wage and hour compliance. Barbara's passion for understanding and interpreting employment-related laws and regulations, coupled with her interest in assisting clients in adhering to such laws and regulations, has driven her career objective to provide clients with creative and cost-effective solutions to workplace issues.

Barbara also serves the Business and Corporate Services Practice Team by providing assistance with mergers and acquisitions, and the Real Estate, Development and Construction Team by researching and analyzing various real estate and municipal issues.

Prior to joining Varnum, Barbara worked at the National Housing Law Project where she spent significant time researching and writing about foreclosure statutes, and served as a legal intern with the Michigan House of Representatives. During law school, she was a student-attorney in the Community and Economic Development Clinic, where she first discovered her interest in Labor and Employment law by advising a startup entrepreneur on various state and federal employment laws.

For more information, please contact Barbara Moore at 616/336-6556 or



Reviewing and revising employee handbooks

Advising clients on various employment law matters related the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act, and applicable state statutes and regulations

Reviewing employee paid leave policies and advising clients on compliance with Michigan's Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) and comparable state statutes

Assisting employers in the interpretation and application of medical and newly-enacted recreational marijuana statutes to their work environments


Community Involvement

Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, volunteer

Tutor Mate, tutor

Westside Collaborative, Board

Women for Degage, Leadership Team

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements



University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 2018
Production Editor, Michigan Journal of Gender and Law

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., with high honors, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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