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Emory University School of Law
(J.D., with Honors, 2013)

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (M.P.H., 2013)

University of Virginia (B.A., with Distinction, 2007)

Helen J. Barnes


Helen brings experience representing environmental clients in regulatory, compliance, policy, and litigation matters. She has represented clients in environmental permit proceedings before the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She has also assisted clients with land use and zoning disputes and provided environmental regulatory counsel at the state and federal levels.

Previously, Helen was an associate at the Southern Environmental Law Center. Prior to that, she was an associate with an Atlanta law firm where she assisted health care clients with transactional, regulatory, and corporate matters.

Helen graduated with honors from Emory University Law School, where she was selected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of Emory Advocates and received the Dean’s Award in Environmental Advocacy. She also received a Masters in Public Health from Emory University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.