Team Spotlight: Barbara M. Zoccola

| Jan 21, 2021 | Firm News


Barbara joined the Mason Zoccola team in 2020, in an Of Counsel position. She focuses her practice on business and consumer bankruptcy, representing debtors. Barbara also practices in the areas of probate, collections, personal injury, and general litigation. 

Barbara has been married to her husband, Will, for 30 years. They have two wonderful children- Maria (27) who is working toward her Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis and Tommy (24) who is working toward his Juris Doctor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. When Barbara is not practicing law, she is competing in running and triathlon races. She has run the Ironman and numerous marathons.

Barbara graduated with honors from the University of Missouri. She earned two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Barbara received her law degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where she served on the law review. She has been practicing law for 32 years. 

Barbara has been active in serving in prominent positions within her profession. Some of the positions she has held include: President of the Memphis Bar Association; President of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners; President of the Memphis Bar Foundation; President of the Tennessee Association for Women Attorneys; President of the Association for Women Attorneys; and President of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Barbara has been honored with various prestigious awards, including the Sam A. Myar, Jr., Memorial Award for outstanding young lawyers, the Memphis Bar Association’s Public Service Award, and the Association for Women Attorneys’ Francis Loring-Marion Griffin Award for outstanding attorney. Barbara has also been very active serving her community over the years. She was a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2000, she previously was ranked in the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, and she is a former Chair of the Board of Directors for Girls, Inc.