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Barrett Johnson is an experienced litigation attorney who focuses his practice on general civil litigation, the defense of tort matters including medical malpractice and products liability, and appellate law matters. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, he represents numerous hospitals, healthcare centers, and healthcare providers.

Prior to moving back to Raleigh in 2015, Barrett was a commercial litigator with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Washington, D.C. He has represented clients in a wide range of state and federal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Barrett received his B.A., summa cum laude, from North Carolina State University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy.

A fluent Spanish speaker, Barrett has studied in both Mexico and Spain. This certainly proved helpful when he taught high school Spanish before attending law school. In the legal realm, Barrett has used his Spanish fluency in the pro bono representation of asylum seekers fleeing their countries of origin for fear of persecution.




  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 2007
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia


Prior Experience

  • Partner, Huff Powell & Bailey, Raleigh, NC 
  • Associate, Fried Frank, Washington, D.C.




  • Presented to/testified before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee regarding North Carolina’s Tort Reform laws, 2021