Judy Barganier is a licensed mediator and is located in Montgomery, Alabama.
Areas of Practice:
Alabama Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Judy H. Barganier was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After attending the University of Alabama and graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University in Montgomery, Judy graduated magna cum laude from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 1992 and received her Juris Doctor degree. She started out in private practice, moving forward to become a Deputy District Attorney for Montgomery County. In 1994 Judy originated the Montgomery County Task Force on Domestic Violence with Judge Lynn Bright, which brought major and continuing reforms to the way domestic violence cases were handled in Montgomery County.
In that same year, she co-founded the Sexual Assault Response Team in Montgomery County, which radically reformed the criminal justice system’s response to victims of rape, sodomy, and other sexual assault crimes. Judy participated as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams, which handled child abuse and child sexual abuse allegations and crimes. In 1998, she returned to private practice, and on January 1, 2000, Judy created her Alabama family law and Alabama criminal defense practice.
Judy has retired from practice, however she is a licensed mediator and offers mediation services.
Judy is married to Joe Herman, a Lieutenant with the Alabama Department of Public Safety, and she has four adult children, Harrison Hunt, John Barganier, a dentist in Montgomery, Jay Barganier, a dentist in the Charleston area of South Carolina, and Andy Barganier, an estimator for a large construction firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Judy and Joe enjoy being Grandmommy and Grampa Joe to their eight wonderful grandchildren.
On many occasions and for many agencies and organizations, Judy has been asked to share her knowledge and expertise with fellow attorneys in Alabama, Louisiana, and on a national faculty, as well as with mental health professionals, social workers, and various law enforcement agencies.