After teaching in rural high schools in Western Pennsylvania, Barb joined what was then the law firm of Evans, Garvey & Lackey in 1987 as a law clerk while attending law school in the evening. After graduation, she stayed on as the law firm’s first female lawyer and became a partner in 1997, changing the firm name to Evans, Garvey, Lackey & Ochs. She concentrates on family matters, employment, civil litigation, estate litigation, and school law. She is also trained in Collaborative Law and is a certified mediator in divorce and family conflicts. Public speaking is a favorite of Barb’s, particularly on estate planning and to high school students about consequences in adulthood. She and her husband, Tom, have two sons, both of whom are officers in the United States Air Force.