Zoa D. Barnes
Hill, Barnes & McInerney LLC
Zoa D. Barnes’ first job was as a research associate in immunology, genetics and cancer research from 1975 to 1990. But from 1992 to 1995, she changed careers and was a law clerk in the Carroll County State’s Attorneys Office while earning her law degree at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She has been a partner in her law firm since 1996.
She planned to use her scientific background in her law career, but said she became more passionate about advocacy and family law.
Barnes is also a mentor to young lawyers through the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland.