Brandi Barze on the value of prayer and hype playlists

Discovery with Brandi Barze

Published in 2024 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine

By Brandi Barze on December 13, 2023


My nickname is … BB.

I can’t go a day without … coffee, of course!

If you were in my office, you’d … be complaining about my space heater.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I’m a really good cook who loves to try out new things in the kitchen.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … did not realize how fast I spoke.

The lawyer I most admire is … my mentor, Tori Bowling.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … professionalism. It’s not as common as one would think.

My pre-trial routine is … listening to a hype playlist and saying a prayer.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a housewife.

When I win a case, I celebrate with … a nice dinner and drinks.

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … where do I start?

A different practice area that intrigues me is … intellectual property.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … Atomic Habits by James Clear.

My fictional hero is … Olivia Pope.

My real-life hero is … my mom.

On weekends I … live my best life with my 3-year-old son, Kooper.

The talent I wish I had is … dancing.

On my best day I … trust God.

My earliest memory is … being loved by my late grandmother, Wilma.

The movie line I quote most often is … “C’mon, Lee!” from Rush Hour.

The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Michelle Obama, Joe Burrow and Beyoncé.

I wish I had invented … the air fryer.

My favorite podcast is … On Purpose with Jay Shetty.

If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … Issa Rae.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … Who Is Erin Carter?

Nothing cheers me up like … a good, hearty laugh.

My guilty pleasure is … Louisiana cuisine.

If I had a time machine, I would … sell it and go on a shopping spree. Everything happens for a reason.

My favorite word is … “yes.”  

My least favorite word is … “no.”

If I won the lottery, I’d … retire. Just kidding. I would establish nonprofit organizations to create opportunities and provide resources to underprivileged and marginalized communities.

My courtroom walk-up song would be … “Big League” by Yo Gotti.

My motto is … to whom much is given, much is required.

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