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

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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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