Since 2012, the Law Office of Nigel A. Barrella has provided a broad array of legal services to clients in the District of Columbia and nationwide.*

Nigel started his practice with the goal of providing affordable, high-quality legal services to individuals and small businesses. Over time, his practice has evolved to focus more on small business, with a particular focus on those in food, agriculture, and related sectors.

In addition to advising small business clients, Nigel continues to take seriously the legal profession’s duty to engage in public service, and the spirit in which he founded his practice. To that end, he continues to provide pro bono services in a variety of matters, often partnering with local nonprofits. He also provides a sliding scale of low-cost services to individual clients in certain matters, evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

This is the firm’s official website. General information will be added here from time to time, on the practice area pages or on the blog. If you need help with a specific legal question, you’re welcome to contact Nigel to see if he may be able to help you, or at least point you in the right direction.

(*Nationwide representation is limited to practice and advice on federal matters. A list of the state and federal courts before which Nigel is licensed to appear can be found below.)

More about Nigel Barrella, principal

Nigel Barrella

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.S., Duke University