Barb Rhoads-Weaver

About Barb

(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)

Barb Rhoads-Weaver advises clients on data protection and privacy issues, including CCPA and GDPR compliance, and compliance with breach notification laws and contractual obligations. This work includes everything from helping clients negotiate data processing addendums, performing legitimate interest analyses and responding to data subject access requests, to developing or revising privacy notices, policies, and compliance procedures. She is also a frequent presenter on the topic. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the IAPP.

Barb also represents businesses, non-profits and individuals with a wide range of transactional and civil litigation matters. She assists clients with their immediate legal concerns while employing solutions that are aligned with their long-term goals. In state and federal courts, Barb has successfully represented clients through trial and on appeal. Early on in her legal career, Barb clerked for The Honorable Tom Chambers of the Washington State Supreme Court.

Before joining Focal, she worked as an associate at a mid-sized law firm in Seattle. With this experience under her belt, she had the pleasure of starting and running her own general practice firm on Vashon Island. She consistently takes cases to trial or arbitration, having completed two jury trials and two arbitrations in the past 24 months.

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Barb Rhoads-Weaver
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Practice Areas

  • Privacy
  • Business/Transactional
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Certifications

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. Summa Cum Laude (2003)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland, B.A. (1995)
  • CIPP/E Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Puyallup Tribal Court

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More about Barb


  • Sustainable Law, PLLC (2009-2016)
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey PC (2004-2009)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Tom Chambers, Washington State Supreme Court (2003-2004)

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine (2009, 2010, 2013)

Memberships & Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association (past Governor)
  • QLaw (past Board member)
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
  • Vashon Maury Community Food Bank Board - Treasurer