Barceló Joins Thorp Law
Claudia Barceló graduated from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law last spring with a long list of honors, including a North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Award. Sponsored by NCAJ and given by the law school’s trial advocacy faculty, the award recognizes excellence in trial advocacy at the student level. She joined NCAJ after taking an associate attorney position at Thorp Law with longtime NCAJ member Isaac Thorp.
Barceló graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and European Intellectual History. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and named Florida International University’s Worlds Ahead Graduate.
While at Campbell Law, Barceló earned numerous merit scholarships and endowments including The Campbell University Merit Scholarship, The Donald & Elizabeth Cooke Foundation Endowed Merit Scholarship, The Minnie Deans Lamm Endowed Merit Scholarship and multiple Campbell University Teaching Scholar Scholarships, which involved co-teaching courses in Wills, Trusts & Estates, Federal Rules of Evidence, Contracts, Torts and Constitutional Law. In 2021, the Wake County Bar Association awarded Claudia one of its two Merit Endowments.
Barceló also interned at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations for Deputy General Counsel J. Joy Strickland. She has spoken and written on topics involving child trafficking and exploitation, cybercrimes against children, as well as the constitutional implications of hearsay exceptions under the Federal Rules of Evidence — all topics which inform her daily practice, as well as her work as guardian ad litem in the 10th Judicial District, where she advocates on behalf of children in legal proceedings.