Originally from Guatemala City, Keren Barrios embarked on a life-changing journey, moving to the United States at the age of 10 after enduring a 13-year-long kidnapping. This harrowing experience fueled a deep-seated passion for justice, inspiring a commitment to become a lawyer. The turning point came during a trial, where Keren witnessed the transformative impact of a dedicated solicitor defending their case, vowing to echo that commitment for others.
The educational journey began with Keren graduating from Central Gwinnett High School in 2005 at the remarkable age of 16. This early accomplishment set the stage for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Legal Track from Georgia State University in 2010, followed by completing Law School at Atlanta’s John Marshall University in May 2013. Driven by a profound desire to be a voice for the voiceless and help others overcome obstacles, Keren is not just a lawyer but an advocate for justice and mental health.
Beyond the legal realm, Keren finds joy in trying new recipes, reading, exploring interior design, discovering new restaurants, and cherishing moments with family. Starting Barrios Virgüez in November 2013 with just one office and a single phone, the firm quickly outgrew its initial space. In 2017, a move to a second location proved insufficient as the firm expanded further. By 2021, the firm found its current home and has since grown to a team of 40 employees, earning recognition as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country.
Keren’s unwavering focus remains on continued growth and serving clients in the best possible way.