Brittany Barrientos, ’09, is among Ingram’s “40 Under 40” in the Kansas City area for 2020.
A partner at Stinson LLP, Barrientos specializes in environmental law. The Westwood resident has experience dealing with the specialty “across the regulatory transactional and litigation spectrums,” according to her company biography, experience that has given her a deep understanding of the complexities of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, solid and hazardous-waste laws, Superfund sites and much more. Barrientos says she helps “clients understand requirements and restrictions imposed on their businesses and help them roll compliance into day-to-day activities consistent with the business models.” She started practicing at Stinson in 2011. A first-generation college graduate, Barrientos is a Texas native who received her bachelor’s in journalism from Texas Tech University. A graduate last year of the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions program, Barrientos says it helped her learn “more about KC than I ever imagined. I feel empowered by the extensive leadership training and continue to learn through my work on various boards and weaving service into our activities.” The married mother of two is a board member of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City and also serves as a board member of the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program. She and her family are fans of Kansas City’s parks and coffee shops.