BREKKE, CLYBORNE & RIBICH, L.L.C.
Phone: (952) 402-9410
Fax: (952) 402-9417
Rebecca Ribich and Johanna Clyborne joined Barb in founding Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C. in Shakopee in 2005. The three attorneys and friends share a goal of providing quality, affordable legal service to individuals and families while being a vibrant, contributing business to the local community.
Barb’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, small business planning, and consulting. Her goal is to assist individuals and families to proactively plan and coordinate their legal needs in relation to estate planning, property ownership and small business formation.
Barb was elected to the Scott County Board in November of 2016 and re-elected in November of 2020. As a County Commissioner, Barb represents District 1 of Scott County. Barb’s current Board appointments include the following Boards and Committees: Association of Minnesota Counties District X Delegate and Health and Human Services Policy Committee, Cedar Lake Water and Sanitary Sewer District Board, Scott County Community Health Board, County/Court Communication and Policy Committee, Scott County Joint Ditch Boards, Scott County Law Library Board of Trustees, Scott County Mental Health Local Advisory Board, Metro Alliance for Healthy Families, Metro GIS Policy Board, Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), Scott County Association for Leadership and Efficiency 50x 30 Education Preparedness Subcommittee, Scott County Historical Society, Scott County Justice Steering Committee, Scott County Labor Management Committees.
Barb received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of St. Thomas Law School in 2005. During law school, Barb clerked at the law firm of Kennedy & Graven. Barb also served as a student attorney in the Legal Clinic at the University of St. Thomas where her practice area was elder law. Barb received Dean’s Awards in Negotiation Skills, Land Use Planning and Business Planning.
Barbara grew up in Shakopee, graduating from Shakopee Senior High School in 1989. Following high school, Barb attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where she majored in Agricultural Industries and Marketing. After obtaining a B.S. degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1992, Barb worked with the University of Minnesota Extension Service as a Youth Development Extension Educator. She also pursued her Master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics which she completed in 1997.
While raising her four children, Barb worked part-time for Minnesota Agricultural in the Classroom and other non-profit entities. Prior to law school, Barb taught Economics and worked with curriculum assessment efforts at Dunwoody Institute for four years.