Patricia T. Barmeyer

Patricia Thrower Barmeyer is an attorney who retired in 2023 after over fifty years of practicing environmental law, first at the State Law Department and then for over 30 years in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office.

Patricia has served on the TPL Georgia Advisory Board since 2008; she has chaired the Board and currently chairs the Chattahoochee Committee. She also chaired TPL’s National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta in 2018. At that time she received TPL’s Douglas P. Ferguson Award.

At the Attorney General’s office she represented the Department of Natural Resources and had the privilege of participating in the protection of the coastal marshlands and beaches, Sapelo Island, Ossabaw Island and other coastal treasures. At King & Spalding her work included representing the metro Atlanta governmental agencies in the multifaceted water wars litigation to secure Atlanta’s drinking water supply.

Ms. Barmeyer earned her B.A. from Hollins University in 1968 and her J.D., cum laude, in 1971 from Harvard University. She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Hollins University, the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Trees Atlanta, the Ossabaw Island Foundation (past chair), the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (past chair), the Atlanta Bar Association and the Piedmont Park Conservancy.

Patricia grew up in Atlanta and lives in town, about a mile from her childhood home. She has two grown children and seven grandchildren, two in Athens, GA, and five in Washington, DC. She enjoys walking, hiking, kayaking, birding, and generally being outside.