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Peter F Barry

Peter F Barry

The Barry Law Office, Ltd
  • Consumer Law
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin
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Summary

Pete Barry is an attorney admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of Minnesota. He is also admitted in numerous other federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. He is the owner of The Barry Law Office, Ltd. His national practice is dedicated exclusively to protecting consumers against illegal debt collection activity and training lawyers on ethical strategies to sue debt collectors. He was twice-named by his peers as a Super Lawyer® by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. The National Association of Consumer Advocates named him its Consumer Lawyer of the Year in 2005.

Pete opened his law practice directly out of law school and has been enjoying his private plaintiff's practice ever since. His FDCPA Boot Camps have trained thousands of lawyers in all 50 states. Pete has frequently appeared in local and national news stories discussing consumer rights issues. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and on numerous local stations discussing abusive consumer collection cases. In 2008, Pete appeared on the cover of CityPages magazine in a feature story about his life and career suing debt collectors.

Pete volunteered for 12-years as a district ethics investigator and as a formal mentor to law students. He volunteered with the Minnesota State Bar Association's High School Mock Trial Program as a judge and maintains an ongoing pro-bono legal practice. He has volunteered with the U.S. District Court and Federal Bar Association's Pro Se Project, assisting unrepresented parties for free in federal civil cases. Since 2003, Pete has taught as an adjunct Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline College of Law where he teaches Consumer Rights Law. He was born in San Jose, California and lives in St. Paul, with his wife Robin and five beautiful daughters.

Practice Area
  • Consumer Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Debt defense and garnishment/judgment work is performed hourly.
  • Contingent Fees
    FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and some other federal consumer cases are done on a contingency fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Wisconsin
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Current
Investigator
Fourth District Ethics Committee
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Ethics Investigator for attorneys alleged to have violated professional rules. Investigated, researched law, and wrote reports and recommendations for attorney discipline.
Education
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Certificate of Achievement (2017) | Deposition to Trial: 7-day Trail Skills Course
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United States Army War College
Certificate of Leader Development - National Security and Strategy (2014) | National Security and Strategy
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William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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Activities: Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners, St. Paul Tenant's Union
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
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Awards
Attorney of the Year
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Professional Associations
State Bar of Minnesota  # 0266577
Member
Current
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Wisconsin State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
FDCPA Boot Camp , Minneapolis
FDCPA Boot Camp
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
The Barry Law Office, Ltd
2828 University Avenue SE
Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55414-4127
Telephone: (612) 379-8800
Fax: (612) 379-8810