After practicing law in Indiana, Barry and his family moved back to Nevada County. Since graduating from Valparaiso University School of Law, the focus of Barry's practice has been trust and probate litigation and appellate work. Being very invovled in local politics, Barry also practices election law.

Barry is the current President of the Rotary Club of Nevada County South and a board member of Knights of Columbus of Grass Valley. He is a member of the State Bars of both Indiana (inactive) and California.

Barry was born in Harvey, Illinois, and graduated in 1993 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in both Russian Language & Diplomacty and Foreign Affairs. Prior to law school, he lived and worked in Moscow, Russia, and Prague, Czech Republic, and is semi-fluent in Russian.

He received his law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law. Barry is particularly fond of and spends free-time reading about American Legal History and Constitutional Law.