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I really love what I do. I have litigated dozens of class action cases involving robocall telemarketing (TCPA), mortgage loan overcharges, predatory lending, consumer finance, and consumer protection and antitrust cases for state governments. I have tried multi-plaintiff mass action cases, and have argued appeals in state and federal courts addressing the Class Action Fairness Act, TCPA, WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act, employment discrimination laws, and federal jurisdiction.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 80%
    14 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 5%
    18 years
  4. Commercial: 5%
    18 years



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209 Capitol St
Charleston, WV, 25301


WVAuthorized to practice law199710/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Dean's Scholar, Labor LawBoston University School of Law1996
Edward F. Hennessey Distingsuished ScholarBoston University School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBailey & Glasser LLP2005 - Present
OwnerBarrett Law Firm PLLC2001 - 2004
AttorneyGrubb Law Group1998 - 2001
Law ClerkHon. Charles H. Haden II, Chief Judge, USDC for the SDWV1996 - 1998
Summer ClerkWV Attorney General, Civil Rights Division1995 - 1995
Law ClerkAppalachian Research & Defense Fund of WV1994 - 1994
Executive DirectorCommon Cause West Virginia1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Our Vote, Our FutureBoard President2014 - Present
WVU College of Law Visiting CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Greater Kanawha Valley FoundationMember, Distributions Committee2010 - Present
West Virginia and American Associations for JusticeMember2002 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Monitronics TCPA LitigationPending
Cummins v. H&R BlockSettled
Ooten v. Massey CoalTrial verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of PennsylvaniaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PACE Leadership SummitDevelopments in TCPA Litigation2014