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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
    6 years, 25 cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    19 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    19 years, 800 cases
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    9 years, 400 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer. Responses are clear and complete. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law.


    James Shields Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Barrett Law Firm, LLC

Northpark Town Center, Bldg 600
1200 Abernathy Rd., STE 1700
Atlanta, GA, 30328


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201409/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Crystal Apple AwardAmherst Exempted Village School District2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / OwnerThe Barrett Law Firm, LLC2008 - Present
ManagerBarrett & Farahany, LLP2013 - 2014
MemberNemeth & Barrett, LLC2011 - 2013
State RepresentativeOhio House of Representatives2007 - 2008
Council at LargeCity of Amherst2006 - 2007
Attorney / PartnerMiraldi & Barrett Co L P A1994 - 2008
Senior Bodily Injury Claims RepresentativeState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company1989 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2008 - 2012
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Lorain County Bar AssociationChair Negligence Committee2005 - 2006
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard Member2004 - 2008
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersVice-Chair Young Lawyers1998 - 2000
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1997 - 2012
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember1996 - 2012
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1996 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1996 - 2012
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2012
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD1996
Insurance Institute of AmericaInsurance ClaimsAssociate in Claims1993
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida)Aeronautical StudiesBS1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Line by LineChapter 7 Bankruptcy Line-by-line and Means Test2012
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line WorkshopBankruptcy Filing Procedures2011
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line WorkshopMeans Test Workshop2011
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line WorkshopConsumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals2011
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawThe Basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2010
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawInitial Bankruptcy Client Interviews2010
Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13Ethical Obligations for Debtors' Counsel2009
Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13Chapter 7: Step-by-Step Proceedures2009
Jury SelectionJury Selection2006
2004 OSBA Annual ConventionPremises Liability2004
Regional Negligence SeminarsOpen and Obvious Doctrine2003
Bench Bar ConferenceLaw office technology and a review of case management applications2002
Medical-Legal ConferenceHow communication with patients can reduce medical malpractice claims2001