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Joseph T. Barberi was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University, located in Mt. Pleasant. While at Central Michigan University (CMU), he was a member of CMU's Debate Team and won numerous awards for his forensic speaking ability. Mr. Barberi was also a broadcaster for the CMU sports network doing play-by-plays for CMU's football and basketball teams. After honorably serving in the United States Navy, he attended Detroit College of Law, graduating 5th in his class out of 241 with a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude in 1974. While attending Detroit College of Law (DCL), he represented DCL as a member of their National Moot Court Team. Mr. Barberi is currently a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. District Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Barberi was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Committee to revise Michigan’s Rules of Criminal Procedure.


He is a member of the Isabella County Bar Association (past President), the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), the American Association of justice (AAJ) and served as President of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Association of Michigan (PAAM) in 1984-1985. Mr. Barberi has served as a guest lecturer numerous times on the subject of trial tactics for the Prosecuting Attorneys' Association of Michigan and for the Michigan Trial Lawyers' Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%



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  • Richard D. Fox

    Joe is a dedicated and tenacious litigator who goes the extra mile for his clients. He is highly respected by his adversaries and the trial bench. His record of success speaks for itself..


    Richard Fox Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mattis Dumon Nordfjord

    Joe is an excellent attorney who commits his personal attention and skill to each case. In my experiences with Joe, he has been professional, reasonable and a strong advocate for his clients. He understands the importance of the big picture in domestic relations cases and remains focused on achieving an outcome for his clients that protects their interests.


    Mattis Nordfjord Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Joseph T. Barberi, P.C.

2305 Hawthorn
Suite C
Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858


MIActive And In Good Standing197411/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyCentral Michigan Life2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Local AttorneyMorning Sun Newspaper2012
Top AttorneyCentral Michigan Life2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Local attorneyMorning Sun Newspaper2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
FellowshipMichigan State Bar Foundation2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Eagle AwardMount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJoseph T. Barberi, P.C.1989 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyIsabella County Prosecutor's Office1976 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan State Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Michigan Supreme Court Historical SocietyAdvocate2008 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeMember1989 - Present
Mount Pleasant Lions ClubPast President1989 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys' Association of MichiganPast President1984 - 1985
Isabella County Bar AssociationPast President1981 - 1982
Mount Pleasant Chamber of CommerceMember1976 - Present
Isabella County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys' Association of MichiganMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. SpencerN/A
Trainer v Schafer et alN/A
People v Mark Vasquez, Jr.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PressThe Motor Vehicle Accident Book2013
Word Association PublishersThe Divorce Book: What Every Michigan Married Man or Woman Needs to Know and 5 Things That Can Sink Your Divorce Case2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of Law, DetroitLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Central Michigan UniversityEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1970