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Barry Mitchell is a trial lawyer practicing for over 23 years in the area of criminal defense. He focuses on representing individuals and corporations in criminal, regulatory, and administrative cases. Barry handles the full range of state and federal felony and misdemeanor issues.


Barry is particularly skilled and seasoned in defending cases with an intersection between the criminal justice system and administrative licensing authorities. He has represented hundreds of licensed professionals and entities facing matters ranging from domestic violence to money laundering. Chambers USA says “peers praise his detail-oriented style, his sense of judgment, and his proactive approach.”


Barry has a proven track record of conducting effective internal investigations running the gamut of regulatory issues, including FCPA, EPA, SEC, DEA and HHS – OIG matters. He has also helped create and implement compliance programs for organizations ranging from small companies and healthcare practice groups to Fortune 100 corporations.


Barry graduated from Boalt Hall, University of California – Berkeley, in 1991 where he taught legal research and writing, and chaired the Moot Court Board. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1985.


Before starting the law firm of Mitchell | Stein | Carey, Barry practiced for 22 years at Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., and was a partner in its Criminal Law and Regulatory Enforcement Group.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Administrative Law: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Mitchell Stein Carey, PC

Renaissance One
2 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85004


AZActive 199105/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
ListedArizona's Finest Lawyers2014
ListedBest Lawyers in America2014
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Listed as Band OneChambers USA2013
ListedArizona's Finest Lawyers2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
ListedArizona's Finest Lawyers2012
ListedChambers USA2012
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2011
ListedArizona's Finest Lawyers2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
ListedChambers USA2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2010
ListedChambers USA2010
ListedChambers USA2009
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2009
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2008
ListedChambers USA2008
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Legal Research and Writing InstructorBoalt Hall, University of California, Berkely1990
Moot Court Board ChairmanBoalt Hall, University Of California Berkeley1990
Graduated Phi Beta KappaArizona State University1985
Graduated summa cum laudeArizona State University1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMitchell Stein Carey, PC2013 - Present
ShareholderGallagher & Kennedy, PA1991 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtProgram Awards Committee2013 - Present
Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of CourtPast President2001 - 2002
State Bar of ArizonaFee Dispute Arbitration Committee1995 - 2008
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice SectionMember1992 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Administrative Law SectionMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985