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About me

I received my J.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. My practice focuses on the areas of complex business transactions and commercial litigation, including business ownership disputes, business counseling and planning (including estate and tax planning), with an emphasis on real estate, agriculture, construction and health law. I am a former member of the California State Bar Board of Governors and served as the president of the Kern County Bar Association. I am AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Richard Orville Middlebrook

    Barry is a true gem in the legal community. He is a top notch laywer with phenomenal business accumen, legal experience, educational background all tied together with impeccable ethics. You would be truly lucky to have Barry stand on your side of any action.


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Contact info

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP

4550 California Avenue
Second Floor
Bakersfield, CA, 93309


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bench and Bar AwardKern County Bar Association2011
Southern California Super Lawyers 2010Super Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Boss of the YearBakersfield Legal Secretaries Association1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKlein, De Natale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP1984 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyContra Costa County1983 - 1984
AttorneyFenwick, Stone, Davis & West1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eastern District of California, U.S. District CourtJudicial Advisory Committee, Eastern District of California2009 - Present
San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar AssociationBoard Member2006 - Present
San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial LawyersBoard Member2006 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationChair, Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee2004 - Present
Eastern District of California, U.S. District CourtLawyer Representative2002 - 2004
Kern County Bar Association Charitable FoundationPresident2000 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 1998
Continuing Education of the BarJoint Advisory Committee1993 - 1994
California Young Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 1995
Kern County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 2000
Kern County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Board of Governors 1994-19951982 - Present
Kern County Law LibraryBoard of Trustees (1992-2000); President (1994-1997)N/A
Eastern District of California, U.S. District CourtNinth Circuit Judicial ConferenceN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the Bar Action Guide"Responding to a Complaint" (Co-Author)2004
Continuing Education of the Bar Action Guide"Approaching An Action Against A Real Estate Broker" (Author)1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Claremont McKenna CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Business Trial Lawyers"Expert Witnesses: When Things Go Wrong", Panel Member, Presentation2007
ABTL Conference"E-Discovery under the New Federal Rules", Panel Member, Presentation2007
Kern County Contractors AssociationMechanic's Liens1997
UnknownPreparing a Case for Trial1996
Continuing Education of the BarPreparing For, Taking, and Using Depositions1996
Kern County Contractors AssociationMechanic's Liens1995
State Bar of California Annual MeetingThe Changing Face of Law Firm Management: Dynamics of the 90's1993