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Whenever a discussion is held about the top trial attorneys practicing in New York today, the name Barry Washor is consistently mentioned near the top of the list. Since he began practicing law in 1981, Barry has established a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in New York. His reputation stems from exceptional results and his integrity. His track record of success places him among the elite attorneys in New York history. Over the course of his career, Barry has recorded over 200 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.



Barry’s outstanding legal skills were recognized early in his career. He began his career on the defense side, working for an insurance defense law firm representing doctors and hospitals. Within just two years Barry was tryingmajor medical malpractice cases. By age 27 he was a partner at that law firm. In 1988 he left the defense side to become a plaintiff's attorney. His experience as a defense attorney gave him a unique and valuable insight into how insurers defend and evaluate medical malpractice lawsuits.



Not only is Barry experienced in the courtroom, he understands the need to employ top experts and cutting-edge technology, such as animated presentations and medical artists, to great persuasive effect in a complex and extremely technical area of the law. He is well-known and respected by Judges throughout the state for being an attorney who is always prepared to represent his clients and who does so with the highest ethical standards. At trial, Barry is regarded as a fierce advocate, extremely schooled in the art of cross-examination. His outstanding reputation as a trial lawyer, recognized by both the defense bar and the judiciary, enables Barry to maximize the results for his clients.


Throughout his impressive career, Barry continues to hold the deepest respect for his clients. "I'm amazed by the resiliency and strength of people who never thought life would be worth living again. It's a pleasure and honor to work with them, represent them and help them," Barry says.



Barry's philosophy about trial preparation is one of the founding tenets of our firm’s practice which he stresses to all of the attorneys in our office. He firmly believes that cases are often won or lost during the discovery phase of litigation and insists that all attorneys prepare every case as if they were certain to go to trial.



The awards and accolades Barry has received over the years are numerous. He has been recognized in the New York Times Magazine as one of the New York metropolitan area's "Super Lawyers" in the field of medical malpractice every year since 2007. He has been named as a “Best Lawyer” in New York in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury every year since 2010 in New York Magazine. He has also consistently been listed as a “Best Lawyer in America.” Barry has been consistently awarded the highest “AV” rating by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings for both legal ability and ethical standards. Barry is listed in Cambridge's Who's Who and is a lifetime member of The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an honor bestowed upon lawyers who have obtained multimillion dollar awards on behalf of their clients.


Barry has been widely recognized as an expert in his field and is consistently sought after to share his knowledge and experience with other lawyers and law students. In fact, he teaches trial advocacy at Cardozo Law School and is a frequent lecturer in trial advocacy for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). Since 2002, he has served on NYSTLA's Board of Governors, and is a member of its medical malpractice committee.

 As the senior partner of our firm, Barry continues to shape our firm’s practice philosophy and sets the standard for the office to ensure our clients receive the best representation possible.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%

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  • Jonny W Kool

    Barry is one of the best medical malpractice lawyers in New York City and, in fact, the country. I've seen firsthand his ability to secure a favorable verdict at trial for his clients.


    Jonny Kool Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool LLP

233 Broadway
Suite 1800
New York, NY, 10279


NYCurrently registered 198107/10/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in New YorkNew York Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
NY Metro Area "Super Lawyers"Super Lawyers2009
NY Metro Area "Super Lawyers"Super Lawyers2008
NY Metro Area "Super Lawyers"Super Lawyers2007
Cambridge Who's WhoCambridge Who's WhoN/A
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Instructor, Trial AdvocacyCardozo Law School1992 - Present
Lecturer, Trial AdvocacyNew York State Trial Lawyers Association1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2002 - Present
Medical Malpractice CommitteeMember2002 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2002 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of New York CityMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
The Multimillion Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime MemberN/A
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime MemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York Medical SocietyMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Advocacy Lecturer2012