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Barry H. Dyller

Civil rights Attorney at Wilkes Barre, PA

4.7   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    New York - NY 37 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Barry

Learn Barry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Represent plaintiffs whose constitutional rights were violated. Represents victims of employment discrimination, including sexual, racial, age, disability discrimination or harassment

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Have handled thousands of criminal cases, both state and federal. All felonies, including homicide.

    30 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Reprsents injury victims whose injury was caused by another person or corporation's fault or negligence.

    30 years, 500 cases

Contact Barry

Dyller Law Firm
88 North Franklin Street
Wilkes Barre, PA, 18701


4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, kind, helpful
Is extremely sensitive situation for me. I was sacred, feeling alone and didnt know what to do. Barry was kind, educated about this matter, and made me feel like i was going to be ok. The compassion is showed in this trying moment for me was outstanding and overwhelming.
Posted by Severin | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best civil rights lawyers ever
Barry Diller represented me extremely thoroughly. He uncovered crucial evidence with expertise. He was a Powerhouse in the courtroom as well. I would fully recommend his services to anyone who has a civil rights claim. He will tell you straight up if you have a case before taking any money from you. The only complaint you will ever find about him is that he couldn't represent people that he didn't feel had a strong case. You will never find a more honest and straight shooting lawyer as Barry Diller.
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Posted by Angela | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I cannot say enough positive things about the Dyller Law Firm and its staff. Barry has exceptional legal knowledge and was eager to help me resolve my complicated civil action lawsuit. I am very pleased with Barry’s professionalism, compassion, and dedication to my case. He has been very supportive and updates me in a timely manner; he is very prompt with answering all my questions. He is detail oriented and formulates creative case strategies. I recommend him most highly.
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Posted by Greg | February 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Dyller gave me a general overview and what to except when we first got started. He always returned phone calls and answered all my questions and kept me updated on what was happening with my case. His knowledge and expertise was outstanding. Attorney Dyller allowed me to make important decisions regarding my case and informed me of any changes, delays or setbacks. He gave me the information I needed to make good decisions. We reviewed everything and was always prepared. I highly recommend the Dyller Law Firm.
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Posted by Joseph | February 9, 2015
Great experience
Due to a false arrest and expense of my defense of charges I contact Mr. Dyller. Mr. Dyller was referred to me by another attorney, a close friend, who stated that Barry Dyller is the best in his field. I agree. I would reccommed Attorney Dyller to anyone. I have sent other clients to him and they all agree that Attorney Dyller is very professional, honest and intelligent.
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Posted by Sam | February 5, 2015
Competent, practical and honest attorney
I used Mr. Dyller in a contract termination dispute, and he handled my case very well. I was well informed from the beginning about every step, and was constantly consulted on every action to be taken and throughout the whole process, I felt comfortable with his representation. I would highly recommend Mr. Dyller for his honesty, practicality and overall competency as an experienced attorney.
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Posted by Pam & Colin S. | February 5, 2015
Attorney Barry Dyller Saved My Life!
Four years ago, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of a random act of violence. It took many months of various therapies to help me recover. During that time, I was out on Disability from my job, with the promise that I could return when I was ready. Unfortunately, once I was cleared to return to work by my doctors, I was told that my company would not be bringing me back to work. I was devastated! Once the shock wore off, my husband and I sought the advice of Attorney Dyller on how best to proceed. We were unbelievably pleased at how quickly he responded to us. Our initial consultation was more than we could have expected for sure. We expected it to be the typical overview of facts with a lengthy plan of what-ifs. Not at all. Attny. Dyller reviewed the situation and immediately went to work dictating a letter to my company right on the spot! We couldn't believe how knowledgeable he was about employment and disability law, and how quickly he took action. My husband and I left there completely knowing we were in excellent hands - what a relief after so many months of recovery! Attny. Dyller provided us with quick updates and within a few short weeks, I was happily back to work with my company, and have been there ever since! I say he saved my life because without him, I wouldn't have been able to get back to work, and would have suffered severe financial consequences. Words cannot express how happy we were that we met Mr. Dyller and we would HIGHLY recommend him for any legal issue you might have. You won't be disappointed!! Thank you endlessly, Barry!
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Posted by Angela | February 3, 2015
Comfortable client
The first thing I would like to state is how comfortable Attorney Dyller made me feel the very first time I sat down to discuss my case with him. I currently have an ongoing case that is filed in federal court and I could not beleive the time Attorney Dyller and his staff spent going over various documents and explaining legal terminolgy with me. I am a professional health care worker and have an 8 year college education and know absolutely nothing about the law. Attorney Barry Dyller is not just an aggressive attorney ready to fight for his clients, he is also a family man and an animal lover. I had various meetings with him at his office regarding my case and during our break time he really wanted to get to know me as a person and not just talk about the law suit, he even offered personal information regarding own his family and dog. I can't say enough about the experience I have had dealing with the stress of my case, but can say that Barry has made it more easy and comfortable for me. I recommend that if you are in a situation where you need a good, honest and hardworking lawyer to give him a call, I guarantee you will not be sorry!
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Posted by Kevin | February 3, 2015
This brilliant attorney cares about his clients
I have known Barry for many years. He is a fantastic criminal defense and civil court lawyer. I am a retired captain detective from a local police department. Barry represented clients I have arrested when he was a public defender years ago. He represented them very well and was highly successful in bringing the best possible result his clients could expect. He did not compromise when it came to doing his job. As a civil attorney he was instrumental in significant changes for the better in the local courtrooms and community as a whole. When I had a consult with him he was diligent and handled a matter much to my satisfaction. A great guy overall and cares about people and justice.
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Posted by Glenn | February 3, 2015
Lawsuit against a bank for mishandling trust assets
Attorney Dyller represented our church in a lawsuit against a bank for mishandling trust funds. We were very pleased with his professionalism and tenacity through the entire process. Our church was awarded a fair settlement thanks to Attorney Dyller. I have and will continue to refer Barry Dyller to anyone who could benefit from his services
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Posted by Faith | February 3, 2015
Many years ago a family member got herself into some legal trouble when she was riding a quad down the railroad tracks… That was when we met Mr. Dyller for the first time. I will spare you and our family member the details of the story except to say that, if it were not for the extensive knowledge, research and super-fast response of Mr. Dyller, She likely would have spent some jail time and much money in fines. On yet another occasion, my son was picked up by the police department and questioned about a theft which apparently took place somewhere in our town. When I asked the police when this had occurred, they said that it had just taken place 30 minutes before hand. My son was home with us at that time, I explained. They cuffed him anyway and escorted him to the police car. Our neighbors looked at us like we were some sort of trouble makers, we were both embarrassed and appalled. As the police were pulling out of our driveway, I telephoned Mr. Dyller. I told the receptionist that it was urgent. Within seconds Mr. Dyller was on the phone with me. Within five minutes he was on the phone with the police department instructing them to either formally charge my son or release him. He instructed me to head out and pick up my son. The entire incident was over in less than thirty minutes and our son was home safely with us again. Two days later, the person who had allegedly committed the crime was arrested while in the process of committing another crime of the same nature (right next door to the first). If You Are Looking for an Attorney That Gets Straight to the Matter, Does His Due Diligence, Actually Returns Calls and Fights For You…BARRY DYLLER IS THE ONE! There is No Other Attorney that Can Top Him In Our Book! He Tells You the Facts, not some skirted version to get your money. He is Worth Every Penny He Charges and We Would Never Go Anywhere Else. He WILL Fight Hard For You! He fought for us and several friends that we have referred to him and EVERYONE OF THEM ARE PLEASED! Going to Court Without Him, Might Be Your Biggest Mistake Yet. We Highly Recommend Barry Dyller, an Attorney That You Can Count On!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
Great Job Atty Dyller
Atty Dyller handled a case for me and my family, which was not a civil liberties case. He handled it with total professionalism. He kept me and my family informed throughout the entire process. Although no charges had been brought the situation certainly could have resulted in a Criminal charges, Atty Dyller handled it and we obtained the results we were looking for. His staff was also very professional in their dealings with my family and me. Keep up the good work Atty Dyller.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Was charged in two countys for same crime
I was found in a stolen truck with running after trying to meet family to go to a dorney park the doors Ware locked so I went to back yard and there was a truck I thought was my uncle boss witch is a friend so I went in it and put the are in I was arrested and stored in lezzearn county jail the day I was bailed out I was charged by Wyoming county I had no idea it was stolen and I also got ten max speed tickets is it possible to not have this OK my record because I am vary worried about all this I feel like I'm being double jeopardy for something I didn't do
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2013
In it for the buck only
This attorney only cares about civil rights cases that he can make big money on. In my case he there was much fraud perpetrated by an overzealous detective. The court system was corrupt and the DA knowingly prosecuted me in a case he knew was weak and malicious. Dyller could care less. He just wanted to end the matter when he admitted that this was a court with low standards. Unless there is big money to make he'll dump you any way he can. Absolutely do not hire this guy. His wife is a judge and both of these characters are ultra liberals.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Dyller Law Firm
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Friedman Wittenstein & Hoffman
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Webster & Sheffield
  • 1985 - 1988


  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985


  • American Association for Justice
  • Civil Rights Section Executive Committee and Former Chairperson
  • 1998 - Present
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Library Committee; Budget Committee
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Diversity Leadership Award
  • 2004
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  • Trial
  • The Gap Between Law and Reality
  • 2014
  • Trial
  • Book Review: We Dissent, Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court, Eight Cases that Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Subsequent Prosecutions
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • When Private Actors Act Under Color of State Law: A Primer
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Police Liability
  • 2011
  • Annual Convention
  • First Amendment Association Rights and Related Doctrines
  • 2011
  • Constitution Day
  • First Amendment Free Speech Clause
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Litigation in Pennsylvania
  • 2002
  • Racial Summit
  • Keynote Speech - Civil Rights Through Litigation
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Barry
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well regarded, capable and accomplished in civil rights litigation and criminal defense. I recommend him highly."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is a leader in the area of civil rights law. He is very knowledgeable, takes on challenging cases and is very responsive. He has strong record of getting results for clients."
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