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John A Barber

DUI and DWI Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   15 reviews

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    100% Criminal Defense, including but not limited to: DUI and Traffic offenses, Misdemeanors, Domestic Violence, Juvenile charges, Sex offenses, Drug cases, and all Felony offenses.

    7 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    7 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    7 years

  4. Juvenile law
    25%

    7 years

Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney and Military Veteran
You can be confident that I will fight for you because I have been fighting for others even before I was a lawyer. Before going to law school, I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division for four years. I am a veteran of the invasion of Panama in 1989, Operation Just Cause, as well as the invasion of Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, in 1991. After serving my country, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. I then went to law school, where I learned to apply the skills and life experience I learned on the battlefield to the courtroom.
I graduated from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, a top-tier law school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I started my legal career as a criminal prosecutor at the Delaware Department of Justice. During my tenure at the DOJ, I worked my way up the ranks to become a supervising attorney. In the process, I gained experience in handling the entire spectrum of criminal charges at all levels of the Delaware courts. I also saw firsthand how the Government can use its immense resources to shift the scales of justice in its favor and change people’s lives forever. I knew I had the skills and experience to even the fight. I left the DOJ to open my own law office with a practice dedicated solely to Criminal Defense work. I have 20 years of experience as a trial attorney in handling all criminal matters: Misdemeanor offenses in the Court of Common Pleas, juvenile cases in Family Court, and the entire range of adult felony cases in Superior Court, including drug offenses, property crimes, white collar crimes, violent felonies, and weapons charges.

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Licensed for 20 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/28/2022

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John A. Barber, Esq.
24B Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE, 19806

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Posted by Andrew | November 17, 2022
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Fantastic Job
Mr.Barber did a fantastic job, From the beginning he answered all my questions all my emails regarding my court case. Had me back in my home with in less than 30days. Made the process very easy with in 6 months all my charges were dropped. I couldn’t have had a better attorney.
Posted by Carol | June 30, 2022
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Criminal defense
I hired John Barber to represent my nephew. He was responsive to all questions and communications! A last minute hearing was scheduled, texted Mr. Barber an urgent message, and he arrived in time. We were amazed! Explained process to expect. Nephew had an amazing outcome. He went above and beyond in representation.
Posted by John W | May 20, 2022
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Class A Lawyer
I had myself in a extremely bad situation… Charges and charges on top of themselves. I thought to myself, my life is completely over. Until I met Mr. Barber. I had a total of 12 charges when I met John. Before dealing with John, I felt like I was on a waiting list with the courts (covid). He was quick to respond and easy to talk to. He talked to me and made sure I understood what I was dealing with. He ended up getting me down to 3 charges and a chance to have them all cleared after finishing a few classes and probation… With the few short months of working with Mr. Barber and his team, they have made my life 100x better than what I could have been dealing with. If you need someone with great skills and personality, then this is they guy. He gets straight to the point and makes sure you know what’s going on. 10/10 in my book!
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
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Beat the charges like Rocky!!!
Mr. Barber spoke with me by phone to discuss the details of my situation. He explained to me his level of experience based around my case.
Posted by Matthew | May 20, 2022
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Amazing
I must say mister barber did everything he said he would returned phone calls and e-mails one of the best lawyers i have ever had and I have had my fair share
Posted by Richard | May 1, 2022
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Someone you want in your corner
John was a fantastic defense attorney. Being that I have never been in any legal trouble in my life and had no idea what to do, not only was he affordable compared to other attorneys for first offense, but he has been doing this a long time and explained the process in ways I could understand. He has a lot of experience and is quite knowledgeable and having been a prosecutor before becoming a defense attorney, he knows a lot of people in the courts. He never gave me unrealistic expectations and always explained what I could potentially be facing for my DUI charge. And he was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation. I will always recommend his services to anyone I come across who needs it.
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Posted by thomas | August 30, 2021
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satisfied client
I found Mr Barber to have exceeded my expections in a totally unfamiliar legal situation. He presents himself as confident and capable without making promises. His knowledge of and ability to navigate the local court system was immesurable in getting the best out come possible in a possession case. He was also helpful in procuring an early reduction in level 4 probation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2021
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Above and beyond.
Words cannot express my experience with Mr Barber. Prior to my case being initiated, he assisted me through the entire investigation stage to keep me up to date on what’s going on. Once charges were brought, he continued to educate me and keep me in the loop on every step of the progress, including what to expect and what I should (and should not) do. I was facing a minimum of 10 years in prison - and the outcome was simply a year of probation for a misdemeanor charge. John is a great mentor, provides fantastic legal advise, and has great connections within the system to assist his clients in every way he can. He is clearly a well respected lawyer amongst the community as well. His decades of experience clearly came in handy. If I were to need his services again, I would go right back to Mr. Barber in a heartbeat. His price for service is reasonable and was worth every last dime!
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 9, 2020
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Highly recommended
“I offer the highest possible recommendation (A+++) for Attorney John Barber to represent anyone that requires a Criminal Defense Attorney”. I would like to personally “Thank” Criminal Defense Attorney Mr. John Barber and his staff with handling a delicate situation. He and his staff were very polite, provided excellent service, demonstrated professionalism, and exhibited personal attention to all details. He even took the time to explain to me page by page about some documents that I had received from a 3rd party, which by the way, it was on his spare time (weekend) to answer all of my concerns about those documents. He responded on every email whenever I had questions and concerns. He always provided me with accurate answers. Furthermore, he was able to have all charges dropped! His fee is very reasonable and in my opinion, Attorney John Barber is an EXPERT in Criminal Defense. He’s the BEST in the State of Delaware. I highly recommend using Criminal Defense Attorney John Barber. Thank you, Elizabeth
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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parent of a client
John is exceptional, smart and most importantly kind. We were suddenly in a jam with our son who was out of state. We were panicked. John returned our call immediately, coached us through and kept us calm. He is extremely knowledgable and detailed. He knew what the process would be and walked us through it until the end. If you need an attorney, there is no one better, especially dealing with young adults. Parenting is hard, he gets it.
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Posted by Lorraine | March 18, 2019
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Barber was an excellent attorney he even arrived in court before is. He was able to have all charges dropped which was almost impossible. Mr. Barbers fee was very reasonable and if i need counsel again i definetly will hire Mr . Mr. Barber again. Highly recommend using his services.
Posted by David | March 8, 2019
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Outstanding Defense!
With his expertise, he achieved results well beyond our expectations! John is worth his weight in gold.
Posted by Mercy | March 7, 2019
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Professional and very efficient.
I had a case and he was able to defend me very well. I can vouch him to anyone anytime! Very time , communication with his office is efficient.
Posted by Nick | January 25, 2019
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Supreme professional
I have needed John's services two occasions (unfortunately) and I couldn't ask for more in a lawyer. Always went above and beyond. My phone call was even returned on a Sunday late in the evening. Always explained the situation in detail resulting in a less stressful life on my end. I would highly recommend allowing John to do the same for you. From the very first time we met it felt like i had known him for years. I have worked with other attorneys in the past and none of them brought these characteristics to the table which helped me immensely. Thanks much John and I can only hope that the next time we meet will be different circumstances.
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Posted by Michael | December 3, 2014
Great Attorney
John handled and Offensive Touching case for me in a very tough situation. I had experienced a number of set backs prior yet John believed in me. The bottom line was his comfort with the process and willingness to fight for his client. John knew what was at stake for me and was not going to recommend I compromise simply for the ease of the process. He is a strong litigator, very reliable, easy to communicate with and someone you should trust in your time of need. Above all else John Barber is inexpensive for his service level and there is nobody I would recommend you using before him.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of John A. Barber
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Delaware Dept. of Justice
  • 2001 - 2010

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Arizona State University
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Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2017
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Wilmington DUI and DWI Lawyer John A Barber
John A Barber
DUI and DWI Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 20 years