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David Steven Bary

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 21 years
    Virginia - VA 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    Social Security Disability

    22 years, 5,700 cases

  2. Employee benefits
    Long Term Disability

In 1992, I received a bachelor’s degree from Emory & Henry College.  After graduating college, I worked several years as an SSA disability paralegal in SWVA before graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Appalachian School of Law. While in law school, I served as President of the Student Bar Council, received twelve academic achievements (book) awards, West’s Outstanding Achievement Award, ASL Student of the Year and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award.

Upon graduation, I followed my calling to practice Social Security Disability law. For the past twenty years, I have zealously represented thousands of SSA disability clients throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. I am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives and I have taught continuing legal education classes in handling Social Security Disability cases.

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David Bary
6149 Airport Rd Ste 201
Roanoke, VA, 24019


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Posted by Sandy | May 6, 2019
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An Amazing Court Case
If it hadn't been for attorney David Bary, I would have lost my two most valuable possessions, my rescued Shih Tzu babies Gracie and Nessa. Due to a terrible life outdoors in all weather, these babies were rescued by a Carter county Tennessee Animal Shelter. I went through all legal channels to adopt them through a Virginia rescue. A year and a half later I was summoned to court by the original owner who had been incarcerated for drugs and embezzlement. With Mr. Bary by my side, we faced a biased judge, a convicted felon, and the mayor of the Tennessee county who was acting as advisor to the original owner. Mr. Bary spent hours upon hours contacting numerous people who were familiar with what had happened to the dogs before and after their rescue. He knew what we needed in order to prove the legality of their rescue and adoption. One of the things that impressed me most about Mr. Bary was the fact that he kept me informed every step of the way. This case became highly publicized on the local Virginia/Tennessee news media, and in the newspapers. On our court date, the court room was filled with residents from Carter County. Due to the large number of witnesses Mr. Bary found who wanted to help us, the case lasted the entire day. Mr. Bary, without hesitation stood strong and did a magnificent job of presenting my case before the court. Needless to say, we won! I have my two Shih Tzu babies who now live in the comfort of my home year around. I would strongly recommend Mr. David Bary to anyone and everyone. He is honest and trustworthy. When he takes your case, rest assured he will do everything he can to represent you in a fair and legal manner. He is very thorough in his case preparation, and he really does care about his clients.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Joyce & Bary Law PLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wolfe Williams and Reynolds
  • 2000 - 2018
  • Paralegal
  • Wolfe & Farmer
  • 1993 - 2000


  • Appalachian School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2000
  • Emory and Henry College
  • B.S.
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Marcie C. v. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Comm'r of Social Security
  • Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgement Granted in Part; Case Remanded
  • Patricia J. v. Andrew M. Saul, Comm'r of Social Security
  • Case remanded for further administrative proceedings.
  • Buckles v. Blantant (Blanton) , Wise County Virginia Circuit Court: #CL18000433-00
  • Ruling in favor of the Defendant
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  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Advocacy Award
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2000


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Virginia
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling a Social Security Case in Virginia: Administrative Hearing, Ethics and Special Issues
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2008

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 29
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"Mr. Bary is a skilled lawyer in the area of Social Security Disability. He understands what it takes to successfully develop and present claims before the Social Security Administration at all levels."
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