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Matthew Louis Barry

Military law Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
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    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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FORMER JAG AND WEST POINT GRADUATE. EXPERIENCED MILITARY DEFENSE LAWYER WHO AGGRESSIVELY DEFENDS SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT. WORLDWIDE REPRESENTATION.

Attorney Matthew Barry is a former JAG Officer and retired Army Major who practices military law worldwide.  This includes legal representation for the following matters:  courts-martial, separation boards, investigations, nonjudicial punishment, GOMORs, letters of reprimand, ROTC disenrollments, West Point cases, flying evaluation boards, security clearance revocations, force reduction boards, QMP Boards, property loss investigations, evaluation responses/appeals, discharge upgrades, and records corrections.   He served in the Army for 11 years and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Texas School of Law.

Attorney Barry will travel to any installation, worldwide, to represent a Servicemember.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
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Top Contributor 2019
Top Contributor
2019

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Location

The Law Office of Matthew Barry
4235 Hillsboro Pike Ste 300
Nashville, TN, 37215
The Law Office of Matthew Barry
5960 Fairview Road
STE 400
Charlotte, NC, 28270
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Upgraded from General to Honorable Discharge
I spoke to a JAG attorney who told me that I would be getting a General Discharge. After hiring Matthew Barry, he worked diligently to upgrade my discharge from General to Honorable. Matthew Barry maintained great communication throughout the process and always kept me informed on the status of my paperwork.
Posted by Jason | February 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
DUI | GOMOR
As I searched for representation, I had a plethora of options. However, after carefully researching the best attorney for my situation, I came across Matthew Barry. I was immediately drawn to his endless five-star reviews on Avvo. I often re-read those reviews to help me calm down. Initially, although I was considering representation, I thought that I could handle the GOMOR rebuttal independently. I believed it to be nothing more than a letter of reprimand. It is in fact that, but it also comes with an abundance of documentation from credible sources that aims to prove your guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt. After I received the GOMOR, along with a pound of additional disparaging discovery, I immediately called and hired Matthew Barry. His initial, professional opinion was "this kid is f***ed." However, after I gave a detailed account, from my prospective, we were able to create a strong rebuttal. This included an articulate framework, medical paperwork, character references, research and a criminal background check. My commander initially told me that I was just facing a filing decision for the GOMOR; however, as time continued, I was being informed that there may be UCMJ action and/or separation. This information was given to me after I received the GOMOR and hired Matthew Barry, but before they read the GOMOR rebuttal. It took the general less than two weeks to make his filing decision. The GOMOR was filed permanently; the least favorable filing decision. In my attorney's defense, that filing decision was expected. Although I believe we had a strong, convincing defense, it is my understanding that 95% of all DUI GOMORS are filed permanently. The filing of the GOMOR was not my concern. My concern was not being separated, and if we can pull it off, I'd be happy to take no UCMJ action either; which was definitely wishful thinking. Wishful as that thinking may have been, I received no UCMJ action. Additionally, of course, I was not separated. Given the details of this case, which of course you are not privy to, this was nothing short of a miracle. I went from the kid that didn't have a prayer, to the kid that was retained with no UCMJ action. Yes, the permanently filed GOMOR is not something I'll be nailing to the achievement wall; however, it's my understanding that that can eventually be repudiated or placed in my restricted file. Therefore, not visible to promotion boards or anyone else that may matter. In conclusion, I'm very satisfied with my decision to hire Matthew Barry. And, if you find yourself up the Army's creek without a paddle, I'd highly recommend retaining Matthew Barry as counsel.
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Posted by Holden | February 15, 2024
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AROTC l disenrollment board
Very helpful in getting my AROTC disenrollment board result that I desired. Was always there with a quick response throughout the way. Walked me through each step of the plan and could answer every question I asked. Thank you very much!
Posted by Daniel | February 12, 2024
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Best attorney I’ve ever worked with
Matt Barry is absolutely phenomenal. I come from a law enforcement background and I’ve worked with many attorneys in the past. None have ever worked as hard for their clients as Mr. Barry. In my particular case I was accused of over 10+ charges. Several were violent felonies and sex offenses. My former spouse accused me after I caught her with other men. For a year and a half I was dealing with it alone until I was informed I would be sent to court martial. Mr. Barry uncovered her lies, and her desire for financial gain due to my downfall. We gathered a very large number of witnesses, and evidence. By the time the trial grew near, we had a chapter book against the alleged victim. And the charges were dropped with no trial. Mr. Barry was consistent with communication through the entire process. Very well organized, and was willing to meet in person to discuss evidence and witnesses.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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Negative Comment Removal (OER)
When I first approached Matt Barry, I was deeply troubled by the presence of an unsubstantiated negative report in my military records (OER). It was affecting my career prospects and caused me a non-select for a promotion. However, from our initial consultation, Mr. Barry demonstrated a profound understanding of military law and full transparency regarding the difficulties of amending or deletion from your permanent file. Throughout the entire process, Matt Barry exhibited a remarkable level of professionalism and empathy. He meticulously reviewed every detail of my case, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice. His strategic approach and thorough understanding of the legal system were truly impressive, and he kept me informed at every step of the way, providing reassurance and clarity during what could have been an incredibly stressful time. Thanks to Matt Barry's unwavering efforts, his persuasive arguments, and meticulous attention to detail ultimately led to the removal of the negative report from my permanent file (AMHRR) and I was able to get my promotable status back. The relief and gratitude I feel are immeasurable, and I am now able to continue my career ambitions with renewed confidence and optimism. I cannot recommend Matt Barry highly enough. His expertise, dedication, and genuine care for his clients are truly remarkable. If you are seeking legal representation, I wholeheartedly endorse Matt Barry as the consummate professional who will go above and beyond to secure the best possible outcome for your case. His exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to justice have profoundly impacted my life for the better, and I am forever grateful for his outstanding representation. Do not tackle the Army Board on your own, hire the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
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Titling Appeal
Matt Barry is the consumate of a great lawyer. He is thorough, patient, firm but fair, prepared, and most importantly he gets results. He came highly recommended by a college friend who told me these same details I'm sharing with you - He did not disappoint. While consulting him for one issue and hiring him for that case, he helped me discover deeper issue with my background check. He provided me with step by step details on what to do and once the check came back he helped explained the details. Then he presented me with well thought-out options with strengths and weaknesses so that I could make an informed decision. In no time, I went from being a convicted felon from an incident that was dismissed over 18 years ago to having that conviction removed. I highly recommend his service if you want to win your case. Thanks Matt and I look forward to sharing another positive review once results are back on the initial case.
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Posted by Joe | January 29, 2024
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Very thorough and upfront, keeps your best interests in mind
Matt helped me navigate the process during a time where members of my command in the National Guard were using a 15-6 investigation to unfairly put me up in front of a Flight Evaluation Board. He made sure my statements were concise and any unrelated information was not included. Matt advised me on possible courses of actions that I could've taken during this time and recommended against the ones that would not be worth the fight, while other attorneys would have gladly taken my money for something that wasn't worth the effort. Thanks to his guidance and his interaction with the command, the charges were dropped and I was placed back on flight status promptly after the 15-6 was concluded. I would highly recommend Matt, you'll know he is in it for your best interest and just not to charge you a crazy amount of money like other attorneys I consulted with during this time.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
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Highly recommend attorney
Matthew Barry's exceptional legal expertise and unwavering support played a pivotal role in my successful Article 15 case. His dedication to my situation was evident throughout the process, and I am incredibly grateful for the positive outcome. I highly recommend Matthew Barry to anyone in need of a reliable and skilled military attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
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Army DS
Mr Barry was very responsive and incredibly helpful. He was easy to reach at all times and took the time to answer all of my questions whenever I had them. He carved time out of his schedule to sit in via phone on a meeting with my command. My case was closed out with no action and I am now free to continue my career as desired. I highly recommend hiring Mr Barry for any servicemember seeking counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2024
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Highly Satisfied with my experience.
I appreciate Matthew Barry for the work he has done for us. He showed compassion and took the time to educate me on what to expect, what the likely outcome would be and then he achieved it. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence, and results truly reflected his work ethic. I would absolute recommend him to anyone needing a military lawyer.
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Posted by Ernest | January 26, 2024
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He saved my life
I was very impressed and super pleased with the attention, care, and professionalism I received from Mr. Barry . He answered my wife and I questions, concerns. Doubts we had were addressed from the very beginning and we were updated in a timely manner about all the proceedings. Mr.Barry really fought for me and won my case. Watching him do his thing in the court room was really remarkable.He saved my military career. If you’re sitting here wondering if you should hire him, first thing I will say is that whatever faith you believe in led you here for a reason. Take it form someone like me who changed lawyer twice because I had bad representative whom I never felt ,really care for or took my case seriously until I met Mr.Barry. He will fight for you, he will go above and behind for you, even when you feel like giving up and you feel like it’s the end of the world, give Mr.Barry a chance! I promise you will not regret it. This man, is more than an attorney. He was once a soldier and now he defends us because he understands us.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2024
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Compassionate and caring attorney
I was charge with extra martial sexual conduct and violation of good order and discipline. Attorney Barry made ta great argument and i was found not guilty o f the extra marital sexual conduct. He rebutted the guilty finding of violation of 600-20 good order and discipline. He was very responsive to my calls and concerns and took in all of the evidence. He gave me no nonsense advice and I am grateful for his service.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2024
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HM3 Kirchner Nathaniel Z
MR. Barry is one of the most outstanding professionals in the business, not only did he save my life but my future considering the allegations against me. He continues to be a shining star of the what an outstanding defense attorney is meant to be. For countless hours he worked on my case to prove my innocence, and I know he will do the same for you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2024
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Cadet
I was tagged with a minor infraction by a zealous ranking officer and searched for an attorney with experience in military procedure. Matt did not disappoint, he made himself immediately available, demonstrated his command of the process by outlining all the possibilities and helped me develop a logical approach to the kangaroo court. Matt could have easily taken advantage of my ignorance and emotion to lock in billable hours but he chose to be a man of honor, a trait not very common in his profession of bottom dwellers. I was almost disappointed not to do battle in court with him at my side.
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Posted by Prem | January 8, 2024
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Best decision for my career and my future
Since the first call, attorney Matthew Barry level of professionalism and knowledge was superb. After explaining the details of my case, Matthew Barry provided me with solid data on why I should retain his services. Matthew made the process a lot easier, the results came back on my favor. Matthew gave me the ability to continue with my career and have a future. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
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Helpful, Knowledgable, Life-saving
I ended up in a jam toward the end of my military service. Thankfully due to the expertise and knowledge of Attorney Barry, I was able to separate under honorable conditions and retain all the benefits entitled to me. Without his help, I would not have had this type of outcome. Thank you so much, Attorney Barry!
Posted by Jeffery | December 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Combat veteran
I highly recommend Mather Barry for his outstanding legal support and unwavering dedication. Throughout our case, he provided continuous support and never gave up in his efforts to achieve the results we were seeking. His expertise and commitment make him a fantastic lawyer. Thank you, Mathew Barry for your exceptional service.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
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Investigation into Fraternization, Bullying, Toxic Climate, and Abuse of Resources
I cannot express my gratitude enough for Attorney Barry's assistance in my case. I had multiple allegations filed against me. The first thing I did was hire an attorney (not Attorney Barry) who helped assist me with answering questions from the IO. My former attorney did the bare minimum amount of work and relied heavily on me to do most of the work myself. Their work was sloppy at best. As a result, the IO substantiated every single allegation and recommended a GOMOR and relief of command. I thought my 20+ year career was over. At this point, I retained a new attorney (Attorney Barry). After our initial call, I was kicking myself that I hadn't used him earlier. He found many deficiencies in the IO's investigation which highlighted the investigation was flawed. Additionally, he reached out to witnesses that the IO failed to speak with, who provided new information which corroborated everything I said and contradicted the allegations, as well as the IO's findings. As a result, the allegations were dropped and I was placed back in command. Attorney Barry had my back throughout the process. He was always a phone call away to hear me vent and let me know, candidly with no BS, what was going to happen. If it weren't for him, I have no doubt I would be putting in my retirement paperwork right about now. Instead, I may continue on with my career with no impediment.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
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Army officer
Mr. Barry helped me craft an amazing rebuttal to my GOMOR that helped it get filed locally. Without his help and steadfast knowledge I would have been lost. I highly recommend Mr Barry for his knowledge of the law and level head that he offers
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Well spent money
After being accused of EO by two separate soldiers within a six month period, Mr. Barry confidently and professionally helped me and my family overcome these legal challenges with an amazing appeal. Not only did his written appeal find the investigations unfounded, but helped the military command to determine that both accusations were the act of targeting attempts. My family and I couldn’t be happier with Mr. Barry’s work or the outcome we would have not received without him. I was able to return to my place of duty and continue with my career. Money very well spent.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Defense Attorney
  • The Law Office of Matthew Barry PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Defense Attorney
  • United States Army
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Legal Assistance Attorney
  • United States Army
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • United States Army
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Company Commander
  • United States Army
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Operations Officer
  • United States Army
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Executive Officer
  • United States Army
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • The United States Military Academy at West Point
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. CW2, Board of Inquiry
  • Retained
  • US v. SFC, Administrative Separation Board
  • Retained
  • US v. PVT, Administrative Separation
  • Retained
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorius Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2019
  • LTC Arthur D. Nicholson Award
  • National Military Intelligence Foundation
  • 2012
  • Knowlton Award
  • Military Intelligence Corps Association
  • 2012
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2012
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2012
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2010
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2009
  • Major General John D. Altenberg Jr. Award
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
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Military law Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Matthew Barry to anyone needing an expert in Military Law. As a West Point graduate and former JAG officer, his ability to navigate the military justice system is unmatched. If you hire Matthew as your attorney, you are in good hands."
Military law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an impressive and accomplished trial attorney, His reputation in the military defense community is second to none. His clients rave about the representation he provides, and for good reason. I have known Matt for about 15 years and would recommend him to my closest friends and family."
Military law Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Barry's knowledge of military justice and zealous advocacy for his clients is unmatched."
Military law Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt is an outstanding attorney and advocate. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked closely with Attorney Barry on a very complex case. He is a dedicated and passionate advocate."
Military law Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a fantastic lawyer with a tremendous amount of experience. His West Point background coupled with his military experience gives him a comprehensive understanding about the way military commanders think. This definitely gives him an edge in the court-room, and it is proven with his results."
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Nashville Military law Lawyer Matthew Louis Barry
Matthew Louis Barry
Military law Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 8 years
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