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Barry Robert Conybeare

Car accident Attorney at Saint Joseph, MI

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 29 years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Barry

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Born and raised in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Mich., Barry Conybeare attended high school at Lake Michigan Catholic. He graduated from (and is a big fan of) the University of Michigan (B.A., 1988). Barry received his law degree, magna cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1992).

After graduating from law school, Barry worked in Chicago as a commercial litigation associate with one of the world’s largest law firms, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. In 1994, after nearly two years with Skadden, Barry, and his wife Jody, moved home to Southwest Michigan. There he began practicing law with his father, Bruce Conybeare, at Conybeare Law Office.
Barry’s practice focuses on all aspects of personal injury law, including: auto collisions; medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice; product liability; insurance claims and most other injury cases. Best Lawyers in America© named Barry the 2013 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs Personal Injury in the Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan).

Barry is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Michigan and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of both states. He is also admitted to practice in various federal courts, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and Northern District of Indiana.

Since 2008, Barry has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and since 2009 as a Michigan Super Lawyer. He has the highest peer-review rating of “AV” for professional ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, a national directory of lawyers, and is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Michigan. Barry is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates – Michigan Chapter.

He is active with the Michigan Association for Justice, serving on its board of directors since 2003. Barry also served consecutive 3-year terms on the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Candidate Interview Committee for Southwest Michigan. Other professional affiliations include membership in the Berrien County Bar Association (2016-2017 President), State Bar of Michigan, American Association for Justice and Michigan Association for Justice.

Barry has spoken on a variety of topics to many groups of lawyers, including the Michigan Association for Justice, the Illinois and Indiana Trial Lawyers Associations and the Michigan Defense Trial Lawyer Association. He co-authored a chapter on personal injury claims in “The Effective Associate Training and Development Program,” a publication of the American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Barry is active in political, civic and community affairs. Previously, he has been on the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation Fund Development Committee, the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan, Planned Parenthood Mid-Michigan Alliance, Curious Kids’ Museum, Lake Michigan College Foundation and Point O’ Woods Golf & Country Club. Barry has served as a Trustee on the St. Joseph Public Schools Board of Education since 2016 and is currently the Board President.

When not in the office, Barry enjoys spending time with his wife Jody, and their four children. An avid golfer, he served as the 5-term president of the board of directors of the Point O’ Woods Golf & Country Club (2008-2013).

 

Location

Conybeare Law Office, P.C.
519 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI, 49085-1365
Conybeare Law Office, P.C.
5955 W. Main St.
Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring.
Barry and his staff went above and beyond to help us with our case. They put our best interests before their own during a very difficult and painful time. We really appreciated that.
Posted by Dan | November 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
He Knows How to Win
Barry and his extraordinary Team at Conybeare Law Office are the best and were with us every step of the way with our case. He communicated a game plan and a time line and we were off and running. Phone calls and emails were always answered promptly. Even when snags and delays occurred that were out of our control, Barry pushed on (even through the pandemic). Every detail of our case was looked at, focus groups were consulted, and detailed depositions conducted. No stone was left unturned. His experience really paid off for us and we are grateful.
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Posted by Minal | October 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Our family has had the pleasure of working with Barry and Conybeare Law office over the course of 8 years. We went through many ups and downs and hit road bumps but Barry was always by our side and kept us positive. Finally at the end of our journey, the case won, Barry continued to be by our side until every little detail was checked. He always texted, was considerate, gave advice, guided us and stood by even when he didn’t need to. I can’t have had a better law firm representing our family. Thank you Barry and Conybeare law office!
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Posted by Heather | April 26, 2017
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Thanks so much for all your help!
I had a very complicated case but Attorney Barry Conybeare worked very hard to get me the best settlement. He kept track of all aspects of my case and took the stress out of having to deal with the insurance company. I would highly recommend them to family and friends.
Posted by Ellen | February 7, 2013
Review Barry Conybeare
Working with Barry at Conybeare Law Office, was a good experience. He has restored my faith in attorneys. My law suite lasted a couple of years with a good resolution. The staff was very professional, friendly and courteous. They made me feel like I was their only client. They will make the myth go away about attorneys. I would highly recommend them
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Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2012
My personnal experance with Barry Conybeare and Conybeare and Associates
I first meet with Barry on Oct. of 2007 after the death of my wife after a chiropractic visit. From the beginning Barry and his staff at Conybeare and Associates where very professional and also concerned about me and my family. Through out the years during all the legal transaction that went on Barry and his staff keep me well informed on how things were going and always asked how me and my family were doing. And anytime I would call them to ask questions or had anything I had though might be important they would take the time to listen and also answer my questions. Even now some 3 years after settling my case I have had verious conversations with Barry about things that concern the way my wife passed away. We have even went to Lansing to speak infront of the insurance commity this past year on some bills that would cutout medical malpractiis law suites. From my experance Barry seems to take a personnal intrest in the people he is helping. The people at Conybeare and Associates are very easy to work with and will do the best for their cliants. I give Barry and his staff an A+ and would not have a second thought about using them again if needed.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-Owner
  • Conybeare Law Office P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • 1992 - 1994

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Michigan Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • St. Joseph Public Schools Board of Directors
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • St. Joseph Public Schools Board of Directors
  • Trustee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Michigan Association For Justice, Executive Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Berrien County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Berrien County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year Plaintiffs Personal Injury Kalamazoo Region
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year Plaintiffs Personal Injury Kalamazoo Region
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • The Order of the Coif
  • 1992
  • Top 1st Year Law Student in Con Law, Civ Pro and Legal Writing
  • Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company/ Bancroft-Whitney Company
  • 1989
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyer Plaintiffs Personal Injury Kalamazoo Region
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Tier 1 Ranking Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation
  • US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
  • N/A
  • Leading Lawyer Personal Injury Law
  • Leading Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • ABA Continuing Legal Education
  • Plaintiff's PI Chapter for The Effective Associate Training and Development Program
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar in the Snow
  • $2 Million Cass County Verdict and Low-Cost Focus Groups
  • 2020
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Telephonic Seminar
  • Michigan Auto Law - The McCormick Decision
  • 2010
  • Michigan Auto No Fault Institute
  • PIP Benefits for Non-Michigan Residents in Michigan Wrecks
  • 2010
  • Illinois Rights and Remedies Seminar
  • Michigan Auto No Fault Overview
  • 2010
  • Michigan Rapid Fire Seminar
  • Defaults - How to Use Them to your Advantage
  • 2008
  • Indiana Personal Injury Seminar
  • Overview of Michigan Personal Injury Law
  • 2008
  • Indiana Auto Seminar
  • Michigan Auto No Fault Overview
  • 2007
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association CD Materials
  • 10 Winning Closing Arguments
  • 2005
  • Michigan Auto No Fault Seminar
  • Economic Loss Claims in Mich Auto Cases
  • 2005
  • Michigan Auto No Fault Seminar
  • Proving Your Client's Injury Meets the No-Fault Threshold?
  • 2003
  • Michigan Rapid Fire Seminar
  • Exposing the Surveillance Defense -- Discovery of Videos and Reports
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Barry
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney and is known for providing his clients with the results they desire."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is a great advocate for his clients and gets fantastic results."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry's law firm is the leading injury firm in the St. Joseph, MI area and they are known for providing excellent results on behalf of all their clients. I highly recommend Barry and his firm for your injury needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry is one of Michigan's foremost personal injury attorneys. He is a talented lawyer and is able to lead his legal team to victory time and time again. He is skilled and knowledgable in the court room and commands respect in settlement negotiations."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Our law firm regularly refers Michigan cases to Barry Conybeare. He is very knowledgeable and skillful in litigating personal injury cases of all types. Barry is thorough and thoughtful in his trial preparation. He is recognized as one of the outstanding attorneys in Michigan representing plaintiffs who have suffered harm as the result of the negligence of another. Our clients who he represents have all been very satisfied with the quality of Barry's legal work. I give him the highest praise I can to another attorney. Richard W. Morgan, Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak, South Bend, Indiana"
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