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Peter Francis Barry

Consumer protection Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Pete Barry, Peter F. Barry


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About Peter

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Practice area
  1. Consumer protection
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    I sue debt collectors for harassment. (612) 379-8800 or [email protected]

    27 years, 3,400 cases

I sue debt collectors.

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Licensed for 26 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 02/12/2023
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 03/05/2023
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/24/2023

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

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The Barry Law Office, Ltd
333 Washington Ave No, Suite 300-9038
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Peter was extremely kind to talk over the phone regarding an issue I was having related to undisclosed water damages to a home that I had purchased. In the end, he provided me with a good assessment of the case and potential options moving forward. I was very impressed and greatly appreciated it.
Posted by Rebecca | September 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, Courteous and Extremely Knowledgable
Mr. Barry returned my phone call within minutes. He was thorough with his information about the laws and was more than attentive to my needs/concerns. He shows a genuine drive to help his clients with their personal predicament and treats them with fairness and integrity. I hope to have the pleasure of working with his firm in the near future.
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Posted by Shari | August 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Debt Collection Harassment
Mr Barry responded in a timely manner to my concerns. He was very knowledgeable and spent time explaining the laws and what steps to take to handle my current situation. If the situation goes any further he will be who I call.
Posted by thomas | August 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Descammed
Mr Barry spent good time on the phone searching out and exposing a defunked operation. Which were scamming for payments.
Posted by Suzie | June 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Restored faith
Extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the complexities of the law. Superb communication and explanation skills. Respectful and patient. Goes above and beyond to be helpful to people in need of legal help. One of a kind lawyer that is a asset to his field.
Posted by Bethany | May 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Pete knows what he’s talking about and tells you the truth about your case. Thanks Pete for an amazing result!
Posted by Kyle | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true Friend to Military Veterans
Peter handled both me and my case with great expertise. His ability to understand where I come from as A Vet was really what sold me on his services. Promt communication throughout the process was iceing on the cake!!
Posted by Heather | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He’s a beast!!
This man is literally a genius. I trust him 1000% with anything and everything I bring to him. He will always make time for you- by email, by phone, an appointment, whatever! He is definitely in the right field as his expertise has given him a reputation that is unmatchable!! He’s the best man for the job so don’t hesitate to call him if you need him as he’s the right choice!
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Posted by Sam | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely trust with any debt collection issues!
Had a BIG medical bill, which was simply a mistake/misunderstanding.. Peter helped me resolve everything! Would def use again for any debt collection issues, etc!
Response from Peter Barry June 4, 2019
I was so glad I was able to help. Take good care!
Posted by Alicia | May 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HELPFUL
Was referred by an associate to consult with Pete about A court ordered garnishment I received. He was extremely helpful, patient, friendly and knowledgeable. Pete went above and beyond what I was asking of him which was very helpful in a scary situation for me... and I got all this from only one phone call!! I could only imagine the benefits and help you would receive as an actual client. Thank you again Pete, I'm much more at ease and able to handle my mess!! You sir are very much appreciated! THANK YOU
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
At the end of the day, we want to be able to hold our heads up high and be able to say we helped. Consumer law is a calling and folks like you make it worth coming in to the office every day. Thank you.
Posted by Tony | April 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr. Barry went out of his way, on his own time, to help me when no one else would even speak to me about my case. He provided me with documents and advice, pro bono, and actually called me the next day to follow up and offer additional advice and make sure I understood the process he described. When I originally phoned Mr. Barry, i was unaware that I had reached such a high-powered attorney and afterwards was stunned that he took so much time out of his schedule to help me, but I was very grateful. I found him to be very down to earth, relatable, patient, empathetic and all with a sense of humor . . . In other words, the opposite of any other attorney I’ve ever dealt with!
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
You're too kind. Thanks for the nice comments. It was a privilege to have been of service.
Posted by Jacob | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Peter Berry is straight to the point. He doesn't leave you in the dark about the details. My experience was quick, efficient and rewarding. The emails and phone calls are returned promptly and I can tell he is passionate about the cases he retains.
Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
It is tough to put into words how much we appreciate your comments. Being a lawyer is privilege--not a right. We're glad to know that we helped.
Posted by Orlando | February 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
President of Aluminum Wholesalers, Inc.
Highly Recommended. Very knowledgeable and takes the time to really understand your situation. Showed a great deal of concern for my situation and provided me many options, some of which he would not benefit from.
Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
If we can help, we do. Thank you for the nice comments.
Posted by Ashby | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right man to do the job.!
I hired Mr. barry to help me with my pressing legal matters. These matters have been weighing on me for a number of years. The walls were definitely closing in. I didn't know what to expect. I have never had to deal with any real legal matters in my life. " I'm pretty sure Pete knew I was on autopilot." I had nothing to fear. Pete was the man I needed in my corner. Long story short. He's give me a new walk in life . Thanks Pete
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
We aim to help any client we can. Thank you for this.
Posted by cindy | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pete is AWESOME!!!!!!! We highly recommend his expertise. This man knows his stuff!
Pete was incredible! From the beginning until the end, he was professional, informative and friendly. He explained everything in a way that made it all easy to understand and we felt calm and totally confident under his wing. He resolved our judgement debt case in around a week, after we had been trying to deal with the debt collector ourselves for years without any resolution! He really knows what he is doing and he does it well and with ease. We highly recommend hiring him for your debt collection problems. We couldn't have had a better experience and we are just thrilled with the end result. Thanks to Pete for being so good at what he does!!!!!
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
You're too kind. It is a privilege to know that we helped.
Posted by Bill | March 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, helpful, and
I contacted Mr. Barry for a consultation. Despite there not being a case that he would suggest hiring his services for, he still took the time to help me out. Mr. Barry was knowledgable and provided excellent advice on how to approach my case in small claims court. He sent me information on similar cases and even suggested how to word some things. He went above and beyond. If this is the type of information and service he can provide on a consultation, I can only imagine how diligent and invested he would become in a paid case. 5/5 Would recommend to friends and family.
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
It brings me joy to hear that we were able to help.
Posted by David | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE AVENGER OF ILLEGAL DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES
I hired Pete for more than one consumer rights case over the years, and he has always staunchly defended my best interests, and obtained the best resolution possible for federal violations pertaining to my cases. If you need a serious attorney to go to battle for you, take it from this Army Veteran, this guy will move out and avenge you from the bullets of heinous debt collection practices that were sent your way. Two thumbs up! and FIVE STARS, based on personal experience, in my book!
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
That's really nice of you to say. Glad we could help.
Posted by David | September 9, 2014
5 STAR RATING
This attorney is a juggernaut! He worked on a consumer rights lawsuit for me. Through his expert knowledge of case law, and adamant professionalism and persistence in bringing about closure in this matter, the case was settled successfully. I personally recommend Pete Barry as a lawyer. If you are serious about stopping adverse debt collection practices, this 5-star attorney is the best in getting the job done, and done right.
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Response from Peter Barry May 24, 2019
Thank you for your kind words.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Expert
  • Coleman Research Group, Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Consumer Rights Law
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Barry Law Office, Ltd
  • 1996 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney for Disciplined Lawyers
  • Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Ethics Investigator
  • 4th District Ethics Committee
  • 2006 - 2019
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Education

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • Trial Skills: Deposition to Trial
  • 2017
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Client vs. Various Judgment Creditors
  • $21,565 Judgments Released
  • Gupta v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, Gurstel, Staloch & Chargo, P.A.
  • $45,625 Fee Award
  • State of Texas v. Jubilee Financial Solutions, L.P., D/B/A The Credit Card Solution, et al
  • $13.8 Million Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2015
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cert of Recognition 12-Years as Ethics Investigator
  • Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating for The Barry Law Office, Ltd
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • Cert of Leader Development - National Security and Strategy
  • U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar
  • 2014
  • Consumer Lawyer of the Year
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Consumer Credit Collector Advisor
  • Avoiding Lawsuits Under the FDCPA
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Committee
  • FDCPA: Pre-Bankruptcy Claim Spotting Strategies
  • 2019
  • Consumer Conference
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2018
  • Law School Class
  • Dealing With Debt Collectors
  • 2018
  • National Consumer Law Center & National Association of Consumer Advocates FDCPA Conference
  • FDCPA and TCPA
  • 2017
  • University of Minnesota Law School Community Legal Partnership for Health Clinic course
  • Abusive Collection Practices in the Healthcare Context
  • 2016
  • Webinar
  • Evidence Gathering in FDCPA and TCPA Cases
  • 2016
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Consumer Debt Collection and the FDCPA
  • 2006
  • National Consumer Law Center’s Conference
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices
  • 2006
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates Annual Conference
  • Consumer Law
  • 2005
  • Minnesota State Bar CLE Center
  • What Gets Collection Lawyers Sued
  • 2005
  • National Consumer Law Center’s Conference
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (20)
Endorse Peter
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete Barry is one of the top consumer protection attorneys in the country and one of the top experts in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. I would highly recommend him to a consumer experiencing harassment or unfair treatment by a debt collector. He is tremendously knowledgeable and always dedicated to helping consumers and other consumer attorneys."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have heard Pete Barry speak multiple times, consulted with him on FDCPA cases, and he is a wealth of knowledge."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Other
"Pete Barry is one of America's very best FDCPA consumer-side lawyers. Honest, tough, extremely thorough, smart, and, critically, deeply believes in his work and cares about his clients and their well being."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete's knowledge of consumer protection law is unmatched. He is both a mentor to many of his colleagues and an outstanding advocate on behalf of his clients."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There is no one in the country who will dedicate more time, who will have as much experience, who will fight as hard as Pete Barry on your consumer law case. I have watched as Pete has turned people's lives around; people who were trapped under mounds of debt with no end in sight, people who have been abused by debt collectors, people who truly needed help. Pete has come to the rescue time and time again; he has helped thousands and thousands of consumers. Pete is the perfect combination of aggressive, passionate, ethical, and generous. He genuinely wants to impact every life he touches. I am a better person and a much better lawyer for having known and been trained by Pete Barry. There is no one like him. If you need legal help, he should be your first call."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pete has rightfully earned the reputation as one of the best consumer attorneys out there. It was a pleasure to work with him and I personally know that he fights like hell for each and every client on each and every case"
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete sues debt collectors and he is one of the best in the country. To say I endorse him is an understatement."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"An excellent attorney and mentor, and the preeminent attorney for consumer rights litigation in the United States."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Barry is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly. I also find his commitment to helping those abused by debt buyers very inspirational. His boot camp is super!"
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete is a friend and mentor, being the motivation that got me into distressed real estate and foreclosure litigation. He is active in the Federal Bar and the legal community, and provides a tremendous service to his clients. I appreciate and value his professional and powerful contributions to consumer law, the federal bar, and the community at large."
Debt collection Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can't go wrong with Pete as your attorney. He is the best out there."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Barry is an incredibly skilled and tenacious litigator and instructor. He has trained many other attorneys across the country- including myself- in how to combat abusive debt collection practices. He is highly regarded throughout the consumer law community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Other
"I have attended one of Mr. Barry's seminars. He is extremely knowledgeable and excellent in his field. He is well known and well respected in the consumer protection area. In fact, he is one of the "go to" attorneys which other attorneys reach out to when they have a question."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"Pete is a great lawyer. He took the time out to help a fellow consumer lawyer even though we have yet to meet. His advice was right on the money."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is an outstanding representative for his clients and for the legal community. He sets the standard which many of us seek to match. He is dedicated to Consumer Protection and uses federal and state laws to assist his clients and other legal professionals in deterring and preventing creditor abuse and harassment."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Pete Barry for years. I have seen him represent clients with great skill and success. Pete is an excellent Fair Debt Collections Practice Act attorney. In fact Pete is a nationally known trailblazer in this area, teaching other lawyers how to deal with abusive debt collection practices."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete Barry turned my career around. One of the smartest lawyers I have ever met. A true hero for consumers."
Debt collection Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply put, if you want the best attorney who knows how to fight debt collectors and help you get back the peace of mind they took from you - this attorney is the acknowledged leader in this area of the law and one of the very best in the country. I gladly endorse him."
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