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Joel Bennet Barber

Divorce and separation Attorney at Reno, NV

4.9   48 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1989
    Status
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About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

At Barber Law Group, we offer clients an effective blend of personal, attentive service and experienced legal representation. Serving Reno and Northern Nevada since 1989, we are trusted by generations of clients. Our practice is multifaceted and focuses on divorce and family law representation, criminal defense, and civil cases.


Should you require a Law Firm well experienced in high-profile, high-stakes divorces as well as thousands of other contested-divorce suits, Barber Law Group has built a reputation as the premier local law firm offering comprehensive Family Law legal services to include Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Valuation & Division, Alimony and Spousal Support, Mediation Alternatives and more.
Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding communities of Northern Nevada have come to expect impeccable representation from our firm. Our decades of experience and courtroom savvy, coupled with our extensive knowledge of Nevada law, gives us a decided edge when it comes to delivering you a better outcome in every aspect of your Divorce & Family Law case.


Why should you hire us? Because you want a Legal Team who will get the job done effectively, efficiently, successfully and in your favor. If that means occasionally playing hardball on your behalf, that is exactly what we’re prepared do. Some less charitable firms might even say that’s what we’re known for. We consistently deliver exceptional results for our clients.


In addition to Family Law representation, our team of seasoned attorneys have years of experience handling:
- Criminal Law Representation
- Civil Cases
- Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate Matter
- Mediation and Independent Arbitration
- Real Estate Litigation
- Personal Injury Cases

Whatever your legal challenge or need, you can trust Barber Law Group to effectively and efficiently pursue your best interests in the most appropriate manner. Whether in litigation or mediation, our decades of legal practice in Northern Nevada help us provide our clients with the very real advantage of experience and wisdom.

Call us to schedule your confidential consultation today.

Location

Barber Law Group, Inc.
557 Washington St
Reno, NV, 89503-4326

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Dominique | September 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go nowhere else but BLG!!
If you want results, the Barber Law Group is who you want on your side! Dealing with a nasty divorce with a horrible ex was truly the worst experience I have ever gone through. From the first meeting at BLG I was shown compassion and complete transparency. They made it very clear to me they weren't just there for my divorce, but they were my attorneys for life. That gave me some much needed reassurance. Joel and everyone in his office are as honest as they come. Joel will tell you the truth and what you need to hear rather than candy coat things. I appreciated that a lot. When you hire this law group you get a whole "team" working for you. From the wonderful receptionists all way up to Joel you feel they are all invested in your case. They are very prompt at answering questions, returning calls, emails and filing all the court documents as necessary. Amber and Sydnie are so knowledgeable and informative. Even though BLG is a very professional office these two ladies also had a heart for a lost, devastated client.... ME! They made time to talk to me as often as I needed to. To cry on their shoulders so to speak. They don't know this, but they both added a bit of light to some of my darkest days. They explained in great detail what every step was as we navigated through this personal nightmare of mine. The BLG approach to aggressively take on the difficult opposing side is the only reason I am able to continue living in my home today. I owe so much gratitude to everyone at BLG. I HIGHLY recommend hiring this law group. You definitely don't want them fighting against you!
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Posted by Daniel brown | December 12, 2022
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Could not have asked for a better team
I had the pleasure of sydnie and Joel working on my case. The end results were better than we could have ever expected. Hands down would recommend them to any one in need of a family lawyer. I'm very pleased with the facts the don't back down and stand firm. I have a 2nd case and will be paying the retainer very soon. Definitely a 5 star rating and service
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Posted by Devin | September 25, 2022
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The best of the best
This is the best team anyone could ask for. Jessica Barry represented me from Barber law and was extremely professional and very timely even went as far as exchanging emails with me on weekends. Every question I asked was answered and this team left no doubts in my mind. Baber Law represented me in my custody battle and I couldn't have asked for a better team for the job. The staff at Barber Law is soo friendly and even have a cute little dog in the office! Multiple times while in their office Joel came out and personally worked with me and made it a point to introduce himself to me. Thanks to this team I get to come home and see my little one. I don't know what I would have done without them and I will forever be returning to this team if I am ever in need of legal help again.
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Posted by Bart | January 28, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer and Staff
Divorce is such a stressful time in anyone's life and The Barber Law Group, Joel and Katie were instrumental in keeping my stress to a minimum. I can't begin to quantify the ways in which their legal prowess with my divorce and being my advocate made my life easier and manageable. In the many years as a Peace Officer and experiences I would highly recommend Joel and his team to represent you. There is no better group in their profession and they have become family to me. B. Chambers
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Posted by Mark | May 29, 2014
Excellent Service
I have used Joel's services for more than 20 plus years, with the outcome in my favor every time. The reason I went to Joel in the first place, I was dealing with local attorneys that would not go against other local Attorneys, which gave me a sad sense for the industry as well as our legal system. Joel took my case and did such a great job that it not only restored my self-esteem, it also put me on an even playing field for future confrontations with the individual in question. When I do need Joel's services and go to see him, he is like a walking encyclopedia, remembering things from the past that have long ago slipped my mind. Joel has a never say die attitude and treats everything he has ever done for me like it’s a challenge that he must win! Never once have I felt like my case was too minor for him or his team, big or small I am treated the same.
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Posted by Danny | October 7, 2014
Best lawyer and firm in the business
Joel Barber has represented me in numerous cases including divorce, custody, and an automobile accident. He has helped me through the toughest times in my life, and I honestly do not know where I would be today if it wasn't for his help. He is honest, hard working, brilliant, and very entertaining. I have recommended Joel and his practice to many friends and family. They all have had amazing results and have been extremely satisfied. The staff at Barber law Elizabeth, Rachael, and Nicole are also the best in the business. Thank you Joel for fighting for me and my family. We are eternally grateful.
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Posted by Eric Batavia | October 10, 2014
Just the best has saved our business over a dozen times
Best service we have ever received. Joel is always on top of everything and is one amazing lawyer. Not only does he take care of us but we feel like we are apart of the family. I cannot say enough about Joel and would certainly have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him both to the professional community and personally as well.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2016
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Exceptional Lawyer!
How do I even begin to describe Joel Barber & Associates? Two words. "Beyond Amazing". Joel Barber gets the job you need done. He is professional, efficient, tough, and very knowledgeable. And I can't forget to mention his wonderful staff. I would absolutely recommend Joel Barber & Associates to any and everyone. You will not be disappointed
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Posted by Tammy | May 3, 2017
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The ONLY attorney you need!!!
Joel Barber and his team are an outstanding group of professionals you definitely want on your side when it comes to divorce and custody disputes! Joel has represented me twice now and I have been completely satisfied with the outcome of both cases. Attorney Ryan McElhinney was quite often my go-to contact in Joel's office and he worked very hard behind the scenes meeting with me, planning meetings, consolidating paperwork, emails, photos, text messages, and answering numerous questions and concerns I had along the way. Ryan always got answers for me and eased my mind when Joel was unavailable, reassuring me that Joel would take care of everything and that I didn't need to worry which was always true and never lip service. Joel, Ryan, and Elizabeth delivered a personal service to me. Joel is a family man and he treats his clients like family as well. He is caring, compassionate, dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable. Joel does not make promises he can't keep. He is REAL and very straight forward backing all of his statements with case facts. Joel captivates his audience both in and out of the courtroom. He not only comes from a family of attorneys, but he somehow knows everyone in the business which adds to his many strengths. Joel's confidence, knowledge, and presence during the proceedings proved to be instrumental in my favor. What initially felt like my worst nightmare stepping foot into the courtroom quickly diminished, Joel carried the burden of all my stress walking step by step with me throughout the entire day (several hours!); this was like a walk in the park for Joel, high energy, always a smile, clearly his passion shone through as he put his seasoned skills to work for me. Joel dominates in the courtroom and you do NOT want to be on the receiving end! Although there are always costs invested to retain a great attorney such as Joel, I felt that my needs were met and his firm was invested in me and my family from start to finish! Joel is hands down the best attorney, and the ONLY attorney you will ever need!
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Posted by Michael | January 25, 2024
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Awesome Firm!!
This is an awesome lawfirm. A highly competent, well rounded, and knowledgeable firm. From the day I walked in everyone made me feel very comfortable and secure with one of the hardest things I have gone through in my life...divorce.They were the only firm in reno that would take me on last minute as I was on a strict time-line. Joel and his team were there every step of the way with my many questions and concerns, and are still. This is the first and hopefully last time in my life I have ever needed a firm to represent me, but if for some reason the situation presents itself in the future? Joel and his team would be my one and only phone call. Thank you Joel, Jessica, Beth, Katie and everyone that has helped me through this. I greatly appreciate you all!!
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Posted by Heather | September 13, 2023
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Thank You Barber Law Group!
I needed help with a custody issue and Joel & Sydnie were there with compassion, knowledge, and confidence. They were quick to respond to any questions I had and it was so reassuring to know they were fully engaged with my case. The entire office is professional and always welcoming. I highly recommend the Barber Law Group!
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The very best in Reno!
Absolutely wonderful law firm. From the moment we first met through the entire legal process for my custody case, the entire staff here was kind, knowledgeable, and hard working. We had a very contested custody case and the team worked flawlessly to present the whole truth in a very precise and professional manner. The firm has a very good reputation within the court circuit and there’s a really good reason for it! Hopefully this is the end of my legal woes, but if I ever need an attorney again I will 100% be using this incredible team!!
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Posted by Kari | July 20, 2022
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Love Joel and his team!!
I cannot say enough good things about Joel and his team. His ability to show compassion for our situation, and still give us a straight answer was exactly what we needed. As foster parents, we are limited on the support we get from the county. Without Joel and his amazing sidekick Katie, we would have never made it through our case. Their knowledge of social services and navigating the ins and outs of the system gave us the confidence that we had the best team for our case. Throughout our case we had many ups and downs and I will forever be grateful that Katie was there for us day or night. She was always able to connect with Joel In A timely manner and redirect our case as needed. Being a foster parent in a difficult job, especially when you are fighting for a child with no voice. Joel and Katie fought for our little one, and I will forever be thankful for the role they played on our story.
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Posted by David | May 31, 2022
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Barber Law Group
Joel is by far the best attorney in town. Knowledgeable, fierce, perceptive, straightforward, and honest. He is a man of his word and will be with you through the whole process. Joel is willing to listen and fights for what is best for you and your family. If you are ever in a situation where you need an attorney, I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Joel Barber and his team are the best.
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Posted by Rachel | May 17, 2022
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Phenomenal Law Office
Joel and his team are extremely knowledgeable and upfront. I appreciate their honesty and guidance through difficult times and situations. I would recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch
Joel and Sydnie worked hard for me. And they needed to. They helped me recover from mistakes I made and guided me successfully to where I deserved.
Posted by Zach | January 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever !!!!
I wanna say that barber law group went above and beyond for me and they stuck with me thru my hardest time in life helped hold me up and keep me going thru my divorce I highly recommend them they are like family very caring and helped me so much I can’t thank them enough they will be the only law firm I will go to for life
Posted by Mario | January 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is the lawyer you NEED!
There are plenty of lawyers out there, but let me tell you why Joel Barber’s office is who you need to choose. I came in with my custody case not knowing what to expect and Joel and Sydnie took the time to hear my entire situation, answer every single one of my questions, and were upfront and honest about every step of the way from time to cost and everything involved with my case. I can honesty Mr. Barber’s office went above and beyond to WIN my case and I am so glad I found them! Trust me, if you want results, Joel is the man for you. You do not want him against you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2021
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Amazing service!
I was struggling with a landlord issue, and thought I could handle it on my own so I struggled for months going back and forth. One quick trip to the office and they had gotten me the money owed to me and gotten rid of a lot of stress. I know this isn't their specialty but they still treated it as seriously as they would with anything else.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 9, 2021
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Get your life back
Joel met with me immediately when I was in crisis - his staff work as a team to provide the best and aggressive representation. My divorce was horrendous/contentious - they worked with/for me every step of the way, were responsive, and had my back with empathy and no BS. I hope you never need a divorce attorney, but if you do this is the place to go! They literally helped me get my life back!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Education

  • Nevada School of Law at Old College
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Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
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Reno Divorce and separation Lawyer Joel Bennet Barber
Joel Bennet Barber
Divorce and separation Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available