Barry Richard is on a leave of absence.
Barry has been nationally recognized by the highest lawyer rating organizations and publications for his trial and appellate work.
In 2000, Barry represented George W. Bush in the Florida litigation that determined the presidency. In that capacity, he effectively managed 47 cases throughout the state, personally arguing many of them. His performance before a national audience earned him the National Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year designation in 2001, and its designation in 2006 as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." Barry has since received a lengthy list of professional recognitions, many listed below. Among them, he has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to one percent of the lawyers in the United States and Canada, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to 500 lawyers in the United States.
Barry concentrates his practice in the fields of complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, and appellate law. He has successfully argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court and hundreds of cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.
In addition to his successful representation of major corporations in bet-the-company cases, he has advised and represented all three branches of government, including both Democratic and Republican governors and legislatures, members of Congress, and multiple executive branch agencies as well as individual public officers and candidates. For three decades, Barry has served as litigation counsel to The Florida Bar.