James A. Barry, Associate

Background and Experience

James A. Barry is an associate with the Locks Law Firm where he concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation, with a focus on class actions and collective actions involving consumer claims, data breach claims, and Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) claims. Mr. Barry has tried cases to verdict in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has arbitrated cases in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Barry served as the law clerk to current Supreme Court Justice F.J. Fernandez-Vina, then sitting as Presiding Judge of the Civil Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County. During his clerkship, Mr. Barry assisted the judge with cases involving personal injury, professional malpractice, breach of contract, environmental contamination and various other civil matters. Mr. Barry was also certified as a mediator during his clerkship and assisted parties with settling disputes pending before the Special Civil Part before they went to trial.

After finishing his clerkship Mr. Barry entered private practice handling general litigation matters in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barry received his law degree cum laude from Rutgers School of Law – Camden. During his time at Rutgers Law Mr. Barry participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Mr. Barry and the Rutgers-Camden team finished in the round of 16 of over 200 teams competing, the furthest any Rutgers team had ever advanced in the competition. As a result, Mr. Barry and a classmate were honored by Rutgers with the Dr. Maro R. Sondahl Memorial Award for Excellence in International Commercial Law.

Outside the Office

Prior to going to law school, James was a member of the United Chemical Workers Union.  He enjoys spending time outside the office with his wife, two children and two rescued English Bulldogs.

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Admitted to Practice

New Jersey (2008)
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (2008)
Pennsylvania (2009)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2008 (cum laude)
Rowan University, B.A., 2004 (cum laude)

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Justice
New Jersey Association for Justice
Camden County Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Advocates
New Jersey State Bar Association

Honors

Honored by Rutgers with the Dr. Maro R. Sondahl Memorial Award for Excellence in International Commercial Law
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