Born and raised in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, MI, Barry Conybeare attended high school at Lake Michigan Catholic. He graduated from 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, 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, 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. 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.
Since 2008, Barry has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and they named him the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs Personal Injury in the Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan). 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.
He is active with the Michigan Association for Justice, serving on its board of directors since 2003. He 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 Board of Trial Advocates – Michigan Chapter, American Association for Justice and Michigan Association for Justice.