Barry, a partner in Young, Anderson, obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from the University of British Columbia. Before joining the firm in 1991 Barry spent several years as a prosecutor with the Province's Crown Counsel office, followed by four years as in-house counsel with the City of Vancouver's Law Department. As trial and appeal counsel at the firm, he has represented local governments on such diverse subjects as employment, contract, negligence, bylaw, expropriation, enforcement, constitutional and bad faith issues. Barry has taught municipal law subjects at the UBC Law School, the Justice Institute's Bylaw Enforcement course and at the Capilano College Local Government Administration course. He was formerly the Vice President of the B.C. Expropriation Association and has made presentations to that group and the Municipal Law subsection of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He co-authored with Greg Cockrill an article dealing with freedom of expression on municipal property which appeared in Municipal Lawyer, the publication of IMLA, the International Municipal Lawyers Association.
Barry and his wife Grace have three children Andrew, Emily and Lauren. Barry and his family now reside in the Okanagan where he is resident partner in the Kelowna office.