Peter F. Barry, Attorney at Law
The Barry Law Office, Ltd
Office: (612) 379-8800
Licensed in Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

  • Pete Barry is an attorney admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of Minnesota. He is also admitted in numerous other federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. He is principal of The Barry Law Office, Ltd. His national practice is dedicated to protecting consumers against illegal debt collection activity and training new FDCPA lawyers. He was twice-named by his peers as a Super Lawyer® by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. The National Association of Consumer Advocates named him its Consumer Lawyer of the Year in 2005. Pete opened his law practice directly out of law school and has been enjoying his private plaintiff’s practice ever since. His FDCPA Boot Camps have trained thousands of lawyers in all 50 states.
  • Pete frequently appears in local and national news stories discussing consumer rights issues. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, WCCO, KSTP, FOX9 and on numerous local stations discussing abusive consumer collection cases. In 2008, Pete appeared on the cover of CityPages magazine in a feature story about his life and career suing debt collectors.
  • Pete volunteers as a district ethics investigator, a supervising attorney for disciplined attorneys, and as a formal mentor to law students. He volunteers with the Minnesota State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program as a judge and maintains an ongoing pro-bono legal practice. He is a volunteer with the U.S. District Court and Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se Project, assisting unrepresented parties for free in federal civil cases. Since 2003, Pete has taught as an adjunct Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline College of Law where he teaches Consumer Rights Law. He was born in San Jose, California and lives in St. Paul, with his wife Robin and beautiful daughters.


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Here’s what some of our happy clients have to say…

Pete, it took me this whole time to not call you Mr. Barry. Originally, we met on business, for which I was very grateful. Thank you for your patience, diligence, and believing in us, even at times when it would have been easier to cut bait. You had the strength, stamina, and incredible intellect to guide us through an otherwise impossible quest for justice. Today, I will call you Pete because you will always be remembered as a great friend. We will miss the stories, laughs, and everything you brought to the table.  We are truly blessed to have crossed paths with you.  You changed our lives and gave us hope when there wasn’t much left. Thanks for being the pinnacle of mankind, for which I’d like to model myself, you are the greatest!
M.A., Client

Prior Lake, Minnesota

This attorney is a juggernaut! He worked on a consumer rights lawsuit for me. Through his expert knowledge of case law, and adamant professionalism and persistence in bringing about closure in this matter, the case was settled successfully.  I personally recommend Pete Barry as a lawyer. If you are serious about stopping adverse debt collection practices, this 5-star attorney is the best in getting the job done, and done right.

D.G., Client

Minneapolis, Minnesota


I have decades of federal consumer rights litigation experience since 1996.  There is no tougher place in the world to litigate than in United States Federal District Court.  You'll be glad that your lawyer has both the knowledge of the Court, and the success to back it up.



I've professionally trained thousands of lawyers all over the country on how to sue debt collectors.  I gather all of the best ideas from my legal seminars and bring them back to my law practice.  Because I've taught thousands of lawyers in all 50 States, my reputation is second-to-none.



I run an all digital, paperless, law office.  I can instantly access any document that has ever been created in your legal file from a secure cloud.  Quickly and efficiently.  Paper is scanned, optically-character-recognized and fully word-searchable.  That makes me effective for you and tough for our opponents.



As a consumer lawyer, I pride myself in answering my own phone and email.  If I'm available to talk, we will talk.  Email is always a great way for you to reach me and I make every effort to get back to you in 24 hours or less.  I don't avoid clients.  I serve them.


Pete Barry Selected as 2024 Super Lawyer
Federal Bar Association Member
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