Thomas T. Barry
Thomas T. Barry was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Manchester Memorial High School. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and the New Hampshire Bar after graduating from St. Anselm College and George Mason University School of Law.
He served on the staff of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire from 1978 to 1988, most recently as Special Counsel to the Administrative Office of the Courts. While at the Supreme Court he served on the Supreme Court Task Force on Permanency Planning, the Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs, the Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions and the Supreme Court Study Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation.
He is co-author of the 1979 New Hampshire Revised Statute Annotated 169-C, the Child Protection Act, the New Hampshire Juvenile Justice Code of 1979: An Overview, 21 N.H.B.J. 45 (1980), co-author and editor of The New Hampshire District Municipal Court Benchbook, and co-author of New Hampshire Civil Jury Instructions (Equity Publishing Company, 1989).
Mr. Barry is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Merrimack County, New Hampshire and the American Bar Associations, the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has served as a mediator in the Superior Court of New Hampshire since 1992. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Merrimack County Bar Association from 1996 to 1998, Vice President of the Association from 1998 to 2000, and President of the Association from 2000-2002. Mr. Barry serves on the Committee on Cooperation with the Courts of the New Hampshire Bar Association, is a Fellow of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, and is President and a Master Member of the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inns of Court. He is admitted to the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Barry serves on the Saint Anselm College Alumni Counsel. From 1969 to 1975, Mr. Barry served on the Washington, D.C. Staff of United States Senator Norris Cotton of New Hampshire.
Mr. Barry’s wife, Margaret, is a reading teacher in the Concord, New Hampshire School District, and the couple have two daughters, Julia, a law student, and Johanna, a college student.