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David J. Barry, Esq.

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David Barry is a tireless advocate for injury victims and their families to help get them the financial compensation they deserve.

Throughout his legal career, David has prosecuted complex civil and criminal cases in courthouses all over New York State. As a former Assistant District Attorney, David handled the prosecution of all types of criminal cases, and successfully conducted numerous trials to verdict. Upon entering private practice, David has focused on representing accident victims in complex personal injury cases. As a litigation associate for the Manhattan law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg, David was responsible for the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for his injured clients and their families. Today, David continues his pursuit of justice for accident victims as one of the founding members of the Mineola law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry.

David has received numerous honors during his legal career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association, the country’s largest suburban lawyer’s association. He also serves as Chair of the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Committee at the Nassau County Bar Association.

Martindale-Hubbell® has rated David as a “Platinum Client Champion” and “AV Preeminent™” in the fields of Personal Injury, Torts, and Toxic Torts—these most prestigious awards signify that David has reached the highest level of professional excellence.

David has been recognized multiple times as a “Rising Star” in the field of Personal Injury by New York Metro Super Lawyers – an honor received by less than 2.5% of the top up-and-coming attorneys in New York. Additionally, the National Trial Lawyers has recognized David for membership into the “Top 40 Under 40” based upon his performance as an exceptional attorney.

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Criminal law


  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., 2011
  • U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y., 2011


  • Juris Doctor, Hofstra University School of Law, 2008
  • Master of Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005

Professional Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach


  • Member, Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Platinum Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rising Star by NY Metro Super Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers
  • 10 out of 10 Rating by Avvo
  • Citation of Excellence in Criminal Clinical Courses by Hofstra University School of Law
  • Editor, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal


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  • MH - Client Champion Platinum
  • NTL
  • SuperLawyers
  • Avvo
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell Platinum

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