Jennifer A. Barry is an accomplished attorney who has been practicing law for over two decades. She joined Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 1997, after serving as a law clerk for former Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, during his time as Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1996 to 1997.
Her legal career began at the firm in 1997 and later returned, along with her husband, in 2011. She is a graduate of Bates College and Catholic University of America School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.
Early in her career, Jennifer dedicated her practice to working with the firm’s team of trial attorneys handling the professional liability actions arising out of the RISDIC credit union crisis. Her experience as a law clerk for the Rhode Island Superior Court provided her with valuable insights into the workings of the legal system, and she quickly developed a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable litigator.
Jennifer later transitioned into the firm’s more traditional tort practice, where she now represents clients in complex and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and medical negligence cases. Her clients appreciate her compassionate approach and her commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for each individual case.
Jennifer grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, and after graduating from law school, she was fortunate enough to find a job back home. Her experiences as a law clerk, combined with her passion for helping others, inspired her to become a trial lawyer and advocate for her clients. She is highly respected by her colleagues and peers in the legal community, and she remains committed to serving her clients with integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
Bates College dual degree in economics and political science (B.A. 1993)
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1996)
State of Rhode Island
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Former Member Maryland State Bar (1993-1996)
Honors and Recognitions
Obtained an “AV” rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell in response to legal surveys of her peers and colleagues (the highest “peer review” rating available), 2010-present
Appointed to the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (the licensing board for all physicians in the state) by Governor Chafee, 2013-present
The American Jurisprudence Book Award in Torts, 1993-1994
Memberships and Affiliations
Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (the licensing and disciplinary board for all physicians in Rhode Island) 2013-present
Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member 1998-present
Rhode Island Bar Foundation, Fellow 2010-present
Maryland State Bar, Former Member, 1996