Attorney David C. Barry

David C Barry 2017

David C. Barry earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in New Jersey. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil, criminal and administrative matters.

Mr. Barry’s significant legal education and experience is combined to yield unique insight into the legal, regulatory, ethical and practice challenges faced by New Jersey mental health professionals. This insight comes from Mr. Barry being a New Jersey licensed social worker, (Master’s in Social Work (with honors) from Rutgers University); having served as President of NASW’s New Jersey Chapter, and having served as Chair of NASW’s National Ethics Committee in Washington, D.C. As Chair of the National Ethics Committee, Mr. Barry played a significant role in restructuring NASW’s Professional Review Process and served on the working group that drafted the current version of NASW’s Code of Ethics.

Mr. Barry is an adjunct professor in the social work programs at both Rutgers University (MSW and DSW programs) and Seton Hall University (BSW program), teaching courses on the intersection of law, ethics and practice. He frequently provides continuing education presentations to mental health professionals of various licensures throughout New Jersey. He has presented at both National, State and Local conferences.

This background enables Mr. Barry to provide New Jersey’s mental health professionals with needed insights regarding the legal, ethical, regulatory and practice challenges they face. Among the services he regularly provides:

  • Defending New Jersey licensed mental health professionals (LSW; LCSW; LAC; LPC; LCADC; LMFT; RN; Psychologists, Psy.D., etc.) before their respective licensing boards;
  • Responding to subpoenas; discovery demands, and inquiries from legal counsel;
  • Setting up a new practice, including drafting contracts, policies and business agreements, and
  • Ethical issues and training