Denis W. Barry Jr. was born in Metairie, Louisiana and raised in Mandeville, Louisiana. Denis attended St. Paul’s High School in Covington, Louisiana. After high school, Denis attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a major in political science and a minor in classical studies. During his time at LSU, Denis joined the Theta Xi fraternity and was elected to the offices of Scholarship Chair and Vice President. Denis was also a member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
Denis began law school at the Southern University Law Center in the fall of 2012. During his first year, Denis was awarded the Phelps Dunbar academic scholarship awarded to the top two ranked students after the first year.
During his second year of law school, Denis was inducted into the Law Review and was subsequently published (Denis Barry, Louisiana Tax Sales: A Mystery Unraveled, 42.2 S.U. L. Rev. 345 (2015)). He was also chosen to be a legal writing teaching assistant for Professor Michelle Butts. Later, Denis had the opportunity to complete the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services forty hours of mediation training.
During his third and final year of law school, Denis was appointed to the Law Review Executive Board as Articles Editor. Denis also had the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable James E. Kuhn at the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly two years. Further, he completed abstracts and prepared title opinions for the Lafayette Consolidated Government. Finally, in May 2015, Denis graduated magna cum laude and subsequently passed the July 2015 Bar Exam.
Denis immediately began practicing criminal and juvenile defense in Livingston, Louisiana. In March 2016, Denis began practicing personal injury law for a small law firm in New Orleans. Denis is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the New Orleans Bar Association.
On June 11, 2016, after a nine year courtship, Denis married his very patient and very beautiful wife, Tiffany Herring Barry. Denis and Tiffany are members of First United Methodist Church. The two love watching LSU sports and the Saints. Additionally, they enjoy running as yearly participants in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
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