Mr. Peterson has practiced law in Amarillo for nearly 45 years, having been admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972. He practices in Texas state courts and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, healthcare litigation, and employment and construction law. Barry is a trial lawyer having tried more than 175 jury cases.
Barry has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, honored as one of North Texas Top 100 Lawyers for lifetime achievement, recognized as a Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation in America by The American Lawyer and the National Law Journal, and rated by Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent.
He is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Council (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President of West Texas region, and Director); the American Board of Trial Advocates (President of West Texas and Amarillo Chapters); State Bar of Texas; Amarillo Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; College of the State Bar of Texas; and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
He is active in the Amarillo community. He is a member of First Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon, has taught Sunday School for over 30 years, and serves on several committees; Chair of the Harrington Cancer Center External Relations Committee and Director of the Harrington Cancer Center; Director and a Vice-President of the Golden Spread Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Director and President of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens; Director for 20 years and President of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra; Director of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation; Vice-President and Director of The Citadelle Art Foundation in Canadian, Texas; Downtown Kiwanis Club of Amarillo (President 1982-1983); Director of Crime Stoppers; and a volunteer at Heal the City, Amarillo.
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