Conybeare Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year in SWM

Barry Conybeare’s star continues to rise in the legal universe. Last fall his firm was named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in the nation…and now he personally has been tabbed as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Southwest Michigan by Best Lawyers.

The prestigious publication, Best Lawyers, has named Conybeare as the Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation in the Kalamazoo Region — considered Southwest Michigan by the publishers. Conybeare practices all aspects of personal injury law, including:

  • Auto collisions
  • Medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Insurance claims
  • Other injury cases.

Barry is the owner of Conybeare Law Office, P.C. in St. Joseph.

Barry was born and raised in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and attended high school at Lake Michigan Catholic. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree, magna cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law.  His father, Bruce Conybeare, founded Conybeare Law Office in 1984, and Barry joined the firm ten years later. Barry is active with the Michigan Association for Justice, serving on its board of directors since 2003, and he is the current President of the Berrien County Bar Association. He has been a speaker and commentator at seminars for personal injury attorneys.

Barry is active in political, civic, and community affairs. He currently serves on the St. Joseph Public Schools Board of Education. He is an avid golfer and a devoted fan of University of Michigan sports. He and his wife Jody have four children and reside in St. Joseph.

Barry says this award would not be possible without the support of his clients and the legal community, and says thank you, to all who have placed their trust in him and Conybeare Law Office.

Here’s a link to the story last November regarding his recognition by U.S. News & World Report:


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