For close to 40 years, senior partner Barry Nace has worked to protect the rights of victims of medical malpractice, drug and product liability, wrongful death, and other personal injuries. Throughout his career, he has proven time and again that [legal successes] are not a matter of luck, but the result of experience, hard work, outstanding trial skills, and an unquestioned dedication to justice.
Barry’s success offsets but does not diminish the sadness of his cases. Significant awards are gratifying for the justice they bring to people who have been injured through the negligence or fault of another. In his pursuit of justice, Barry Nace has tried and developed scores of groundbreaking cases throughout the country at every level of the court system. He is admitted to more than a dozen Bars, including the U.S. Supreme Court. One of his cases, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in which the Supreme Court eased the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony, has generated more than 100 articles, newsletters, and Web sites devoted to an ongoing discussion of this landmark decision.
Barry’s private practice is enriched by his commitment to advancing justice for individuals in the profession at large. He served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), the largest and most prestigious trial bar in the world with more than 60,000 members. His many other posts at ATLA have included chairman of the ATLA PAC, which lobbies to promote justice and fairness for injured persons. Barry Nace has also served twice as president of the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as a director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the National Board of Trial Advocacy,of which he has recently been elected to the post of president-elect, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation, of which he is a founding member. Nace lectures frequently on trial advocacy, medical malpractice, and product liability at Bar and other professional associations and law schools.
Barry was born and educated in Pennsylvania
, graduating from Dickinson College
in 1965 with a B.S. in chemistry and Dickinson School of Law in 1969, from where he was also awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1994 .
He lives in Maryland
with his wife of nearly 30 years and has three grown sons.