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Barry D. Halpern

Barry D. Halpern

Partner| Phoenix


Barry Halpern's practice is focused in business and healthcare matters, media law and litigation, including professional liability defense and commercial litigation matters.

International Practice

  • Management of Foreign Counsel
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution and Discovery
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1973)
  • University of Kansas (B.A., with honors, 1971)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Board of Governors (1998-2000)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Civil Study Committee, Maricopa County Superior Court (1998-present)
  • The Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court (1997-2000), Pupillage Leader (1998)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee, Chair (1995-1996)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Jury Instructions Committee (1989-1991), Public Relations Committee, Chair (1984-1985), Ethics Committee (1983-1984)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Public Relations Committee, Chair (1982-1983)
  • State Bar of Arizona and Maricopa County Bar, Joint Ad Hoc Media Relations Committee (1982-1983)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (1991-2013, 2015-2019), Health Care Law (1991-2011)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Health Care (2007-2018)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – Arizona, Automotive, International Arbitration, Product Liability, General Commercial, Professional Liability (2013, 2016-2018)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Health Care Law (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Arizona Business Magazine (2010)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Kansas School of Law (May 2, 2009)
  • "Stakeholder Spotlight: Barry Halpern," Greater Phoenix Economic Council (February 2009)
  • The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Admissions Committee (2015-2016)
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Board of Directors (2008-2017)
  • Forest Highlands Community, Board of Directors (2009-2013)
  • The City of Phoenix 2000 Citizens' Bond Committee
  • The Phoenix Symphony, Board of Overseers (2007-2008), Board of Directors, Executive Committee & Chair of the Board (1999-2002), Musicians Liaison Committee (1997-1998)
  • Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Sciences (COMPAS), Board of Directors (1994-1998), President (1996)
  • The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Health Care Council (1993-1996)
  • Governor's Task Force on Education Reform (1991)
  • Crisis Nursery Board of Directors (1985-1987)
  • Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Board of Directors (1985-1987)
  • Commissioned, United States Air Force (1971)
  • Captain, United States Air Force, Office of the Judge Advocate General (1973-1978)
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Kansas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Armed Forces