The Team

The Team

Attorney Matthew Barry and Attorney Lawrence Willard II originally met as co-workers and fellow Defense Counsel at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Attorney Barry ultimately retired as a Major and formed The Law Office of Matthew Barry. Attorney Willard moved on to his next assignment; however, he quickly realized that he wanted to pursue his passion, which was to continue to represent Servicemen and women accused of misconduct. Attorneys Barry and Willard reunited and now exclusively practice military law all over the world.

Photo: Attorney Barry serves as Attorney Willard's best man at his wedding

Our Story

Attorneys Barry and Willard

Attorney Matthew Barry is a 2008 West Point Graduate who served as an intelligence officer, both in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He was selected for the Funded Legal Education Program, and the Army sent him to law school at the University of Texas School of Law. After graduating with honors, he served as a JAG at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, primarily as a Defense Counsel.  After retiring as a Major, he founded the Law Office of Matthew Barry and exclusively practices military law all over the world.  Learn more about Attorney Barry.

Attorney Lawrence Willard is a 2011 Graduate of Elmira College.  After receiving his law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law, he commissioned as an Army JAG Officer.  He served as a legal assistance attorney, special victims counsel, administrative law attorney, prosecutor, defense counsel, and national security law attorney, giving him a wide-range of experience in military law.  At Fort Campbell as a Defense Counsel, he developed a reputation as an incredibly effective defense counsel, achieving results that were unmatched by his peers. After considering staying in the Army, he could not continue to witness injustice on a daily basis and not do something about it.  He linked up with Attorney Barry, and now exclusively practices military law all over the world. Learn more about Attorney Willard.

Photo: Attorneys Barry and Willard team up for the first time in 2018, achieving a Not Guilty Verdict for a Soldier accused of Sexual Assault and Burglary.

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