Mr. Barrist is a veteran personal injury trial lawyer. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, and handles cases nationwide. He regularly tries cases before juries throughout the region.
Mr. Barrist is a proud member of the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Pennsylvania Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Pennsylvania Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
In 2021, Mr. Barrist’s $10 million settlement in Katz v. Grazioli was the year’s second largest Award/Settlement in Pennsylvania, as reported by The Legal Intelligencer.
From 2011 through 2015, Mr. Barrist was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (Under 40) Rising Star, and since 2020, as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He was accorded the same Super Lawyer (Under 40) Rising Star in New Jersey honor from 2012 through 2015. Such distinction is bestowed upon fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on an annual basis.
Having lived in France for a significant portion of his life, Mr. Barrist is fluent in the French language and represents French-speaking clients.
Mr. Barrist received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Villanova University. He is a graduate of The Episcopal Academy.
Mr. Barrist is active in the University of Pennsylvania alumni community as a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society.
A writer in his spare time, Mr. Barrist is the author of the fictional legal thriller novel, The Concrete Lawyer, and is at work on a sequel, tentatively titled, Blue Blood Justice.