Clarence Barry-Austin

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in South Orange, New Jersey

Law Office of Clarence Barry-Austin P.C.
Clarence Barry-Austin
Law Office of Clarence Barry-Austin P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1977

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Newark

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Please visit the Super Lawyers Selection Process for a detailed description of the Super Lawyers selection methodology.

Free Consultation

Law Office of Clarence Barry-Austin P.C.

76 South Orange Avenue
Suite LL01
South Orange, NJ 07079 Visit website


As the founder of The Law Offices of Clarence Barry-Austin, PC, Clarence Barry-Austin brings more than 46 years of experience to the personal injury cases he handles. He primarily serves clients in South Orange, New Jersey, and has built a strong reputation as a fierce advocate for his clients. Some of the types of cases he handles include police misconduct, defective products, medical malpractice and car accidents.

In 1969, Mr. Barry-Austin completed his B.A. in history at Fordham University. Then, in 1976, he earned his law degree at Rutgers Law School – Newark Campus. He later became a certified civil trial attorney, authorized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Almost immediately after being admitted to the New Jersey bar, he began his seven-year tenure as a trial attorney with a prominent insurance company.

The experience Mr. Barry-Austin earned as an insurance defense lawyer gave him the insights he needed to switch sides. He established The Law Offices of Clarence Barry-Austin, PC, in 1984 and began representing personal injury victims. His consistent wins for his clients earned him the recognition of his peers and prestigious organizations. For instance, he was presented with the Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association. He has earned a “Very Good” rating on Avvo and has been peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Even outside of the office, Mr. Barry-Austin remains active in the law community. Some of the groups he maintains memberships with include the New Jersey Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Garden State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator
  • New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification; Civil Certification Committee (Former committee member)
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Rewarded 2020 America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Award
  • 2019 Recipient of the "Gerald B. O'Connor, Esq. Award" by the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
  • 1998 - Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award presented by the Essex County Bar Association
  • "AV® Preeminent™" rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award. For excellence as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and for contributions to the Bar and Community., Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award, Essex County Bar Association (New Jersey), 1998
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey – 1977
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Garden State Bar Association (former President and Board member)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitration Committee – Essex County (former member)
  • Essex-Newark Legal Services – Volunteer Lawyer Project
  • Essex-Newark Legal Services (former Board member)
  • Supreme Court Task Force On Minority Concerns
  • Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn Of Court (Master)
  • New York – 1983
Industry Groups:
  • Garden State Bar Association (GSBA)
  • New Jersey Association For Justice (NJAJ)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)

Office location for Clarence Barry-Austin

76 South Orange Avenue
Suite LL01
South Orange, NJ 07079

Phone: 973-756-2440


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Articles about Clarence Barry-Austin by Super Lawyers

It's All About Evolving

Additional sources of information about Clarence Barry-Austin

Attorney resources for Clarence Barry-Austin

Page Generated: 0.10002183914185 sec