John D. Barry brings 40-year defense practice to the firm’s Chattanooga office


Chattanooga, Tenn.—(April 3, 2017) Spicer Rudstrom PLLC announced today the addition of John D. Barry to its Chattanooga office.  The experienced civil litigator, who has been serving clients for nearly 40 years, brings his practice of tort, contracts, product liability, insurance, and casualty defense to the firm. He will serve in an Of Counsel role.

“John is an accomplished civil litigator who has been working with nationally known insurance carriers for several decades on cases involving fire and arson issues, bad faith claims, construction disputes, commercial and residential premises liability, and uninsured motorist actions, among others,” said Thomas E. LeQuire, managing member of Spicer Rudstrom’s Chattanooga office. “John spent a successful career in the U.S. Army Reserve, as chief prosecutor and officer in charge of a JAG Corps branch office. That experience motivated him to get into private practice, where he believes in making sure his clients understand the law. We are thrilled he has joined our firm and look forward to introducing our clients to him.”

Most recently, John was the principal of Milligan-Barry, where he was named partner in 1983. He has also practiced at what was then Milligan, Hooper, and Harris. He is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Committee and the Chattanooga Military Lawyers Association. John has been a frequent lecturer and speaker for organizations like the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the National Business Institute, and the Tennessee Court Reporters Association. He also served as an adjunct professor of law at Embry-Riddle University.

He earned his J.D. degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and graduated in the top 10 percent from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.



Spicer Rudstrom PLLC was founded in 1963 and currently has more than 35 attorneys with offices in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little Rock, and Texarkana. We offer representation across industries, including construction, real estate, employment, medical malpractice, retail and hospitality, trucking and transportation, and business. Our clients range from local and national businesses to international companies seeking business, legal, and litigation services. The firm’s commitment to its clients and its entrepreneurial spirit drive Spicer Rudstrom to be the premier litigation firm in the South.