Prior to dedicating his time and efforts to the CSRO, Barry worked as a personal injury attorney. He obtained his bachelor of Laws from the Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994 and was called to the bar of Ontario two years later. Founding partner of Robertson, Munro Barristers and Solicitors for ten years, Barry then moved on to specializing in personal injury at Aylesworth LLP before making partner at Falconeri, Munro, Tucci. As a matter of fact, Barry specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice, long-term disability and life insurance litigation. He retired from the practice in 2015 to focus on the spinal cord injury research.