John A. Barber
Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney and Military Veteran
You can be confident that I will fight for you because I have been fighting for others even before I was a lawyer. Before going to law school, I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division for four years. I am a veteran of the invasion of Panama in 1989, Operation Just Cause, as well as the invasion of Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, in 1991. After serving my country, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. I then went to law school, where I learned to apply the skills and life experience I learned on the battlefield to the courtroom.
I graduated from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, a top-tier law school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I started my legal career as a criminal prosecutor at the Delaware Department of Justice. During my tenure at the DOJ, I worked my way up the ranks to become a supervising attorney. In the process, I gained experience in handling the entire spectrum of criminal charges at all levels of the Delaware courts. I also saw firsthand how the Government can use its immense resources to shift the scales of justice in its favor and change people’s lives forever. I knew I had the skills and experience to even the fight. I left the DOJ to open my own law office with a practice dedicated solely to Criminal Defense work.
I have 18 years of experience as a trial attorney in handling all criminal matters: Misdemeanor offenses in the Court of Common Pleas, juvenile cases in Family Court, and the entire range of adult felony cases in Superior Court, including drug offenses, property crimes, white collar crimes, violent felonies, and weapons charges.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Delaware State Bar Association