Joseph T. Barberi

Joseph T. Barberi

  • Barberi Law Firm
  • 2305 Hawthorn Drive Suite C Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
  • 989-773-3423


Joseph T. Barberi was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University (CMU), located in Mt. Pleasant. While at CMU, he was a member of CMU’s Debate Team and won numerous awards for his forensic speaking ability. Mr. Barberi was also a broadcaster for the CMU sports network, doing play-by-plays for CMU’s football and basketball teams. After honorably serving in the United States Navy, he attended Detroit College of Law, graduating 5th in his class out of 241 with a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude in 1974. While attending Detroit College of Law (DCL), he represented DCL as a member of their National Moot Court Team. Mr. Barberi is currently a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. District Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Barberi was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Committee to revise Michigan’s Rules of Criminal Procedure.

He is a member of the Isabella County Bar Association (past president), the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and served as president of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association of Michigan (PAAM) in 1984-1985. Mr. Barberi has served as a guest lecturer numerous times on the subject of trial tactics for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association of Michigan and for the Michigan Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Automobile Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Malpractice
Slip & Fall
Premises Liability
Criminal Law
Family Law
Real Estate Law
Wills, Trusts and Probate Law
Personal Injury — Defense

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1974
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1978
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2003
U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
J.D. – 1974
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Team Member, National Moot Court, 1974
Honors: Recipient of Alumni Scholarships in 1972, 1973, & 1974
Honors: Recipient of Clarence M. Burton Memorial Scholarship, 1974Central

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
B.S. – 1970

Representative Cases

Trainor v. Schafer et al Isabella County, #01-773-NI (2003)
People v Mark Vasquez, Jr., 426 Mich 83 (2001)
People v McReavy, 436 Mich 1997 (1990)
People v. Beardsley and Wojcik, 263 Mich App 408 (2004)
Rogers v. Deng, Isabella County, #10-8210-NE (2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Isabella County Bar Association, Member (President – 1981)
Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), Member
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association of Michigan (PAAM), Past President, 1984 – 1985

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