Kalbaugh Pfund & Messersmith, P.C.


Office Phone: 804.320.6300
Office Fax: 804.320.6312
Email: barry.montgomery@kpmlaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
Barry, a partner with KPM LAW, began his career in litigation before he graduated law school by working as an intern at the United States Attorney’s office where he had the opportunity to prosecute federal criminal cases. In his first case, Barry successfully prosecuted a business owner for manufacturing counterfeit currency and bank checks. It was at this point that he decided that he would spend his career in commercial litigation. Barry then began representing insurance companies in fraud and coverage cases as well as personal injury defense. While Barry still represents insurers and their insureds in commercial litigation, he now focuses his practice on labor and employment law and litigation, as well as professional liability litigation. Barry believes that labor is the force that drives our economy and that an organization’s greatest resource is its employees. Barry believes that management and professional decisions can be vigorously defended in and out of court without compromising an organization’s brand or relationship with its workforce. Barry has first chair trial experience in over 75 jury trials in state and federal court and regularly represents clients before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry and professional regulatory boards. He has prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar cases to verdict.

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  • James Madison University, B.A., cum laude, 1995
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Awards And Honors

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Board of Directors - Professional Liability Defense Federation, 2012-Present

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Labor and Employment Committee
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, Board of Directors
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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