Brian D. Barrie, Partner

About Brian

Brian has carried on his Trial practice in the City of Owen Sound since 1978, specializing in personal injury, civil litigation and criminal litigation.

Brian has represented more accused persons charged with murder in Grey and Bruce counties than any other Defence Counsel. He acted as Counsel for three of the families who suffered the loss of loved ones during the Walkerton Inquiry and assisted them with respect to their financial recoveries. He also acted as Counsel for the Ministry of Environment Officer who gave evidence at the Walkerton Inquiry. He acted as Counsel for the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff at the Somalia Inquiry in Ottawa and he has advocated at all levels of Court in this Province.

Brian is involved in the local community and he rejoices at being able to practice in such a wonderful part of this country. He has been a mainstay participant fundraiser in the Big Brothers Program and a former president of the program in Owen Sound. He has raised his three children in Owen Sound, all of whom are healthy and productive members of society.

Brian has side interests in many outdoor activities. He has published three children’s books because his now grown children wanted him to preserve the stories he told them while they were growing up and living in downtown Owen Sound.


  • Queen’s University, L.L.B., 1976
  • Royal Military College (B.A.), 1969
  • University of New Brunswick (M.A., English), 1973

Bar Admission

  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), 1978

Professional Affiliations/Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Specialist Certification, Criminal and Civil Litigation Certification
  • Advocates Society
  • Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Criminal Lawyer’s Association

Contact Information

Assistants: Lori Mansfield, Trina Shaw Cunningham, Sherry Wunderlich

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