Dear Joel – God sent you to me to help me with my case and you did. You are my angel. Thanks for all you have done!

Lorraine H.

Mr. Barber – Thanks so much for helping us recently. You’re Good

Pat, Wanda & Pat V.

To Joel Barber – Thank you and all your staff for all the hard work you put into my divorce case. Wishing the very best endeavors for you and your staff. Not too sure about this case at this point, but I did want to let you know all your hard work was greatly appreciated.

I will refer you as a very good firm to those in need of your services and let them know that they can count on being represented very well by you and your staff. Again, thank you!


Dear Mr. Barber – This letter is to formally express out thanks for your sensitive and more-than-competent representation in our unfortunate guardianship proceedings. We want you to know that we both appreciate and understand the legal counsel that you gave and, though it was a very bitter pill to swallow, we know that it was a medicine we had to take.

We also want to thank you for allowing us a brief view of your own personal past. You cannot know the comfort that gave us…it allowed us to have hope for similar successes in the life of our son.

Lastly, we are in recognition of the extremely modest fee that you levied. We k now how much it would normally have been and we are very grateful for your kindness. We hope that someday we will be able to return your kindness in some way. Please do not hesitate to call on us if there is ever anything we can do to help you. You know our abilities and our talents and we definitely “owe you one.” It would give us great pleasure to be able to return our favor.

Hoping we don’t need to speak to you in the future except in a purely social context.

Bill & Bev S.

Joel and Staff – Thanks for your support and great help! You are wonderful!

M., L., D., C, & S

Joel – Thank you very much for everything. You are not a flake, you are Great.

Jim W.

Mr. Barber – Thank you very much for all your help

Douglas Z.

Joel – The first time we met I liked you and that is why I engaged you to take my case. I’ve had some rough spots but in the end I believe we won out pretty fair.


Dear Joel – I want you to know how much I appreciate the result you got for me on the house issue, because it involved friends and disappointment. I’m afraid I may not have expressed what a wonderful job I think you did. So here’s a little something to say “thank you” – This will brighten up your office until I can give you something more substantial than a home-grown orchid – like a referral!


Joel – Thank you for all your hard work on our case. Hopefully we won’t have to go in the history books because of it. We’ll talk to you on the next go-around – if she comes to Nevada.

Steve & Caroline

So Thankful for You Joel – We hope you’ll always realize how very much you mean to those whose lives you’ve touched along the way – That you’ll know the happy smiles you see and laughter that you hear are the thank you’s that words alone could never say.
We love you.

The S. Family

Joel – This card is in case I haven’t said thank you to you lately for all you do for me and my three little angels.


Joel – Thanks so much for all your help! I know that it has been a real headache much of the time and I always appreciate the fact that you are there for me.


Dear Joel – I wanted to take the time to say thank you for your services over the past ten months. My previous experience with an attorney had left me feeling unprotected and overwhelmed. With you and your staff I have felt that there was someone to listen to my concerns and give me an honest response as to what to expect. My options with professional recommendations were given every step of the way.

Although at times I began to fell lost in a sea of motions and false accusations thrown at me, you were always able to reassure me that we would be victorious in the end. Thank you for being a compassionate listener and for always being an advocate for my daughter and me. It is a great feeling that there is an honest, ethical attorney who is willing to fight for his clients’ rights.

Teresa M.

Joel – Linda and I want to thank you for your help and advice regarding my ex-wife relocating to another State with my son. You were straightforward, honest and sympathetic to the situation and provided a good solution to settle the dispute without going to Court. The examples of prior Court decisions you showed us helped convince my ex that she didn’t want this to go any further. SO far things are working out. Many thanks,

Michael S.

Joel – Thanks for your friendship and the professional guidance you have provided over the past couple of years. I want you to know that your thoughtfulness has never gone unnoticed.


Dear Joel – I would like to than k you for your friendship and your willingness to always help in a time of need. It is an honor to know a man of the highest principles, character and integrity as you. If I were to draw a parallel of your character and integrity, it would be an eagle!! Why? An eagle is a symbol of respect, character and integrity.

A Bible verse reads: “He will raise you hp on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.”

Please find enclosed a small token of my appreciation for all that you have done for my family and me.

Jim N.

Joel – I wanted to share a little piece of my wedding with you … Go ahead and say “I told you so!” I never thought it possible to find the love and happiness that I have found with this man. I have a wonderful new life and I want to send a special thanks your way for all of your encouragement and help.


Joel – Came by to say hi and give you a hug. You’re a great lawyer and a wonderful man!

Leeann A.

Dear Joel – I got my Order. Thank you very much. You’re the best!


Dear Joel – I can’t thank you enough for keeping my two “jail birds” out of jail; they don’t look good in stripes! Without you I would be a nervous wreck. Thank you for everything. You have the Midas touch! Thanks for giving me my sanity back. I am so grateful! Thank you so much

Sarah B.

Joel – Thank you so much for all the great work you’ve done for me and all my family, friends and anyone else who needed a great, fair, logical attorney. I really appreciate what you have done for my parents. You are without a doubt One of the Best! Thanks again and I’ll keep those clients coming.

Kris & J.B.

Joel – Hi Buddy … I really don’t think you’ll ever completely know how grateful I am and/or how big a pillar you have become in my life. Heroes are all around us some days.

Grace M.

Joel – Words cannot express my gratitude. I really appreciate all you’ve done for me. With MUCH Thanks.

Debbie G.

Dear Mr. Barber & Staff – Just a note of thanks for all your work and time with my case. I apologize for not being able to go any further but I hope you understand. You have a great group and if I ever need an attorney it’s comforting to know who to call. Thanks again!

Laurie D.

Dearest Joel – Thank you so much for being there for me as I live through this, the deepest nightmare of my life. You are just a wonderful person. Thank you so much for being who you are.

Dr. V.S. MD

Joel – Thank you so much for all you’ve done for us. We’ve been doing this for two frustrating years and we’re happy we’ve had you behind us.

Jeff & Andrea P.

Dear Joel – Thank you for your help. I really appreciate you getting the charges dropped off my record. Hopefully I can keep my clothes on and stay out of trouble from now on.

David R.

Joel – I heard about your dad and am very sorry about your loss. I said a prayer for you and your family. I never knew your dad but you to me are such a kind, wonderful, generous, caring and example figure…Your kind words and time given to me have made a difference to me…therefore, your father is and was a wonderful success. God Bless my “friend.” (I say that with pride).


Joel – I appreciate all of your help concerning my case. YOU RULE!!!

Vanessa B.

Dear Joel – My wife and I received the Amended Family Trust Agreement and want to offer our thanks for your help in preparing the document. Our son talks a lot about what a Nice Guy you are; Now I see why.

Al & Clara W.

Joel – You really know how to put a smile on my face. That is an understatement! Thank you so much once again. I hope you always know how truly grateful I am. Your gracious disposition is apparent in the way you treat everyone; your sentiment alone eases people’s anxiety. To me and many other clients that is priceless!


Joel – After Court the other day I was driving home remembering the first time I met you; then remembering my state of mind when I came to you for my divorce. Sometimes it takes an event in our lives so upsetting that we really feel our lives have come to a stop; we can’t think straight or make decisions. This was me!

Cindy D.

If the measure of one’s success is reflected by the friends they have made then, indeed, I have succeeded. Thank you for your friendship. I look forward to knowing you for a long time.

Anne M.

Mr. Barber – I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You will never know how grateful I am to you for helping me through such a difficult period in my life. God bless you.


Mr. Barber – I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You will never know how grateful I am to you for helping me through such a difficult period in my life. God bless you.

John F.

Joel - I just wanted to thank you for all your hard efforts and quick results. Thanks for keeping my fees down and wish me luck on the collection of my other money due to me.


In an ungrateful world, we should be more ready to show appreciation toward those who care about us...and I feel small for not having done just that.
You have given me strength when I felt beaten, laughter when I could only cry and compassion that has helped me begin healing.
I am so lucky to have been led to your door so that your brilliance could illuminate my path, and your absolute passion in all you do could inspire me to persevere.
Thank you Joel, for being not only a terrific attorney, but even now for being my friend.
May the heavens always smile upon you.


I was referred to Joel Barber by a friend in 2006. Joel has now served as my attorney for more than seven years, helping me to handle a stressful and emotional child custody case.

Joel is honest, direct, and informative and strives to reach results that have my children and my family’s best interest in mind.

I can’t say enough good things about Joel and his team. They were always available to answer questions or to patiently guide me through the difficult process, making it as stress free as possible.

Thank you all at Barber Law Group for your excellent hard work.

V. LoPresti

Dear Joel,
Thank you very much for all of your help with these motions and getting these issues resolved. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the energy and caring of you and your staff that have really made a big difference to me and not feel like I am fighting this endless battle alone. Thank you for absolutely everything you have done for Mason, Caleb and I.

M. Freitas

When I met Joel Barber in May 2012 at the initial consultation for my child custody case, I knew immediately that he was the attorney for me. His passion for his own family was clearly apparent and I felt if he had that much passion for his own, then certainly he will know how to get the results I need in order to provide the best life for my son. His go-getter attitude, integrity, and knowledge of family law resulted in immediate positive outcomes. I truly witnessed him fighting for me and my son’s well being.
Elizabeth Bittner is extremely knowledgeable and dependable. I could not have made it through the ins and outs of my case without her. Her skills and expertise are well demonstrated in her legal writing and communication. In all of my meetings with Elizabeth, I felt like I was talking to a friend. Her ability to listen and understand is commendable. She continued to fight for me and my son even when things were not appearing positive. She never gave up and she never allowed me to give up. I will forever be grateful for the support and encouragement she consistently provided.
Last but certainly not least, Rachael Chavez was there for me to no avail. Each time I called in a panic or feeling discouraged, she always knew exactly what to say to bring me back to reality. She took the time to truly listen to me and provide me with the information and support I needed. She had a way of making me understand the legal system and putting things into perspective. Her passion for what she does is evident and her knowledge is extensive. I am thankful for her support and friendship.
I am grateful and thankful for all of the continued support and assistance that Barber Law Group has provided to my family. I would recommend them to anyone who is battling any type of Family Law situation. If you want results, they are your experts!

I retained Joel Barber after being unhappy with another attorney in town and needing to go back to court with my child custody case. A friend of
mine referred me to his office after she had used him in her divorce.
Once my family and friends knew who I retained the good compliments about his office and him were endless. Joel and Elizabeth took my messy
child custody case on and corrected what was done prior and helped me understand what was going on every step of the way. I was always told
upfront how they presumed things would go and they never "sugar coated" it to make it sound more favorable. They were real; no surprises and
they got the job done. Elizabeth was compassionate and listened to my worries and addressed them in a reasonable manner. Elizabeth was like
talking to a friend who knew the ins and outs of my issues and knew the names of everyone involved without having to be reminded at every
meeting. Joel was awesome in prepping me for the realities of court and helped me understand how things work. Joel gave me the confidence I
needed in myself and I fully trusted him. In the courtroom Joel not only fought for me but as things were being negotiated he paid attention to
my wants and needs and disputed whenever I didn't totally agree with something. I never felt he gave in to the other side without a good fight. This office as a whole is beyond amazing and they make your legal
experience the best it possibly can be. I'm so grateful for Joel and Elizabeth and their office. I would highly recommend him to friends and family for all their legal needs.

A. Hogan

I retained Joel Barber as my attorney for my DUI case. My first consultation with Joel was a great experience under the circumstances. 

His knowledge and confidence was very reassuring.  The outcome of my hearing could not have been better.

I would highly recommend him to anyone who is need of an attorney for any legal matter.  To me, he is truly the best!

Barbra Novelly

I was facing criminal charges when I came to see Mr. Barber. I was worried that not only would I see jail time but I would lose my job.

After meeting with Mr. Barber and his staff they took care of everything. Thanks to Joel my case was dismissed without missing a single day of work!

Alohalani Craig

The Barber Law Group is professional and reliable. I like being involved with a firm that can handle several cases because I have so many cases in so many Courts that need to be handled.

Joel Barber represented me in my child support case with the District Attorney. With his keen expertise he was able to supply the District Attorney with a key piece of evidence and I won!

Elizabeth Bittner is not only a very intelligent woman, she gets results. She fought for me and won when my ex-spouse was trying to get full custody of one of our children and we never even had to step into the courtroom! Her legal writing is so professional and to the point that she saved me time by not making it necessary for me to appear in Court on frivolous matters.

I would highly recommend the Barber Law Group to represent anyone in their next case. They are the team of excellence!


It is difficult to express all our appreciation in an few words but I will do my best, please share:

Referred by a family friend I turned to Joel Barber for help with an emotional and stressful child custody case involving my only son. Upon meeting with Joel I found his family values, passion for truth and the desire to act in the best interests of my son to be highly admirable.

My wife and I grew in confidence as we experienced Joel as a strong, outgoing, sincere and knowledgeable person, not too busy to return our phone calls or just check in with us.

Our experience with Elizabeth Bittner was very pleasant as well. During our meeting to review case details she proved to be very patient and a good listener. As we shared details and concerns it was as though we were speaking to a friend who cared. We appreciate and admire the writing she did on our behalf as she addressed our details and concerns to the Judge. It was as though she was part of our experiences and understood our request.

Rachael was also extremely helpful and kind in answering questions and communicating overall.

Thank you all at the Barber Law Group for helping us face an overwhelming situation with peace of mind and full confidence in your firm’s excellent work.

Marvin Morgan & Family

I have known and worked with different attorneys in my life. However, I must admit that I have never known or worked with anyone in my professional career quite like Joel Barber. Not only is he one of the most unique individuals I have ever known, but one of the best attorneys. Because of Joel’s confidence in his abilities he exudes confidence and has a commanding presence in the courtroom – one that is noticeably respected amongst his peers. His defense of his client is not just based on his knowledge and understanding of the law, but also a desire to defend his client to the best of his ability; he expects nothing less of himself.

Another asset is that he expects complete honesty between himself and his client. This quality is absolutely imperative to his defense of his client. Not only has Joel successfully represented my family members in a variety of cases, I have also personally recommended him to some of my close friends in their child custody cases. Based on Joel’s knowledge and understanding of the law, his unique ability to represent his clients based on personal and professional integrity, and his confidence in the courtroom, I highly recommend Joel Barber.

Maggie Braun

I’ve been a client of Joel Barber’s since September, 2009 and during these years I have been on an amazing roller coaster ride, unsure of what I should do and the decisions I should make for my kids and me. Joel’s office staff is so willing to answer any question, no matter how small.

Elizabeth Bittner helped put my thoughts into words and reassure me never to give up the fight when it comes to my kids. If it wasn’t for their consideration and kindness going through this ordeal would have been more than I could bear.

I consider the office staff part of my extended family. The warmth they have shown my family and me is what helped us get through the nerve-wracking emotions going to Court can cause. I would highly recommend Joel and his staff to anyone I know or anyone who might need a great attorney. Thank you everyone for supporting me through a challenging and difficult time in my life.

Kirsten Schroeder

When I first met Joel Barber and his staff I was instantly impressed. From the moment I walked through the door I knew I was in the right place. Every phone call is answered with a pleasant and friendly hello and they are always eager to help. Joel’s impressive education and extensive knowledge compliment his enthusiasm and resourcefulness. It is an absolute pleasure working with Joel and his team.

Kendra Harvey, Business Manager

Mr. Joel Barber has been my attorney since July, 1973. He has represented me many times in which all cases came to a positive conclusion.

I find Joel and his staff to be professional, handling each of my cases with dignity and honesty. They make me feel like I am their only client.

I highly recommend the Barber Law Group with confidence.

Jim Novak

Dear Joel,
I just wanted to write you a letter thanking you for what you did for my mom and me concerning her grand-parental rights case. These cases are usually very hard to win. We were very impressed with your professionalism and the way you handled our case.

You are truly the best attorney I’ve ever seen. Talk about Court presence and fighting for your clients – I was truly amazed! You made us very comfortable from the beginning to the end of our experience because we knew you had our interests in mind and would fight for us all the way.

Since getting visitation rights my mom appreciates her visits with the grandkids so much. She just turned eighty and they’ve been having a great time together. Since my brother passed away it is Mom’s way of staying close to him and allows the kids to know our side of their family as well.

Thank you.

George E. Lorton

My name is Francis Wong and I have been a client of Joel Barber, Esq. for the last twenty years. Every time I need anything I can call Joel and I know I can count on him. He has always been there for me through the tough times and the good times. I like going to the office since Joel’s staff members are always welcoming and available to help me. We have maintained a professional relationship and a personal friendship.

Francis Wong

Joel and his legal office staff are the best and I highly recommend them! I have known Joel for over twenty years and his office has always done a great job for me. He has helped me, members of my family and other friends with various legal matters over the years and they have always come through.

When the chips are down I know I can trust Joel to do a great job and get results. When you’re surrounded by bears it’s good to have the biggest, toughest grizzly on your side

Dr. Nick Furchner, DDS

Dear Joel Barber,
A most sincere thank-you for all of your service and dedication throughout my divorce and custody battle over the last several years. You have become much more than just my attorney, you have been a consistent source of support and strength when I needed it most and I will be forever grateful for all you have done.

Your ability to remember and retain information is always above and beyond impressive and your legal experience and knowledge is beyond compare. Your amazing staff and team work together in such a cohesive manner it always felt like I had an entire army behind me supporting my cause and efforts and always fighting in my best interests and that of my children. You are one of the most passionate people I have come across in my lifetime and I admire your love of the law and your abilities and talent in your profession. When it comes to Trial work you are simply amazing!

The services in your practice have such a far reaching range that I know should I ever need legal support in the future I will loyally return to the Barber Law Group again without question. Whether it be present struggles or future preparations, business or personal, I can say with confidence that your firm encompasses and embraces it all.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Denice Challender-Slater

I have known Joel Barber for many years and am proud to say that I am a client as well as a friend of Joel’s. His knowledgeable and confident approach to handling any type of issue is effective and refreshing. He is easy to work with, very personable and definitely gets the job done right. From start to finish Joel works diligently to find the best results for all involved parties.

What I find most impressive about Joel is his forethought. He is always well prepared and ready to take on any challenge. I would highly recommend Joel Barber to anyone in need of incredible service.

Dave Johnson, President
Northern Nevada Enterprises, Inc.

I have known Joel for twelve years now and he has always provided me with excellent service. When I am in a must-win situation I know I gotta bring out the big guns; I know I need a heavy-hitter on my side to pound out the victory.

Joel brings the thunder to every litigation. Opposing lawyers’ palms get sweaty when he steps into the proceedings. I know because I have seen their damp paperwork. He is the reigning M.V.E. of Reno: Most Valuable Esquire.

Dan Gordon

We have worked with Joel Barber and his staff on many of our residential and personal matters for more than eighteen years. Joel is proactive, thorough, competent and very professional. Joel is a valuable asset to our company and to the community. We truly enjoy working with him and his friendly staff.

Brad Caruth – Owner
Northern Nevada Construction, HorsePower Energy Drinks

Dear Joel,
I am writing to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to you and your wonderful staff for your guidance and support during a very difficult time in my life, my child custody dispute.

Your extensive knowledge of family law, in addition to the time you and your staff took to explain what to expect during the process really put me at ease. I felt extremely comfortable knowing that all my concerns and questions were addressed quickly and with a personal touch. I was very impressed with your experience, professionalism and compassion in the office as well as in the courtroom.

I feel that you and your staff truly care about me and my daughter and our well-being. Thank you once again for everything that you and your staff have done for my daughter and me. I am eternally grateful.

Mother/Former Client

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    We have worked with Joel Barber and his staff on many of our residential and personal matters for more than eighteen years. Joel is proactive, thorough, competent and very professional. Joel is a valuable asset to our company and to the community. We truly enjoy working with him and his friendly staff.

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