Principal Attorney


Joel B. Barber is the founder of and principal attorney at Barber Law Group. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Joel moved to Reno and was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1989. Joel has since earned a reputation for being one of the leading Family Law attorneys in Northern Nevada.

Joel has over thirty years of family law and criminal defense experience, which lends him considerable skills; expertise; and knowledge. He is exceedingly familiar with the processes and inner workings of the Nevada family law and criminal justice systems. Joel is a highly strategic advocate who is keenly aware of the evidentiary strategies, legal precedents, and courtroom negotiation tactics necessary to provide strong outcomes for his clients.

Joel is a trained mediator who sincerely values the opportunity to get to know his clients and to be a source of support during litigation. When Joel is not in the office, you will likely find him relaxing with his family or watching Hallmark movies.

  • Divorce
  • High-Net-Worth Divorce
  • Complex Divorce Litigation
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Child Support Defense
  • Move-Aways and Child Relocations
  • Paternity Issues
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Community Property Valuation, Division & Asset Allocation
  • Guardianship
  • Adoptions
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Modification to Family Court Orders
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Name Change
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Former Judge Pro-Tem
  • US Military Court of Appeals
  • Former Board Member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Licensed in US District Court

  • Best of the Best Top Family Law Attorney 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver 2022
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2022
If you need aggressive advocacy that’s tailored to your precise needs, we are ready, willing, and able to take your case. If that means occasionally playing hardball on your behalf, that is exactly what we’re prepared do. Some less charitable firms might even say that’s what we’re known for. And as our opponents well know ...

"You don’t want Barber Law Group against you!"

Your case is a serious matter, and you deserve the brightest, most experienced minds available, steering you through the complicated structure which is Nevada Law. When so much is riding on the line, Barber Law Group will protect you, your rights, and your assets.
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