Patrick L. Hosey Patrick L. Hosey
Scheherazade Sherry Bahrambeygui Scheherazade Sherry Bahrambeygui
Su L. Barry
John Fiske
Jennifer M. Rivera Jennifer M. Rivera
Kara Ritter Kara Ritter
Legal Assistant
Leanna Pierce
Legal Secretary
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Su L. Barry


Ms. Barry joined Hosey & Bahrambeygui LLP in January 2009.



Notable Professional Accomplishments

Foley v. City of Coronado; Aaron Mansker, San Diego Sup. Ct. Case No. GIC879075.
Ms. Barry was part of the four-person litigation and trial team representing former San Diego Charger linebacker Steven Foley who was shot by an off-duty police officer on September 2006. The case settled in July 2008 after two and a half weeks of trial for $5.5 million.
Case type: Civil Rights - Police Misconduct, Excessive Force.

Cisterra Partners, LLC v. The Irvine Company, San Diego Sup. Ct. Case No. GIC783959.
Ms. Barry joined lead counsel as part of the three-attorney trial team representing local San Diego developer, Cisterra Partners. After a three and a half month trial in December 2006, a jury awarded Cisterra Partners $37.5 million. The $37.5 million verdict was listed as the sixth largest in California in 2006.
Case Type: Breach of Contract, Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage.

Cedar Fire Litigation. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Barry worked with lead counsel assisting in the recovery of over $7.3 million in additional insurance coverage on behalf of Cedar Fire victims.
Case type: Bad Faith Insurance, Fraud, Negligence.

Cedar Fire Pro Bono Assistance. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Barry worked with lead counsel recovering over $6.76 million in additional insurance coverage for Cedar Fire victims, pro bono. She assisted over 150 victims with various insurance issues incident to property damage caused by the 2003 Cedar Fire.


University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California

Juris Doctor, May 2003; Admitted to Bar, December 2003

Institute on International & Comparative Law, Barcelona, Spain, Summer 2001

Institute on International & Comparative Law, Oxford, England, Summer 2001

University of Texas at Austin

B.A. in Government, December 1999

Business Foundations Program Degree, December 1999

Intern at the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, August to December 1999

Awards & Professional Recognition


Selected as one of the top Young Attorney’s of San Diego by The Daily Transcript.



Intentional Tort Exclusions in Liability Policies May Not Apply to an Insurer’s Duty to Defend, Trial Bar News, November 2007

Administrative Agency’s Expertise Not Always Appropriate for Primary Jurisdiction, Trial Bar News, August/September 2007


The Draconian Insurance Application Misrepresentation/Rescission Rule, Trial Bar News, March 2006


The Claims-Made-and-Reported Policy “Black Hole” Where No Coverage is Available, Trial Bar News, October 2005

Professional Associations

State Bar of California

2003 to Present

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

2003 to Present

San Diego County Bar Association

2007 to Present

The Honorable J. Clifford Wallace American Inns of Court, Barrister


Alumni Relations


Volunteer Interviewer, Fall 2008 Mock Interview Program


Panel Member, Networking Dos and Don'ts, November 2007

Additional Affiliations

Volunteer San Diego

Active Volunteer

Make-a-Wish Foundation of San Diego

Make-a-Wish Foundation of San Diego