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Harry E. Barr

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Located at Chesser & Barr, P.A.’s Shalimar office, founding partner Harry E. Barr is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. His career began in the military, where he became a highly decorated captain in the United States Air Force. Following Mr. Barr’s tour in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller, the legal profession beckoned him.

“Trial law was the only thing that seemed interesting and challenging,” he recalls. He returned to the University of Alabama for his law degree and has been in practice since.

Mr. Barr’s experience with complicated cases informs our entire legal practice. For more information on how we can help you, schedule your initial consultation today.


Mr. Barr recognized his passion for law led him to the right career choice. He served on the Florida Supreme Court committee, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, for six years and currently holds emeritus status. Active in the local community, Mr. Barr served as president of the Okaloosa Walton Bar Association.

He was a two-term president of the Okaloosa Walton Legal Aid Society, which provides legal assistance for the financially disadvantaged. In his personal time, Mr. Barr and his wife enjoy restoring old homes. Mr. Barr is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law.

Certified legal specialties:

  • Civil Trial Law

Bar admissions:

  • Florida, 1974
  • Alabama, 1974


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Professional associations and memberships:

  • Okaloosa Walton Bar Association, past President

Past employment positions:

  • Florida Supreme Court Committee, Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Pro bono activities:

  • President, Okaloosa Walton Legal Aid Society

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