R. Barry Rowell

R. Barry Rowell
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R. Barry Rowell, Partner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.

Partner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: 757-422-8472
Fax: 757-282-2502
Email:E-mail Me

Education and Professional Memberships:

Barry was a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha Academic Honors Society and completed his undergraduate studies at Longwood College earning a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Regent University School of Law and is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the United States District Court for Eastern District Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Barry is also a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section and Section of Litigation), the Virginia State Bar International Practice Section, and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Barry is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management, where he serves on the Board of Directors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.


Barry Rowell is a partner at Valverde & Rowell, PC. For the ten years prior to forming Valverde & Rowell, PC, Barry was employed with a Fortune 500 Company, working in the human resources and legal department. Barry has successfully responded to and mediated hundreds of charges of employment discrimination filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Fair Employment Practice Agencies in more than 40 states. Barry has a wide range of experience advising corporate clients on complex employment issues including discrimination, harassment, disability, wage and hours, family medical leave matters, and a wide range of other workplace issues. Barry has represented clients before the Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, numerous state agencies and in both federal and Virginia state courts.

Barry was born in Suffolk, Virginia and lives in Virginia Beach, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Immigration

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia
    • B.S. – 1993
    • Honors: Gamma Sigma Alpha Academic Honors Society
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholastic Honors Soc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management, Member, Board of Directors, 2008 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. Legal Compliance, 1995 – 2006


  • Pi Kappa Phi
Valverde & Rowell, P.C. ATTORNEYS[ ]
  • Bradford A. Miller
    Bradford A. Miller
    Associate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
  • Hugo Raul Valverde
    Hugo Raul Valverde
    Partner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
  • R. Barry Rowell
    R. Barry Rowell
    Partner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
  • Andrew J. Reigel
    Andrew J. Reigel
    Associate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.