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About Bary

A native of Virginia, Bary W. Hausrath attended George Mason University (B.A. - Government and International Politics) and the University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.). He is admitted to practice before the state courts of the Commonwealth.

Bary Hausrath

After getting his start in general civil litigation, Bary launched BaryLaw in 2012 to focus his practice and address the lack of essential planning among modern families.

Bary founded a statewide program of Name and Gender Marker Change Clinics in 2014, which he still coordinates over 30 clinics later. At the Clinics, volunteer attorneys receive training and help trans and gender nonconforming individuals correct their name and gender marker on identification documents. He also operates a pro bono referral program for identity documents with Health Brigade. Please use the Contact page if your organization wants to start a referral program or host a clinic.

His work with the clinics has been recognized by the Virginia Equality Bar Association, Equality Virginia. He also received one of the Virginia State Bar's highest honors for outstanding pro bono service, the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Pro Bono Award.

In 2022, VPM profiled Bary's pro bono work.

Bary is the immediate past president of the Virginia Equality Bar Association. Beyond his work with VEBA and the clinics, Bary is known in Virginia's LGBTQ community as a past president of the Richmond LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, and for his regular assistance to non-profit organizations like acting as pro bono counsel in the merger of Diversity Richmond with Virginia Pride, and assisting individual community members with legal needs and referrals.

Bary and his spouse live in Richmond with their furry companions. They enjoy gardening, taking the dog on new adventures, science fiction, and getting out to experience Richmond's many restaurants and cultural offerings. You may also find him playing disc golf or tabletop games with friends.

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