Mr. Barker is married. He has two daughters, a stepdaughter and a stepson of whom he is proud. He lives with his wife and three dogs, of which one is a rescue dog. He was led into legal practice by his father, Bud Barker, a retired superintendent of police and a decorated war hero. He achieved a top 6% nationwide ranking on the Law School Admission Test He graduated at 35 years of age. At a stage of his career where many classmates were having difficulty acclimating to the courtroom, he went his first four years winning all of his trials and motions.
In his little spare time he reads, plays competitive tournament golf, and with his lovely wife, does occasional volunteer work with Last Chance Animal Rescue of Livingston County. He urges all readers of this site to adopt rescue animals if they are thinking about a pet.