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James Richard Barnes
James Richard Barnes
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Bar #865818(FL)     License for 34 years; Member in Good Standing
Pensacola FL

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About James Richard Barnes

Contact

James Richard Barnes: Member at The James R. Barnes, Attorney at Law
816 E. La Rua St. Pensacola, FL 32501
Website: http://jrbarneslaw.com/
Phone: 850-444-7444
Fax: 850-433-6222
Offices:
James R. Barnes, Attorney at Law
  1. Pensacola, FL 816 E. La Rua St. Pensacola, FL 32501 Phone: 850-444-7444 Fax: 850-433-6222

Languages

English , English

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 40%

    James Barnes has effectively defended charges including DUI, Drugs, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, Sex Crimes, Theft, Fraud, Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, Battery, Assault, Domestic Violence, Kidnapping/False Imprisonment, Child Abuse and Juvenile.

  • DUI and DWI 25%

  • DUI & DWI 20%

    James Barnes has litigated more than 5,000 criminal traffic cases, including 1,200+ misdemeanor and felony DUI and BUI charges. Mr. Barnes is one of few attorneys, in this area, that has handled DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide cases.

  • Personal injury 10%

    James Barnes is a founding member of Michles and Booth, a Pensacola personal injury law firm. He spent eight prosperous years cultivating that firm. Mr. Barnes continues to effectively deliver maximum results for his personal injury clients.

  • Violent Crime 10%

    James Barnes has represented numerous clients accused of assault, manslaughter, murder and other violent crimes. Choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. You need an attorney with proven results.

  • Sex Crime 10%

    James Barnes is highly regarded for his successful representation of clients charged with sex crimes. These cases require an exceptionally skillful attorney with experience. Mr. Barnes has handled 100+ cases involving sex crimes.

  • Domestic Violence 5%

  • Juvenile 5%

    Juvenile cases should be taken seriously. They can have a lasting impact on a child's education and opportunities. Hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of a case. James Barnes can protect your child's future.

Resumes

Associations

Association name Position name Duration
Florida Bar N/A N/A
Florida Bar N/A 1990 - 1900
Florida Bar N/A
Northwest Florida District of Federal Court N/A 1992 - 1900
Northwest Florida District of Federal Court N/A
Northwest Florida District of Federal Court N/A N/A
Escambia/Santa Rosa Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers N/A N/A
Escambia/Santa Rosa Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers N/A 2009 - 1900
Escambia/Santa Rosa Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers N/A

Awards

Award name Grantor Date granted
Client's Choice Award Avvo 2021
TOP ATTORNEY Avvo 2021
Client Champion Award - Platinum Martindale-Hubbell 2021
TOP 5% America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020
TOP ATTORNEY Avvo 2020
Client's Choice Award Avvo 2020
TOP 100 The National Trial Lawyers 2020
Client Champion Award - Platinum Martindale-Hubbell® 2020
TOP 5% America's Most Honored Professional 2019
Client Champion Award - Platinum Martindale-Hubbell® 2019
Client's Choice Award Avvo 2019
TOP ATTORNEY Avvo 2019
Client's Choice Avvo 2019
Client Champion Platinum Martindale-Hubbell® 2019
Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell 2018
TOP 1% America's Most Honored Professionals 2018
TOP ATTORNEY Avvo 2017
TOP 5% America's Most Honored Professionals 2017
Client's Choice Award Avvo 2017
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2017
Client's Choice Avvo 2017
Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell 2016
Client's Choice Avvo 2016
TOP 5% America's Most Honored Professionals 2016
TOP ATTORNEY Avvo 2016
Client's Choice Award Avvo 2016
Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014
Million Dollar Advocate Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2013
Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2012
Pro Bono Award Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association 1994
A+ Accredited Business Better Business Bureau 2024

Education

School name Degree Graduated
Saint Leo College BA - Bachelor of Arts 1987
Saint Leo College BA - Bachelor of Arts 1987
University of Mississippi School of Law JD - Juris Doctor 1990
University of Mississippi School of Law JD - Juris Doctor 1990

Legal Cases

Case name Outcome
State of Florida vs. A.M. 2017 CF 5657 DISMISSED
State of Florida vs. D.B. 2017 7092 NOT GUILTY
State of Florida vs. J.L. 1028 CF 3419 NOT GUILTY
State of Florida vs. J.T. 2018 CF 888 DISMISSED
State of Florida vs. T.W. 2018 CF 1753 DISMISSED

License

State Number Status Acquired Updated
FL 865818 Member in Good Standing 1990 04/25/2019

Speaking engagements

Conference name Title Date
Annual Public Defender State Conference The Art of Jury Selection 2010
Personal Injury Seminar How to Prepare Meaningful Demand Packages for Personal Injury Cases 2008

Work experience

Title Company name Duration
Attorney Office of the Public Defender, Escambia County 1990 - 1992
Attorney Office of the Public Defender, Escambia County 1990 - 1992
Partner Eddins, Ridlehoover and Barnes 1992 - 1999
Partner Eddins, Ridlehoover and Barnes 1992 - 1999
Attorney Young, Bill, Fugett & Roumbos, PA 1999 - 2001
Attorney Young, Bill, Fugett & Roumbos, PA 1999 - 2001
Attorney Michles and Booth 2001 - 2009
Attorney Michles and Booth 2001 - 2009
Attorney James R. Barnes 2009 - 1900
Attorney James R. Barnes N/A
Attorney James R. Barnes N/A

Cost

Free initial consultation

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