Justin R. Barnes is an Associate in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Barnes represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of labor and employment related issues, including collective and class action wage and hour disputes, labor arbitrations, allegations of discrimination, and employment-related contract disputes.
Mr. Barnes' practice is focused primarily on defending complex wage and hour class and collective actions in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Barnes has recently assisted clients in defending state and federal wage and hour claims in Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, West Virginia, and Florida, among others.
Mr. Barnes is also an active member of the firm's e-Discovery practice group. He also frequently speaks on a variety of workplace related issues, including wage and hour compliance, electronic discovery, and social media.
Mr. Barnes was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2009, Mr. Barnes clerked for a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, in Atlanta, Georgia from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Barnes is admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Southern District of Georgia, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, and Western District of Tennessee; the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals; and all state courts in Georgia and Tennessee.
Mr. Barnes received a B.S. in Physics, magna cum laude, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003, where he also received a minor in public policy. He earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, cum laude, in 2007 where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Moot Court Board. During law school, Mr. Barnes also served as a teaching assistant and writing fellow, teaching legal research and writing to first and second-year law students. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack T. Camp, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, 2007-2009
•Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 and 2014
•Reading Mentor, Everybody Wins! Atlanta