James R. Barnes

James R. Barnes: Attorney with James R. Barnes Attorney at Law
Attorney Awards


You may ask yourself, why hire James R. Barnes over all he many attorney’s in the area? Simply put, he is passionate about the law and has the experience and proven results to aggressively handle your case. His focus is on solving your legal problems.


• 21 years of vast trial experience; has handled thousands of cases.

• Featured on CNN and Court TV.

• Worked for insurance companies and knows how to secure your best injury claim outcome.

Honors and Awards

• Accepted into the prestigious Million Dollar Advocate Forum.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum was established in 1993 and is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

• Escambia County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 1993 - 1994


• James R. Barnes, Esquire, 2009 - Present

• Michles & Booth, Associate, 2001 - 2009

• Young, Bill & Fugett, Associate, 1999 - 2001

• Eddins, Ridlehoover & Barnes, Partner, 1992 - 1999

• Office of The Public Defender, Trial Attorney, 1990 - 1992

Areas of Practice (41)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Felony & Misdemeanor, Federal & State Courts
  • Appeals
  • Assault
  • Bail
  • Battery
  • Bench and Arrest Warrants
  • Bond, Modifications and Reductions
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • Code Violations
  • Conspiracy
  • Drug Court (Diversion Program)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI
  • DUI Manslaughter
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • False Imprisonment
  • Grand Theft / Larceny
  • House Arrest
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Juvenile Charges / Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Petit Theft
  • Pre Trial Diversion
  • Pre Trial Intervention
  • Probation Violation
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Robbery
  • Sentence Modifications
  • Sealing and Expungement Court Records
  • Sexual Battery / Rape
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Protection Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-332-1587  Phone
850.444.7444  Phone
850-433-6222  Fax
University Attended:
Saint Leo College, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 1990, Florida
Birth Information:
Oneonta, New York, January 26, 1965
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

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Pensacola, Florida

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