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Mr. Barnes is a founding partner of Goodell DeVries.  He represents clients in complex tort, commercial, and product liability litigation.  During his career, he has represented a variety of clients in disputes involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, antitrust, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, aviation, commercial torts, and state procurement laws.  He has defended companies in federal and state court class actions in Maryland, West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.  He has also tried to verdict complicated multi-plaintiff product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device cases.  He has briefed and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court and various state and federal appellate courts.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 33%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 33%
  3. Class Action: 33%

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Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

One South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202-3298


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Association of Defense Trial CounselMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Budget & Finance CommitteeMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Pattern Jury Instruction CommitteeMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Citizenship Law-Related Education Program CommitteeMemberN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Goodell DeVries Attorneys Defend Pacemaker Lead Manufacturer in Class ActionSucessfully negotiated a favorable class action settlement
Goodell DeVries Assists Pharmaceutical Company in Securing Dismissal in First Trial Alleging Suicide Caused by NeurontinSecured dismissal
The Court of Appeals Upholds Summary Judgment Ruling that Statute of Limitations Protects Oral Laxative ManufacturerCourt of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Upheld Summary Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices in Product LitigationImpact of Insurance Policies on Product Litigation2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Western Maryland CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Regional WorkshopCurrent Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation2011