5.0 stars 27 totalReview John Barnes
Posted by Stuart
Steve McGrath did an exceptional job for me in Roane county. I would recommend this firm highly and I really appreciate the way they were with me during the entire process. Thanks, John and Steve.
Posted by a client
Mr. Barnes was able to get my DUI reduced to a reckless in spite of my high B.A.C. I kept my job, my license, and my sense of overall well being.
Posted by Michelle
I was in court for a DUI, first offense. My charges were reduced to wreckless driving because Mr. Barnes did such a great job! I am thankful that I came across him and recommend him to everyone. My case was resolved in five months, not 2 years. His staff and himself answered all of my questions and were very helpful. Thank you!
Posted by Will
I was arrested for DUI & possession of schedule 4 drug in June of 2014. My court date was set for a day in August. I happen to go into treatment that same day. After completing the program three months later, i knew id have to face the situation id put off. After reading several reviews, i decided given the price and positive feedback, id give John Barnes a call. He was very easy to talk to and definitely put my mind at ease. I did have to turn myself in for the failure to appear (which should have been handled better at the treatment center) but i posted bail and only spent a few hours in jail. My court date was then reset. I went the first time, had a folder full of clean drug screens, record of my recovery, and a note from my addictionologist. John quickly got me in front of the judge and we had date reset for 2 months out. I went back the second time just last week, July 2015. John asked to speak with me, so we walked outside. He said if i plea to a simple possession charge, my DUI would be dismissed! I was blown away, i assumed the best outcome would be the possession charge and maybe reckless driving. This was my second time being charged with a dui in Knoxville(beat the charge last time too) so i was expecting this one to stick. I went back in front of the judge, plead to the possession charge, and that was it! No supervised probation. Just court costs and i was free to go. John Barnes definitely got me the best outcome i couldve hoped for. There was some questions about the actual arrest, and the sobriety test, and i feel John really exploited that weakness. I would 100% recommend John Barnes for any legal matter you may incur. He always stayed in touch, and did exactly what he said he would and more!
Posted by Ryan
Mr. Barnes got me what I believe to be the best outcome available for me in a DUI case. He made the process extremely simple and is flexible regarding payment for his services. Hiring Mr. Barnes turned out to be an excellent decision and I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar circumstance.
Posted by Emily
I was arrested for DUI (DWI) and facing multiple charges in connection. After John reviewed the findings from their highly experienced and dedicated investigator, he was able to turn my case into a Great Defense. Due to Mr. Barnes dedication to my case and knowledge of the legal system, he was able to compel the D.A. to offer a plea bargain where only one of five charges were dismissed. Rather than continue fighting all 5 of the charges in court (which Mr. Barnes was more than willing and optimistic to take on). I chose to take the plea bargain. He was always up to date and thurough on the most recent case law, knowledgeable, prompt, and available at any time to discuss my cases to assuage my fears. If attorney's were rated with "bedside manner" he would top the charts. Despite the stress and worry and helpless feelings I had about my case and charges, Mr. Barnes always gave me my options straight without sugarcoating, took a personal interest in my case which made me feel as though I was in the best hands possible.The outcome was that 4 out of 5 charges were dropped and I could never thank Mr. Barnes (and his staff) for fighting for my case relentlessly and truly "won" my case for me. I and my family would recommend Mr. Barnes to anyone seeking legal representation in his field of expertise. In this case (DUI/DWI/Misdemeanor Posession of various illegal substances). I am also an average Jane and was always treated as a top priority. It was truly an honor and blessing to have him on my side as my defense attorney!
Posted by Travis
J.Barnes is the most amazing attorney.he was able to help me out with a payment schedule and kept me out of more trouble.I would definitely recommend John Barnes to any of my friends and even someone I've never met he's just that good.Thank you again sir on my outcome!
Posted by Jason
Mr. Barnes and his staff were an absolute pleasure to work with.all aspects of my legal proceedings were handled in a highly courteous, prompt, and professional manner. mr Barnes's confidence in the courtroom and impeccable knowledge base of the legal specifics concerning my case gave me a great sense of confidencethat my legal matters were being handled to the best of my ability. I will absolutely retain Mr Barnes if I ever need legal representation again.
Posted by LaMarcus Brown
Mr. Barnes is the best attorney I've had yet. He was on time and was very understand with my case and if something didn't go as plan. If you're looking for an attorney to represent you look no frothier!
Posted by a client
I was in a horrible, stressful situation in 2014, and the first time I have ever been in trouble. Before I even met John, I had spoken to him several times on the phone, and he went ahead and gave me great advice on what to do when I turned myself in, and made an appointment for me to see him the following Monday morning. I was totally stressed out, and one of the first things John said to me was ," Try not to worry about this, and let me do all the work". Throughout the process, I was faced with a Felony charge, and an extremely tough DA. However, John's persistence and professional behavior managed to get my charge diverted with probation, which will provide me with a clean record in just a few years. He always kept me in the loop as to what was going on with my case. He is a top dollar attorney, who understands that bad things happen to people, and who will not judge you, and for this reason alone I would recommend John. I had contacted several lawyers prior to John, and I felt most comfortable with him. He was very professional and ensured me that it would take 2 or so court dates to get my felony case resolved, and he was right on. I am very happy with what John did for me, and anyone that is needing a criminal lawyer should hire this man. He truly looks after your rights, and will put you at ease throughout the entire judicial process.