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Bobbi Sherri Barnes

Bobbi Sherri Barnes

also known as Bobbi S. Hines, Bobbi S. Barnes (Maiden)

About me

I'm not your typical suit! I pride myself on not being able to fit into a box. One thing I can say for sure about myself is that I am motivated. Whatever challenges I meet, I face with a fierce desire to overcome them. I became an attorney for several reasons. Other than enjoying the advocating aspect of my job, I love the fact that with this job comes a multitude of resources available to me. I have so many tools and resources at my finger tips to help either myself or those that come to me in almost any way. If it is not an area that I personally practice, I have a huge pool of people/colleagues that I maintain relationships with whom I can contact at a moment's notice. I pass referrals and connect people with each other with every chance that I get. It makes me happy to help, even if that help serves no benefit to me. I LIKE being able to put people in touch with those that can help if I can't and I love being able to point people in the right direction. Our society is so full of crazy and archaic rules and issues. Being able to assist someone find the way is invaluable.


On a personal note, about me, I am zealous and determined. With the concern of possibly giving away too much information about myself, but with the hope of giving you a better understanding of my nature, I will admit that I was not a traditional student. I did not grow up in a house with a white picket fence, la-da-da. I was raised in a family who struggled endlessly to make ends-meat and my parents were the hardest workers I've known. Their example helped turn me into the hard working person I am today with goals and aspirations. Each time I meet a goal, I set another and continue to move forward. At the age of 16, I was an emancipated minor and lived without my parents. I was also a teen mother, who remained in her regular school, and graduated with my class on time, with grades near the top of my class. I immediately went on to college, then undergrad, then grad school. I did not stop. Nothing would stop me. I take this part of my personaility and use it in my lawyering. I DESIRE to help, I DESIRE to make a difference. I want to and will do all that I can for my clients. It is my deepest desire to find a way to beat every challenge I am faced with! I like me and I hope you will to! :)


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    6 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    2 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    6 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    6 years
  5. Business: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Timothy Robert Alles

    I referred a client to Bobbi and she handled the matter very well. She was responsive to my client and achieved the desired result under budget. My client raved about her work. I endorse Bobbi.


    Timothy Alles Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gail M. Towne

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Barnes is a consummate professional. I often consult with her on questions regarding the issues of bankruptcy and local practice in family law. If she doesn't know the specific answer immediately, she will find out. She is a knowledgeable, passionate advocate and I highly recommend her.


    Gail Towne Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Alles Law

5070 Cascade Rd., Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546


MIActive And In Good Standing201001/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of CompletionAcademy of Special Needs Planners2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlles Law2015 - Present
InstructorKalamazoo Valley Community College2013 - 2014
Attorney/PartnerCoonen Barnes Legal Group, PLLC2011 - 2015
Attorney, Paralegal prior to licensingWolven & Coonen, PLLC2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
ElderCounselMember2015 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2015 - Present
Academy of VA Pension PlannersMember2015 - Present
Wyoming/Kentwood Chamber of CommerceMember2015 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2013 - 2015
Business Networking InternationalPresident2012 - 2013
Business Networking InternationalSecretary/Treasurer2011 - 2012
(BNI) Business Networking InternationalMember2010 - 2015
State Bar of MichiganMember2010 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Grand Rapids Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family lawFather retrieved children and won full custody.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Debt Negotiations Plans - legit plan or scam?Legally Speaking2014
To Trust or Not to Trust- that is the quesionLegally Speaking2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
Davenport UniversityParalegal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Needs WorkshopsCaring for Loved Ones Under Unique Circumstances2015
Kent Transition Center Open HouseGuardianships2015
Estate Planning WorkshopsSpecial Needs Planning2015
Estate Planning WorkshopsTrust Basics2015
Estate Planning WorkshopsEstate Planning Basics2015