Attorney, Eric B. Barnes obtained his bachelors in political science in 1992 and his legal degree in 1995 from Brigham Young University. Mr. Barnes devotes his practice solely to estate planning and elder law with special expertise in asset protection from the cost of long-term care, incapacity, and customized trust-based estate planning. Mr. Barnes is currently serving as the first full-term Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Utah Bar. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is one of only three attorneys in Utah certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Barnes serves on the Boards for the Weber/Davis County Estate Planning Council and Cottages of Hope, a local charity. Mr. Barnes is also a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of attorneys who share resources and expertise to provide top quality estate and long-term care planning solutions to their clients. Mr. Barnes is also an independently licensed life and health insurance agent. Mr. Barnes enjoys teaching and has provided education services for many groups in the community including attorneys and other professionals. On a personal note, Mr. Barnes is married and has 4 sons, and 1 daughter ranging in ages 9 to 20 years.
Licensed since 1995
Hourly ($265/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
I highly recommend Eric Barnes as an outstanding elder law attorney. He is one of only a few attorneys in the state of Utah that have obtained the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) designation from the National Elder Law Foundation. This is not an easy honor to obtain or maintain. I have served with Eric as an officer in the Utah Bar Elder Law Section where he consistently brought very thoughtful and valuable insights to the issues being discussed and shared with the members of the section. I've also served as opposing counsel in a guardianship matter where I was impressed by his preparation and thoroughness in his representation of his client. I regularly refer clients who need an excellent elder law attorney to Eric. His fees are worth every penny for the advice that he can provide to families in need of his expertise. I endorse Eric without hesitation.
RobRoy Platt Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|President||The Elder Care Law Firm, Inc.||1997 - Present|
|Eric B. Barnes, Attorney||Law||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|The Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar||Chair||2010 - Present|
|Cottages of Hope||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of Weber/Davis County||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Certified Elder Law Attorney||N/A|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||Juris Doctor Cum Laude||1995|
|Brigham Young University||Political Science||Bachelor's||1992|