The strength you need. The attention you deserve.Accidents on the water or shores require a special knowledge & skill we possess.A doctor's broken trust leaves many questions & devastating injuries. We find the answers & resultsCorporations defend these cases aggressively. We fight back with knowledge, passion & trial skillsThe death of a loved one can be devastating. We offer you compassion, strength & knowledge.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/29/2017|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorneys in Florida||SuperLawyers||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|The State's Legal Leaders||Florida Trend Magazine||2011|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2011|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Top Lawyer||Tampa Bay Magazine||2011|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Top Lawyers List||Tampa Bay Magazine||2010|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2009|
|Shoe Leather Award for Outstanding Legislative Efforts||Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||2009|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocacy (recertified)||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2007|
|Board Certified, Civil Trial Law (recertified)||Florida Bar||2007|
|Vangaurd Award for Outstanding political fundraising||Florida Lawyers Action Group||2006|
|Outstanding Fundraising Achievement Award||Floridians for Patient Protection||2005|
|Golden Eagle Award||Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||2005|
|Bronze Eagle Award||Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||2004|
|Associate||American Board of Trial Advocates||2003|
|Board Certified, Civil Trial Law||Florida Bar||2002|
|Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocacy||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2002|
|Shareholder||Stephen Barnes, P.A. / Barnes Trial Group||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Abrahamson, Uiterwyk & Barnes||1998 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Justice Association||Eagle member||1998 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section||Member||1994 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates (Central Florida chapter)||Associate||2003 - 2015|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||2002 - 2015|
|Negligent Security, Mild Brain Injury||$2,250,000|
|Lemonade out of Lemons||$350,000|
|Complete Breakdown of the Medical System||$3,800,000|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Florida||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute||Sun Tzu Art of Cross Examining the Expert Witness||2014|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention||Taking out the Trash: Limiting the Junk Science Expert||2012|
|Raising the Bar||Challenging Defense Radiology Causation Opinions||2012|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Seminar||Biodynamic Research Corporation: The Truth Behind the Fraud||2011|
|Flordida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Successfully Limiting the Defense Biomechanical Expert||2009|
|FJA Jury Selection Seminar||Jury Selection: Case Law Update||2009|
|Florida House of Representatives Committee Hearings||Fla. House Committee Testimony: Proposals for Settlement||2008|
Posted by Denise
Attorney Stephen Barnes really came through for me at my Jury Trial. I gave him as much information I could about me personally & auto accident related. He was able to create a factual timeline, after reviewing all my personal & medical information. He really impressed me with his vast assortment of medical knowledge. He was able to discuss medical terminology with ease, when questioning the medical experts on both sides. He was quick to catch any medical misleading statements from the opposing side, and that did not relate to my specific case. There were countless legal rules to follow during trial. He was well versed in staying between the lines. This was one of the most important events in my life. It was very hard for me to put my full trust in someone. I was so relieved once I saw how he handled everyone. At one point I was speechless after a great line of questioning. The only thing I could do is look at him & say “ You ROCK!” Keep in mind I am a 44 year old woman, but he had just blown me away. Needless to say, the Jury Verdict was in our favor & we won. He was able to make the Jury see the ‘truth” & do the right thing.
Posted by Nour amoukar
Very trustworthy, quick respond to my questions, very knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by Paul
Mr. Barnes represented myself and my mother in a wrongful death case against a hospital regarding my father's death. He not only got my mother some compensation to help her live on her own now that my father is gone, but he also got us some answers regarding what exactly happened that night when my father died (which at least provided some closure for our family).
One thing that I really liked about him was that he was sensitive to what my mother was going thru, but he was also very straightforward with us. Early on, he told us what we could expect to get (and not get) from pursuing this lawsuit with him as our attorney and then he was able to deliver on what he told us he would. He also was good about explaining to us how the law worked regarding these cases, what we could expect during the various stages of the process, and he was always consistent with what he said to us. His paralegal was also really good about explaining exactly what all the papers were that we were signing and what was going on with the case.
I hope I’m never in a position of needing Mr. Barnes services ever again, but I would highly recommend him to anybody who needs an attorney to represent them in a medical malpractice lawsuit. He is honest, straightforward, and seemed to know the law inside out regarding medical malpractice.
Posted by Melinda
I have had Steve for my personal attorney for over two years and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for an attorney that truly cares about you as a person and not just a client. Steve is very thorough and never fails to stay in contact with you. The ladies on his staff are warm and friendly and do return your phone calls in a prompt and courteous manor. Any person would be in great hands with Steve as their attorney.
Tatiana Boohoff, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Barnes on several matters. He is a wonderful person and a talented litigator. Mr. Barnes possesses a rare combination of skill and charm, which cannot go unnoticed by any jury. Mr. Barnes truly cares for his clients and their cases. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a personal injury/ medical malpractice attorney to anyone in need of legal services. I also recommend Mr. Barnes to attorneys who are looking to refer out their serious injury cases.
Christian Myer, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
What else is there to say about an attorney that is recognized by all his peers as one of the best litigators and trial attorneys around? I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Barnes on several cases that needed the additional touch that he brings to the table. I am proud to have Mr. Barnes as a mentor a co counsel and can state with complete confidence that his talents are second to none. If you are seeking the highest level of representation this is the man to speak with. If you are an attorney and seeking to bring in co counsel to take your case from good to great, Mr. Barnes is it. Mr. Barnes takes an approach to damages that is only visible with attorneys that never relent in the quest for greatness.