|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/29/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
|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 Alex
What an absolute pleasure to work with such a committed individual. Punctual, on top, and professional are just some of the outer layers you get when working with Barnes. Not to exclude his tenacity, hard work ethic, and genuine concern for your well being along with the steadfast nature to see your case through. I am beyond happy with my experience as well as with the results Mr. Barnes provides. I would recommend him and the team for any future cases pertaining to his specialties.
Thanks again Bud.
Posted by Nick
I am a professional in the business world and tend to hold people to my standards as an individual. Those are strict exacting standards. My clients depend on me and my skills to keep them and their families safe. I own a marine repair service facility and work on boats from 15 to 50 feet. My work has to be completed on time and must be of the highest quality available. I know and understand quality. Quality that lives depend on.
Mr. Stephen Barnes is of the type of quality that I would trust the security and the lives of my family with. This man is of a rare breed of consummate professionals that is unmatched in daily life. The professionalism he displays is something of a character not often seen. The confidence of this man is that of a world class professional athlete. I have been in business my entire life and have dealt with people whom I admired greatly and those that were average on the scope. Mr. Stephen Barnes is probably, and most likely the most admirable person I will ever have the pleasure of meeting, and certainly doing business with. His attention to detail is remarkable! His knowledge of his trade is remarkable. His ability to read the opposition and predict their future action is uncanny. Mr. Barnes is a truly amazing person, his wife and children are certainly blessed with him in their lives.
On many occasions we spoke, he kept me well informed and abreast of the matters at hand in my case. At all times I was "In the Know". Not for one second were my questions or concerns not responded to. His staff, that I am sure he has spent many years selecting and grooming, are impeccable! They were at my every beck and call with any question or concern I had. The team he has taken the time to assemble are nothing less than TOP NOTCH!
Mr. Barnes is also a very caring and charitable person. He has taught his children to care for the needs of the less fortunate. He has set up a 501C3 charity that his children run to make sure that the less fortunate in the community are well supplied for their educational needs. They take in donations such as backpacks and necessary school supplies and distribute them to these children. He is a man that understands and practices on a daily basis, excellent values, and instills them in his family and staff.
I would recommend to anyone in need of the services he provides to not think twice if they have the opportunity to work with him. He was and is, a godsend to myself and my family. He turned a tragedy into an reward and I will always be thankful and personally indebted to him.
Posted by KL
I found Mr. Barnes to be a very knowledgeable and fast acting lawyer. I was always kept informed about all matters and so appreciate the speed at which my case was handled. I thank you Mr. Stephen Barnes for not only representing me, but resolving my case in such a timely manner! You have my vote of confidence and
future referrals. Sincerely, KL
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.