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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.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 48%
    20 years, 200 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 47%
    20 years, 200 cases
  3. Health Insurance: 5%



Hourly ($265/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • RobRoy Platt

    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

  • Todd N Hallock

    Eric is one of the top Elder law attorneys in Utah. He is thoughtful, and careful. Eric has great concern for his Clients. I have appreciated every opportunity to work with Eric.


    Todd Hallock Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

47 North Main Street
Kaysville, UT, 84037


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Elder Care Law Firm, Inc.1997 - Present
Eric B. Barnes, AttorneyLaw1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Elder Law Section of the Utah State BarChair2010 - Present
Cottages of HopeBoard Member2008 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Weber/Davis CountyBoard Member2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysCertified Elder Law AttorneyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1992