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James Richard Barnes

James Richard Barnes

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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James Barnes has been practicing law in Pensacola and surrounding areas for thirty years. His legal expertise is the result of having tried more than one hundred jury trials. His defense method has procured proven results due to countless dismissals, noteworthy favorable plea dispositions, not guilty verdicts and his unmatched trial success rate. One of his cases achieved national attention and was featured on CNN and CourtTV. He has extensive experience resulting from many years, both, representing and defending many types of legal actions.

Every county and courthouse has its own way of doing things. Based on James Barnes' experience and diverse involvement in the legal community, he has inside access which routinely provides face to face access to judges and prosecutors. Throughout his career, he has developed trusting relationships with judges, prosecutors and court staff. In fact, James Barnes has earned a reputation by many judges, prosecutors and attorneys as being one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area. These connections have taught him the most effective ways to successfully defend your legal matter. All of these factors beneficially serve his clients and produce successful results.

In the crowded world of criminal defense law, it is common for attorneys to make big, loud promises but not deliver. If you or someone you know has been accused or arrested for a crime, there is a great need for experienced legal advise from a dependable criminal defense attorney. Hiring the right attorney is the most important decision you will make. Who you choose can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Allow James Barnes the opportunity to guide you through the complexities of your legal situation. He provide his clients with personalized service, effective legal representation and positive results.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Area
  • Felony/Misdemeanors, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes and Violent Crimes
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I accept all forms of payment and I am wiling to discuss payment plan options.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
James R. Barnes - Attorney at Law
- Current
Michles and Booth
Young, Bill, Fuegett and Roumbos
Eddins, Riddlehoover and Barnes
Office of the Public Defender, Escambia County
University of Mississippi
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Saint Leo College
B.A. (1987) | Political Science
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Client Champion/ Platinum
TOP 100
The National Trial Lawyers
Top Attorney
Client Champion/Platinum
Top Attorney
Top Attorney
Million Dollar Advocate
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Pro Bono Award
Escambia / Santa Rosa Bar Association
A+ Accredited Business
Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
Escambia / Santa Rosa Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Northwest Florida Distict of Federal Court
- Current
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Florida State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
How to Prepare Meaningful Demand Packages for Personal Injury Cases, Personal Injury Seminar, Florida
The Art of Jury Selection, Annual Public Defender State Conference, Destin, FL
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
816 E. La Rua St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Telephone: (850) 444-7444
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed