Stephen Barnes is the founder of The Barnes Trial Group. Mr. Barnes exclusively represents family members and victims of personal injury and wrongful death. One hundred percent of his practice is dedicated to representing these persons in their pursuit of justice and fair compensation for the harms and losses suffered as a result of the inattention and carelessness of other people and companies.
Over his eighteen year career, Mr. Barnes has been recognized as a pre-eminent and highly skilled trial lawyer by many attorney rating and certification organizations, including The Florida Bar, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Florida Trend and Tampa Bay Magazine.
Mr. Barnes became one of the youngest board-certified civil trial attorneys in Florida at age 33 and is proud to be AV Pre-eminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Barnes strongly believes that once an injured person or family member of a lost loved one places their trust in the Barnes Trial Group, it is his moral obligation to provide the client the strength and attention they need and deserve and to obtain a full recovery of money damages to balance the harms and losses suffered by the client.
A life long resident of Florida, Mr. Barnes attended the University of Florida and obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Thereafter, he attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, earning his degree in 2 1/2 years.
He is the proud husband of his wife, Jessica, who cares for their five children, Ashley, Audrey, Matthew, Myles, Mason their dog Lola, and a family of hens, Penelope, Genevieve, Gwendolyn & Madeline. The Barnes family is a member of South Tampa Fellowship where they attend services. They are proud to live and work in the Tampa Bay area.