attorney rich barnes for the barnes firm

Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY

The Barnes Firm

Email: rich.barnes@TheBarnesFirm.com

(800) 800-0000 Phone

Buffalo, NY

Awards & Recognitions

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Biography

Thirty plus years as a trial lawyer has taught me there is no substitute for experience and hard work in the fight for the rights of the client. For five years, I applied those principles as a senior assistant district attorney prosecuting felonies on behalf of the victims of serious crimes. Upon entering private practice, I was chosen by the Chief Criminal Judge in that district to prosecute the perpetrator in a triple homicide case. Since then, I have dedicated my career to achieving justice in hundreds of cases for the victims of injuries caused through the fault of others.

I also believe earning the respect and trust of judges and fellow attorneys is important in obtaining successful results for clients. I have been honored to have been elected by my peers to serve as president of the WNY Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, I have been selected by other trial lawyers to decide many personal injury cases as an arbitrator.

Combining and applying all these factors to the fullest of our abilities to achieve the best possible result for every client in every case is this firm’s mission.

Education

  • B.A. – State University College at Buffalo 1977
  • J.D. – State University at Buffalo School of Law 1980
  • Licensed to practice law in New York and the Federal Court for the Western District of New York.

Bar Admissions

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Professional Organizations

  • Special Counsel to the Buffalo Police Benevolent Assoc. (1988-Present)
  • Legal Instructor, Erie County Central Police Training Services (1987-Present)
  • Past President of the WNY Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arbitrator/Mediator
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners, Inc.
  • Member of the American Association for Justice, a National Trial Lawyers Organization

“The Barnes Firm did an excellent job on my car accident case. Jade was extremely helpful an answering all of my questions.”

Ghyar A.

“The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls and emails. When we had any questions or concerns, they were there to walk us through everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.”

Nichole W.

“They handled everything with my accident and got me the maximum amount of money back, more than I thought I would get! Thanks!!”

Philip F.