ronni whitehead, car accident attorney

Ronni Whitehead

Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA


Phone: (800) 800-0000

Awards & Recognitions

best lawyers in america award
super lawyers - the barnes firm
america's top 100 attorneys award


I have represented injured persons since my admission to practice law in California in 2006. I know that success in your case takes my commitment to seek justice for you. My goal is to make sure that each of my clients recovers the full, fair and complete compensation for the changes in their lives that resulted from the wrongful or negligent conduct of another.

I have seen the hurdles that are placed before people who are injured, lost wages, lost job opportunities, unpaid bills, medical expenses and a general loss of family life are only some of the obstacles injured persons face as they try to get their lives together. I am here to help you through that process and to be your legal advocate.

I’ve spent years with Cellino & Barnes, and now The Barnes Firm, focusing only on Personal Injury Law. As a part of that team, I am honored to be surrounded by some of the finest Attorneys and support staff in Los Angeles and beyond. If we accept your case that means that we are willing and able to put in the time, resources and the effort to make your case the success it should be.


  • Juris Doctorate – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • BA, Radio TV Marketing Management; Minor in Business – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Plaintiffs Trial Academy

Bar Admissions

  • California Bar, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2007
  • Illinois Bar, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2003


  • Senior Trial Attorney, The Barnes Firm, L.C. (2018-Present)
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Cellino & Barnes, L.C. (2015-2017)
  • Principal Trial Attorney/Owner, Law Office of Ronni Whitehead (2010-2015)
  • Associate Attorney, Farrise Firm, LLP (2009-2010)
  • Associate Attorney, Greenberg & Rudman (2008-2009)
  • Associate Attorney, Willoughby & Associates (2006-2008)
  • Contract Attorney, Girardi Keese (2004-2006)


  • Southern California Super Lawyers (2016-2020)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015)
  • National Bar Association Top 40 Attorney Advocates Under 40 (2015)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association for Southern California – Advocate Magazine, (2014-2015)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Presidential Award 2011
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Presidential Award 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Inc., Lifetime Member, (Vice President 2015/2016)
  • California Association of Black Lawyers, Lifetime Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Board Member 2009-Present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Board Member 2009-2010)
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • State Bar of California (Member of the Litigation Section)

“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.