About Kevin Barnes


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Kevin T. Barnes

Following a long and successful career as one of the first wage and hour class action litigators, Kevin brings his passion for the law, unmatched work ethic, and desire for justice to his mediation practice. Kevin knows that results matter and he works relentlessly with both parties to obtain a resolution of their legal dispute.

Kevin is an accomplished trial attorney and has earned an impressive reputation as an aggressive yet fair and honest litigator for both individual plaintiffs and class action claimants. He is recognized as one of the leading class action wage and hour attorneys, having tried three class action cases, argued numerous cases in the Court of Appeal that resulted in landmark decisions, successfully argued a case to the California Supreme Court and had one of his cases argued before the United States Supreme Court. During his legal career, Kevin has participated in over a thousand mediations and arbitrations and has extensive experience as a trial attorney. He has litigated and tried a myriad of cases involving employment matters, consumer claims, business disputes, wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment cases, personal injury and criminal cases. Over the span of 35 years, Kevin has received numerous accolades from his colleagues, and has the highest ranking an attorney can receive from Martindale Hubbell, a peer-rating service for professional excellence.

Kevin has been battle tested in his legal career as a litigator and brings his tenacity, knowledge, and experience to his mediation practice serving as a neutral to help resolve disputes. He has the credibility of the Plaintiff’s bar to effectively discuss the strengths, weaknesses and realistic value of their cases; and the respect of the Defense bar to evaluate their case and communicate intelligently and respectfully with their client. Kevin has the willingness, tolerance, and discipline to bring opposing parties to the middle-ground it takes to settle disputes.

Beyond the courtroom, Kevin is a family man who loves his wife and two sons. He enjoys snow skiing, golfing, mountain biking, fishing, water skiing, wake-surfing and pickleball. Kevin loves to travel with his wife and boys, and enjoys college football, especially going to SEC sporting events as his two sons attend SEC universities (Georgia and Alabama).

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