Joseph M. Barnes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New London, CT

The Reardon Law Firm, P.C.
 | 160 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-764-2522
Fax: 860-444-6445
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph M. Barnes is an attorney with The Reardon Law Firm, P.C., in New London, Connecticut. A highly-rated trial lawyer with more than 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Barnes represents the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients throughout the state who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a workplace accident or because of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Barnes has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those dealing with serious personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, dangerous property conditions and other preventable tragedies. He also has extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims and appeals, and he has recovered numerous substantial settlements and awards for those he has served.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Barnes has earned top ratings from his peers, including a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from the National Trial Lawyers. In addition, the Connecticut Law Tribune recently named him a "New Leader in the Law," and he has received many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Barnes attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2006. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Health Law Journal as well as Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. He holds his license to practice in New York as well as Connecticut.

    Along with practicing before all state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York, Mr. Barnes is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Disputes Court.

    Recently, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association's elected Mr. Barnes to serve on its Board of Governors, and he is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the New London County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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    About Joseph Barnes

    Admitted: 2006, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage:


    • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in the filed of Personal Injury , Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
    • Recognized as a "New Leader in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune , 2014
    • ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, 2005
    • Selected as a Rising Star in the legal profession by Connecticut Magazine every year since 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers since 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Constitution Society Vice President, 2004-2005
    • Member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association's General Tort Committee 
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Student Bar Association Treasurer, 2004-2005
    • Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
    • American Bar Association, Member 
    • New London County Bar Association, Member
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
    • State of Connecticut; State of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Mohegan Tribe Gaming Disputes Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Defense Bad Conduct, Bad Lawyering & Bad Faith: New Age Computer Abuses - Facebook, Emails and the Right to Privacy in E-Discovery., 2012
    • College of Automobile Law: Cell Phones & Distractions - Discovering the Good Stuff. , 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Colgate University, Major: Environmental Biology, 2001
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    Office Location for Joseph M. Barnes

    160 Hempstead Street
    New London, CT 06320

    Phone: 860-764-2522

    Fax: 860-444-6445

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2020

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