Heather N. Barnes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.
 | 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3910
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-222-8222
Fax: 813-222-8224
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

A medical malpractice and personal injury attorney in Tampa, Florida, Heather N. Barnes is a part of Yerrid Law. With extensive experience working with victims of personal injury, including time at the United States Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Department as a Certified Legal Intern, she has been selected for inclusion in the Top Attorneys Rising Stars list by Tampa Bay Magazine since 2017.

During her time at the firm, Ms. Barnes has been part of several cases and jury trials that resulted in compensation of more than a million dollars for her clients. She obtained one of the Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2018. Ms. Barnes is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

In 2007, Ms. Barnes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Florida State University. At the University of Miami School of Law, she graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 2010, and in the Litigation Skills Program, she was the Honors recipient. While in law school, she worked on the University of Miami Business Law Review as a managing editor.

Passionate about protecting those who have been harmed at the hands of others through no fault of their own, Ms. Barnes is also actively involved in the American Bar Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and the Florida Justice Association. For the latter, she serves on the Young Lawyers Section and is an Eagle member.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Heather Barnes

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://yerridlaw.com/attorneys/heather-n-barnes/


  • University of Miami School of Law, Honors Recipient in the Litigation Skills Trial Program
  • Recognized by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys Rising Stars in Tampa Bay, 2017-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Member
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Justice Association (Eagle member), Active member
  • Florida Bar, 2010 
  • Board Member, Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers' Division

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • University of Miami Business Law Review, Managing editor

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science degree in finance, 2007
  • Sickles High School
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Office Location for Heather N. Barnes

101 East Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 3910
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-222-8222

Fax: 813-222-8224

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Last Updated: 3/24/2020

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