Roy E. Barnes

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Marietta, Georgia

Barnes Law Group, LLC
Roy E. Barnes
Barnes Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1972

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Barnes Law Group, LLC

31 Atlanta Street
Marietta, GA 30060 Visit website


Representing clients in Marietta, Georgia, from the Barnes Law Group, founding partner Roy E. Barnes assists people with legal matters involving personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, civil litigation, class actions and mass torts. 

A licensed practitioner for more than five decades, Mr. Barnes has handled several civil and criminal cases across Georgia and worked on more than 250 cases in federal and state appellate courts. He has spent more than 25 years as a public servant, which began with him being elected as the youngest member of the Georgia State Senate in 1975. Over the years, he assumed various leadership roles in the government and in 1998, he became the 80th governor of the state of Georgia. 

Earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1969, Mr. Barnes graduated cum laude with his law degree in 1972. During law school, he was recognized as an Outstanding Senior and chosen to be the president of the Student Bar Association. He gained his license to practice in Georgia and was later admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

The recipient of many honors and accolades throughout his legal career, Mr. Barnes has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. The following are the list of notable awards he’s been honored with by various organizations:

  • Georgian of the Year Award and featured on Legal Elite list, Georgia Trend magazine
  • Leadership Award, Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity
  • Georgian of the Year Award, Georgia Association of Broadcasters
  • Distinguished Service Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Managed Care Leadership Award, Georgia Behavioral Health Coalition 

Mr. Barnes was also awarded with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Award in 2003 for removing a confederate symbol from the Georgia state flag during his time as governor.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1972, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™, 2008-2020
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Distinguished Service Award, 1982
  • University of Georgia School of Law Distinguished Service Scroll Award, 1999
  • Mercer University honorary Doctor of Laws degree, 2000
  • Georgia Mental Health Coalition on Managed Care Leadership Award, 2000
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Distinguished Service Award, 2001
  • Georgia Council on Aging Award, 2001
  • Georgia Association of Broadcasters Georgian of the Year Award, 2001
  • Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity Leadership Award, 2001
  • National Commission Against Drunk Driving Award, 2002
  • Georgia Trend Georgian of the Year Award, 2002
  • John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, 2003
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2014-2020
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Georgia Northern District
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia, B.S.

Office location for Roy E. Barnes

31 Atlanta Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 770-762-9168

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