Exeter, New Hampshire, Metropolitan Public Defender Services
Harvard Law School
magna cum laude, Harvard Law Review
Stanford Law School
magna cum laude, English literature with honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Activities: Barnes is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (1980 to present). From 1979 to 1983 he was Chairman of the Oregon Commission on the Judicial Branch, which successfully proposed major legislative restructuring of the state court system. He is a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust and Litigation Sections, as well as the Oregon State Bar Litigation, Securities and Antitrust Sections. From 1975 to 1978 he served on the Board of Governors of the Oregon State Bar. Since 2001 he has been chair of the Oregon Public Defense Services Commission. He has lectured extensively on damages, mediation, antitrust, securities enforcement, trial practice, evidence and expert witnesses. Barnes is listed as one of two starred individuals in the Oregon Litigation category in Chambers USA: America's Leadings Lawyers for Business (2004-06); Best Lawyers in America (1989-present); Portland's pick, top litigators in Oregon, The National Law Journal (2006); selected as a 2006 and 2007 Oregon Super Lawyer; Barrister, Owen M. Panner Inns of Court; White House Fellow (1967-68); assistant to United States Attorney General. In 2007 Barnes received The Judge Learned Hand Award from The American Jewish Committee. In 1998 he was named Honorary Alumnus of Northwest School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and is a member of that school's Board of Visitors.