111 W. Adair Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 244-7774

Hello, I’m Richard Barnes and I want to welcome you to BarnesLaw, LLC.

I founded the firm to focus on the needs of business owners, executives and professionals. 

If you need help with forming, buying or selling a business, buying or selling real estate, writing or reviewing a contract, planning your estate or administering that of a loved one, I invite you to contact us.

I have over 25 years’ legal experience and maintain offices in Atlanta and Valdosta.  I worked for 12 years in Atlanta at two large law firms and as in-house counsel to a public company before moving to South Georgia with my family in 1999.  I am the author of a book on estate planning and speak locally and nationally on business and estate planning issues. I have been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 1987 and am now licensed in Florida as well.

I combine legal expertise with practical business experience. 

To learn more about what my team does and how we help our clients, please take a moment to check out our Services page. You can count on us to respond quickly to provide the assistance you need.

Here’s what some of our clients have said:

“Richard is very bright and does excellent work. I would recommend him to any person in business that needs legal work performed. His ethics are beyond reproach.”

 “I greatly appreciate your help and especially your patience. I feel a sense of relief now that we have completed the task.”

Thanks for all you do for our family.”

Best Regards,
Richard Barnes

Richard E. Barnes and BarnesLaw, LLC are AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell.  Richard has been AV rated for over 10 years.  Richard is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Georgia Super Lawyers since 2010. Hiring a lawyer is an important decision.  Please see important information on our Contact Us page.