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Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes
Kevin T. Barnes, Esq.
Gregg Lander, Esq.
5670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1460
Los Angeles, CA 90036-5614

Telephone:    (323) 549-9100
Facsimile:    (323) 549-0101

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Kevin T. Barnes 
5670 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1460
Los Angeles, California 90036

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Phone: 323-549-9100
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Kevin Barnes is a former Deputy District Attorney who opened his own office in 1997. Since that time, he has been almost exclusively representing employees in wage and hour class action cases in California. Mr. Barnes was one of the original Plaintiff's attorneys in California to begin pursing wage and hour class action litigation on behalf of employees.

Mr. Barnes was selected as one of the Top 10 Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in 2008 by the Daily Journal, as well as being selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer each year from 2007 to present in Employment and Labor. This recognition is a selection by his peers based upon ethics, experience and reputation and represents the top 5% of his profession. Mr. Barnes is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for a lawyer. Mr. Barnes has been invited, on numerous occasions, to speak on class action and wage and hour employment issues. He has spoken at seminars put on by the Labor Employment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, various labor law associations, seminars for mediators, Nuts & Bolts seminars for new lawyers and was a guest speaker on Champions Of Justice.

Furthermore, Mr. Barnes, with co-counsel Joseph Antonelli, tried one of the only wage and hour class action case tried in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a case entitled Mutuc v. Huntington Memorial Hospital, LASC Case No. BC288727. On September 14, 2007, Judge William A. MacLaughlin issued a Statement of Decision and a Supplemental Statement of Decision on January 5, 2008, awarding the class members restitution in the amount of $32,857,014.83. This was the 14th largest verdict in 2008 as reported by the Daily Journal and the 2nd largest Labor and Employment verdict for that year. The case thereafter settled in 2008 for $60 million dollars lump sum payout. This was a seminal and precedent setting case dealing with hospitals' dual pay rate plans which was closely followed by hospitals nationwide and which affects the entire hospital industry.

As a result of the Huntington Memorial Hospital verdict and settlement, Mr. Barnes and his co- counsel Mr. Antonelli settled a similar dual pay plan hospital case against Tenet Hospitals in the amount of $85 million dollars and one against Arcadia Methodist Hospital in the amount of $20,250,000.

In August 2008, Mr. Barnes tried a wage and hour case entitled Solis v. World Wide Attorney Service, Inc., OSCS Case No. NO 03CC000069. These are two of only a small number of wage and hour class action cases ever tried in the State of California.

Mr. Barnes has settled several hundred million dollars of wage and hour class action cases. In 2008 alone, he settled the following cases:

  • Tenet Hospitals - $85 million dollars
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital - $60 million dollars
  • Staples - $38 million dollars
  • Confidential - $23 million dollars
  • Rent-A-Center - $11 million dollars
  • Several other six and seven figure settlements

Based on the selection as a top lawyer by his peers, based upon his ethics, experience and reputation, as well as having tried two class action wage and hour cases, including the landmark Huntington Memorial Hospital verdict and settlement, Mr. Barnes should be recognized as one of California's top 100 lawyers.

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas of Practice:
Consumer Protection
Employment Law -- Employee
Litigation & Appeals
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Sexual Harassment
Toxic Torts
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1988

University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985
Major:  Business Administration
Major:  Real Estate

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law, Conference On Wage and Hour Law, 2003

Past Employment Positions:
Los Angeles District Attorney's office

Law Offices of Carl Barnes

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