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Ms. Barnes is a seasoned litigator who has tried scores of cases throughout the West Coast and routinely argued before the California and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Ms. Barnes’ practice focuses on representing industrial and consumer product manufacturers. Ms. Barnes serves as National Coordinating Counsel for several clients overseeing tort litigation claims throughout the country. She regularly works with clients to evaluate risk management practices, review marketing and use materials, and provide guidance on a variety of regulatory issues, including CPSC, FTCA and Proposition 65.

Ms. Barnes has been a regular contributor and editor to PLIs Expert Witness Handbook since 2009, including chapters on the admissibility of testimony, expert disqualification, and emerging issues related to fire causation.