• Real Estate
  • Finance
  • Corporate
  • General Business Transactions
  • Litigation Strategy
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Juris Doctor, California Western University, San Diego, California Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • “AV® Preeminent™” Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Robert W. Barnes


Robert Barnes, through his professional corporation, has been a partner of the firm since 1999 and heads the firm’s litigation practice. Robert also serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

Robert utilizes the skills and experience he has gained in almost 40 years of a broad-based business litigation practice to offer his clients the strategic counseling, risk analysis, and dispute resolution techniques necessary to address and efficiently solve complex business problems. Robert also consults on many transactional documents and matters with particular emphasis on reducing potential exposure to claims by using clear, unambiguous language and providing appropriate insurance and indemnity protections.

Robert’s in-depth experience on behalf of a broad cross-section of individual and corporate clients includes trials and appeals in state and federal courts, arbitrations before national and international tribunals, hearings before administrative agencies, private mediations designed to give the parties a voice in the outcome of their dispute, preparation of employment documents and negotiation of employment contracts. His practice has included the successful resolution of disputes between business owners, such as partners or shareholders of closely held corporations; business disputes, such as contract, interference, collection, trade secret and unfair competition claims; sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and other disputes between employers and employees; net profit and contract claims in the entertainment industry; disputes arising in the course of business bankruptcies; and a broad array of disputes that arise out of the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of real estate. Robert also offers his clients day-to-day pre-dispute strategic counseling and advice regarding risk analysis and insurance matters.

Robert honed his skills during a 16-year span with Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP in Century City, where he was an equity partner. He has participated in local bar activities and seminars and served as a small claims court judge.