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Roy Eugene Barnes

Roy Eugene Barnes, former governor of Georgia, lawyer. Bar: United States Court Appeals 1972, Georgia 1972, United States District Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1983. Recipient John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, 2003.

Background

  • Barnes, Roy Eugene was born on March 11, 1948 in Atlanta. Son of William C. and Agnes L. Barnes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1969. Juris Doctor cum laude, University Georgia, 1972.

    Career

    • Worked at Barnes, Browning, Tanksley & Casurella (Marietta, Georgia) specializing in General Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Corporate Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate Law and Banking, Municipal, Health, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Domestic Relations Law, General Litigation, Probate, Workers Compensation, Zoning, Class Action Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1972, Georgia, United States.

      District Court, Northern District of Georgia and United States. District Court, District of Columbia. 1973, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

      1977, United States. Supreme Court. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and United States. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

      Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Phi. President, Student Bar Association, 1971-1972. Member, Georgia State Senate from the 33rd Senatorial District, 1975-1991.

      Member, Georgia House of Representatives, 1993—. Vice Chairman, House Judiciary Committee. Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981-1982.

      Governor's Floor Leader, 1983-1989. Chairman, Special Judiciary Committee, 1979-1980. Chairman, Constitutional Overview Committee, 1981-1983.

      Vice Chairman, Judiciary and Constitutional Law Committee, 1983. Member: Atlanta, Cobb County and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia.

      Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. American Judicature Society.

      Atlanta Lawyers Club. American College of Trial Lawyers. Established in 1975, Barnes Browning is recognized as one of the most prominent law firms in Cobb County.

      With an emphasis on Plaintiff's Litigation, Family Law, Health Care Law, Estate Planning and Bankruptcy, the firm has established a reputation for leadership, experience and personal service.

    Politics

    All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Views

    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

    Membership

    Member, Georgia State Senate from the 33rd Senatorial District, 1975-1991. Member, Georgia House of Representatives, 1993—. Vice Chairman, House Judiciary Committee.

    Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981-1982. Governor's Floor Leader, 1983-1989. Chairman, Special Judiciary Committee, 1979-1980.

    Chairman, Constitutional Overview Committee, 1981-1983. Vice Chairman, Judiciary and Constitutional Law Committee, 1983. Member: Atlanta, Cobb County and American Bar Associations.

    State Bar of Georgia. Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    American Judicature Society. Atlanta Lawyers Club. American College of Trial Lawyers.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Dobbs, 1970. Children: Albert Harlan, Martha Allison, Mary Alyssa.
    Roy Eugene Barnes
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    Born March 11, 1948
    (age 69)