Home » Barnes & Barnes PC Wins Big in LIBN Reader Rankings

Barnes & Barnes PC Wins Big in LIBN Reader Rankings


Melville Law Firm Named Best Litigators in Annual Reader Survey

Melville, NY — Barnes & Barnes P.C. has been selected as “Best Litigation Law Firm” in the 2022 Reader Rankings recently released by Long Island Business News.  That honor caps off a highly productive “awards season” for the Melville-based firm.

In addition to earning the top spot in the “Litigation Law Firm” category, Barnes & Barnes was also recognized as a finalist in the categories for “Best Business Formation Law Firm” and “Best Corporate Law Firm.” The Reader Rankings asks readers to select the top performers from among businesses with whom they collaborate. According to LIBN Associate Publisher Jenna Natale, inclusion on the annual list signifies, “A recommendation with confidence signaling an established trust that can only be earned through hard work, integrity, grit, and positive results.”

“We’re thrilled to receive this award since it is voted on by the Long Island business community we serve,” said Matthew J. Barnes, the firm’s co-founder.  “It means a lot to a firm our size to stand out among so many larger law firms and peers we all admire. Our whole team is honored by this recognition and proud of the work we’ve done to earn it.”

Barnes & Barnes PC concentrates its practice on complex business litigation including disputes between businesses, “business divorces”, and corporate formation.  The strong showing in Reader Rankings was right in line with a litany of awards and recognitions racked up recently by the firm and its members – including some of the most coveted honors in the legal industry.  Managing Partner Leo K. Barnes was named a Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation  – as he has every year since 2011. He was also one of 25 prominent Long Island attorneys named to LIBN’s “Power List.” Partner Ryan McMahon was singled out by LIBN for inclusion on its 40 Under 40 List.  

“From Chaminade to Hofstra Law School to the neighborhoods in which we’ve raised our kids, my brother Matthew and I are dyed-in-the-wool Long Islanders,” said Leo Barnes. “Our practice is designed to grow business on Long Island and to provide world class counsel to its communities. When a publication like Long Island Business News recognizes what we already know about our firm and our people, it makes us all proud.”

About Barnes & Barnes P.C.

Barnes & Barnes P.C. is a commercial litigation law firm located in Melville, NY. The firm pursues complex business claims in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Federal Court and various arbitration forums. The Commercial Litigation practice includes all aspects of business claims, including but not limited to, breach of contract; business torts; shareholder and partnership disputes; unfair competition; restrictive covenants; and debtor/creditor claims. Visit Barnes & Barnes P.C. at for information on the lawyers, news, Suffolk Lawyer articles, and how this firm helps clients resolve their complex business disputes.