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Leo K. Barnes Jr. Included Among Listing of Long Island’s Power 25


Melville, NY – Leo K. Barnes Jr., of Barnes & Barnes P.C., has been named to the Power 25 Law list recently released by Long Island Business News. According to the publication’s Editor & Associate Publisher Joe Dowd, the annual list seeks to single out lawyers, mediators, and judges who, “exemplify the region’s best and brightest legal minds and who show that they also give from their hearts.”

Concentrating his practice on complex business litigation, Mr. Barnes has earned praise from the bench, the bar, and the media since co-founding his Melville-based firm.  A dyed-in-the wool Long Islander educated at Hofstra Law School – his accomplishments and contributions include being recognized by Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years, earning a number of judicial appointments as a court receiver, leading CLE professional education sessions for fellow attorneys, and creation of a regular column in the Suffolk County Bar Association’s publication, Suffolk Lawyer

“As his business partner and his younger brother, seeing Leo listed among the Power 25 comes as no surprise,” says the firm’s co-founder Matthew Barnes.  “Nobody knows him better than I  and I know that anyone on Long Island would be hard pressed to find a smarter, harder-working, more ethical, and more caring attorney than Leo Barnes. More importantly, our clients know the same thing.”

In addition to his professional accomplishments, his pro bono efforts, and his commitment to mentoring young lawyers, the Miller Place resident has been active with any number of charitable organizations – including multiple programs at his alma mater Chaminade High School.

“Most of all, I’m honored to be included with so many peers I admire,” says Leo Barnes.  “I want to thank the team at Long Island Business News for selecting me to join this group, and I also want to credit the entire team at Barnes & Barnes P.C. for building our small powerhouse firm and making people take notice of the work we do for our clients.” 

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.