Latasha Barnes is the owner and managing attorney of The Barnes Law Office, LLC located in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in personal injury and DUI defense cases. Latasha is a former prosecutor in the Fulton County Solicitor Office and has prosecuted thousands of criminal cases for nearly five years. She is an effective litigator and skilled negotiator who has had over 50 jury and bench trials. She has also conducted many motion hearings and negotiated thousands of criminal cases. In 2016, Latasha was named Top 40 under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers. For the last four years Attorney Barnes has also been a Rising Star on the Georgia Super Lawyers listing, a distinction only received by 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia.
Latasha also has had specialized training in DUI detection and field sobriety evaluations. She has successfully completed the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing practitioner course which is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Latasha also represents individuals who have been injured due to tractor-trailer accidents and automobile accidents. She has also been named one of the top 10 female personal injury attorneys in Georgia for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. The Barnes Law Office, LLC was named one of the fastest growing businesses in University of Georgia’s elite Bulldog 100 in 2020.
Latasha is a proud Atlanta native who was raised in Decatur, GA. She attended the University of Georgia for her two undergraduate Bachelor degrees in Political Science and History. Latasha received her Juris Doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law. She is currently licensed to practice in the Superior Court of Georgia, The Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia.
Attorney Barnes is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, National College of DUI Defense, The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DeKalb Lawyers Association, The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, University of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Latasha is married to Desmond Barnes. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling and listening to music- especially her favorite artist of all time Prince.