BARNES LAW GROUP
Our Clients Say
Excellent lawyer and experience!
Carol Barnes is simply AMAZING! I, like a lot of people was going through a custody battle with my ex husband. I had consultations with four different lawyers here in town, two of which were highly rated here in Las Vegas. After meeting with each of them I walked away feeling downhearted and even more nervous to face my ex in court. I was told I should just just give into his requests because that’s probably what would end up happening in court. I felt defeated and it hadn’t even started. I was then referred to Carol and even though she was very busy she made time for me. She was very detailed and thorough when learning about my case. She made me feel very comfortable and was willing to see me through the whole process. Since religion played a part in my case she did her research and gathered the facts for court. The best decision I ever made was choosing Carol as my attorney. She is incredibly knowledgable and you can tell by her work ethic this is her passion! Her staff is just as wonderful as she is. They to are very knowledgable and definitely customer service orientated. I will forever be grateful to Carol and the staff at Barnes law group for not only winning the case but making the very emotional and mentally draining process that much easier. I would highly recommend Carol to anyone seeking a family attorney.
- Nicole (5 star review)
Carol has represented me for almost 10 years now. Being a father, primary custody is not easy to have, but Carol got this for me. She has done amazing work and doesn’t take any “crap” from opposing council. She has fought for me through numerous pleadings including going all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court. She has won every single time. My son wouldn’t be in my life if it wasn’t for Carol’s hard work and effort.
- Paul (5 star review)
Experienced and Efficient
If you are reading this, you are probably looking for a family attorney to represent you. After reviewing and interviewing four attorneys myself, I chose Carol. The determining factors were years of experience, positive reviews, and hourly rates. My deciding factor was in our initial consultation. Carol was the first attorney that listened to me closely during the initial consultation. The other attorneys seemed to spend more time telling me how good they were and talking about themselves. I guess there's a lot of ego in the business with the nature of what they do. I wanted someone humble enough to listen to the challenges we would face, so we were better prepared for the arguments, and they will come no matter how straightforward you think your case is. Her initial retainer fee and hourly rates were extremely fair and efficient. Attorneys can charge whatever they want and bill as many hours as they choose, so selecting an attorney that is fair but expeditious with their time is essential. One of our face-to-face meetings lasted over three hours, but we covered enough ground for the next three months of arguments. I was fortunate that I did not have to go to trial, but I had all the confidence in the world that if I did, we would win. My now ex- attorney's hourly rates were 30% higher, and their initial retainer was double what mine was. Carol is a clear thinker who knows how to strategize. Her years of experience are invaluable. She's been in front of most if not all judges several times, so she understands how they would probably rule on a particular part of the case. These skills end up saving time and money. I highly recommend Carol and her team represent you with your legal challenges.
- anonymous (5 star review)
Thank you Carol for all your help with the adoption of our oldest daughter. My goal of having her graduate with my last name came true last week. We truly appreciate your wonderful staff that guided us along the way. Maria and Joanna answered all our questions, and helped us in way that we couldn’t have imagined. We had no idea that the step child adoption was a 2 step process, but you all handled it with ease. Thank you all once again.
- Robert (5 star review)
Last year, my ex-husband and I split. We needed to figure out what to do about a divorce, but with my ex being rather uninterested in the concept, I knew I would have to figure it out on my own.
I contacted a few firms for a consultation, but they didn’t feel like a right fit. When I talked with Carol, she was the first to bring up the concept of an uncontested divorce and she suggested that as an option based on my ex and I attempting to complete this mutually. I proceeded with the firm for that reason and was then put in touch with Andrew Semprazik.
Over the next months, my ex and I discussed the topics of the divorce – the splitting of the assets and the structure of split custody with our young daughter. During that time, Andrew and the paralegal, Maria Serna, were extremely helpful and patient. They provided documentation to guide us in making decisions, were easy-going while waiting for information, and transcribed our requests accordingly.
Unfortunately, at the time of signing when I thought that we were on the same page, my ex decided to contest portions of the decree. Although I had a really hard time with my ex’s decision at first, Andrew and Maria remained very steadfast. Maria enlightened me on what this new process would look like and was incredibly encouraging when I shared additional information about the background complications of the divorce. At the same time, Andrew was very transparent throughout the process, ensured that my decisions were mine alone, shared honest feedback at moments when I sought input, and then fully executed my wishes to opposing council.
I only interacted with a few at Barnes Law Group, but they are genuinely wonderful individuals. I’m truly thankful to have had them there to represent me. More importantly, I greatly appreciate the way they helped me in ensuring that my daughter’s best interests remained the highest priority.
- Rose Ann (5 star review)
I found Carol after reading reviews and man did she deliver. I had a child custody issue and she made me comfortable with my decision to hire her immediately! Carol and Maria know what they are doing and you can put your full confidence in them!
- Corey (5 star review)
I signed with this firm after speaking with Attorney Barnes. She explained the divorce process and potential problems that could arise with my case.
My case was actually handled by Attorney Semprazik who was hard-working, communicative and reassuring. He made my year long case bearable with his calm demeanor and positive attitude. I always felt supported. He spent countless hours preparing for hearings, writing responses and doing research on my behalf. I cannot say enough about how amazing he was.
The paralegal; Maria was also a superstar. She’s smart, charming and so helpful. She always recognized my voice on the phone and was able to bridge the gaps when my attorney was in court or working on other cases. She knows the law, the court system and the judges. She has insight into what strategies that would be most advantageous. She’s an absolute asset to the firm.
I cannot say enough good things about this firm! Although I was paying them for their services, I never once felt like just a client. I always felt like a priority to all of them. Words cannot express my gratitude to each and every one of them. If you’re looking for representation that treats you like more than just a case, I recommend this firm without hesitation. The absolute best!
- Christine (5 star review)
Best of the Best - Honest and Upfront
Carol Barnes and her staff were amazing from the minute I walked into their office. Going through a divorce can be one of the most frustrating things to have to go through. Carol took time to sit with me and get to know all about my situation and to find out exactly what I wanted out of my divorce. She prepared me for what was going to happen and what to expect during the court proceedings so that there were no surprises. Carol and her staff are very responsive to all questions that I had and never left me in doubt. Carol is very impressive in court, her knowledge of court proceedings put me in the driver’s seat and gave me that important edge over my ex. She finds every opportunity to make my case stronger and for me to feel more comfortable and at ease with any situation. I highly recommend Carol and her staff if you want someone who is truly going to fight for you, is very fair and will not do you dirty.
- Aprell (5 star review)
I selected Barnes Law Group through a Google search after the absolutely awful client/attorney experience that led to the less than favorable outcome of my mothers’ divorce. I retained Carol Barnes to assist in providing legal services related to the completion of the financial terms of my mother’s final Divorce Decree. The experience with Barnes Law Group from my very first point of contact through the completion of the services rendered was exceptional and my experience with Carol was like day and night compared to my experience with the previous attorney. The professionalism, dedication to service, and personal support Carol and her entire team provided during the entire drawn out process (the result of opposing counsel) was exceptional and very much appreciated. Whenever I reached out to Carol or her team with a question or concern, I always received an immediate response. Carol was truly our “Warrior” never backing down from the intimidating and often disrespectful personality of my mother’s ex or his attorney. Carol always had my mother’s back and always prevailed. Should I or any member of my family ever be in need of the legal services Barnes Law Group provides, I would not hesitate to direct myself or them to Carol Barnes.
- Dee (5 star review)
A very knowledgeable Family Law Attorney
A judge made a ruling in a family court case that involved us. We thought it would be prudent to retain a lawyer to further clarify the court's expectations. The Barnes Law Group, specifically, Carol Barnes, was recommended to us.
At our initial meeting, we found Carol to be a very good listener and very knowledgeable. While not betraying client/attorney privilege, Carol was able to cite two cases with fact patterns almost identical to ours. It was clear to us that Carol understood our position and what Nevada law applied to our situation.
Carol was able to quickly analyze our situation. She took us through several logically thought-out, clearly communicated, creative options that took into account the law, our specific circumstances, and the personality of the court (which, in family court, is important).
Carol made a recommendation she thought would be best for us. We were happy with her good judgement in that the recommendations focused on our goals and did not get involved with non-essential, extraneous, actions. While very confident in her advice, Carol did not project the image that she had all of the answers; she is very willing to entertain alternative approaches.
Together, we and Carol developed a strategy for dealing with our situation.
We had meetings with other parties in the case. Carol, arriving at the meetings fully prepared, was able to successfully interact with us, the other party and the other party's attorney. Carol is very good at dealing with people.
During our interactions with Carol, we found her to be very direct. She tells you what you should do and then she tells you what she is going to do. Carol then does what she said she was going to do. During our conversations, Carol alluded to other courses and seminars she had taken. This was evident in her knowledge of, not only the law, but interpersonal communications, and mental health issues.
We found Carol and her staff to be very accessable, available, and responsive to our needs at all times.
- Tim (5 star review)
Won my case!
It seemed obvious in my case from the get go, that the Judge respected Carol M Barnes Esq, a whole lot more than the opposition's lawyer. The opposition's lawyer was sloppy and unprofessional and the (Judge) court took notice, to my surprise. Ms.Barnes is my 4th lawyer on my case, helping with post divorce issues. And, she is by far the best and her ethics and skill, puts her in the upper echelon of lawyers in town, yet very reasonable and humble to only charge $350, especially given her resume. The only other skilled and ethical lawyer that might be able to compete with her caliber, is Rhonda Mushkin, but she charges $450 or 500/hr. There might be a few others in town, that are ethical. If you have a shady cheap lawyer, as I had before, there's a reason. Cheap isn't always cheaper. A previous cheap bottom rung lawyer (@200/hour) wouldn't allow me to settle and it was an expensive nightmare, like a taxi cab ride from hell, where you can't get off.
My ex uses a (elderly quasi volunteer) cheap lawyer and the x has yet to make any ground or advancements after 3 years. Nonetheless, Ms.Barnes got the respect and the shady cheap lawyer just wasted every one's time and gained nothing for his client, because he was unethical and the court can't ignore stuff when you have a good lawyer, like Ms.Barnes
- anonymous (5 star review)