Curtis E. Barnes
Located in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Curtis E. Barnes
is a skilled criminal defense attorney representing individuals charged
with criminal offenses and traffic violations. In addition to Berks County,
he also represents clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania including
Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.
Mr. Barnes obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from the
Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. While a student at FSU,
he interned with the Florida State Attorney General's Office assisting
in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. He later graduated
from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1988. Following
graduation from law school, Mr. Barnes was admitted by the Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania to the bar of the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
on June 9, 1989. He has also been admitted to the bar of the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since July 6, 1989.
Following admission to the bar, Mr. Barnes worked as an assistant district
attorney with the Berks County District Attorney's Office for more
than three years. As an assistant district attorney, he gained extensive
experience prosecuting criminal and DUI cases at every level from preliminary
arraignment through bench and jury trials. In addition to developing the
legal knowledge and trial skills necessary for an effective defense practice,
his position as an assistant district attorney gave him the opportunity
to cultivate personal relationships with local courts and government authorities.
After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Barnes established
a private practice in 1994. His primary focus is on the defense of persons
charged with crimes, driving under the influence and other traffic violations.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Barnes witnessed from a first-hand perspective
how the power of the State can impact upon a person's life. For that
reason, it is his belief that the individual rights we enjoy as citizens
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of the United States of America
should be vigorously defended.
Additional services offered by Curtis E. Barnes, Attorney At Law, include
representation of persons needing: expungement of criminal records; protection
from abuse cases (PFA); representing parents in children and youth cases,
chapters seven and thirteen bankruptcy; civil actions and wills and estates.
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