John W. Barnes

Mr. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Architecture, and the University of Illinois Law School.  He began to practice in California in 1987 and founded John W. Barnes and Associates in Illinois in 1995.  Mr. Barnes practices in multiple areas including personal injury litigation, but concentrates in defense of personal injury cases.​


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Byron P. Mitchell

​Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in Economics and Finance, and the University of Illinois Law School.  He has practiced since 1996, and is former chief associate to the Barnes firm.  Mr. Mitchell concentrates in defense litigation of cases involving complex medical issues and lost income, often argued on grounds of proximate causation.

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Our Pledge:

Quality Litigation, Through Trial.

Our Pledge:

Quality Litigation, Through Trial.

Barnes & Mitchell is the successor firm to John W. Barnes and Associates.  We primarily handle cases in the northeastern portion of Illinois including the counties of Cook (Chicago and Suburbs), Will, Kane, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, and Winnebago.

Insurance Defense Litigation through Jury Trial is the cornerstone of our practice.  Our Partners and Associates dedicate themselves to excellence in every step of Litigation. We also have experience in the areas of Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Declaratory Judgments, Employment Law, Business/Corporate Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Litigation,  Health Care, Commercial Litigation & Appeals.