The Barnes Law Firm was founded with you, our future client, as the focal point. That means the we work hard every day to deliver each client a high quality, personalized, and aggressive representation, to be available so that you can speak with your attorney directly about your DUI or criminal defense case to get the information and advice you need in a timely manner, and to provide those things in an affordable way for individuals in Knox County and East Tennessee. Below you will see that John Barnes has been awarded various honors for outstanding legal representation.

Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Award
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer Award
Avvo 10.0 Superb
Avvo Clients' Choice Award DUI
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DUI Defense

Our DUI lawyer will challenge every aspect of the State’s case, including the blood test, field tests and dashboard camera video. We don’t accept the cop’s version,  we uncover the defenses that can win your case.

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Criminal Defense

An aggressive defense that investigates the facts, interviews witnesses, and that works entirely in your best interest can often result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, or reduced charges.

Client Testimonials

John Barnes is an amazing attorney. He has made me feel very comfortable and is very knowledgeable and professional yet caring and understanding.

Howard T.
Howard T.

John Barnes is a very hard worker and fights for his clients! I would recommend John Barnes to absolutely everyone.

Bill J.
Bill J.

Free Case Evaluation

Your peace of mind, experience, and case result drive everything we do. You will never be intimidated or judged.  We will do everything we can to make sure that you understand exactly what to expect and what we can do to get a good resolution to your situation.

Our DUI and criminal defense attorneys and staff treat everyone who walks through the door with the same kindness and respect that they would if it was a friend or family member.

Taking on a new case is a great responsibility and we treat it that way.  We hope you will give us an opportunity to serve you or a loved one facing a criminal prosecution or DUI.