Ms. Barnes, an AV rated Preeminate attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, joined Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC in 2012. Her practice includes insurance defense, personal injury, contractual disputes, insurance subrogation, professional negligence, traffic and criminal defense.
Ms. Barnes graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Law in 2004. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore City for seven years. As an Assistant State's Attorney, Ms. Barnes investigated and vigorously prosecuted felony offenses in Baltimore City.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Barnes worked as a law clerk in Maryland and New York where she gained significant legal experience by supporting attorneys in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and family matters at administrative and trial levels.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Barnes teaches various courses including Business Law, Criminal Procedure, and Political Science. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with community outreach programs, traveling and participating in running events.
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. 2004
Morgan State University, B.A. (Political Science) 2000
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- General Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Insurance Defense
Honors & Affiliations
AV Rated Preeminate - Martindale-Hubbell
Distinguished Alumni Leader in Service Award by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, December 2016
Maryland Daily Record, Leadership in Law - Generation JD Award Recipient, 2016
President, The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, 2015-2016
President-Elect, The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, 2014-2015
Maryland Daily Record, Leading Women Award Recipient, 2013
Lawyers of Color, Mid-Atlantic Region Award Recipient, 2014
Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015, 2016 and 2017
The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Personal Injury Committee
Monumental City Bar Association, Judicial Nominating Committee
Member -Maryland State Bar Association
Supreme Court of the United States, 2012
District of Columbia, 2013
United States District Court, for the District of
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Panelist, Life as a Lawyer, 2014
Panelist, Your Ticket to Law School, 2014
Panel Moderator, Diversity and the Law, 2013
Panel Moderator, Human Trafficking Symposium, 2013
Speaker, Civic Law Academy, Maryland State Bar Association and Patterson, H.S., 2013
Associate Professor, University of Phoenix, 2008-present
Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.