Barney is a decorated litigator, recognized by numerous publications for his litigation experience. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Local Civil Rules for the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi as well as a Member on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1992
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2010-2017
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Litigation: General Commercial – Mississippi, 2014-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2010-2018
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance, 2011-2018
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2006-2017
    • Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
  • State Litigation Star, Mississippi, Benchmark Litigation, 2015
  • Member, Standing Committee on Local Civil Rules for the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Member, Committee on Character and Fitness, Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
  • Colonel and State Judge Advocate, Mississippi Army National Guard
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Education & Honors

  • University of Cambridge (Magdalene College), LL.M., International Law, Class I Honors, 1992
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., European History, 1988

Experience

  • Cross v. Federal Labor Relations Authority, 541 U.S. 935 (2004)
  • Smallwood v. Illinois Central RR. Co., 352 F.3d 220 (5th Cir. 2003) cert. denied, 125 S.Ct. 1825 (U.S. Apr. 18, 2005) (No. 04-831).
  • Ross v. Citifinancial, Inc., 344 F.3d 458 (5th Cir. 2003), r'hng en banc denied, Jan. 25, 2005 (nos. 02-60608 & 02-60609).
  • Lipscomb v. Federal Labor Relations Auth., 333 F.3d 611 (5th Cir. 2003).
  • AmSouth Bank v. Quimby, 963 So. 2d 1145 (Miss. 2007).
  • Sullivan v. Protex Weatherproofing, Inc., 913 So.2d 256 (Miss. 2005).
  • Rankin v. American General Finance, Inc., 912 So.2d 725 (Miss. 2005).
  • Stubbs v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Ins. Co., 825 So.2d 8 (Miss. 2002).
  • Regions Bank v. Britt, no. 4:09cv61-TSL-LRA, 2009 WL 3766490 (S.D. Miss. Nov. 10, 2009).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements," High Points, September 2007.