Justin R. Barnes
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309

University: Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Physics, magna cum laude, 2003, Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Admitted: 2011, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2014, Tennessee - E.D. Tenn.; 2012, Illinois - C.D. Ill.; 2014, Tennessee; 2009, Georgia - N.D. Ga.; 2007, Georgia; 2013, Georgia - S.D. Ga.
Biography: Justin R. Barnes is an Associate in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of labor and employment related issues, including collective and class action wage and hour disputes, labor arbitrations, allegations of discrimination, and employment-related contract disputes.Mr. Barnes' practice is focused primarily on defending complex wage and hour class and collective actions in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Barnes has recently assisted clients in defending state and federal wage and hour claims in Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, and Florida, among others.Mr. Barnes frequently speaks on a variety of workplace related issues, including wage and hour compliance, electronic discovery, and social media.Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2009, Mr. Barnes clerked for a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, in Atlanta, Georgia from 2007 to 2009.While attending law school, Mr. Barnes was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Moot Court Board. He also served as a teaching assistant and writing fellow, teaching legal research and writing to first and second-year law students.Pro Bono and Community Involvement•Everybody Wins! Atlanta, Reading Mentor PublicationsOctober 9, 2015Georgia Garnishment Ruling Modified by Judge, No Longer Applies to WagesOctober 9, 2015Revising his September 8 decision that Georgia's garnishment statute is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob has issued an order stating that his ruling does not apply to wage garnishment cases filed against a judgment debtor's employer. Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga. Oct. 5, 2015... September 22, 2015Georgia's Garnishment Law on Shaky GroundSeptember 22, 2015Georgia's garnishment statute is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Atlanta has held in Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga. Sept. 8, 2015), putting the future of state garnishment cases in doubt.U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob found Georgia's garnishment law to be flawed because it did not... May 12, 2015New Georgia Law Permits Use of Payroll CardsMay 12, 2015Georgia employers now may pay employees through the use of payroll card accounts under a law signed by Governor Nathan Deal on May 5, 2015. The new law is effective immediately. Prior to the amendment, state law (O.C.G.A. 34-7-2) referenced only cash, check, and direct deposit (with the consent of the employee) as the... EventsDecember 4Atlanta, GASurveying the Workplace Law LandscapeDecember 4, 20158:30 AM - 1:30 PMThe St. Regis Atlanta88 West Paces Ferry RoadAtlanta, GA 30305 Join us for a unique, fast-paced seminar discussing hot workplace law topics geared towards in-house counsel, high-le...