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Johnny Barnes is the self-described "People's Lawyer," fighting to give voice to those who otherwise are without; those who the powerful believe will not fight!

15,000 years in America — will the Redskins migrate again?

Thursday March 9, 2017
15,000 years in America — will the Redskins migrate again?

The idea of race is an antiquated one — not quite old enough to persist, perhaps, yet pervasive enough to discuss.  This Spring, for example, the United States Supreme Court will consider the revocation of the Redskins trademark, held by the National Football League Team based in Washington, D.C. bearing that name.  At play is the decision of whether or not this word is disparaging to some, and the underlying message it sends to persons who do not self-identify as “Red” thus raising a classic conflict between the First Amendment and the right to profit greatly from its use.…  

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Attorney’s Fees

Friday November 25, 2016
Attorney’s Fees

Who pays the lawyers if you lose?

Many are often discouraged from asserting rights because they fear facing oppressive fees from attorneys if the case is lost.   In this Article — for Living with the Law Subscribers — that fright is deflated.  And, particularly when it comes to tenants and even cooperative or condominium owners, that anxiety, much more often than not, is misplaced. …  

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A Child’s Wish – Does it count in divorce?

Friday September 23, 2016
A Child’s Wish – Does it count in divorce?

I was saddened by the announcement of the impending Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce.  The odds are never good these days.  More are getting divorced than staying together.  Somehow, it seemed, this one might work, despite its Hollywood backdrop.  It was not to be however.

Angelina has demanded physical custody of all of the children, with visitation rights for Brad. …  

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