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40 Under 40: Latasha Barnes

Alan Flurry

What can't you do with an A.B. degree? Lawyer and Municipal Court Judge Latasha V. Barnes, double major in political science (A.B '05) and history (A.B. '05), created her path to making a difference, earning a place on the 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest growing businesses and a member of the 2022 class of the 40 Under 40:

  • Admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2010 and started her career as a prosecutor in Fulton County State Court in downtown Atlanta and worked there for five years, handling thousands of cases and had over 50 jury and bench trials.
  • Started her own law firm, The Barnes Law Office, LLC, in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and DUI cases. In October 2021, she was sworn in as a Municipal Court judge in the City of Stonecrest and served as a pro hac judge in DeKalb County State Court- Traffic Division.

 Community Involvement

  • She is a proud alumna of Cedar Grove High School and the Barnes Law Office awards a $1,500 scholarship annually to a Cedar Grove High School senior who is college-bound and interested in the legal field.
  • Member of the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where they engage in community service events in the service areas of Stone Mountain, Lithonia and Conyers, Georgia.
  • Past President and member of the DeKalb Lawyers Association where she participated in the “If You Can See, It You Can Be It” program which educates students in Dekalb County to speak with students about what lawyers do and how to become a lawyer.

Congratulations, Judge Barnes!


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