Will Cellino and Barnes Best Attorney Work on My Accident Case and What Happened to Them?

Cellino and Barnes injury attorneys advertise that their best attorney will work on your case!

The title of this Cellino and Barnes advertisement says “Our Best Attorney” but then says “we’ll put our best attorneys on your case”.

Will Cellino and Barnes Really Put Their Best Attorney on Your Case?

Who are their best attorneys? We’re sure that Stephen Barnes and Ross Cellino won’t be working on your case!

Cellino and Barnes have a lot of attorneys but their best attorneys can only work on a few cases and they probably have tens of thousands of cases.

Cellino and Barnes advertisement staying they will put their best attorney on your case

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Cellino and Barnes say they have gotten some clients many times more than what the insurance company offered. We almost always do that! Take a look at some of our results.

Did Cellino and Barnes Split Up? Are Cellino and Barnes Still in Business?

Yes. Ross Cellino, Jr. and Stephen E. Barnes began fighting and suing each other years ago. Eventually, the Cellino and Barnes injury law firm officially split up and dissolved. See this article for the full story about Cellino and Barnes.

Cellino and Barnes Phone Number

There were a couple of lawsuits against each other including one lawsuit over the original phone number Cellino and Barnes was advertising on TV.

It appears that Cellino and Barnes had three phone numbers each purchased for around $1M. In 2005, I wrote about why Cellino and Barnes should invest in a vanity phone number.

The other two vanity phone numbers owned by Cellino and Barnes were not being used until Steve Barnes moved to LA and took one of the phone numbers which he started advertising there. Ross Cellino sued Barnes claiming that Barnes took a phone number that was purchased with money belonging to the Cellino and Barnes partnership. Basically, that’s theft.

As part of the settlement between Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes, the original phone number will no longer be advertised and they would each begin using one of the other two numbers.

What Happened to Cellino and Barnes?

The Cellino and Barnes injury law firm no longer exists. The Cellino and Barnes injury law firm split up into two law firms, one owned by Ross Cellino, Jr. called Cellino Law and the other by Stephen E. Barnes called The Barnes Firm. But soon after the lawsuits were settled, Steve Barnes passed away (see below, What Happened to Steve Barnes?).

The Barnes Firm is now owned by his brother Richard Barnes.

What Happened to Steve Barnes?

Unfortunately, Steve Barnes passed away in a tragic plane crash soon after the Cellino and Barnes lawsuits were settled. Steve Barnes was piloting his single-engine plane, a 2009 Socata TBM 700, with his niece on board when it crashed on the return trip to Buffalo, NY.

The TBM 700 is an expensive, hot single-engine airplane requiring an experienced pilot. I believe Steve Barnes had been flying for 10 years but I don’t know how many hours he had.

As a personal injury lawyer who was in a professional flight training program in college, I was particularly sad about his passing.

After the death of Steve Barnes, his new personal injury law firm was taken over by his brother Richard Barnes.

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