Utah Business Magazine ranked Keith C. Barnes as "one of the top elite criminal defense attorneys in the state of Utah." Mr. Barnes is a criminal defense attorney who has tried hundreds of cases. Mr. Barnes has handled many jury trials including cases involving Capital Murder, Rape, Felony Drug Possession, Felony Drug Distribution, Burglary, Robbery, DUI, Aggravated Assault, Forgery, and Child Abuse. Mr. Barnes has developed a reputation as a zealous advocate, fighting for his clients' rights with considerable trial skills, creativity, and passion. Mr. Barnes has represented a long list of clients in criminal matters and has many successes in the courtroom.
Keith C. Barnes has successfully fought for the suppression of evidence that has led to cases being dismisssed and/or favorable results at trial. Mr. Barnes is a well-known Southern Utah attorney and has defended clients in a variety of criminal cases. His work has been the subject of many newspaper articles and he has been consulted for his expertise on many cases. Mr. Barnes is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Barnes received his law degree from Oklahoma City University. During law school, Barnes had the distinct honor of clerking for the Honorable Clinton D. Dennis, a District Court Criminal Judge. Judge Dennis influenced Mr. Barnes in pursuing a career as a criminal defense attorney. Barnes has been passionately fighting for his clients rights since 1995. Prior to law school, Mr. Barnes was an equity partner in First Capital Securities, a full service brokerage firm.