Stephen Barnes

Phone: (859) 225-4714

Fax: (859) 225-7983

Practice Areas:
Creditor/debtor rights
Business litigation
Corporate/commercial transactions

State Courts of Kentucky
U.S. District Courts
• Eastern District of Kentucky
• Western District of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2003
• Bert Combs Scholar
• Kentucky Law Journal (2001-2003)
Oberlin College, B.A., 1996
• Major: East Asian Studies (Japanese)
• Minor: Politics (American)
Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) (1994-95)
• Associated Kyoto Program – Junior Year Abroad


Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Japan American Society of Kentucky
Asia Center Advisory Board (University of Kentucky)

• Nihongo Noryoku Shiken 2 kyuu
• Japanese Government Test of Japanese Ability (Level 2)

Mr. Barnes has successfully represented clients before U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Federal District Court, and Kentucky state courts, and has served as a lecturer on bankruptcy issues. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Barnes worked for three years as an English teacher for the J.E.T. Programme in Hiroshima, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese. Mr. Barnes’ note, Pharmaceutical Patents and TRIPS: A Comparison of India and South Africa, 91 Ky. L.J. 911(2003), was published in the Kentucky Law Journal.