Ali Barnes

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Ali Barnes

Location:  New Orleans, Louisiana
Direct Phone:  504-274-4578, Toll-free 800-249-1306

Ali is an experienced attorney, bringing almost a decade of litigation and transactional experience to the firm. She earned both her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2013. After graduate school, she served as a prosecutor in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama at both the state and municipal levels, where she tried numerous cases in municipal, district, and circuit courts. Prior to joining Rome Arata, she spent several years practicing complex civil litigation in the construction and insurance industries, as well as working in the tax and estate planning space. Ali’s unique combination of experience representing businesses, governmental entities, and private citizens makes her an effective advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom.


  • Alabama – 2013
  • Louisiana – 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law – J.D., 2013

  • Samford University, Brock School of Business – MBA, 2013

  • Auburn University – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, International Studies, 2008, magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch – Insurance Law – 2023

  • Abraham Caruther’s Legal Writing Fellow – Cumberland School of Law – 2011-2013

Verdicts and Settlements

Personal Injury, Railroad Injuries
And Maritime Accident Lawyers


Engineer, conductor & brakeman v. Railroad & trucking company

Train Accident

A railroad engineer, conductor and brakeman suffered severe injuries (primarily lumbar spine injuries) in a grade crossing collision in Canadian County, OK when a dump truck hauling a load of sand drove in front of their train.

Tulsa, OK.

Locomotive engineer v. Railroad and trucking company

Train Accident

Engineer perished from burn injuries when the freight train he was operating collided with a gasoline tanker truck at a railroad crossing.

New Orleans, LA

Crew members v. Railroad (confidential settlement) -

Train Accident

We represented several crew members of a train involved in a derailment which occurred allegedly due to defective and poorly maintained railroad tracks. Our clients suffered various physical injuries, …

Orlando, FL

Truck Driver v. Tire Manufacturer and Ins. Co.

We represented a driver of an 18-wheeler who was injured when a relatively new left front tire on the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure and the treads separated, causing the truck to careen off of the roadway and into a tree. …

New Orleans, LA

Passenger v. Railroad

Our client was a very sweet 79 year old lady who was stepping down off of a train, when her foot missed the metal step-stool which had been placed on the ground by the railroad’s employee. She fell to the ground and fractured her left arm, …

Jacksonville, FL
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