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There are lawyers and then there is Houston. This man absolutely sits in a league of his own. In all sincerity, your wasting your time looking somewhere else or considering another firm. His insight, intuition and sheer skill is spot on in the most vital details and tangible in every single part of the process. They have a level of professionalism and care at the same time that I just don’t get to see too often in this industry. Rest assured regardless of your situation or in my particular case plain ole drama. You are in the absolute best hands ever regardless of what legal journey your facing. I could not have ever imagined enjoying hiring an attorney. Like who “enjoys” something like that. Crazy enough, because of Houston… I did. If the situation is important to you and you don’t have room for error… don’t be stupid, stop looking, and quickly hire The Barnes Law Firm.

Tiffany Largie


Houston is great! He really helped me figure out the legal technicalities in starting my business. He always made time for my questions and to explain any document. He is knowledgeable in the issues of starting a company and goes above and beyond in offering help in all aspects of the business. I highly recommend him to friends when they need a lawyer.

Liz Morris

CEO, Founder, Sanitation Creations

Houston helped me with a deposition that I was required to give. He was a great resource while we prepped for the deposition, and was incredibly reassuring while I gave it. I would highly recommend the Barnes Law Firm.

Jacob Baldridge

Founder, Nacho Industries

Houston is fantastic counsel.  He works tirelessly to get results. He’s competent, quick, and to the point.  But unlike most of the other lawyers I’ve dealt with, he’s a person who listens before he talks. That is to say he’s very knowledgeable about the law, but he doesn’t give “canned” answers from it. His responses are well tailored to a given situation, and it’s clear that he puts a lot of thought into every item he works.

Jefferson Heard

Founder and CEO, TerraHub

I would highly recommend working with Houston! I have wanted to set up an LLC for some time but was dreading the paperwork. Houston made the process incredibly easy and convenient. He turn everything around quickly, took time to answer my questions and gave me great practical advice. It was a pleasure working with him and would do so again without hesitation.

Suzanne Buckley

Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law

I have been with Barnes Law Firm since the founding moment of my company. Houston always responded my request in timely manner. Highly recommended!

Shixiong Shang

President, Cloud Perceptions

I had the pleasure of connecting with Houston in the creation of a new business entity for a franchise opportunity. I found out the lawyer I had been working with previous was out of pocket for two weeks which caused a huge time dilemma. I decided my best option was to contact several franchise lawyers to try to find someone who could assist my efforts. Houston responded immediately. We had a great initial call, and he was able to coach me through the whole process in a very timely manner along with quickly establishing my business entity with the Secretary of State. What initially started as a problem for me, ended up being a blessing in disguise to work with Houston. His attention to detail, ability to provide advice and clarity to all questions, along with fast turn around truly sets him apart from his peers. I highly recommend Houston as a valuable resource and I look forward to the continued relationship.

Michael Scroope

President, Apex Fun Run, Raleigh

Our organization is an educational nonprofit and we have worked with Barnes Law for several years. Houston is very personable, knowledgable, and efficient. From small questions to complex contracts, Houston is able to help and billing is always fair.

Laura Fenn

Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Walking Classroom Institute

Houston is knowledgeable, considerate and damn fast. I’m lucky to  have him part of my team, making the complicated simple, and the simple exceptional. Thank you for all you do Houston!

Dan Zola

Co-Founder, Sway UX

Love working with him!!! Houston is a wonderful attorney and we have loved working with him for several years . Honest with so much integrity!

Marni Borelli

Owner, Dragonfly Health and Fitness

Barnes Law is great! We’ve been happy customers since 2012. It can be hard to find a tech-savvy lawyer to help out with small SAAS company needs. Houston has always been there for us. He’s fast to return calls/emails, is easy to work with, and all completed work has been just what we needed. Highly recommended!

Pam Sessoms

Co-Founder, libraryh3lp & Chatstaff

Houston Barnes did excellent work structuring the Operating Agreement for our LLC, which enabled us to bring on a 3rd member with confidence. He was generous with his consulting time prior to being hired and gave us sound advice throughout the process. We were initially skeptical whether we needed a lawyer, but in the end it was well worth the investment.

Edward Rowe

Founder, CEO, Red Blue Games

From the very beginning I contacted Houston Barnes he has exceeded my expectations!  At the beginning from our initial conversation about obtaining his legal services through the entire process his professionalism has been outstanding, client focused, and above all dedicated to making me feel as important as a multimillion dollar corporation.

Tyler Brodnick

Founder, Kids At Play Consulting

I have enjoyed my relationship with Barnes Law Firm and will continue using them as needed . Houston is always very prompt at responding to emails and phone calls. I appreciate the fact that he considers me and my business goals in make decisions and guiding me on legal matters. I would recommend Barnes Law Firm to anyone looking for a responsive caring law firm.

Nancy Wilkerson

President, Hospitality Employment Link Porta;

We love to have Barnes Las Firm be part of our business. Houston Barnes always responded in a timely manner to all our requests, and he was very capable to handle the business. Their legal service is very affordable and much more reasonable, especially for a startup company like us.

Ted Meng

Founder & CEO, Gainko

Houston is great! He was invaluable during equity negotiations with my startup founders. I am extremely satisfied with the results of his work. Houston is also easy to talk to, translatesdifficult legal issues well, and most importantly- fought for me. I strongly recommend him!

Daniella Uslan

Co-Founder, Seal The Seasons Produce

Houston helped me get my business up and running quick by producing documents that I needed before I could launch. Thanks again for all your help!

Jordan Rickard

Founder, Oakwood Art Collective

From the very beginning I contacted Houston Barnes he has exceeded my expectations!  At the beginning from our initial conversation about obtaining his legal services through the entire process his professionalism has been outstanding, client focused, and above all dedicated to making me feel as important as a multimillion dollar corporation.

Laura Kesler

Founder, Laura Kesler Photography

I contacted The Barnes Law Firm to help with the startup of my small business, and have had an outstanding experience with Houston as my attorney. Houston is knowledgeable, thorough, experienced and most importantly, communicative. He responds to all of my emails, calls, needs and/or requests in an impressive, timely fashion. He has been a sounding board, and has provided great advice, for questions typical for someone new to the startup world. The fees for the services provided by Houston are well worth it, and there are never any billing surprises. I have had a very positive experience working with Houston and plan to use him, and The Barnes Law Firm, as my go-to legal source going forward.


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When I talk about my experiences with Barnes Law Firm, I sometimes have to contain my excitement because Houston Barnes and team have gone beyond the bounds of traditional business counsel to create value and redefine what it means to be a strategic advisor and business partner. I’ve worked with Houston for over 6 years and can attest to how transformational it has been to have a long-time attorney and advisor that I trust in my corner looking out for my best interest.

I highly recommend using Barnes Law Firm not just for quick, transactional legal projects, but also as true advisors that offer comprehensive legal counsel. As intra/entrepreneurs, we sometimes get a little too scrappy and cut back on services that we think are adding to costs, but are really creating long-term value. I made these mistakes before meeting Houston and those companies didn’t survive. The moment you start viewing legal counsel as a competitive advantage instead of cost center, you will transform your business to new heights. Don’t just ask Houston to review your contracts every once in awhile. Get Houston and team involved early and often as part of your organizational strategy. If you don’t take advantage of his rare combination of entrepreneurial, executive, and legal experience, you’re simply shortchanging your business. I can’t stress this enough.

Today’s market calls for a different kind of legal counselor. One that takes into account your company’s unique identity and position in the market, one that has deep experience in both the legal and business side of growing a company, and one that can deliver sustainable competitive advantage through expert, personalized guidance. Barnes Law Firm has been my competitive advantage & I look forward to our continued work together! 🙂

Nicholas Thomas