William Barnes (D-AL-6)

William Barnes (D-AL-6)

William G “Bill” Barnes

William Barnes Congressional Candidate Alabama District 6

Biography of William Barnes from Committee to Elect William Barnes


Highly motivated self-starter with extensive quality experience in government, business and law: human resources policies, procedures and practices; personnel and management recruitment, selection, development and evaluation; compensation; employee/employer relations, arbitration management and organization development. Committed to building organizations that value and practices diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity, providing innovative leadership and vision, management skill and insight and an adroit ability to manage relationships across a spectrum of institutions and intellectual disciplines.



William G. Barnes Attorney at Law

Attorney and Counselor of Law, Birmingham, AL. 35215

Managing attorney engaged in the practice of criminal and civil law within the State of Alabama in State and Federal Courts. Trial lawyer of criminal defendants under prosecution within Alabama and Federal circuits; trial prosecution and defense of civil litigation actions within Alabama and Federal judicial circuits.

  • Member, United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Federal Bar Northern District of Alabama
  • Member, Federal Bar Middle District of Alabama
  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

“Champion Lawyer for the Working Middle Class”


William G. Barnes & Associates, Inc. Birmingham, AL. 35215-4060

Principal Business Consultant

Principal consultant to business entities in organizational development and operations; personnel recruitment, selection, management, employee and management training; compensation, benefits analysis and administration; operations and personnel safety; wage, salary, claims and administration; contract negotiations; legalities, grievance and arbitration management; sales and marketing. Conducted research of organizational structure and operations, identify problems and make recommendations to directors and senior management for organizational development actions.


U.S. Treasury Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA. 31524

Research Analyst and Legal Instructor

(Retired upon completion of 28 years Federal Service)


Brenau University, Gainesville, GA,

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct faculty member teaching academic courses in business administration, human resources management, psychology, organization development and law, for senior and graduate- level college students.


U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, Fort Eustis, VA. 23666

Senior Personnel Psychologist

Designed, developed, managed enlisted and officer human resources training and testing for 300,000 army personnel worldwide. Designed and managed development, contracting for publication, printing, distribution, administration, scoring, and reporting of the Army’s skill qualification testing and evaluation program. Transfer to Ft. McClellan, Alabama, 1985 for career enhancement and attend law school.


Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Adjunct Professor

Faculty member conducting academic instruction to senior-level college students in business and human resources management science.


U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA. 23690

Weapons and Munitions Manufacturing and Facilities Engineering and Maintenance


United States Air Force

Reciprocating Engine Aircraft

  • C-118 and C-7A Caribou Aircraft
  • Vietnam combat veteran, Cam Ranh Bay AFB, Republic of Vietnam


  • LL.M. – Master of Laws; Atlanta Law School, Atlanta, GA. 1991
  • J.D. – Juris Doctor; Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, AL. 1985
  • M.A. – Education/Human Resource Development/Organizational Psychology; George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1978
  • B.S. – Business Administration/Psychology; George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1975
  • A.A. – Liberal Arts; George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 1974


Trained Federal Law Enforcement Employees for 75 different agencies. A few of the Federal Agencies are:

  • U.S. Marshals
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Boarder Patrol
  • U.S. Secret Service

Aided in the military transition from Jungle Warfare to Urban (Desert and other) Warfare.

Biography of William Barnes from

William G “Bill” Barnes was born to John and Jean Barnes in Lumberton, North Carolina, on December 15, 1948. Bill’s parents were very adamant about instilling a strong work ethic in him at a very young age. His grandmother often told him, “Don’t ask someone to do for you that which you can do for yourself.” Little did his parents realize that a simple statement such as that would become the core of Bill’s character. Bill’s leadership abilities were derived from hard work and a self-discipline to follow the values he learned throughout his childhood, and both played a major role in developing his work ethic, good character and commitment.

The Barnes Family were tobacco farmers for centuries in the Southeastern region of North Carolina. In 1952, the Barnes moved to Newport News, Virginia, where Bill’s father obtained employment with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company assisting in the construction of the luxury liner, SS United States. After settling in York County, Virginia, Bill attended elementary and high school graduating in 1967.

During the height of the Vietnam War, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force post graduation. He completed basic training and advanced technical training then was assigned to Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kansas, while awaiting his Vietnam orders. In August, 1968, Bill arrived at Cam Ranh Bay AFB, RVN assigned to the 483 CAM Squadron at Cam Ranh Bay flying combat support missions on C-7A Caribou aircraft.

After returning from foreign duty, Bill returned to Virginia and enrolled at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he studied Liberal Arts, Psychology, Business and Education earning his A.A. in Liberal Arts and Psychology, B.S. in Business Administration with a Psychology minor, M.A. in Education and Psychology and postgraduate studies in Organizational Psychology.

In 1973, Bill worked for the United States Navy as a Weapons and Munitions Specialist. In 1978, he began practicing psychology for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at the Army Training Support Center(ATSC). Subsequently he transferred to the U. S. Army Chemical Center and School and the Army’s Military Police Center and School at Fort McClellan, Alabama. While at Fort McClellan, Bill studied law and earned a Juris Doctor and an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy. In 1990, Bill began working for the U.S. Treasury at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, where he conducted organizational research and taught law to federal law enforcement trainees in legal subjects such as constitutional law, evidence, search and seizure and moot court.

Bill retired from federal governmental service in 1998 after a successful twenty-eight year career; relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, in January, 1998, and began practicing law in 1999 representing low socioeconomic clients in northeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, and surrounding areas. He currently maintains a general practice where he serves clients in cases ranging from probate to capital murder. Bill is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the prestigious United States Supreme Court Bar.

Bill is married to Tamea Barnes, a Birmingham kindergarten teacher, and has two daughters and one grandchild, Stephanie Mays and grandson Ryan Mayes of Quinton, Virginia, and Katherine Barnes, a junior at The University of The South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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