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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM OF THE MONTH
Oxendine Barnes & Associates PLLC
Light at the End of the Tunnel BY BOB FRIEDMAN
RPHOTOS: HEADSHOTS AND CORPORATE
yan Oxendine’s face was deep crying and holding hands through red and dripping with sweat their cases,” said Barnes. “Trust with as he trotted o  the volleyball a client is a two-way street. It’s good to court at Springdale Recreation
Oxendine and Barnes said the hallmarks of their practice are that they leverage their experience to personally shepherd clients from the  rst day to the last day of a case.
 ey face some of the same insur- ance defense  rms or lawyers on a regular basis. “We know their MO and how they will react and respond, the numbers they will throw out and the motions they will  le,” said Barnes.
“I tell clients don’t take it person- ally if the insurance company makes a low and unreasonable initial o er.  at’s how it works,” explained Oxe- ndine.“Ihadamediationinatruck- ingaccidentcasewherebeforemedi- ation that morning I gave the client my estimate of  nal settlement. A er eight hours of mediation, we settled for that exact amount. It came down to credibility, knowledge and meet- ing the client’s expectation.”
Club during the annual fundraiser in build that trust with clients from day
August for the St. Baldrick’s Founda- tion. His Raleigh-based  rm, Oxen- dine Barnes & Associates PLLC, was one of the sponsors of the campaign that raised $123,000 for research and treatment of childhood cancer.
“Fortunately none of us have had to experience the nightmare of deal- ing with a child with cancer, but the mission of the Foundation hits close to home,” said Oxendine.
Oxendine and his partner, Jim Barnes detailed a litigation strategy for the  rm’s clients that applies the same levels of intensity, focus and teamwork it applied to fundraising for St. Baldrick’s.
“It’s important that we have been there with our clients, laughing and
one.  ey trust and respect our opin- ion even if they don’t agree with it.”
While this sounds like boilerplate lawyer-speak, Oxendine and Barnes are frequently spot-on in assessing the value of a case for a potential new cli- ent and how long it takes to complete a case.
“ is is the business that we do and through years of experience and working with opposing lawyers, we get a good handle on the value and projected outcomes so we can give a client a good recommendation or analysis of their case,” said Barnes.
 e  rm handles the gamut of per- sonal injury cases including wrong- ful death. Some cases have topped $2,000,000.  ey are among the few PI  rms that handle medical malpractice.
RYAN OXENDINE AND JIM BARNES
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