Mr. Barnes has been practicing law since 2002 and prior to attending law school he worked for his father, Attorney Lyle J. Barnes, as his paralegal since 1991.

Attorney Jason F. Barnes is highly focused in and experienced in adoption law.  Mr. Barnes has represented many people over the years in all types of adoption matters and cases, including litigation in adoption matters.  Mr. Barnes is passionate about helping others successfully navigate through the adoption laws.


Service in the Community:


Utah Adoption Council
June 2009 – June 2010 (1 year 1 month) (President Elect 2008-2009, Advisor to the President 2009-2010).

Testified before the HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING on February 23, 2010, regarding H.B. 162 "Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor".

Testified before the SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDING COMMITTEE  on February 26, 2014, regarding S.B. 229 Adoption Act Amendments.

Teaching/Lecturing/Speaking Engagements:

NBI Faculty member- All day seminars teaching other attorneys regarding adoption (CLE - "Continuing Legal Education courses").