Cellino and Barnes Law Firm Being Broken Up?
Is it a personal dispute? A business disagreement? Something else? It appears that longtime law partners Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes may be going their separate ways.
Ross Cellino has filed documents in State Supreme Court suing Steve Barnes, essentially calling for the dissolution of the law firm. The judge ordered that all documents be kept confidential, but some of them ended up online.
According to published reports Steve Barnes has been ordered to appear in court on May 19th to answer the petition and to present his case as to why the law firm should not be dissolved.
It was back in 2005 when Ross Cellino's license to practice law was suspended for six months after being found guilty of professional misconduct. During that time the name of the practice was known as The Barnes Firm.
The personal injury Cellino and Barnes law firm is headquartered in Buffalo, but has offices in Rochester, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.