Margaret “Peggy” Barnes is a paralegal in the Eminent Domain section of the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. She assists attorneys with client work which includes pre-condemnation procedural matters, including drafting resolution of necessity documents, preparing and filing eminent domain actions and managing ongoing litigation. Peggy also assists with settlements by negotiated purchase or acquisition through the condemnation (court) process. Peggy has extensive experience assisting attorneys with public works projects includes work for various cities and public agencies.
Prior to joining BB&K, Peggy worked in law firms in Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio and California. She has an extensive defense background, having worked in mass tort litigation in Ohio as part of the nationwide asbestos litigation, and water rights litigation in California. She also has experience in medical malpractice, insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation.
Peggy is a member of the International Right of Way Association, where she served as president of Chapter 57 (California Inland Empire) in 2008 and served as a member of the IRWA's International Professional Development Committee from 2009-2013. She currently serves as a member of the International Public Agency Committee. Peggy serves as a student mentor to high school juniors through the Education and Human Services Academy of John W. North High School in Riverside.