Peggy L. Barnes


Tel: (951) 826-8357


At a Glance

Peggy assists attorneys with public works projects for cities that includes Claremont, Ontario and Riverside.

In Ohio, she worked on the nationwide asbestos litigation, and water rights litigation in California.

She is a member of the International Right of Way Association.

Peggy Barnes is a paralegal in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP, where she works primarily on transportation and public works projects, with a focus on eminent domain. 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’s extensive experience assisting attorneys with public works projects includes work for the cities of Claremont, Corona, Covina, Fontana, Ontario and Riverside, the Town of Apple Valley, as well as the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, Jurupa Community Services District, Western Municipal Water District and the County of Tehama.

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. Peggy is the president and serves on the Board of Directors of Chapter 57, and is the chair of the IRWA International Public Agency Committee. Peggy previously served as a student mentor to high school juniors through the Education and Human Services Academy of John W. North High School in Riverside. She received her paralegal certificate from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.

*Paralegals are not licensed attorneys. Under California law, paralegals are not authorized to provide legal advice.


  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, paralegal certificate

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