Eric obtained his Bachelors in Political Science in 1992 & his Juris Doctorate in 1995 from Brigham Young University. Mr. Barnes devotes his practice solely to estate planning & elder law, with special expertise in asset protection & customized trust-based estate planning. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), & is one of only three attorneys in Utah certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Barnes is also a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of attorneys who share resources & expertise to provide top quality estate & long-term care planning solutions to their clients. In the past, Mr. Barnes served on the board of Cottages of Hope; has served as the first full-term Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Utah Bar; and as the President of the Weber/Davis Estate Planning Council. He is also an independently licensed life & health insurance agent. He enjoys teaching & has provided education services for many groups in the community, including attorneys & other professionals. On a personal note, Mr. Barnes is an avid road cyclist, has been married for 28 years, & has 5 children & 2 granddaughters.