Steve Barnes Bio, Wiki
Lawyer Steve Barnes is a famous pilot for the New York firm Cellino & Barnes. He was piloting a plane that crashed in a wooded area in upstate Genesee County, according to a report Frida. Both people aboard the plane — a man and a woman — were killed, the Genesee County Sherrif’s Office told News 4 Buffalo.
#BREAKING: The plane that crashed in Corfu, NY is registered to attorney Steve Barnes from Cellino & Barnes.
We just confirmed this with Cellino’s attorney, Terry Connors.
Barnes is a registered pilot. The firm is working to identify who was on the plane and their conditions. https://t.co/U8exiZf1aP
— Jeannie McBride (@jeanniemcbride_) October 2, 2020
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of Steve Barnes in a plane crash,” Barnes’ longtime partner, Ross Cellino, said in a statement to The Buffalo News. “Steve and I worked together for many years at our firm. He was always a fearless advocate for his clients. His passing is a significant loss for the legal community.”
Steve Barnes Wife Confirmed that He was with His Nice
Barnes’ niece, Elizabeth D. Barnes was aboard the plane with Barnes, the paper reported, and also died in the crash. Barnes’ wife, Ruth, told the Buffalo News that the pair were heading to a birthday party for his mother in Buffalo when the accident occurred.
Steve Barnes Career & Plane Crash
The crash comes just three months after Barnes and former partner Ross Cellino, Jr. finally agreed to the terms of splitting their firm — but before the pair opened their separate offices.
The downed plane, a single-engine, propellor-powered Socata TBM 700, seats six and had left Buffalo en route to Manchester, NH, Localsyr.com report noted. The plane is registered to an address that matches Cellino & Barnes’ address, News 4 in Buffalo reported.
The Buffalo-based personal injury firm is known statewide for its ubiquitous, “Don’t wait! Call 8!” television ad jingle, which features their toll-free phone number, (800)888-8888.
Barnes and former partner Ross Cellino, Jr. had worked together for almost 30 years, until agreeing to the terms of their split in June following an ugly, three-year legal battle.
County Sheriff Police Statement
At a press briefing earlier Friday, Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron said the plane — a six-passenger Socata TBM700 — was “pretty much disintegrated” as a result of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the incident.
Steve Barnes Net Worth
The pair were multimillionaires, court papers suggested.