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Chelsea K. Barnes

Chelsea K. Barnes

Senior Associate

The Knollwood
380 Knollwood Street
Suite 530
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
chelsea.barnes@nelsonmullins.com

Chelsea focuses her practice on a variety of litigation matters, including healthcare litigation, certificate of need, products liability, toxic torts, and complex business litigation. She also counsels clients in response to cybersecurity and other data incidents and provides guidance in ensuing governmental investigations and actions.

Chelsea has experience in litigating cases from start to finish, including...

Chelsea focuses her practice on a variety of litigation matters, including healthcare litigation, certificate of need, products liability, toxic torts, and complex business litigation. She also counsels clients in response to cybersecurity and other data incidents and provides guidance in ensuing governmental investigations and actions.

Chelsea has experience in litigating cases from start to finish, including at trial. She currently serves as a discovery coordinating counsel for a major manufacturer of consumer products. 

Chelsea K. Barnes

at trial. She currently serves as a discovery coordinating counsel for a major manufacturer of consumer products. 

Chelsea focuses her practice on a variety of litigation matters, including healthcare litigation, certificate of need, products liability, toxic torts, and complex business litigation. She also counsels clients in response to cybersecurity and other data incidents and provides guidance in ensuing governmental investigations and actions.

Chelsea has experience in litigating cases from start to finish, including... at trial. She currently serves as a discovery coordinating counsel for a major manufacturer of consumer products. 

Experience

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Experience

  • Served as second chair at a trial before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings 
  • Served as defense counsel in litigation in both state and federal court involving complex commercial disputes, medical devices, consumer products, and toxic torts 
    • Experienced in taking and defending fact witness depositions 
    • Experienced in expert witness preparation
    • Experienced in coordinating and managing written and electronic discovery 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Summer Associate in the Richmond office of a regional law firm (2016)
  • Judicial Intern, Justice Robert H. Edmunds, Jr., North Carolina Supreme Court (2016)
  • Congressional Intern, Congressman Tom Cole, Udall Foundation, Washington, DC (2014)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD (2018)
    • Inductee of The James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Holderness Moot Court
    • Broun National Trial Team
    • First Amendment Law Review
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Political Science with Honors and Distinction, BA, Communication Studies with Distinction (2015)

Admissions

  • North Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • American Bar Association (Antitrust Section, Health Law Section, Litigation Section)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association 
  • N.C. Guardian Ad Litem appellate advocate
  • Member, Board of Directors, LEAD Girls of N.C., Inc. (2018–Present) 
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Addiction Recovery Care Association (2019–Present)