Eaton Barnard was born in Bay Minette and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is married to Ansley Head Barnard with whom he shares four children. Eaton attended public schools in Mobile County, graduating from Davidson High School. He pursued his bachelor’s degree at the University of South Alabama where he majored in political science. In 1986, he earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and passed the Alabama Bar.
Eaton wanted to be a lawyer from an early age having held a job as a “runner” at a local law firm during his freshman year at USA. After this experience, he was hooked on the profession, courtrooms, courthouses, and the opportunity to help people. Before joining Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys in 2015, Eaton worked at a small law firm in Mobile for a couple years and then a larger firm for four years. Having practiced personal injury law for the last 25 years, Eaton has tried cases in courts from Cullman to Orange Beach. He considers himself blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best attorneys in the state.
Eaton has tried over 120 jury trials ranging from car wrecks and products liability to complex medical malpractice. He has tried cases against many large corporations and contractors including Walmart, Delta Airlines, and FedEx. He notably sued the rapper Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as “Fifty Cent,” for carjacking and assaulting a local limo driver. Considering it an honor and privilege to help all people, he has represented both impoverished and wealthy individuals.
Finally, and most important to Eaton, comes faith. He recognizes Jesus as his savior and acknowledges that everything he has been blessed with comes from God. Contrary to what many think, Eaton attributes his strength, boldness, and courageousness when facing opponents to his faith. He has frequently heard his legal approach described as “bulldog.” He represents those who need him and does so aggressively and without fear or concern of what anyone might think of him.
Licenses and Certifications
- Alabama State Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Alabama
- Alabama Association for Justice
- South Alabama Trial Lawyers
- B.S., University of South Alabama (1983)
- J.D., University of Alabama (1986)