Cheryl Barnes
VP, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC

Ms. Barnes has been with Estes Forwarding for over ten years and currently serves as VP, Legal Affairs and General Counsel.  In this role she oversees a wide variety of legal issues ranging from insurance and contracts to Human Resources, providing her the opportunity to understand all of the challenges facing the industry today.

Prior to Estes Forwarding, Ms. Barnes worked as Associate Counsel for the national non-profit, Covenant House Washington in Washington, DC where she worked extensively on government compliance, property acquisitions and contract negotiation.  Before moving to DC, Ms. Barnes began her legal career practicing criminal law working as a Public Defender at both the State and Federal levels.

Ms. Barnes received her BA in Psychology and Political Science from the State University of New York, Oneonta and her JD from Capital University Law School.  She is admitted to the bar in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Ohio.

Ms. Barnes is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the Virginia Bar Association.