A decade of growth

1992
Kevin Morris and Michael Barnes join firm Gibson Hoffman and Pansione, where the two work together through 1994.

1993
In January, Morris meets Trey Parker and Matt Stone at Sundance. He subsequently represents the duo throughout the production of “Time Warped,” their failed Fox skein.

1995
Law Office of Kevin Morris, below, opens in January in a production office of MPCA. Has a staff of one.

In November, Parker and Stone’s “The Spirit of Christmas” short becomes an early viral-video phenomenon.

1996
Morris and Barnes, along with Kevin Yorn (from L.A. DA’s Office) kick off the New Year as Barnes Morris at 520 Broadway in Santa Monica.

With “A Time to Kill” and a Vanity Fair cover, early client Matthew McConaughey becomes a household name.

1997
“South Park” bows in August.

1999
In October, firm moves to larger S.M. office at 1424 Second St.

2000
Deborah Klein joins firm in February, bringing with her Jim Carrey, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn.

Doug Mark joins in June and establishes a music division.

Barnes Morris-repped Anthony Zuiker’s “CSI” debuts in October, quickly becoming the top-rated show in the nation.

2002
In July, longtime assistant/associate Dave Krintzman becomes partner, the first homegrown Barnes Morris staffer to do so.

Stephen Barnes joins the firm in December from Bloom Hergott & Diemer, bringing such clients as Chris Rock and John Singleton.

2003
January brings the arrival of Jared Levine, a former TV writer and showrunner.

2004
Todd Rubenstein (partner since July 2003) signs tennis prodigy Serena Williams and pro poker player Annie Duke, adding more athletes and game enthusiasts to a roster that includes Tony Hawk.

2006
In July, Barnes Morris signs lease for new headquarters at 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Move planned for April.

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