Cellino sues Barnes, could be end to iconic jingle

Personal injury attorney Ross . Cellino Jr. of famed Cellino and Barnes law firm reportedly filed a lawsuit against Stephen Barnes in New York State Supreme Court to dissolve the firm.

Barnes is scheduled to appear in court on May 19 to respond to the suit.

According to local news station WIVB, the filing on Wednesday was sealed by the judge.

Those who answered calls to 800-888-8888 did not comment on the suit.

"If this goes forward, it will be like a huge divorce … a huge business divorce," Buffalo attorney Paul J. Cambria told the Buffalo News.  "This law firm has been very successful and has all kinds of assets."

"Don't wait. Call 8" was the popular phrase used by the high-powered attorneys in TV commercials and billboards.

Cellino and Barnes, who have been in partnership for more than 30 years, have offices all across New York State.