Barbara Barron is an extremely experienced attorney who has delivered big wins for clients of all sizes throughout the country in both state and federal courts. She credits her success to her speech and drama background and her passion for her clients. Ms. Barron dedicates herself to her clients and has obtained a national reputation for her courtroom and organizational skills. Her litigation practice covers a full range of complex and cutting-edge issues.
As an experienced trial lawyer who is highly sought after, Ms. Barron has excelled in a unique combination of litigation areas, including mass and toxic torts, personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, and labor and employment law.
In personal injury and products liability, she has tried a variety of cases from car wrecks, trucking accidents, slip and falls, catastrophic injuries and even commercial property cases to defense verdicts. Likewise, she understands the need to economically and efficiently resolve cases without the necessity of a trial and has prepared and entered over 50,000 dispositive motions.
Because of her litigation and nonprofit work, she began advising clients on practices and procedures to create a work practice environment that avoids lawsuits and grievances. She began working with these clients after successfully representing them before agency proceedings and state and federal courts on FLSA, wage and hour, discrimination, and other employment issues. She spends time counseling clients to prevent future litigation and has written many Employee Handbooks. Additionally, she has amassed an impressive win rate in labor union arbitrations on behalf of management.
Ms. Barron has litigated extensively in mass tort and toxic tort litigation, including coordinating the nationwide and statewide defense of several defendants. She is the liaison defense attorney for both the Texas Asbestos MDL and the Texas Silica MDL. Ms. Barron has taken the “A” reader x‑ray course and is a certified pulmonary function technician, all which aids in the defense of any inhalation case. She has tried ANA/BNA cases in Beaumont, Texas, pesticide cases in Orange, Texas, and asbestos cases in Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Brownsville, and Orange, Texas. Ms. Barron has tried several silicosis cases to verdict in Orange and Odessa, Texas, winning all cases as defense verdicts. Additionally, since the 1980’s, she begun trials in well over fifty toxic tort cases in state and federal courts in Texas and other jurisdictions which were successfully resolved before verdict. She has successfully argued hundreds of motions for summary judgments.
Ms. Barron attended Baylor University where she graduated summa cum laude in three years while on the varsity swim team. She then attended the University of Houston Law Center and upon graduation magna cum laude she became the Briefing Attorney for United States District Judge, Robert M. Parker. Ms. Barron joined MehaffyWeber in 1984 and became a shareholder in 1991.
In her spare time, Ms. Barron is extremely active in the nonprofit community. She is immediate past President of the Shorkey Center which provides services to autistic children and has previously served as President twice for the Symphony League. She is also volunteers and is President at the Southeast Texas Family Resource Center where she chaired a committee raising $1 million to open a family resource center in a low income neighborhood. Ms. Barron is also the Past President of the Monsignor Kelly High School Board. She has given speeches for the State Bar of Texas, the Defense Research Institute, FDCC, Mealey’s Litigation Report, Perrin’s, and HarrisMartin, as well as written numerous articles and a book chapter entitled “Be Prepared: Knowing Your Case and Your Witnesses in Personal Injury Litigation” for the book Representing Defendants in Personal Injury Cases; Leading Lawyers on Developing a Defense Strategy, Navigating the Discovery Process, and Litigating Disputes. Ms. Barron has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2013 and in the Texas Super Lawyer List by Thomson Reuters since 2004.