Barbara Jane Barron

Barbara Jane Barron: Attorney with MehaffyWeber, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

For more than 30 years, Barbara Jane Barron has represented clients in personal injury, mass tort, products liability, commercial litigation, and other complex civil litigation and has effectively and efficiently coordinated the nationwide and statewide defense for defendants. Her litigation experience includes numerous first chair trials in counties across the State of Texas to successful results, arguing major motions in various states, and taking lead for the defense group on significant motions in several states. Barbara has been requested by numerous courts to serve on steering committees and to act as liaison counsel to the bench. Her clients include well-recognized national companies who desire their litigation to be effectively, efficiently, and economically managed and who want the experience of trial lawyer who can try their cases to verdict when necessary.

Additionally, Barbara has tried car wreck, slip and fall, will contests, contract dispute, and on the job injury cases to successful defense verdicts. She has argued successfully hundreds of motions for summary judgments. Because of her nonprofit work, Barbara has been involved in nonprofit and employment law issues and cases. Barbara joined MehaffyWeber in 1984. Before then, she was the briefing attorney for United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Robert M. Parker.

Awards and Recognition

•Selected as a Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition - Personal Injury Defense: General, (Thomson Reuters) 2009-2014
•Top Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense: General, (Thomson Reuters) 2009-2014
•Selected as a “Super Lawyers Business Edition (formerly “Corporate Counsel Edition,) Civil Litigation Defense, (Thomson Reuters) 2011 to 2014
•Top Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense: General, 2011-2014
•Selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer ” (Thomson Reuters) since 2004
•Selected as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” in HTexas Magazine, 2012-2015
•“Top 100 Attorneys in Texas,” 2010, 2017
•“Top 50 Female Attorneys- Personal Injury Defense,” 2007-2013, 2015
•“Top 100 Lawyers in the Houston Region,” 2008-2010, 2012-2017
•“Texas Super Lawyers List for Fourteen Consecutive Years” as of 9/5/2017
•Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants” 2013-2019
•Selected as “2018 Lawyer of the Year, Beaumont” by Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
•Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012-2017
•Selected as “2013 Lawyer of the Year, Beaumont” by Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
•Selected as a Top 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law, by Texas Lawyer, November, 2008
•Outstanding Young Women of America, 1987 to present
•International Who's Who of Professionals, 1987 to present
•Who's Who in American Law, 1989 to present
•Jefferson County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 1996
•Leadership Texas Graduate (approximately fifty females from diverse careers selected from the state of Texas yearly)
•National Registry of Who's Who Life Member

News and Events

•Barbara Barron Moderated Panel Discussion at Judicial Forum
•Barbara J. Barron Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2014
•Nine MehaffyWeberAttorneys Named Best Lawyers in America for 2014
•MehaffyWeberAttorneys Selected to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
•Barbara J. BarronNamed Best Lawyers' 2013 Beaumont Product Liability Litigation - DefendantsLawyer of the Year
•12 MehaffyWeberAttorneys Recognized in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition
•HTexas Magazine has named 14 MehaffyWeber attorneys asHouston's Top Lawyers for 2013.
•The Best Lawyers inAmerica Recognizes Eleven Lawyers from MehaffyWeber in 2013 Edition
•13 MehaffyWeberAttorneys Selected as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers
•HTexas Magazine NamesSix MehaffyWeber Shareholders 2012 Houston's Top Lawyers in Houston
•9 MehaffyWeberAttorneys Recognized in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition
•Barbara J. Barronelected President and Michele Smith elected to the Monsignor Kelly High SchoolBoard of Directors for 2010-2011.
•Fifteen of the firm's attorneys have been selected forinclusion as 2010 TexasSuper Lawyers
•Eight MehaffyWeberShareholders Listed in September 2009 Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition.
•Barbara Jane Barronselected as one of the Top 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law,2008
•Fifteen MehaffyWeberAttorneys Named Super Lawyers 2008
•Barbara Barron haspassed the State of California Bar Exam
•Barbara J. Barronadmitted to practice in Arkansas.
•13 MehaffyWeberAttorneys Chosen as Texas Monthly Super Lawyers
•14 MehaffyWeberAttorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers for 2006

Results

•No. 4:13;CV;1183; Clark Collins v ABB, Inc., et al, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Court concluded that valve manufacturer owed no duty under Texas law on theories of strict liability and negligence to warn of alleged dangers arising from use of asbestos flange gaskets and asbestos external insulation in connection with valves made by equipment manufacturer when equipment manufacturer did not supply flange gaskets and did not supply insulation.
•Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 831 N.Y.S.2d 353 (2006 WL 3437670). Barbara Jane Barron and Frank A. Domino.
•Represents multiple multinational corporations in toxic and environmental cases
•National Silica Counsel for Fortune 500 clients and a privately held national companies
•National Asbestos Counsel for a national companies
•Successfully presented a case for several distributor defendants in New York and upheld the finding on appeal in Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 831 N.Y.S. 2d 353
•Argued the non-malignant asbestos standards for all defendants at the Asbestos MDL
•Obtained defense verdict in a premise liability personal injury case
•Obtained defense verdict in a commercial property damage case
•Obtained defense verdict in a contract dispute case
•Obtained defense verdict in one of the few silica cases tried in Texas
•Obtained an early summary judgment in a complex environmental case saving the client millions of dollars
•Argued several Lone Pine motions to successful conclusion which resulted in case being dismissed

Hundredsof contested motions for summary judgments granted

Articles and Speaking Engagements

•Employment Law for Nonprofits, Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, July 2017
•Scary and Amusing Lessons for Employers and Employees from 2016, Beaumont Rotary Club, June 2017
•Moderator of Judicial Panel “Civil Court Judicial Forum”, Jefferson County Bar Association, January, 2017
•“Federal Labor Overtime Rules”, Presented to SoutheastTexas CPA October, 2016
•“OSHA New Silica Rules”, Presented to Plant Manager’s Forum, July, 2016
•“Federal Labor Overtime Rules”, Presented to Non-Profit Foundation for Southeast Texas, July, 2016
•Moderator of Judicial Panel “Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice”, National Business Institute May, 2016
•“Is Your Company atRisk? Best Practices to MinimizeConflict”, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section, November, 2015
•“How E-Service Equals Efficiency & Effectiveness for Your Cases,” LexisNexis Complimentary Webinar 4/7/2011
•“Inside the Minds: Representing Defendants in Personal Injury Cases.” Published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, March, 2011
•Trial Tactics that Work in Toxic Tort and EnvironmentalCases: Yes, We Can (and Do) Win! FDCC Annual Meeting, February2009, Kauai, Hawaii
•TrialTactics that Work in Toxic Tort and Environmental Cases: Yes, We Can (andDo) Win!, FDCC Quarterly Masters Issue, Winter 2009
•MDL: Creation and Procedure, 25th Annual Litigation Update Institute, San Antonio, Texas,January 15-16, 2009
•Constitutionality and Medical Guidelines Texas Asbestos Litigation Conference, Harris Martin, Nov.20, 2008, Houston, Texas
•Demonstrative Evidence in Latent Toxic Tort Cases -Conveying Complex Medical Information and The Use of Exhibits, HarrisMartin Seminar, Alabama,May 20, 2008
•Chair of Harris Martin National Asbestos and Silica Conference,March 2007
•Chair of Harris Martin National Silica Conference, Las Vegas, NE,September 2006
•Hidden Medical and Legal Issues in the Mixed Dust Case: ADefense Prospective 14th Annual Asbestos LitigationConference, New Orleans,May, 1999
•DTPA and Insurance Code, Advanced Insurance Seminar University of Houston
•Department ofContinuing Education, Houston and Dallas, March 1996

of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Products Liability
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
409.835.5011 ext. 1464  Phone
409.835.5177  Fax
www.mehaffyweber.com
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Houston Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi; 2003, Mississippi; 1983, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, Arkansas; 2007, Oklahoma; 2008, California
Memberships:

Memberships

State Bar of Texas
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Houston Chapter
Texas Bar Foundation, fellow (Life member)
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)- numerous committees
College of the State Bar
Master in Michelle F. Mehaffy Inn of Court.
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Litigation Counsel of America
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
American Bar Association
Jefferson County Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Texas Federation of Business & Professional Women

Birth Information:
Mineola, New York, October 23, 1959
ISLN:
909227089

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (4 reviews)
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    4.7/5.0
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    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
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    4.7/5.0

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