Barbara Jane Barron

Barbara J. Barron
t:409.835.5011 ext. 1464

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

  • HTexas Magazine has named 14 MehaffyWeber attorneys as "Houston's Top Lawyers" for 2013.
  • The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eleven Lawyers from MehaffyWeber in 2013 Edition
  • 13 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers
  • HTexas Magazine Names Six MehaffyWeber Shareholders "2012 Houston's Top Lawyers in Houston"
  • 9 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Barbara J. Barron elected President and Michele Smith elected to the Monsignor Kelly High School Board of Directors for 2010-2011.
  • Fifteen of the firm's attorneys have been selected for inclusion as 2010 Texas Super Lawyers®
  • Eight MehaffyWeber Shareholders Listed in September 2009 Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition.
  • Barbara Jane Barron selected as one of the "Top 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law," 2008
  • Fifteen MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2008
  • Barbara Barron has passed the State of California Bar Exam
  • Barbara J. Barron admitted to practice in Arkansas.
  • 13 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Chosen as Texas Monthly Super Lawyers
  • 14 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers for 2006


  • 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. To review the order, please click here.
  • Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 831 N.Y.S.2d 353 (2006 WL 3437670). Barbara Jane Barron and Frank A. Domino. Please follow the links to review the Order and the Memorandum.
  • 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

Hundreds of 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 Southeast Texas 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 at Risk? Best Practices to Minimize Conflict”, 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 Environmental Cases: Yes, We Can (and Do) Win!" FDCC Annual Meeting, February 2009, Kauai, Hawaii
  • "Trial Tactics that Work in Toxic Tort and Environmental Cases: Yes, We Can (and Do) 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, HarrisMartin, Nov. 20, 2008, Houston, Texas
  • "Demonstrative Evidence in Latent Toxic Tort Cases - Conveying Complex Medical Information and The Use of Exhibits," Harris Martin 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: A Defense Prospective" 14th Annual Asbestos Litigation Conference, New Orleans, May, 1999
  • "DTPA and Insurance Code", Advanced Insurance Seminar University of Houston
  • Department of Continuing Education, Houston and Dallas, March 1996