Barbara Barron has been with the firm of MehaffyWeber upon her graduation from the University of Houston, magna cum laude, in 1984 and has been a shareholder since 1991. She attended Baylor University where she graduated summa cum laude in three years while on the varsity swim team. After graduating from law school, she became the briefing attorney for United States District Judge, Robert M. Parker. Ms. Barron was named "Outstanding Young Lawyer" by the Jefferson County Bar Association in 1996. She was recently selected as “Lawyer of the Year-Beaumont-2013,” by Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. She has also been named “Top 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law," by Texas Lawyer and consistently named as Texas Super Lawyer -“Top 50 Female Lawyers in Texas” and “Top 100 Lawyers in the Houston Region.” She is licensed to practice in Texas, Arkansas, California, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
Ms. Barron has extensively worked in the mass tort and toxic tort litigation including coordinating the statewide defense of several defendants and is coordinating the nationwide and statewide defense of toxic tort defendants. Currently, she is a member of the statewide steering committee for the state silica multi-district litigation. Barbara 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. Ms. Barron has tried several silicosis cases to verdict in Orange and Odessa, Texas, all to defense verdicts. Additionally, since the ‘80's, she started trials in well over fifty toxic tort cases in Beaumont, Houston, Galveston, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi state courts and state and federal courts in Beaumont which were successfully resolved before verdict. She has argued successfully hundreds of motions for summary judgments. She is currently Past President of the Southeast Texas Family Resource Center where she chaired a committee raising 1 million dollars to open a family resource center, and Secretary of the Monsignor Kelly High School Board. She has given speeches for the State Bar of Texas, DRI, Mealey’s and HarrisMartin, as well as written numerous articles.