Attorney Bio

 Barbara Gardner on Fox News

EDUCATION:

  • J.D. – South Texas College of Law
    • Rank: Number one in law school class
  • B.A. – University of Colorado, Psychology Degree
  • B.A. – University of Houston, Music Degree

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Graduated number one in law school class
  • “Best Lawyers in America” (Employment Law), 2007–2016
  • “Highest Possible Rating” in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Judiciary & Bar members, Martindale Hubbell 2015-2016
  • “Texas Super Lawyers,” 2007–2016
  • “Texas Top Lawyers,” 2012-2016
  • “Women Leaders in the Law,” Fortune Magazine 2015
  • “Top-Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment,” Fortune Magazine 2013
  • “The Best Women Lawyers in Texas,” 2013
  • “Texas’ Best Lawyers,” 2009–2013
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas” 2012
  • “Top Lawyers,” Corporate Counsel, 2008-2011
  • “Houston’s Top Lawyers,” 2006, 2007, 2011
  • “Top Lawyers for the People,” 2007
  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV-Preeminent rating by peers in Martindale Hubbell
  • Interviewed as expert several occasions on Houston’s Fox 26 News TV
  • $10 million verdict in 2009 death case, largest verdict that year in Texas for on-the-job injuries
  • Numerous other multi-million dollar verdicts
  • Former Partner & Head of Employment Law Section of Lam, Lyn & Philip
  • One of founding principals and partner of Tucker, Vaughan, Gardner & Barnes
  • Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Carl Bue, United States District Judge

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow Status
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Executive Council, Employment Law Section
    • Administration of Justice
    • Campaign for the Homeless
    • Bar Poll
    • Membership & Benefits
    • Pictorial Roster
    • Speakers Bureau
  • National Employment Law Association
  • Texas Employment Law Association
  • Houston Employment Law Association, Board of Directors
  • River Oaks Rotary Club
  • National Organization of Women
  • Houston Association of Women Attorneys
    • Chair: Legislative Action Committee 2009-2010
    • Member: Judicial Screening Committee 2007-2010
    • Co-Chair: Judicial Reception Committee 2008-2009
    • Chair: Public Relations Committee 2007-2008
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Federation of Houston Professional Women
  • Great Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Women in Real Estate and Finance
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
  • Texas Democratic Women, State Board of Directors, Parliamentarian 2013
  • Texas Democratic Women, Harris County Chapter
    • President 2009-2012
    • Program Chair 2013
    • IT Chair 2015
  • Audubon Society

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