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Heather Jean Barbieri

Sex crime Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    70%

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Board certified in Criminal Law, specializing in criminal trial and appellate advocacy at both the State and Federal Levels.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Heather Barbieri has practiced law in Texas since 1998. Based in Plano, Attorney Barbieri is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Specialization and was named 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. As an expert in the field of criminal law, Attorney Barbieri has been invited to numerous speaking engagements to help other lawyers learn more about criminal defense and trial skills. Throughout her career, Attorney Barbieri has consistently furthered her knowledge of criminal law at every opportunity and has applied her knowledge to get real-world results. Her 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating is a testament to her expertise and her results.

Location

Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.
7000 Preston Road
Suite 700
Plano, TX, 75024

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Posted by D Z | November 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best attorneys in the state...worth every penny
Heather Barbieri gets unbelievably GOOD results for her clients. She often wins acquittals and gets cases dismissed, even when the case doesn't look good for the client. Defense attorneys are not miracle workers, but she's as close as it gets. And she's honest and does not charge too much, only what is necessary to defend her clients. If you want great results and you are in need of criminal defense, I strongly recommend Ms. Barbieri.
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Posted by Zach | January 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for Investment
Heather and her team did a dynamite job with my case. I can't believe I have a brand new lease on life now because of them. I was reluctant at first, even though I had a really good feeling about them from my initial consultation. I'm so grateful I went all in. It was worth it. They are just so passionate and dedicated and have a great strategy for winning.
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Posted by Frances | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
I hired the Barbieri Law Firm because she was simply the best attorney. She refused to stop fighting for me and my family in the midst of a very difficult and overwhelming case. Thank you. You literally saved my life (my freedom!) and I have a second lease on life and a second chance thanks to the incredible work and not guilty verdict Heather and her team did for me. I highly recommend hiring the Barbieri Law Firm and Ms. Barbieri.
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Posted by Larry | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd Time's a Charm
The most important decision I ever had to make was what attorney to hire for a serious situation I was facing. Unfortuantely, the first time I hired one I made a mistake. I listened to all the BS and false promises he made to me. He took my money no problem but wasn't getting anything done and after over a year came to me and said we should just plea out my case and serve time. I am innocent! I happen to be waiting for my attorney in the court room - he was late - and Ms. Barbieri was there for one of her clients. She was amazing. She was joking and hanging out with the DA before they got started but as soon as the judge came in she turned it on. She sounded so good and convincing and the judge approved her request. The DA went from smiling to mad - I could see her. I saw Ms. Barbieri fight more for her client in 10 minutes than my attorney did for me in 11 months. Afterwards I asked the baliff who she was and he told me Heather Barbieri and said she is the best attorney in Texas. I didn't need any more convincing. Thank God I found her.
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Posted by Dee | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision Ever
10/11/2018 Heather Barbieri and Katherine Devlin, was the best thing I could have asked for in my lawsuit. They are truly professional and they took the time to CARE! Care for my well being, care about my family and care about my outcome. I was very worried about the process because I had never been accused of something, they took the time to help me understand (the good, the bad and the ugly). After meeting with Heather and Katherine I was able to calm down and sleep. My case was dismissed and I walked away knowing that I hired the right law firm and the best lawyers! Thank You for helping me and my family!!
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Posted by Mary | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Firm with True Heart That Fights for Truth!
Heather Barbieri and Katherine Devlin with Barbieri Lawfirm are truly amazing attorneys! They're committed and work extremely hard to achieve the best outcome for their client! I was truly impressed with their commitment to truth and my defense against false allegations! I can't tell you how good it felt through this stressful process to know that you were in my corner! Katherine & Heather - THANK YOU!
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Posted by Matthew | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thankful for this EXPERT, COMPASSIONATE Attorney & Team
In 2018, I became a recipient of allegations of work conduct violations (which were refuted) from a local school district where I previously worked. Heather Barbieri took a large portion of her work day to meet with me and provide comforting and expert legal advice. I knew very quickly upon meeting and talking with her that Heather is an amazing person and attorney. We set up four legal goals. The results for the goals were: overwhelming victory, overwhelming victory, excellent victory, and excellent victory. I would recommend Heather Barbieri and her amazing team to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. Ultimately, these blessings are from God. Thank you so much Heather & team. I thank my/our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ for you and your team.
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Posted by Adrian | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Ms. Heather.
She helped me a lot. I was facing serious jail time. She took me serious and treated me like a person and looked after me. I will never forget what she did to help me. Thank you, Mrs. Barbieri. God bless you.
Posted by Sharon | April 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Outcome Hopeful
I want to say that I could not have found a better, more capable attorney who was more than up for the fight for helping me and my family through a tremendously difficult time. She just gets it! I was so proud to have her by my side and she defended my reputation and honor and delivered the not guilty verdict that proved my innocence.
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Posted by Lynn | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRULY REMARKABLE ATTORNEY
I can't sing the praises of the Barbieri Law Firm enough. Heather is amazing. So is her entire staff. I was accused of something awful that rocked my entire world and I was devastated. It was the most paralyzing with fear situation I have even been in. Mrs. Barbieri worked with me from our very first phone call. She talked me down the ledge. I had confidence in her from the very beginning. Also, her experience in helping other clients with really complicated legal issues and having great success with those is what sold me on her as well. I don't think there is a situation that she hasn't seen at least a 1000 times and has conquered them all. Thankfully for me, she was able to do the same for my situation. Thank you, Heather. Also - this is the first review I have ever done. I'm not big on writing reviews (I really hate doing them). So, the fact that I am done one for Mrs. Barbieri really proves how great I think she is.
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Posted by Terry | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me in my darkest time!
I'm not big on leaving reviews, espeically when I was facing such an awful ordeal and an uphill battle. But, in my darkest time when I felt my whole world was against me, I came across Mrs. Barbieri and she actually took the time to learn and ask questions and get my side of the story. Most of the other attorneys started right into the fee and how many years they thought they could get for my sentence. But, not Mrs. Barbieri. She built a strategy and game plan for our case and we ended up getting the charges dropped. Thank you!
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Posted by Marti | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Fighter - save my life!!
I initially hired an attorney for a very serious allegation my significant other was facing. He charged a lot of money and talked even more. But after nearly 2 years on the case, nothing was happening. Then he kept trying to convince us to take a plea that involved a lot of jail time. One day we were up at the courthouse for a hearing. There was a lawyer before us who was up there doing an amazing job of fighting for her client. I was impressed by her passion and conviction, espeically considering how low energy our attorney was in comparison. When her time before the judge was over (she won whatever she was fighting for that day), I asked the bailiff who that attorney was. He said it was Mrs. Heather Barbieri. That evening I went home and researched her and was blown away by her webiste and her experience. I think what did it for me was how much she actually teaches other lawyers how to do their jobs across the country. We met with her a few days later and I was even more impressed. WHile it was very frustrating to feel like we wasted two years and a lot of money on the first attorney, I am will never regret the decision to hire Mrs. Barbieri and her law firm. It was the best decision I ever made. We went from facing several years in prison to successfully the charges and getting our lives back! She has amazing reserach and investigative ability. She did more work on our case in the first three weeks than the first attorney did in nearly two years. She was suggesting ideas and strategies in the very first meeting that I hadn't heard from the other attorney in the whole time we worked with him. Heather is the best! I would recommend her to anyone. I hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, there is no question who I am hiring.
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Posted by Linda | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
Heather was amazing! We had a feeling from the start that she was not a typical lawyer. For starters, she took the time to really listen to us and heard what we were saying and coming from. She is extremley passionate about helping people. She has assembled an amazing team around her as well. Everyone we dealt with was top notch. We had gotten into some trouble and were really scared. Mr.s Barbieri's confidence and game planning was what we needed to get a not guiltiy verdict. I will forever be grateful for her.
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Posted by Laura | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She Rescued My Life!
I'm not a really religious person, but I believe that God brought Heather into my life. I was accused of something which I didn't do. It was very serious and I was facining very serious charges and potentially 30 years in federal prison. Heather not only is the best - she knows the best. She brought in the best investigators and the best expert witnesses to help me. They all told me that I was very fortunate to have her as my attorney, that they work with attorneys all over the country and she is the best. That gave me a lot of faith. They were right! We won. I have my life back now. Looking back I was in such a place of despair and Heather and her team got me out of it. She has such a fire and passion and confidence each step along the way. If you are every facing a serious legal problem, I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Thankful
I was on trial facing a life sentence, but falsely accused and the evidence was against me. Heather did not stop proving the evidence was wrong and at the end of the trial, I was found not guilty and am a free man for something I did not do.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Available
Heather was there for the worst day of my life and one of the best days of my life. They were there for me when I was first arrested and charged w/ something terrible I didn’t commit. I felt the whole world was against me. They stood by my side and set me straight. I’m not saying I’m perfect by no means, but I didn’t do what I was accused of doing. Less than a year after the nightmare started, I heard the judge say the words I had prayed and believed in my heard I would one day hear: “Not Guilty”!! Thankyou Heather.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my life!
Heather Barbieri and her associate attorney Kathrine are amazing people and even better attorneys. Heather is very professional and knows the laws. I went to her in the darkest time of my life. Falsely accused of a crime that I did not commit. Heather stood by my side and backed me up through the whole process. She fought for my life as if it were her own. If anyone out there is ever in need of a caring, compassionate and professional attorney Heather Barbieri is the only one that I would ever recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Great experience with a great lawyer
Handled my daughter's case wonderfully. Always thoroughly went over the process with us, and had a wonderful outcome. Very kind and thoughtful. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Keely Duckworth | October 15, 2010
She's the best
When I say Wonder Woman, I say Heather Barbieri. She was there when I thought all odds were against me. She made my worries go away. She took control of the situation and did what she did best. She fought for me, and won. I will never forget her.
Response from Heather Barbieri May 15, 2015
Thank you very much. It is wonderful to hear good feedback!
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2010
Satisfied Previous Client
Several years ago, I required some legal advice and eventually representation for a work related issue. It was a very scary position that I found myself in. Ms. Barbieri made herself available to listen to my worries and fears. She was very open as to the posible outcomes, both good and bad. I really appreciated her honesty and felt very secure with her legal representation. She always returned my calls and emails and never made me feel like I was bothering her or taking up too much of her time. The case remained open over many months before eventually coming to a conclusion without having to go to court. Ms. Barbieri stayed in contact with me periodically to touch base even when the status of the case remained unchanged. I was very satisfied with her respresentation and if I ever need legal advise or representation in the future, she will be my first call.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Heather J. Hagerty, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2003

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child
  • Not guilty of all charges by Jury
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child
  • Not guilty of all charges by Jury
  • Indecency With a Child By Sexual Contact
  • Result: ACQUITTED BY JURY AFTER PROCEEDING TO TRIAL. NO JAIL
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Publications Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Faculty
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 D Best
  • D Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyers in North Texas
  • Frisco STYLE
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elitelawyers.com
  • 2019
  • 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers (Since 2013)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012, 2011)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Article Editor, Law Review
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • Kansas State University
  • 1992
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Plano, TX
  • Three Best Rated
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Hybrid Representation
  • 2008
  • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
  • Judicial Profile
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Waco Seminar
  • Course Director: Unleashing Your Inner Beast
  • 2018
  • Story Exploration Through Psychodrama
  • Course Director, Psychodrama, Round Top, Texas, 2018
  • 2018
  • Opening Statement Seminar
  • Faculty
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program
  • Faculty
  • 2017
  • Beating the Drum for Justice
  • Course Director, CDLP’s Beating the Drum for Justice, Tyler, Texas, 2017
  • 2017
  • Beating The Drum For Justice
  • Course Director
  • 2017
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Sexual Assault-Cover to Cover
  • 2016
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • Maine Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • Sexual Assault Defense
  • 2016
  • Defending Those Accused of Sexual Assault
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • Beating the Drum for Justice
  • Course Director
  • 2016
  • 3-Week College
  • Faculty
  • 2016
  • Prairie Dog Seminar
  • Jury Selection in Child Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2015
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2014
  • Survival Tactics - Temple, TX
  • Ethics - Going to the Movies
  • 2010
  • Criminal Trial Skills
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2010
  • Survival Tactics - Granbury TX
  • Ethics in the Law
  • 2009
  • Criminal Defense Trial College
  • Closing argument
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a knowlegable and well experienced trial lawyer. Her years of experience make her an excellent attorney in criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather goes full throttle at everything and never quits. She expects more of herself than any client expects of her. This is what makes her the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a leader among lawyers. She defends her clients from multiple vantage points with the skill required to achieve results in the toughest of criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather was my mentor up in Wyoming and in Huntsville Texas. She helped me work up a cross on a complex sex case. The end product was amazing! I was grateful to learn from such a skilled trial lawyer. She is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Barbieri is a very talented attorney. I have know her for several years and have had trials with and against her. She is very smart and talented and I endorse her work 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Heather! Heather has earned a solid reputation throughout Texas for effectively representing individuals accused of serious crimes. Prosecutors truly fear her. She has the necessary reputation, knowledge, and experience to eliminate or minimize the consequences of the government's accusation. She is a very effective and skilled litigator who has the guts to stand up to the government and their accusations to demand evidence, not simply an accusation. You can never go wrong with Heather!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an incredible attorney representing folks, and getting the two word verdict, "not guilty" very, very often in one of the toughest places to defend a case, Collin County. Heather is an excellent attorney who I am proud to endorse."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a top-notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is one of the most talented litigators in the State of Texas. I value this lawyers opinion, and find myself calling her when I need assistance. Every time I have referred a client to Heather they rave about her ability. I would not hesitate in referring a friend or family member to this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is an exceptional lawyer. Her knowledge of the law, passion for defending her clients, and likeability make her well-suited to represent the citizen accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is an exceptionally talented attorney whom I have had the pleasure to work with on past cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an outstanding lawyer, i have watched her presentations on a number of occasions and i always walk away with a sense of awe at her talents."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of training with Heather at the Trial Lawyers College. Very few lawyers are dedicated enough to attend this month-long, intensive program. Heather has consistently attended the week-long graduate seminars. Not only is she dedicated, but she is one of the more talented lawyers in the group. I also had the pleasure of trying a very difficult case with her, and Heather is one of the most prepared and highly skilled lawyers that I have ever known. I recommend Heather without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an excellent criminal defense lawyer who is well-known in the legal community. She is a tenacious litigator who is not afraid to take a case to trial, when necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is one of the most talented trial lawyers in the country. She is extraordinarily dedicated to her clients and is very effective in advocating on their behalf. Any client contemplating hiring Heather would be well advised in having her in their corner. Moreover, she is a wonderful person and has the highest ethical and professional standards."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Heather through a professional association. Her legal skills are superior, are only matched by the level of caring she gives to every person who is lucky enough to hire her. I have watched her work and she gives of herself tirelessly. She is truly a diamond in the rough and someone who I would not hesitate to recommend, or hire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Plano Sex crime Lawyer Heather Jean Barbieri
Heather Jean Barbieri
Sex crime Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 25 years

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