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Evan Barat

Family Attorney at Tyler, TX

4.4   9 reviews

also known as Evan Jackson

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Evan

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Evan Barat was admitted to the Texas bar in 2012 and has specialized in family law since her admittance. Evan attended Texas Tech University for her undergraduate education, where she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2012. Evan has spent her entire legal career serving clients in East Texas.

After graduating law school, Evan worked at the Moran Law Firm, PLLC, where she became partner, until establishing the Barat Firm, P.C. in 2018.

Evan is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Smith County Bar Association, the Women’s Section of the Smith County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, The Family Law Section of the Smith County Bar Association.

Evan lives in Tyler with her husband, two young sons, and two old dogs. She is an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church.

Payment plans accepted as well!


The Barat Firm, PC
100 E. Ferguson
Suite 718
Tyler, TX, 75702-5760

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4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Zoe | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mrs. Barat was a beacon of hope to my family at a really hard time. Her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. She did exactly what she said she will do, and got it done when she said she would. She was always available and accessible. Obviously, she knows the law, but she also knew how to give me practical advices in the context of understanding my situation. I am eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend Mrs. Barat without reservation.
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Posted by Paul | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Ms. Barat was a pleasure to work with. She took my case head on, compiled the facts, and worked with all parties to negotiate the best terms possible. If need an attorney again, her firm will be my first call.
Posted by Mary Njihia | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome family lawyer
Evan Barat helped me with my adoption for my son. She kept everything so calm and graceful even when I was stressed and felt hopeless with the situation.Evan was a rock always calm and gave me back my confidence that things would work out. And they did we had our final hearing and Everything went smoothly. She is good at what she does and her office staff are very professional. Evan Barat is the lawyer to have for any family law issues that will end up in a court of law. Thank you Evan. My family will always be grateful and thankful.
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Posted by Toni | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Evan helped with our case from the very beginning. She was instrumental in our 2 family law issues. These were long, drawn-out, complicated cases and she was always there. She is so very sweet but also as tough as they come. She is very knowledgeable and already one of the best attorney's in Tyler. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars. The entire firm is made up of an awesome team of professionals. But more than that, they are just GREAT PEOPLE.
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Posted by Tracy D. | September 12, 2014
Caring Child Custody Attorney
Evan Jackson is very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. She exhibited concern beyond our attorney/client relationship. She understood just how much I dislike confrontation and was very capable of taking over when Ms. Moran was unavailable. She encourages and applauds me while imparting words of wisdom. I continue to recommend her services -- I'm glad she was with me during such a difficult phase of my life. Although she does not yet have the years to back her up I honestly believe she will make a name for herself here in East Texas as an attorney to be reckoned with. I give God all the praise, honor, and glory for connecting us.
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Posted by Lisa | September 5, 2014
Dedicated, Honest, and Caring
I had an extremely complicated jurisdiction, DV, and custody case that Texas took over after living out of state for over 7 months. After several hearings and two attorneys, both out of state and in Texas, this attorney and Ms. Moran stepped in. Their dedication and hard work on my case saved my children from being placed in an unsafe environment. They are professional, honest, and truly care about the cases they take. I have seen first hand how the whole firm takes action on individual cases. I highly recommend Mrs. Barat (Jackson) and this firm.
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Posted by Amanda | May 12, 2014
divorce and child custody
Mrs. Jackson is Ms. Moran's right hand lady! I believe without a shadow of a doubt that their whitty cohesiveness is what won my case. In our meetings it was truly something to be seen watching them work together! Mrs. Jackson is quick, efficient, straight to the point, and has the sweetest disposition all the while. When Mrs. Jackson came to court with us, she matched Ms. Moran step for step, my ex's attorney did not stand a chance against them. They are the definition of teamwork, I could not be anymore satisfied and grateful for their help during such a difficult time!!!
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Posted by Crystal | December 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable/Patient/Great Attorney
I consulted Evan earlier this year with a custody case involving CPS. My family and I were given an unfair deal when it came to the children involved in a case. After speaking with Evan and going through a pretty long process,laying out our plans we were able to secure custody of the children and no longer get an unfair deal with CPS. In addition, there were some events that triggered some of the decisions to sway in our favor but Evan gave sound reasonable advice to guide us along the way. I would recommend her especially in CPS matters.
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Posted by Patrick | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s Worthless Clients are just a pay check.
Started with temporary orders. I paid $2,500.00 as retainer 2 weeks later at temporary hearing order I had to pay an additional $2,500.00. She had paperwork already filled out to terminate our contract if I did not pay her. WTF! I told her I would have it with me and I did have it with me. However on my invoice I was charged for her “time and the filing of the termination of representation” free money! At temporary hearing she sat with my ex and her attorney then comes around the corner and says here sign this we need to see the judge. I said I need to read it first she said these are only temporary orders. I refused and again was told just sign them. I signed them and stated in writing under duress!! I agreed to $730.00 a week maint support only because I was told it would be for 45-60 days!!! My ex got me terminated from my job and I called Evan told her I need to get in front of the judge I cannot pay 730.00 a week I lost my job. Her Exact words were we will not worry about it untill they file enforcement!! Thanks to that POS Attorney I know owe $23,000.00 in back maintenance because it was not for 45-60 days it was untill this is divorce is over! She over charges she’s about the money in total she got $17,500.00 and did NOTHING!! There are much better attorneys in TYLER STAY AWAY FROM THIS WOMAN!!
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Response from Evan Barat February 27, 2019
I'm sorry our legal representation relationship did not work out and we were not able to help you through your legal challenges, but my firm at the time withdrew from representing you in this matter because you were verbally abusive. Further, I take seriously my obligations to my profession and my clients, and I do not charge clients for work I did not complete, as you have accused me of in your review. I wish you good luck in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Barat Firm, PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Moran Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Moran Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • City Of Tyler, Texas
  • 2012 - 2013
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  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • County Bar Association, Women's Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Young at Heart Tyler Missional Community
  • Essential Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Limited Scope Representation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Evan
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is very knowledgeable and professional when it comes to handling family law matters. I would have no hesitation to refer a family law matter her way."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is smart and is tough as nails. She is great at identifying problematic issues and finding a solution to those issues. I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is an intelligent attorney who develops creative solutions to complex problems."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan is by far the best associate who has ever worked for me. She is a great attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tyler Family Lawyer Evan Barat
Evan Barat
Family Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 11 years