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Genevieve Celeste Barr

Family Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

3.7   3 reviews

About Genevieve

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Coming from a military family, Genevieve Barr has focused her legal career on social and legal issues affecting the military community. Genevieve became certified as a Veterans Affairs attorney after navigating the disability and education benefits process with returning service members frustrated by the bureaucracy complicating what should be a straight-forward and easy process for veterans.

Genevieve supported her fiance's Army National Guard unit while it was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan by writing wills, handing divorces, child custody and guardianships cases which arose throughout the deployment. Genevieve personally understands the stresses which affect the members of our military and their families and is grateful to be able to assist the brave men and women serving our country, and continues to do so today through her legal practice and volunteer work.

 

Genevieve grew up in the heart of horse country in rural south Dallas before attending high school at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Upon graduation from high school, Genevieve enrolled in Southern Methodist University where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Cultural Anthropology. She put herself through college by working at WFAA-Channel 8, first as a production assistant, then as an associate producer where she traveled to the 2004 Republican National Convention to work as a special correspondent. After graduating from SMU with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, Genevieve decided to pursue a degree in the legal field and began working as a legal assistant in Dallas, Texas. Genevieve attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth where she continued to work full-time as a legal assistant while pursuing her law degree.

 

Genevieve has litigation experience representing clients in all types of contested family cases such as divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, terminations and adoptions. Genevieve has also acted as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem to protect the best interests of children in contested custody cases and guardianship proceedings. Genevieve is excellent at discreet representation of service members facing domestic abuse accusations because she understands the implications that accusations of criminal misconduct in the civilian world can have on service members.

 

In her spare time, Genevieve runs a small non-profit animal rescue where she finds "forever homes" for neglected and abandoned dogs, cats, and horses. She also enjoys competing with her rescued Friesian mare in dressage events across North Texas.

Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Genevieve

The Harris Law Firm
3601 Hulen Street
Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by C I | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Here is the Attorney you have been searching for!
Ms. Barr did the impossible, she won my husband full custody of his children in the State of Texas!!! Ms. Barr is the second attorney we have hired, (first attorney was with a completely different law firm) and I am so thankful she was recommended to us! She did everything she said she would do, and kept us informed every step of the way. We were never made to feel like "just a client", and her team consisting of Amanda Rowan, and Summer Chappell, were just as helpful and informative as Ms. Barr was. I cannot sing Ms. Barr's praises loud enough, she truly was a Godsend to us during this very difficult time!
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Posted by Conor | July 21, 2015
Father's Out There - Here is your Savior
After meeting with a few different attorneys, I met with Genevieve Barr and was not only put at ease, but was more than impressed with Genevieve's approach and direction. I hired her on the spot. My daughter was then taken out of state against my will and within 36 hours, I had three Texas judgments signed and ordered for my daughter to be returned back to me immediately. I cannot explain in words the joy that this brought me as a father. In the time since, we have been preparing for our upcoming court date and I feel that I will be represented in the best manner possible. Genevieve also has an all-star crew that made me feel comfortable, informed, and really put forth a huge effort to make things happen quickly for mine and my daughter's sake. I sincerely appreciate all that they have done for me and my daughter over the last month. If anyone out there is considering a family law attorney - I highly recommend Genevieve Barr and her outstanding staff with Bailey & Galyen.
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Posted by Joyce | October 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HORRIBLE LAWYER
I was lied to, paid lots of money to her, signed papers to be filed into court which was NEVER DONE she led me on for approx 3 years and in the end nothing, never stepped into court the last year and a half but continued to charge me. When i fired her she sent me a bill for more money. She received approx 13,000.00 from me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 155-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Harris Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bailey & Galyen
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Genevieve Barr, Attorney at Law
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Ursuline Academy of Dallas
  • 2001

Associations

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Military Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Animal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (29)
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Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and compassionate!"
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Genevieve is an excellent attorney with a lot of experience that I strongly recommend."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Genevieve is an extremely dedicated lawyer, who is never afraid to stand up for her clients in a courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"A very skilled and competent attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Genevieve may be young in the practice of family law, but she is a strong advocate and a smart cookie! She works tirelessly for her clients, and isn't afraid of going to court to fight for what her clients need."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Genevieve is a skilled, hard-working family law attorney. She is dedicated to her clients and to the law."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Genevieve is a wonderfully caring person who will listen to her clients and take their needs into consideration at all times. I highly recommend her for all your family law needs."
Military law Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an awesome attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Genevieve is a highly ethical and competent family attorney who I would turn to for guidance in this area of the law."
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