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Carl Barrett Thomas

Family Attorney at Woodway, TX

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Barrett Thomas


Licensed for 13 years

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorces, Modifications, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, Terminations, Etc.

    13 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Misdemeanor, felony, juvenile, probation, parole, expunction, revocation.

    13 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills, trusts, probate, estate planning.

    13 years

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Wrongful death, work injury, personal injury, slip and fall, car wreck, accident.

    13 years

Barrett Thomas is the founding partner of Blanchard & Thomas, LLP (B&T) a law firm that now has offices in Dallas, Waco, Temple, & Marlin.  B&T is one of only a few firms in the Central Texas market that concentrates primarily on family law.  Mr. Thomas handles divorces, adoptions, modifications, child custody issues, child support issues, and more.  B&T also serves clients in the areas of wills, probate, and wealth management; personal injury; criminal/juvenile law; and immigration.    

Mr. Thomas grew up in Waco, Texas, and graduated from Waco High School.  He then attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, earning a Bachelor's of Behavioral Science in communications and business administration.

Mr. Thomas initially began a career in law enforcement. While working as a correctional officer, and later a police officer, Mr. Thomas earned a Master's Degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University and a Master's Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Eventually, Mr. Thomas decided to pursue his interest in law and earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law.  Since completing law school, Mr. Thomas has worked as a Chief of Police and felony prosecutor. He now uses the investigative and trial skills he learned in that time to manage a private practice.  

At B&T, we dedicate our professional lives to fighting for your family, your freedom, and your future.  Our primary mission is to guide each client through what can be the most challenging periods of their life. We take great pride in getting to know each and every client, not just the intricacies of their legal issue.  We attempt to bring understanding and confidence to clients who sometimes find themselves overwhelmed and afraid.  We cannot guarantee outcomes in the cases we handle, but we can guarantee our clients will know the law, know their options, and most importantly know their attorney is right there fighting with them every step of the way.

 

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to sit down and talk with you about your legal issue. Please call the toll free number listed on this website to schedule your consultation right away.  Don't trust your family, your freedom, or your future to anyone else!

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Blanchard & Thomas, LLP - Central Texas (Main Office)
Blanchard & Thomas, LLP - Central Texas
3500 SW H K Dodgen Loop
Suite 202
Temple, TX, 76504
Blanchard & Thomas, LLP- North Texas
3700 River Walk Dr.
Suite 155
Flower Mound, TX, 75028
Blanchard & Thomas, LLP - West Texas
500 Chestnut St.
Ste. 1700
Abilene, TX, 79602
Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC
4040 Broadway St.,
Suite 515
San Antonio, TX, 78209
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Reviews

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Posted by Jennifer | November 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service!
Great attorney, thanks so much! Helped me with answering all my questions. Quick responses and compassionate.
Posted by Lana | October 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You couldn’t find a more compassionate attorney
Barrett’s intuitiveness, compassion and integrity truly set him apart. My son, who’s still in college, needed representation for a custody issue. It was obviously complicated, and he needed help navigating this difficult process. Barrett came highly recommended by another family law attorney, so I already knew he was skilled. But it was his moral character that impressed me the most. After discussing the details with Barrett, it was decided that the timing wasn’t right for my son to pursue this issue. I am certain that the outcome would’ve been favorable had Barrett decided to take the case. I believe he felt equally confident, but he chose to put his client’s best interest above his own. Respect!
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Posted by Telicia | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond any client experience I could’ve asked for to represent me through my Child Custody Case!
This is quite literally only my 2nd review ever completed in my entire 40 years and it is honestly the MOST meaningful and beyond deserved review that I could’ve imagined writing. I contacted Blanchard & Thomas’ Law Office in an absolute panic having the absolute slightest clue what to say or where to begin… The one and only thing that I did know at the time was that I needed one hell-of-a Family Law Attorney to assist me with my very unexpected child custody case and I needed them in a hurry. At the completion of my initial 1-hr consultation, I felt like I could finally breath again, literally. It was the first time in months that I felt the weight lift off of my shoulders in a way that I can’t even begin to explain. I was able to hang up the phone with a clear understanding of the process in which I was about to endure and complete and total trust that I was in the best hands imaginable. Barrett’s team wasted absolutely no time getting started on my case. With us already being behind the eight ball and a quickly impeding TRO filed against me (total load of crap) they were beyond motivated to make sure I was more than prepared and ready to take on this battle and it wouldn’t be alone. Mr. Barrett Thomas, his Paralegal Team as well as the Front Office Staff were beyond compassionate and understanding, knowledgeable and professional, forthcoming, patient and available anytime I needed them day or night. It’s not completely over yet and as we get down to the wire they have surpassed a client experience that deserves all the accolades in the dictionary and then some. Thank you to each and every one on the Blanchard & Thomas team for seeing me through one of the most emotionally driven & intense stressful, and uncertain times of my life. I will recommend them every single time!! If you’re in need of a winning team… hire them today!
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Posted by Micheal | October 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Never needing legal assistance in the past, I wasn't sure what to expect at my consultation. The legal team at Blanchard & Thomas took the time to listen to my concerns and explained the process on how my case would be handled. The staff was courteous and very responsive to my concerns, especially John who was a ROCKSTAR!
Posted by Mattie | May 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and helpful!
I didn’t know where to turn when my father-in-law was injured in a motor vehicle crash by an unlicensed driver. Barrett’s firm was contacted and my family received the attention they deserved and a settlement was reached with the insurance that compensated him to cover the loss of his vehicle, medical expenses and more. Thank you Barrett!
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Posted by Sammie | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Thomas and his firm are amazing!
They were extremely helpful and understanding. I would recommend this firm to everyone who is in need of legal assistance. Everyone was super nice, efficient and motivated!
Posted by William | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fantastic work and very helpful
fantastic firm, handled everything we needed in a very timely manner. We could not be happier with the outcome
Posted by Emily | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You should hire him!
I am very grateful for the help I always receive from Barrett. Three years and counting I have needed their services and as always the service exceeds my expectations. At any time I need them they are always available to help quickly and a high level of professionalism.
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Emily, you are like my own family at this point. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Irma | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to Earth, no BS attorney!
That's exactly what I needed when I reached out to consult about my divorce: a down to Earth, no BS attorney! I felt like I was talking to an old friend about my situation, because he was a good listener. I felt he really cared about my concerns, giving me plenty of time to speak and ask questions about the process. He helped explain the different scenarios that could occur, during the course of the divorce process. I felt I was consulting with a winning team, before the consultation was over! I only had $100.00 to my name and that was the best $100 investment I have ever made! I finalized my divorce this year, and am beyond happy with the results! Thank you, Mr. Thomas and B&T for everything! I felt like I gained a family!
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Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you, Irma. You did gain a family. We love ya' back.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
client
This law firm was very helpful and responded quickly to my requests. I am glad I hired them. I would recommend them.
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you so much - whoever you are. Email me so I can at least thank you personally.
Posted by Amy | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs.
Barrett is not only an incredible attorney, but he CARES about his clients. He is readily available whenever needed and achieved an even better outcome than expected! Also, his team is beyond kind and helpful whenever I was in the office. I highly recommend this firm!
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you, Amy. We do care about our cases, but we care so much more about the people... like you.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend.
Barrett is knowledgeable and helpful. His staff are wonderful too and always responsive.
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
I can't thank you enough. Email me when you have time so I can at least thank you personally.
Posted by Thomas | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Working with this lawyer was a great experience after I interviewed many. I needed someone who was easy to work with given my busy work schedule. Barrett made the process extremely easy by being flexible with coordinating meeting times. I was also able to communicate via text and email. Barrett built trust with me and I valued the advice given which solved the case. Overall I was very happy with the hiring and would gladly hire Barrett again.
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Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
You're the best! Thank you. I hope you don't need us again, but you know where to find us if you do. P.S. Don't be a stranger! I haven't heard from you in ages. Its time for a beer or coffee.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Barrett and his team were great throughout my whole case. They looked out for my best interest and got me where I needed to be!
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you so much. I would love to thank you personally even if you don't want your name on a website. Email me.
Posted by James | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Individual
These attorneys are very helpful and very concerned about their clients! They are the best
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you so so much. That means a lot more coming from someone who works with lots of attorneys all the time. We appreciate you.
Posted by Keith | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Barrett represented me personally in my divorce case and was a tremendous help. His experience helped me not make any rash decisions, but to take a patient, calculated approach. I highly recommend.
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
Thank you, Sir. I won't say I told you so, but... I told you so. Lol. It was our pleasure, and you made it easy to take the right steps. Look forward to seeing you raise those kids as the wonderful father you are. Those kids are so lucky to have you.
Posted by Nikki | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very highly recommend.
Mr.Thomas helped me win custody of my children. He made my case goes smoothly and always was there to answer any questions or concerns i had. I would highly recommend him.
Response from Carl Thomas November 16, 2021
It was our pleasure - especially since we have been able to keep our friendship going so long now. Thank you for your business and trust.
Posted by Rick | November 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A good friend
Although I have never had the need for an Attorney, I would choose this firm if I ever did. I have known Barrett since he was a kid living across the street and he is one of the best man I have ever seen!
Posted by Rachel | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/custody
Blanchard and Thomas took on my difficult case. (Barrett and Rosalyn) Rosalyn has done a wonderful job on this case. She has been there every step of the way, answering all my phone calls and emails in a very timely manner (usually right away). She has gone above and beyond in helping me, and I truly believe without her, I couldn’t have been in the place that I am now. She has been honest, and very invested in my case. She was the best person to be assigned to my case, and has reassured and helped me constantly. She is a very dedicated and patient person and I am forever thankful for her. Barrett has also been completely transparent throughout the whole process, and I feel very confident in his abilities. He has answered my hard questions, and I haven’t ever questioned his integrity. If you want a team that will not BS you, and be straight to the point, use them!
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Posted by Adam | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Quick witted in the court room
1000 times better than the previous lawyer I hired. He was thorough, prepared, quick witted, and didn't cower to the local crooked DA. Most of the lawyers I know in this county are afraid of him for some reason and cower to his every whim but not Mr Thomas. Him and his office communicated well and were available when I had a question or need. He helped my appellate attorney with transcripts and evidence. Most importantly the little squirmy weisel of a DA didn't get his way with me when Barrett represented me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Blanchard & Thomas, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Chief of Police
  • Anson Police Department
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • The Thomas Firm
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • West Central Texas Council of Governments
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Taylor County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Tarleton State University
  • M.C.J.
  • 2003
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • B.B.S.
  • 2001

Associations

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Immediate-Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee - Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • West Texas Children's Advocacy Center
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • West Texas Children's Advocacy Center
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Nolan County Community Justice Council
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • District 15 Director
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Nolan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Bob Black Bar Leaders Award
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2014

Publications

  • Prepared for presentation at the SWAC-J Annual Conference
  • Analysis of Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Regulations
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Class Lecture
  • Wrongful Convictions and How to Avoid Them
  • 2017
  • New Lawyer Orientation
  • Ways to Get Involved with the SBoT
  • 2015
  • Southwest Conference of Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Police Ethics Education
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barrett is a zealous, honest advocate for clients. He provides great insight to other attorneys and I sincerely enjoy being on the same team."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Thomas's dedication to his clients and knowledge of the legal issues in his cases are exemplary. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barrett is an asset to the legal community. He will put in the work to ensure his clients receive the best representation possible. His unique blend of experience greatly benefits his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Thomas on several cases while he was the Assistant District Attorney. Mr. Thomas is an excellent attorney. I endorse Mr. Thomas and would recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thomas is an excellent attorney. His ability to dissect complicated legal matters is second to none, and his clients know that they have found an attorney willing to give them an uncommon level of quality service."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew Barrett in law school. He is very intelligent and honest and would recommend him to anyone in his area."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"I became a friend of Barrett's during law school. I haven't worked with Barrett other than in law school, but I believe him to have uncommon character and ability. I wouldn't hesistate to refer friends or family in Abilene to Barrett."
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Woodway Family Lawyer Carl Barrett Thomas
Carl Barrett Thomas
Family Attorney
Woodway, TX
Licensed for 13 years