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Ned Barnett

Sex crime Attorney at Houston, TX

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also known as Edward William Barnett

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Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    Sex crimes including but not limited to - Child Pornography, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Prostitution, Indecent Exposure, Sexting, Sex with a Minor, Online Solicitation., Indecency with a Child.

  2. Criminal defense

  3. DUI and DWI

Houston sex crimes lawyer Ned Barnett has nearly thirty years of experience representing clients throughout the Houston area. His extensive legal knowledge comes from his unique blend of experience as both a state and federal prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. As a Texas board certified attorney, Ned has received this honor that not many receive. 

Since opening his own law firm in 1994, we have represented hundreds of individuals facing the most severe crimes imaginable. If you are living in the Houston area and been convicted of rape, kidnapping, assault, drug possession or any other criminal offense, contact Houston criminal defense lawyer Ned Barnett to discuss your case today  in a free consultation. 

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Licensed for 35 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/16/2023

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The Law Offices of Ned Barnett
8441 Gulf Fwy
Ste 210
Houston, TX, 77017


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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my life
Falsely accused of a sex crime is absolutely horrendous experience. Ned was steadfast and always available to me throughout the entire saga of investigation, indictment, arrest, court settings, and trial. He is honest and an ethical lawyer. His sincere style and oratory skills in the court room captivate the jury. He asked clever questions during cross examination that exposed these false allegations. He brought in co-counsel Brian Burns and they worked amazingly well together against a biased and prejudicial prosecution that used emotion instead of facts in their closing argument. His respect for everyone in the court room throughout the trial builds the juries trust in him as the jury seeks the truth. I cannot say enough about this man. He gave me my life and now I can rebuild it. Thanks Ned!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Ned Barnett
  • 1994 - Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 1991


  • University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Texas
  • B.B.A.
  • 1984


  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Houston NORML
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Child Abuse Defense Centere
  • Supporting Member
  • N/A
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Houston 2015-2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Two Years of Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Premier DUI Attorney
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • N/A
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ned Barnett is a very experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney. He has prosecuted and successfully defended cases in both federal and state courts. I worked for him for over 3 years and have never seen a lawyer take care of their clients like Ned does. He gives each client personalized and special attention and guides them through this stressful legal process. He fully embodies the term "attorney and counselor at law." To top it off, he gets the results that his clients desire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked in the courtroom with Ned Barnett and seen him in action. He is a fighter and skilled advocate. He has a thorough understanding of the law and uses that to his client's benefit. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Houston Sex crime Lawyer Ned Barnett
Ned Barnett
Sex crime Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 35 years