Barnett & Associates, P.C., was founded in 1995 by attorney Jeffrey J. Barnett. Mr. Barnett is licensed to practice in all state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. He currently is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, and Austin Young Lawyers Association. Jeff serves on the Employment and Labor Law and the Civil Litigation sections of the TCBA. Jeff is also a certified mediator. He mediates family and business civil law.
Mr. Barnett graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management and a BA in Government. Jeff was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, and he is a life member of the Texas Exes. He is also an annual contributor to the Longhorn Foundation. Jeff has served as District Justice for Texas for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.
Jeff received two Dean's Service Awards and was twice recognized in Who's Who Among American Law Students while attending Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He was very active in the Student Bar Association. He wrote for The Gavel, and he held several leadership positions in several student organizations, including:
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
- National Lawyers Guild
- Latino Law Society
- Black Law Students Association
- Drake Law Women
Jeff practiced law in a clinic for indigent and elderly low-income individuals. He has also volunteered for the Texas Civil Rights Project and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. He actively participates in student mock-trial events and law-related educational efforts throughout the region, helping students from elementary school through college to have a better understanding of our legal system.
He enjoys running and playing racquetball, softball and other team sports. In March of 1996, he married the love of his life, Helene. She is a branch manager for a local staffing company.