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In 2000, the Department of Justice found that State and Federal courts convicted almost 984,000 adults of felonies. The penalties for a felony conviction can significantly change your life, and the sooner you contact an attorney upon being threatened with a felony sex offense charge, the better chance you have of mounting a successful defense.

Attorney Profiles

Ned Barnett

When Mr. Barnett was born in May of 1961 he was destined to become a criminal defense attorney. His father, both grandfathers and his great grandfather were all lawyers. In 1984 Mr. Barnett graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and immediately started studying law at The University of Houston. In 1987 he graduated from law school and started practicing law.

Mr. Barnett's first job as an attorney was in the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's office as a state prosecutor. There he prosecuted all types of cases for three years, including sex crimes. During those three years he handled more jury trials than any prosecutor in the office.

In 1991 Mr. Barnett left the District Attorney's office and became a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice with the United States Attorney's office in Houston, Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney Mr. Barnett was the lead trial attorney on a large number of significant criminal cases with a perfect record. HE NEVER LOST A CASE.

After serving three years as a federal prosecutor he now had the training and experience to become a criminal defense attorney, his life long plan, just like his father, grandfathers and great grandfather.

Since 1994 Mr. Barnett has been a criminal defense attorney. He is board certified in criminal law by the Texas board of legal specialization. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars to educate fellow lawyers. In short, Mr. Barnett's career is dedicated to the defense of the accused.

University of Houston Law School.

Board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
State Bar College
Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense
Of Counsel: The Williams Bailey Law Firm

Licensed to practice:
All Texas State Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Stan Schneider, Ned Barnett and Troy McKinney are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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