Bobby Dale Barina, Esq.

7 Reviews

I am board certified in both family law and criminal law, and I have tried cases in every area of my practice. While there are many Texas lawyers who can boast of experience, what sets my firm apart is personal service. Personally handling every case that comes into my office, I will prepare your case from the opening.

Certified Legal Specialties:

  1. Board Certified, Criminal Law
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 Recertified 2001, 2006, 2011
  2. Board Certified, Family Law
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002 Recertified 2007, 2012
  3. Board Certified, Juvenile Law
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001 Recertified 2006, 2011
  4. Family Law Mediation
    • State Bar Approved Course, 2010


  • Texas Bar Foundation 1999
  • State Bar College
  • Texas Superlawyer 2003, 2014, 2015
  • Killeen Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Award Top 100 (Best Attorney 2014)
  • Killeen Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Award Top 100
    (Among the Best Law Firm 2014)
  • Killeen Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Award Top 100
    (Among the Best Attorney 2015)
  • Belton Journal Reader’s Choice Award (Best Attorney 2014)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014


  1. United States Supreme Court, 1998
  2. United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1997
  3. United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 1992
  4. Supreme Court of Texas, 1991


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 1991
  • University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas
    • B.B.A. – 1988
      Major: Economics & Finance
  • Temple Junior College, Temple, Texas
    • A.A. – 1986

Published Works:

  1. Child Witness Testimony, Juvenile Law Conference, Juvenile Law Section of State Bar of Texas
    February (2000)
  2. The Texas Juvenile Lawyer’s Trial Booklet
    February (2000)
  3. Co-Author, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, Litigation and Trial Tactics, University of Houston Law Foundation
    December (1999)
  4. Lawline CLE – Texas Uncontested Divorce
    September (2013)
  5. Lawline CLE – Texas Uncontested Divorce
    June (2015)
  6. Lawline CLE – Family Law Temporary Hearing in Texas
    June (2015)

Representative Cases:

  1. Jordan v. State, 979 S.W. 2d 75
    (Court of App. of Texas 1998)
  2. United States v. Meshack, 225 F.3d 556
    (U.S. Court of App. 5th Cir. 2000)
  3. Lloyd Thomas v. Jordan

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  1. Bell County Bar Association
    • Member
  2. Bell/Lampasas/Mills Counties Bar Association
    • Director, 1998 – Present
  3. State Bar of Texas; Sections: Criminal Justice, Family Law, Juvenile, Appellate
    • Member
  4. Clean Area Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
    • President, 2007 – Present
  5. Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Member, 2007 – Present
  6. Texas Academy of Board Certified Family Lawyers
    • 2001 – Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Nolanville, Texas, Municipal Judge (1999 – 2004)
  • Harris & Barina, Killeen, Texas, Partner (1994 – 2001)
  • Coryell County, Texas, Special Prosecutor (1994 – 1995)
  • Nolanville, Texas, Municipal Prosecutor (1995)
  • Nolanville, Texas, Municipal Prosecutor (1997 – 1999)
  • Coryell County, Texas, First Assistant County/District Attorney (1993 – 1994)
  • James H. Kreimeyer, Attorney at Law, Belton, Texas, Associate (1992 – 1993)
  • Barina & Associates (2001 – 2004)
  • Bell County, Texas, Chief Juvenile Prosecutor (2004 – 2007)
  • Private Practice, Harker Heights, Texas, 2007 to present.

"I used Mr. Barina as my attorney in a child custody case earlier this year. He did a good job of letting me know what needed to be done to get the child support adjusted for my son. His staff was extremely helpful when Mr. Barina was otherwise indisposed, and they knew what was going on every time I asked. I appreciate the..."


"My attorney represented me for my Military Divorce that also included, Child Custody and Support for my 4 year old daughter and Military Retirement Benefits and spousal support for myself. The entire staff that I worked with especially Leslie (Paralegal) kept me informed every step of the way and always look..."


"Mr. Barina and his staff helped me with my complicated and stressful case. After 10 years with my husband, we still couldn’t agree on anything! We’re both in the military, so we had some confusing issues to try to figure out between the house, kids and retirement issues. They helped me understand ..."


7 Reviews

"I endorse this lawyer. Bobby is an outstanding lawyer and an invaluable resource to younger attorneys."

Paul H.

"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Bobby Barina highly competent in his representation of family-law clients. He understands the complex issues but never needlessly performs unnecessary work. This saves clients money and time."

Brett P.

"I endorse this lawyer. His insight to legal issues is well rounded as evidence by his answers on AVVO."

Gary C.

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