"The right to be left alone – the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by a free people." - Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. U.S. (1928)
Barry Green, who was born in Bridgeport in 1962, is a native Wise Countian. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1983 with honors and with a degree in Business Computer Information Systems. Afterwards, he received his law degree from the Baylor University School of Law in 1986 where he again graduated with honors and served on the Law Review. After law school, Barry worked for Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox in downtown Dallas and then with Camp, Jones, Hall & Bates in downtown Fort Worth where he specialized in defending personal injury lawsuits. In 1990, Barry became dissatisfied with the limited courtroom experience that the large law firms had to offer and, as a consequence, joined the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. In 1992, he was elected as the District Attorney for the 271st Judicial District which includes Jack and Wise Counties. After being re-elected and serving a second term (and after trying more cases in the Wise County court house than he ever dreamed of), he decided to return to private practice in 2001.
In 2002, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization found that Barry had the required experience and background to sit for a six hour examination in criminal law. Barry passed the examination on his first attempt and now bears the distinction of being Board Certified. He is one of only two Wise County Attorneys to ever hold that certification in criminal law.
Barry's exclusive focus is on criminal defense with a particular interest in DWI defense. Since leaving the DA's office in 2001, he has defended over 817 DWI cases (as of 2/5/10). A summary of some recent jury trial verdicts is located here. A complete list of the dispositions of almost every case handled over the last few years is here.
He is a former member of the board of directors for the First Financial Bank - Southlake and has also earned a certification in computer programming from Microsoft. Barry, for irreverent fun, is an Internet author having been quoted or mentioned in The Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Austin American Statesman, the Wise County Messenger, the Arlington Morning News and the Texas Prosecutor.