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Horacio L. Barrera - Brownsville, TX

1201 E. Van Buren Street Brownsville, TX 78520

Updated: 08/04/2023

Brownsville Criminal Defense Lawyer

About Horacio L. Barrera

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Representative Clients

  • Town of South Padre Island
  • Brownsville Independent School District
  • San Benito School District
  • Cameron County Appraisal District
  • Cameron County Clerk
  • Cameron County


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1978 - Present (Member)
  • Greater Brownsville, Incentives Corporation, a municipal 401a Corporation, 2000 - 2004 (Board of Directors)
  • District 12 Professional Enhancement Program, State Bar Grievance Committee, 1997 - 2001 (Member)
  • Brownsville National Bank, 1980 - 1998 (Board of Directors)
  • Saint Joseph’s Academy, 1997 - 1999 (Advisory Board)
  • Marist Brother’s Catholic School, 1998 - 1999 (President)
  • Saint Mary’s School Board, 1992 - 1996 (Trustee)
  • Saint Mary’s School Board, 1995 - 1996 (President)
  • Pan American University until it merged with the University of Texas System, 1986 - 1989 (Regent)


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1978
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Honors: with Honors
  • Texas Southmost College, 1972
  • Brownsville High School, 1970

Office Information


1201 E. Van Buren Street Brownsville, TX 78520


  • 956- 621-0135

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