Bobby Dale Barina, Esq.

13 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.

Areas of Practice:

  1. Family Law
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Custody & Visitation
  4. DUI/DWI
  5. Divorce
  6. Adoption
  7. Child Support

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


  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

Honors and Awards:

  1. Texas Bar Foundation 1999
  2. State Bar College
  3. Texas Superlawyer 2003, 2014, 2015
  4. Best in Central Texas by the Killeen Daily Herald, 2014, 2015

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)


“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 everytime I asked...."


“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...."


“I can say my world was turned upside down, and never thought I would need the assistance of an attorney. While conducting a Google search, I found Bobby Dale Barina. After reading their home page, my gut said go with them, and I’m glad I did. They are very professional and gave me great advice along the way...."

A Former Client


13 Reviews

“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.

“Bobby Barina is a go-to lawyer in Central Texas. He is multi-board certified, which is extremely rare, making him an expert in many different areas of law. From Family law to criminal defense, from Gatesville to Georgetown, Bobby Barina fights for his client’s rights.”

Michelle O.

“I endorse Attorney Barina. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It’s rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.”

John P.


17 Reviews