In re Carolyn Barnes

On August 28, 2013, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension against Leander attorney Carolyn Barnes, 60, State Bar of Texas Card No. 01761550. On or about June 11, 2013, Ms. Barnes was convicted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon while using or exhibiting a firearm, a second degree felony, an Intentional Crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and sentenced to serve three years in prison in The State of Texas v. Carolyn Barnes, Case No. 10-63-K368, in the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas. Barnes has appealed her criminal conviction.  Barnes appealed BODA’s interlocutory order to the Supreme Court of Texas in case no. 13-0753 and the Texas Supreme Court affirmed the Interlocutory Order on June 20, 2014.  On or about February 9, 2017, the Court of Appeals issued its mandate affirming the conviction of Barnes in The State of Texas v. Carolyn Barnes, No. 03-13-00434-CR. The conviction is final. The Board retains jurisdiction to enter a final judgment when the criminal appeal is final. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline filed a Motion for Entry of Judgment of Disbarment on February 27, 2017. BODA case no. 52457.

BODA Cause Number: 
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013
BODA Decision: 
Interlocutory Suspension
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
Supreme Court Decision: 
Supreme Court Decision Date: 
Jun 20 2014
SBOT Card No.: 
Docket Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017
Video of Hearing: