In re Carolyn Barnes

On May 2, 2017, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a judgment of disbarment against Cedar Park attorney Carolyn Barnes, 60, State Bar of Texas Card No. 01761550. On or about June 11, 2013, Ms. Barnes was convicted of 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 appealed her criminal conviction. On August 28, 2013, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed an interlocutory order of suspension pending the appeal of her criminal conviction. Barnes appealed BODA’s interlocutory order to the Supreme Court of Texas and it was affirmed on June 20, 2014 (Tex. Sup. Ct. No. 13-0753; rehearing denied August 15, 2014). The Third Court of Appeals for the State of Texas affirmed her criminal conviction on February 9, 2017 and issued its mandate (Cause no. 03-13-00434-CR). Her conviction is final and she is disbarred. BODA cause number 52457. Ms. Barbes has appealed BODA's decision to the Supreme Court of Texas in case no. 17-0392.

BODA Cause Number: 
52457
Type of Matter: 
Compulsory Discipline
Date Filed: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013
BODA Decision: 
Disbarred
Appealed to the Supreme Court: 
Yes
Supreme Court Decision: 
Affirmed
SBOT Card No.: 
01761550
Jurisdiction: 
Texas
Docket Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017
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