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Houston, Texas Sex Crimes Attorney Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett was born into a family of respected attorneys—his father, grandfather, and his great grandfather were all lawyers. In 1984, Mr. Barnett graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and immediately began studying law at The University of Houston. He graduated from law school in 1987 and started practicing law.

Mr. Barnett's first job as an attorney was in the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's office as a state prosecutor. There he prosecuted all types of cases, including sex crimes. During his three-year tenure, he handled more jury trials than any prosecutor in the office.

In 1991, Mr. Barnett left the District Attorney's office and became a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice with the United States Attorney's office in Houston, Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney Mr. Barnett was the lead trial attorney on a large number of significant criminal cases with a perfect record—HE NEVER LOST A CASE.

After serving for three years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Barnett knew he had the training and experience to become an effective criminal defense attorney. This was his life-long plan, to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Since 1994, Mr. Barnett has been a criminal defense attorney. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars to educate fellow lawyers. He is ardently dedicated to the defense of the accused.

Both his clients and his peers have acknowledged Mr. Barnett’s dedication to high quality legal representation. He has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating is calculated by other members of the bar and judiciary, indicating Mr. Barnett's exemplary standard for ethics and professionalism.


  • University of Texas
  • University of Houston Law School


  • Board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar College
  • Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense
  • Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Of Counsel: The Williams Kherkher Law Firm
  • Supporting Member of National Child Abuse Defense Center
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association

Licensed to Practice:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

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