Our Firm

Meet Bobby Dale Barina

“I love what I do and I love working with people. I strive to be the voice of reason and comfort for my clients. It is my pleasure to serve the people of Killeen and central Texas.”
– Bobby Barina, Esq.

Whether it’s a difficult divorce with a lot hanging in the balance, or a felony charge that can change a person’s life forever, Attorney Bobby Dale Barina has spent more than 20 years guiding and protecting clients during these types of cases.

Bobby Barina’s commitment to excellence in client advocacy is well-known throughout the state of Texas. He understands the complexities of divorce and family law and has helped hundreds of clients successfully address life-changing issues involving civil and criminal matters.

His impressive academic background has shaped his ability as a legal advocate. A graduate of the University of Texas, School of Law, Bobby Barina has mastered a broad range of legal disciplines and uses that knowledge to create case strategies that meet the newest updates to state and federal codes. His abilities at the negotiation table and in the courtroom have earned recognition on multiple levels: he was named a Texas Superlawyer for 2003, 2014, 2015, and 2019 and the Best in Central Texas by the Killeen Daily Herald in 2014 and 2015.

 

Areas of Practice:

Family Law
Criminal Law
Custody & Visitation
DWI
Divorce
Adoption
Child Support

Certified Legal Specialties:

Board Certified, Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 Recertified 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
Board Certified, Family Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002 Recertified 2007, 2012, 2017
Board Certified, Juvenile Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001 Recertified 2006, 2011, 2016
Family Law Mediation
State Bar Approved Course, 2010

Licenses:

United States Supreme Court, 1998
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1997
United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 1992
Supreme Court of Texas, 1991

Education:

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)
Honors and Awards:
  1. Texas Bar Foundation 1999
  2. State Bar College
  3. Texas Superlawyer 2003, 2014, 2015, 2019
  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 – 2002
  3. State Bar of Texas; Sections: Criminal Justice, Family Law, Juvenile, Appellate
    • Member
  4. Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Member, 2007 – Present
  5. 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)