Cynthia Barbare

The Law Offices of Barbare & Associates, L.L.C.
8344 E R L Thornton Fwy Ste 404
Dallas, TX 75228
(214) 324-4417

Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Federal and State Criminal Defense Law, Trial Practice, Family Law, and Legal Research. She is a strong, driven, successful professional with a JD degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Cynthia M. Barbare has spent her entire career fighting for and protecting the rights of her clients. She has been interviewed by Dateline; featured on Nightline, CNN and PBS; and has been in various articles such as Texas Monthly (2002, D Magazine (2002); The Dallas Observer ; and many more.

The following media coverage highlights the Dallas Sheetrock scandal in which Cynthia's perseverance helped change the rules of the drug war in the state of Texas:

Sheetrock Scandal™ Hits Dallas Police-Washington Post
Dallas Police Frame and Deport Hispanics-The Razor Wire
American Violet-Friends for Justice
DPD Report Raises Questions of Racial Profiling-NBC
Dirty or Duped?-Dallas Observer
Snow Job-Texas Monthly
Drug Busts Gone Bad, Then Worse- Los Angeles Times
Relief sought in fake-drug cases-The Dallas Morning News
Informant Process Derailed five cases-The Dallas Morning News
Dea to probe fake drug busts-The Dallas Morning News
DA tossing dozens of drug cases-The Dallas Morning News
Dallas May Reduce Drug Cases-Associated Press
Hispanics Targeted in Fake Drug Cases-Associated Press
Dallas Police Fraud Alleged-Colorado Daily
Faulty Dallas Drug Cases Draw Concern-Herald Democrat
Drug Lies and Saved Lives-D Magazine

In addition to the Dallas Sheet Rock Scandal, she has also spoken out on several other matters including, but not limited to racial profiling, and has given commentary on various other cases in the news media.


Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
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Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (DCDLA)
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
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State Bar of Texas (SBOT)
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Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA)
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
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The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys
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Honors & Awards

America's Top 100 Attorney's - Lifetime Achievement Award for Northern Texas
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2018, 2019 , 2020, & 2021 - Northern Texas
National Trial Lawyers - Recognized as One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , 2020, & 2021
Super Lawyer - 2004 - 2008
Honor Issuer Super Lawyers - Texas

Super Lawyers (2005) - Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers


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