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 J. Benjamin Barlow

Senior Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Education/School Law
  • Family Law and Collaborative Law
  • Employment Law
  • Guardianship Law
  • Appellate Law


  • J.D., with Honors, University of Texas School of Law (1992)
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University (1989)

Admissions, Certifications & Professional Service

  • Admitted to Practice - State Bar of Texas (1992)
  • Admitted to Practice - U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1994)
  • Admitted to Practice - U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (1993)
  • Admitted to Practice - U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (1995)


  • State Bar of Texas, District 7 Director, Place 2 (2013-2016)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, President (2012-2013); President Elect (2011-2012); Vice President (2010-2011); Secretary-Treasurer (2009-2010); Director (2004-2006) 
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court (1995-1999, 2005-2006)
  • National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (1992-1996)
  • Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys (1992-Present)
  • National Organization on Legal Problems in Education (1992-1995)


  • Speeches at various school law conventions, seminars, and client in-services on a variety of subjects, including student discipline, sexual harassment, teacher employment issues, civil rights litigation, open meetings/open records law, Title I funding, and constitutional issues
  • Ben Barlow and Jeff Horner, Prayer in Public Schools in light of Lee v. Weisman and its Progeny, 87 West’s Education L. Rep. 323 (1994)
  • Speaker:  Legislative Update Regarding Privatization, Texas Education Code Revision, Trustee Conflicts, and School Police Laws, Univ. of Texas Ninth Annual School Law Conf. (1994)