Rex Barnett | Associate Attorney

(Tarrant, Parker, and Johnson Counties)


•Trial Preparation
•Criminal Court Dockets
•Administrative License Hearings
•Occupational Driver’s License Hearings

Rex graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in June, 1988. While attending law school, he worked as a briefing clerk in the Appellate Division of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. After graduation, he became an Assistant District Attorney in the Appellate Section of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

In October, 1991 Mr. Barnett went into private practice, handling mostly criminal trials and appeals in state and federal court. He has handled felonies ranging from drug cases, bank robbery, murder, and capital murder (death penalty) cases. In 2010, Rex left Tarrant County to work in the area of Oil and Gas law in Western Pennsylvania. He moved back to Texas in October of 2016.

Rex Barnett is currently licensed in all Texas state courts, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

From Mimi:

“Ran into one of my favorite colleagues last week, who was an excellent and well respected former district attorney. We discussed how Rex had joined my law firm. My colleague commented, “I love Rex!” Rex is one of those attorneys that is ‘what you see is what you get.’ He pulls no punches. He plays no games. He fits perfectly into how we at the Coffey Firm, pride ourselves on ethics, diplomacy, as well as skill. He was board certified in criminal law from 1999 to 2010 (when he moved to Pennsylvania). Rex was a former Travis County and Tarrant County District Attorney in the appellate divisions. Rex has tried many felony cases including child molestation charges and capital murder (where his clients faced the death penalty). Nothing scares Rex. He is always up to any and all challenges. Rex is a hometown guy. He graduated from Paschal High School before graduating from Austin College in Sherman and then the University of Texas at Austin Law School. Rex has practiced longer than me (28 years)! Rex and I have smoked many cigars over hundreds of hours during courthouse lunch breaks at Tobacco Lane (now closed). I certainly appreciate all the mentoring he provided me in my early years, as I very much enjoy and cherish his friendship. It is an honor to work alongside him today. Rex comments “Criminal defense is my first love, it’s the only type of law that really interests me.””