Cynthia M. Barbare

Cynthia M. Barbare

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Law Offices of Barbare & Associates
 | 8344 East R.L. Thornton Freeway, Suite 404
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: 214-324-4417
Fax: 214-324-4440
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Cynthia Barbare is one of the most visible and successful female lawyers in Dallas. She is the founder and lead attorney at the Dallas-based Law Offices of Barbare & Associates, and heads a close-knit firm of three attorneys whose practice areas include primarily criminal law, but also immigration and family law. Ms. Barbare concentrates mainly on state and federal criminal cases and has handled several high-profile cases, including the Dallas fake drug scandal. She has been interviewed on Nightline, CNN, PBS, and Dateline, and featured in Texas Monthly and D Magazine. She graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991.  For more than 21 years, Ms. Barbare has practiced law, and she has dedicated her career to aggressively helping those accused of crimes ranging from state and federal drug offenses, conspiracy cases, money laundering, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, domestic assault, robbery, probation violation, supervised release violations, fraud, white collar crimes, to DWI/DUI, and other felony and misdemeanor offenses. 

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About Cynthia Barbare

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Member of and Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 
  • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers - 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts by the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (DCDLA)
  • Member, The State Bar of Texas (SBOT)
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
  • Past/Present Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA)
  • Past/Present Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers - 2005
  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • Notable Media Coverage: "Sheetrock Scandal" Hits Dallas Police - Washington Post;  "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; "Dallas Police Frame and Deport Hispanics" - The Razor Wave;  "Faulty Dallas Drug Cases Draw Concern" - Herald Democrat; 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; and "Drug Lies and Saved Lives" - D Magazine, NBC 5 - Arrests-of-2-DPD-Officers-Have-Far-Reaching-Implications - KDFW FOX DALLAS - Cynthia Barbare on Josh Brent.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist School of Law - J.D. Admitted 1991, Texas
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Office Location for Cynthia M. Barbare

8344 East R.L. Thornton Freeway
Suite 404
Dallas, TX 75228

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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