Rick Barrera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Midland, TX

Buckingham Barrera, PLLC
 | 1707 W. Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701-6529
Phone: 505-273-9489
Fax: 432-570-1981
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    In 2013 Rick Barrera, a successful trial attorney, joined forces with Kent Buckingham to form the Buckingham Barrera Law Firm.  Since then, he has served his clients in litigation proceedings in multiple areas of personal injury – including wrongful death, tractor-trailer crashes, oil field work-related injuries, and medical malpractice. Going to trial can be difficult for victims and their families, that’s why Rick is dedicated and passionate when assisting them navigate court proceedings from beginning to end. His commitment to his clients and his profession shows through the numerous settlements and lawsuits his firm has successfully finalized.

    Rick believes strongly in civic duty and has served in various leadership capacities with Rotary International, Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic National Bar Association. He currently serves on the Minority Caucus for American Association for Justice, where he is the Chair. Rick is also an active member in the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Twice Rick has been named a “Super Lawyers’ Rising Star” in 2018 and 2019.

    Rick was born and raised in the border community of Del Rio, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. After successful careers in grocery retail management and financial advising, Rick fulfilled his childhood dream of attending law school. He graduated from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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    About Rick Barrera

    Admitted: 2009, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://medmal-law.com/rick-barrera/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rick Barrera was honored by the American Association for Justice as the 2019 recipient of the F. Scott Baldwin Award. First established in 1997 to honor and recognize F. Scott Baldwin, a world-renowned trial lawyer whose work throughout his career helped secure outstanding damage outcomes for injured victims and their families. It is presented each year to recognize Baldwin’s excellence and compassion he brought to the legal profession and the significant time he invested in training, preparing and encouraging lawyers to the profession of trial law., F. Scott Baldwin Award, 2019
    • American Association for Justice Leadership Academy, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Texas Bar College

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Board Member, 2020
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice, Leadership Academy, 2014
    • American Association for Justice, Minority Caucus Chair, 2020
    • Texas Bar College, Member
    • Hispanic National Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rotary International
    • Military Pro Bono Project American Bar Association
    • Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker at the AAJ Amped-Up Virtual Convention, Speaker, Using Technology at Trial, 2020

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Texas motor vehicle crash involving a corporate defendant settled for $1,175,000.00., 2020
    • New Mexico oilfield wrongful death case settled for $2,300,000.00, 2020
    • In Sante Fe, NM, a jury verdict of $73.21 million was secured for a child who suffered injuries at the hands of a doctor and medical team who neglected to properly monitor the infant’s development before birth. The child suffered from a brachial plexus injury as well as brain damage and will require lifelong care., 2018
    • Trucking wrongful death case settled for $13,500,000.00, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Arts (Economics) - The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
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    Office Location for Rick Barrera

    1707 W. Wall Street
    Midland, TX 79701-6529

    Phone: 505-273-9489

    Fax: 432-570-1981

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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