Blanchard & Thomas LLP - Waco
Barrett Thomas is a former First Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Police. He honed his skills as an investigator and litigator over 14 years in law enforcement. Through that experience, he developed a knack for finding the truth – even when it has been intentionally concealed. He now uses his investigative prowess to benefit his family and criminal clients, and to ensure his clients have the advantage whether in settlement negotiations or the courtroom.
Mr. Thomas has been named a Rising Texas Star by SuperLawyers magazine and one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers. He is the former President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and was voted the Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2014 by the Abilene Young Lawyers Association. He has received both the Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) award and the Bob Black Bar Leaders award from Texas Tech University School of Law. Finally, he has been named an Outstanding Young Alumnus by Hardin-Simmons University.
Mr. Thomas currently serves on the District 8 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, teaches at several regional police academies and law enforcement agencies, and volunteers with multiple charitable organizations including Greater Waco Legal Services. He is most satisfied with his role outside the Courtroom as a husband to his wife of over ten years and father to their four children.
Outstanding Young Alumnus (to be presented in 2019) by Hardin-Simmons University.
Top 40 Under 40 Award (2018) by National Trial Lawyers.
Rising Star Award (2017, 2018) by SuperLawyers Magazine.
G.O.L.D. (Graduate of Last Decade) Award in 2017 from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Bob Black Bar Leaders Award (2014) by Texas Tech University School of Law.
Outstanding Young Lawyer (2014) by Abilene Young Lawyers Association.