San Antonio 210-570-2020
Corpus Christi 210-570-2020

Nationally Distinguished Award-Winning Criminal Defense Firm

1000+   cases & clients
250+   5 star reviews
100+   felony jury trials
BL Rankings

The Best Lawyers in America

Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious legal recognition program, showcasing their exceptional legal experience and commitment to excellence in the field.

Thomas Reuters

Super Lawyers

Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, is acknowledged by Super Lawyers, an esteemed rating service, highlighting their top-tier legal skills and outstanding performance in the legal profession.

BL Rankings

Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" showcases exceptional abilities and accomplishments.

"Top 40 Under 40"

Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, is proud to have lawyers recognized in the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers

AV Preeminent Rating

Many of our lawyers hold the prestigious AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of the team's superior ethical standards and legal experience.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, signifying our achievements in securing million-dollar settlements.

All awards above are from 2022 and 2023 for attorney Gary J. Barton.

“Fantastic Service.

Perfect Results.” - J.B.

Getting your CASE DISMISSED or REDUCED is our only goal.

Gary J Barton and Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC:

Your Trusted Criminal Defense Team in Texas

When faced with criminal charges, you need a legal advocate who possesses the expertise, dedication, and tenacity to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. At Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, led by renowned criminal attorney Gary J. Barton, we are committed to providing white-glove legal representation to individuals in Texas who are navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system.

With a reputation for excellence and a track record of success, Gary J. Barton has established himself as a leading criminal defense attorney in Texas.

Known for his strategic approach, unwavering commitment to his clients, and relentless pursuit of justice, Gary has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, and clients alike. His extensive knowledge of Texas criminal law and his ability to navigate the intricacies of the legal system make him a formidable advocate for those in need.

Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC

A Dynamic Law Firm Dedicated to Defending the Rights and Interests of our Clients

Our team of skilled attorneys shares a common goal: to provide exceptional legal counsel and unwavering support during what may be one of the most challenging times in your life. We understand the gravity of criminal charges and the potential consequences they can have on your personal and professional life. That is why we are here to guide you through every step of the legal process, offering personalized attention and tailored defense strategies designed to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

With a focus on criminal defense,
our firm handles a wide range of cases

including but not limited to:

Drug Offenses



White-Collar Crimes

Federal Offenses


We believe in building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, open communication, and a deep understanding of your unique circumstances. By conducting thorough investigations, meticulously analyzing evidence, and leveraging our in-depth legal knowledge, we leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice on your behalf.

When you choose Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, you can rest assured that you have a dedicated and skilled legal team fighting relentlessly to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case. We are committed to providing aggressive advocacy, unwavering support, and tireless representation at every stage of the legal process.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Texas,
do not face the complexities of the legal system alone.

Contact Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, today to schedule a confidential consultation and take the first step towards securing the strong legal defense you deserve.

Dedicated to

Fighting For You

Gary J. Barton has dedicated himself to defending individuals accused of crimes, preventing wrongful convictions, protecting rights, and stopping incarceration. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm take nothing for granted. Mr. Barton and his highly experienced team of professional attorneys investigate every possible option by thoroughly researching, analyzing, and recreating the circumstances surrounding an arrest. Our careful and meticulous operation will provide a powerful and well built defense strategy for your case.

There is Nothing More Expensive

than a Cheap Lawyer

As with anything in life, you get what you pay for.

Being accused of a crime is not the time in your life to pinch pennies. Hiring a cheap or free lawyer is often the worst mistake you can make when fighting an accusation. Many times, we have had to decline representation when new clients come to us seeking help because the case has now been damaged beyond repair by previous attorneys who did not know what they were doing. Using search engines for “Criminal Lawyer Near me” won’t get you quality representation.

You need to invest in yourself or your loved ones by paying for a skilled defense. We have represented thousands of clients and seen almost every scenario played out. We can assist you with keeping your job, keeping your case out of the public eye, and, most importantly, keeping this off your record and keeping you out of jail.

Our Advantages

Former Felony Prosecutors
& District Attorneys

Former Felony Prosecutors
& District Attorneys

Gary J. Barton has worked in numerous District Attorney’s Offices throughout the country. As a former Major Crimes Prosecutor handling Capital Murders, Murders, and Heinous Crimes, Mr. Barton has seen almost every type of accusation.

Our Experience

Our Experience

We have handled nearly every type of accusation, from misdemeanor marijuana charges to capital murder and everything in between, including; Sexual Assault of a Minor, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Intoxication Manslaughter, DWI, Possession of Controlled Substance and many more.

24/7 Availability to quickly
address your needs

24/7 Availability to quickly
address your needs

Our firm is available all hours of the day for your emergency needs should they arise as a client. 

We return all phone calls
within hours

We return all phone calls
within hours

Unlike most firms who take days, weeks, or even months to respond to a client’s needs, we have a strict 24-hour business return phone call policy. You will hear from your law firm.

A record of winning
results for clients

A record of winning
results for clients

See testimonials here.

fast, personal


The firm’s founding strength is the rare personal touch that is hard to find with most law firms.

Our lawyers are always “on call” as is every single member of our professional support staff. Evenings, weekends, and even holidays, we will reply to client texts, emails, and phone calls. We are available to non-clients for telephone interviews and fast assistance 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Once we accept a case, we offer retainers and payment options to qualified clients. Most of our clients hire us over the phone, and we are in court with them the next day or a few days later.

are you the client for us?

A separating factor at our firm is that we DO NOT take every case that walks through the door. We do not represent cartel members or known and documented gang members. We treat our clients as if you are our own family, with respect and dignity. We expect our clients to treat us the same way we treat them. We will not tolerate clients that are rude or mistreat our staff. We will fire a client who exhibits inappropriate behavior or lies and misleads us.


DWI & Felony DWI

DWI cases have fast become a non-negotiable offense for many counties in Texas. In order to beat any DWI accusation, you will need top representation. 

Drug Crimes

Being accused of Possession of a Controlled Substance is one of the worst types of cases to have on your record. Potential employers will automatically label you an addict or worse if the case is on your record, regardless of the type of drug or circumstances surrounding the accusation. Our firm can help you beat these charges.

Weapon Crimes

The 2nd Amendment only extends so far. If you’re accused of any weapons crime, it is imperative to have this charge removed from your record. Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon can have severe consequences on your ability to own or purchase firearms in the future.

Assault & Domestic Violence

These cases are often referred to as Family Violence cases in Texas. Having a crime of Family Violence on your record can stop you from owning or purchasing firearms. This crime can also stop you from getting apartments, condos, and even home loans. These types of accusations can have far reaching effects for which you cannot afford. You need a law firm that has a history of winning these cases. 

Rape & Sexual Assault Crimes

Being accused of Sexual Assault or Sexual Assault of a Minor is one of the most serious offenses anyone ever faces. There are many differences with these cases compared to others; even the rules of evidence can be different. A law firm with a history of handling these cases is the only way you should fight these accusations.

Expungement & Sealing

Trying to clean up your record can be a daunting task. Let our firm take the reins and handle everything from start to finish. 

Murder, Homicide & Manslaughter

Anytime a person is killed, the State of Texas will come after you with everything it has. Often, a person dies because of an act of Self Defense or dies because of an accident. Defending these charges is what our firm’s reputation is based upon. These accusations can be fought with the help of a proven law firm willing to go to battle for you.

Military, Professional, or Student

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White Collar Crimes

Mistakes happen in business. But a mistake doesn’t mean you have committed a crime. We undertake several White Collar cases at our firm and have the resources to handle these complex situations.


Content coming soon


Even the smallest theft accusation can have a devastating impact on your life. Anytime an employer sees a theft accusation on your record, you can be certain you’re not getting the job. These accusations can have a far greater impact on your record than you ever imagined. Make sure the job is done and done correctly to put you in a position to succeed in life.


Asked Questions

How long will my case take?

It’s important to understand that the duration of a case can vary significantly based on various factors, including the nature of the charges, the complexity of the evidence, and the court’s schedule. But in order to fight a case properly, usually it takes a minimum of six months to a year before a case is resolved with a win.

I have court; what does that mean for me, and what do I wear to court?

Do not worry about your court date appearances. We will be with you every step of the way. For the most part, court appearances will be limited to simply showing up to court on time while we handle the rest. You don’t have to speak at all; that is what we are there for. Dress as if you were attending church with your grandparents.

I wasn’t read my Miranda Rights, will my case get dismissed?

Possibly. But in most circumstances, Miranda only applies to statements made while under arrest. If there are incriminating statements made while in the custody of an agency, we may be able to keep those out of evidence and thus be able to help your case significantly.

Can I sue the police or my accuser?

In cases where you believe the accuser lied or the police acted inappropriately, it is crucial to discuss the specific details of your situation to assess the potential legal avenues available to you.

To determine the viability of a lawsuit against the police or your accuser, we would need to conduct a thorough review of the evidence, witness statements, and any relevant documentation. Our legal team specializes in evaluating such cases and will provide you with an accurate assessment of your options.

It is important to note that suing the police or your accuser can be a complex legal process, and success depends on various factors, including the availability of evidence, applicable laws, and the strength of your case. We will diligently evaluate the merits of your situation and advise you on the most appropriate course of action.

We understand the frustration and impact that false accusations or inappropriate police conduct can have on your life, and we are committed to seeking justice on your behalf. Please schedule a consultation with our team so that we can discuss your case in detail and provide you with tailored legal advice based on the specific circumstances involved.

What about my driver’s license after a DWI arrest?

No matter where your driver’s license is with DPS, we can help you get back on the road legally. It is important to note that Texas operates under an administrative license revocation (ALR) system. This means that your license may face an automatic suspension if you fail or refuse to submit to a breath or blood test. However, we can help you navigate the ALR process by requesting an administrative hearing on your behalf, where we can challenge the license suspension and fight for the reinstatement of your driving privileges.

Our team has a deep understanding of Texas DWI laws, administrative procedures, and the intricacies of defending against DWI charges. We will guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the strongest defense possible.

Please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us, where we can discuss the details of your case in-depth and provide you with personalized legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances. We are here to support you, fight for your rights, and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for your DWI case and the status of your driver’s license.

Will I go back to jail?

The potential for jail time largely depends on the specific details of your case, including the nature of the charges, the evidence against you, your criminal history, and other relevant factors. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we will thoroughly evaluate your case and advise you on the potential outcomes and the likelihood of facing jail time.

Our goal is to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We will meticulously examine the evidence, challenge any weak points in the prosecution’s case, and explore all available legal avenues to build a strong defense on your behalf.

If jail time is a possibility, we will work diligently to mitigate the potential consequences. This may involve negotiating with the prosecution for reduced charges, pursuing alternative sentencing options, such as probation or community service, or presenting a compelling defense at trial.

During our initial consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of the potential outcomes, including the likelihood of serving jail time. We will also explain the legal strategies we can employ to fight for your rights and minimize the impact of the charges against you.

Please remember that every case is unique, and the information provided here is general in nature. To obtain a more accurate understanding of your specific situation and the potential consequences you may face, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team.

DWI & Felony DWI

Arrested for DWI

Winning Results

24/7 Availability

We first met with Gary and he was very informative and said from the beginning he believed my husband’s case can be dismissed. We worked with Andrea and she always answered our questions in a timely matter. Then we met Brittany. Brittany was amazing!! Once in court after 24 hours we had a motion for dismissal filed. She was very thorough and explained everything to us. She answered all our questions. Highly recommend Barton & Associates to anyone!

Jessica Horne

I highly recommend Barton & Associates! Very professional and punctual. Andrea M explained the entire process and relieved the stress when she negotiated no jail time on MTR! Lauren M. Is by far the most friendliest and fastest staff to respond with any concerns I had. If you want a lawyer that has your best interests, Gary Barton & Assoc should be your first choice! They go above and beyond for you!

Ann Perez

Look no further. I was charged with a Class A misdemeanor with an additional charge in the toughest county in Texas (Comal County). Not only did they manage to get the state prosecutor to drop the additional charge but they also managed to lower my charge from a class A misdemeanor to a class B misdemeanor which resulted in a plea deal that only involved differed adjudication probation for me. This means that once my probation is over, the charge would be dismissed and ultimately expunged from my record. Throughout the whole process, any and all questions were quickly answered, and all paperwork was done perfectly and on time. I never had to worry about anything as the law firm made sure to contact me and inform me of everything. I am very glad that I chose this law firm. The price for services was fair and a payment plan was even offered. When it comes defending yourself from state prosecution you get what you pay for. I can only imagine how bad things would of been if I had taken a court appointed lawyer. Glad I chose Barton & Associates.

Jorge Dorantes

I wanted to wait until my case had every “i” and “t” dotted – and I know that making this review says a bit about me — but Barton & Assoc. have been an incredible and examplar help in my case, which was one of plainly dumb error. You will probably not have a basis of comparison, much like I didn’t, because most normal humans don’t look up reviews of criminal attorneys often. There may eventually come a time where a normally law abiding person needs their services though, and when you do this firm is exceptional.

Alfred MacDonald

I cannot express enough how amazing this law firm is!!! The situation I was in was over the top stressful beyond measure. But then I came across Barton & Associates and it’s like everything just felt at ease after I asked them to handle my case. To start, I was originally denied to travel to Florida to do Hurricane work for the State of Florida Government by the State of Florida. But Mr. Barton was NOT having that. He knew it was my career, my bills, and my life. Mr. Barton wrote a letter within half an hour to the State of Florida and not even a couple hours later, the state approved my license to work. I knew right then that this firm wanted the best for me and my career. Then came the time for my court date about a year later. I cannot express enough how professional, amazing, and informative my lawyer, Anthony Rodriguez, was during this whole process. He’s like the super hero of lawyers I swear!! Anthony did his research, kept me informed, and kept my anxiety at ease. Anthony was able have my case completely dismissed, charges dropped, and was able to put me on a fast track to get everything expunged!! Anthony Rodriguez literally saved my career and now I can focus on my future marriage with my soulmate and her three amazing kiddos. Thank you to the ENTIRE team at Barton & Associates!! If anyone ever needs a PERFECT legal team on your side, it’s them!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you a billion times!!!! I’m forever grateful for you all!!

Seth Phillips

Gary is a tremendous person, I sat down with him, and let him know how I was feeling, and how I saw things proceeding. Gary told me it was going to be alright no matter what and listend intently. I feel like he had my best interest in mind as a person and treated me kindly and honestly. I left his office way better than I walked in and I cant be more thankful for that.

Stephen Joseph


We understand the personal toll that criminal charges can take, and we approach every client with compassion, empathy, and a commitment to maintaining their dignity throughout the legal proceedings.


When you choose Gary J Barton and Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, you are choosing a legal team that will fight tirelessly to protect your rights, provide strategic counsel, and secure the best possible outcome for your case. With us, you are not alone in your legal battle.


Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation and discover why Gary J Barton and his esteemed law firm are the right choice for your criminal defense needs. Take the first step toward securing your future and putting your trust in experienced, capable hands.