About ALICIA C. BARKLEY

Alicia Barkley, PC, Family Attorney

EDUCATION

  • 1992-1994 Doctorate of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law
  • 1988-1991 Bachelor of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University; B.A. in Criminal Justice, Minor in Political Science

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT

  • 2002-Present Law Office of Alicia (Cashell) Barkley, self employed and practicing all areas of Family Law
  • Has personally represented hundreds of clients in every aspect of Family Law, ranging from divorce and custody matters to adoption and grandparent rights. Alicia has extensive experience in cases where Child Protective Services are involved. While aggressively representing clients, Alicia still strives to resolve matters in an amicable manner whenever possible, to better benefit the best interests of her clients.
  • 2002-2004 Part-time Prosecutor, City of Tyler Municipal Court
  • 1995-2002 Assistant District Attorney, Smith County District Attorney’s Office
    • Responsible for the preparation and trial of criminal cases and presentation of cases to Grand Jury. Over one hundred felony jury trials, ranging from capital murder to aggravated sexual assault to narcotics offenses and white collar crime. The majority of these cases were crimes against children, violent crimes, and drug cases. In addition to the prosecution of cases, duties included interviewing and training other prosecutors, representing the District Attorney’s Office at various public awareness/education events and in multi-jurisdictional task force operations, media relations and the supervision of several units within the District Attorney’s Office.
  • 1994 Intern, Angelina District Attorney’s Office, Angelina County Attorney’s Office, prepared and tried cases, engaged in extensive research and writing, interviewed victims, prepared briefs, and assisted in various criminal investigations while on a bar card.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (Past and Present)

  • Original Steering Committee Member of Smith County Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • Smith County Republican Women
  • Smith County Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary
  • Committee member: Pro Bono Project, Family Law Section of the Smith County Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, East Texas Better Business Bureau
  • Member, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Smith County Peace Officer’s Association
  • Member, American Business Women’s AssociationMember, M.A.D.D.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas - Pro Bono College
  • Adult Protective Services (Board of Directors)
  • Named “Who’s Who”
  • Board of Directors, Smith County Bar Association
  • Member, Smith County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

HONORS

  • 2001 Recipient of the East Texas Crisis Center Hope Award, for outstanding prosecution of sexual assault cases in Smith County.
  • 2003 - 2013 Certificate of Appreciation from the Smith County Bar Association for outstanding volunteer attorney service.
  • 2003 Recipient of the East Texas Crisis Center Hope Award, for outstanding pro bono representation of domestic violence victims in Smith County.
  • 2006 Named in the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas by providing years of legal services to low-income Texans.
  • 2014 Named “Who’s Who of 2014 Professionals”
  • 2014 Smith County Bar Foundation: Volunteer Attorney Program "Attorney of the Year"

LEGAL WRITINGS AND LECTURES

  • "Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault" Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Conference, November 2001
  • "Child Sexual Assault Cases: How to Prosecute and Win" The Texas Prosecutor, 2001
  • Presenter, Texas Penal Code, at the Tyler Jr. College Law Enforcement Academy, 1998
  • Presenter, Legislative Updates, to the Smith County Peace Officers’ Association, 2001
  • Presenter, Legislative Updates, to the Family Law Section of the Smith County Bar Association, 2012 and 2013
  • Presenter, Drug Court Policy and Procedure Updates, to the Smith County Drug Court Team, 2013

STANDING IN LEGAL COMMUNITY

  • Licensed to the Texas State Bar in May of 1995, in good standing.
  • No disciplinary actions or complaints ever filed.
  • Member of the American Bar Association, in good standing.
  • No disciplinary actions.