Barbara Kazen is an experienced family law attorney who has practiced law since 1966. She was in the first class of lawyers to be certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1975.
Barbara specializes in handling complicated martial property and difficult custody cases as well as serving as a mediator. She has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Thompson Routers and featured in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and was named Austin Young Lawyers Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1979. Barbara is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. Barbara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Certified Matrimonial Mediator by the same organization.
Barbara graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963, and she received her L.L.B. from the University of Texas Law School in 1965 was ranked among the top 10% of her class. She is admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the New Mexico Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Barbara is a former Member of the Texas State Bar Committee Pattern Jury Charges, former Program Chairman of the Texas Advanced Family Law Course, former Member of the State Bar Planning Committee for Advanced Family Law Course, former faculty member for the American Bar Association Family Law Advocacy Trial Training Institute, former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas Law School, former Adjunct Professor of Law at the Baylor Law School, former Member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory committee on Child Support and Visitation, former Member of the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, former Member of the State Bar Family Law Council, Chairman of the Legislative Committee, former Member of the State Bar continuing Legal Education Committee, and former Member of the Planning Committee for the Texas Family Practice Skills Course and Manual.
Barbara has written and lectured extensively on topics related to family law, including the Texas State Bar Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Advanced Course, BNA and Law Education Institutes, Inc., Ultimate Trial Notebook, and the General Practice Institute.
Barbara was the Editorial Consultant for the Family Law: Texas Practice and Procedure, 6 Volume set plus The Texas Family Law Reporter, published by Matthew Bender & Co. from 1978-1995, the Editorial Consultant for Kazen's Practical Family Law Manual, 3 Volume Set plus Forms and Reporter and Family Law Code, published by YBY Publications, 1996-1999, the Editorial Consultant for Family Law: Texas Legal Assistant Education Series, published by Matthew Bender & Co.