Harlingen Attorney Ricardo Barrera Presented Two Prestigious Awards in June

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Barrera received the Texas Tech University School of Law G.O.L.D. Award and Cameron County Bar Association Pro-Bono Award this month

Ricardo Barrera receiving the Texas Tech University School of Law GOLD Award

Ricardo Barrera receiving the Texas Tech University School of Law GOLD Award

I am humbled and honored that the Texas Tech School of Law awarded me the GOLD Award during the Texas State Bar Annual Conference. I look forward to continuing to expand my career towards helping society resolve issues that will benefit the greater good.

Texas Tech School of Law graduate and Harlingen attorney Ricardo Barrera was honored twice in June with respected awards from both the Cameron County Bar Association and the Texas Tech University School of Law and their alumni association.

On June 6th, Barrera was given the 2014 Pro-Bono Award by the Cameron County Bar Association at their annual dinner. The award is given annually to recognize a lawyer or law firm for efforts in “providing access to or the delivery of direct legal services free of charge to the poor, or in appropriate instances, to charitable organizations whose primary purpose is to provide other services to the poor, or to other non-profit organizations that provide services to the public.”

Barrera was recognized for his efforts in helping the underprivileged and for assisting the family of an attorney who passed away, to complete his obligations that existed at the time of his death.

Commenting on his award, Barrera said, “I believe that being an attorney means that one has an obligation to serve the community. I thank all the individuals that do the same. There is no substitute for an attorney that truly cares, and here at The Barrera Law Firm, we truly take service to heart.”

The Texas Tech University School of Law held their 2014 Alumni Association Awards in Austin on June 26th in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. The G.O.L.D. Awards (Graduate of the Law Decade) recognize an alumnus who graduated during the last decade for significant achievements in the practice of law, the judiciary, public service, government, business, or commerce.

This year, there were three awardees: Priscilla Camacho ’05, VP of Education/Workforce Development at The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio, Texas; Chad West ’06, Chad West, PLLC, Dallas, Texas and Ricardo Barrera ’05, The Barrera Law Firm, Harlingen, Texas.

“I am humbled and honored that the Texas Tech School of Law awarded me the Graduate of the Law Decade Award during the Texas State Bar Annual Conference. I look forward to continuing to expand my career towards helping society resolve issues that will benefit the greater good,” explains Barrera.

About Ricardo Barrera
Ricardo A. Barrera is a South Texas attorney that currently practices law in the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Barrera graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he was also elected student body president. Mr. Barrera went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he won a national championship on moot court. Mr. Barrera has been commended by both the Texas House of Representatives and his U.S. Congressman for working above and beyond to help others in defending their rights.

Barrera has appeared on KGBT Action 4 News speaking about divorce.

For more information, contact:
Ricardo Barrera
The Barrera Law Firm, PC
1314 E. Harrison Street
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 428-2822

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