Linda graduated from Klein Forest High School in 1982 and moved to Huntsville, Texas where she attended Sam Houston State University while working as the Director of University Heights Preschool and the Happy Cottage Day Care Center. After completing her studies in Psychology in 1986 she was employed by Walker County as the Administrative Assistant to Commissioner Court where she worked tirelessly as a public servant alongside the County Judge and four County Commissioners in all aspects of County Government. Linda served as the Chairman of the 911 Rural Addressing Committee as well as the purchasing agent for the County Road and Bridge Departments. In 1991 Linda continued in public service with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division as an Inmate Records Supervisor and later as the Administrative Travel Coordinator for Security Operations. After completing graduate studies in Clinical Pastoral Education, Linda joined the ranks of the Chaplaincy force serving the State of Texas as a Correctional Diagnostic Intake Chaplain at the John Middleton Unit in Abilene, Texas where she served for 10 years before transferring to the Wynne Unit and returning “home” to Huntsville. Upon retirement after 25 years in public service, Linda joined the Law Offices of Fritz Barnett as a Legal Assistant in March of 2011. Linda, mother to 6 children and avid camper, is a certified backpacking coordinator, American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor, Fundamentals of Canoeing and Kayaking Instructor and has been a Girl Scout Leader for 29 years, leading countless girls and adult volunteers on extended backpacking excursions through mountain ranges all across the United States and Canada. She also serves as a Certified Swimming and Diving Official and Referee for the Northwest Aquatic League, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the NCAA. Linda is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Linda’s administrative skill set and servant’s heart working with clients have made her an asset to the firm.
FRITZ BARNETT, born Mineola, Texas, May 6, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Education: University of Houston (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977). President 1988-1989 and Director 1990-1991, Houston Chapter, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston 1990-2003; Emory University 1993 - 2000; Member: Houston and American (Member, Section on Litigation and Antitrust Law) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; National Board of Trial Advocacy. Fellow: Houston Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation. Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Certified Civil Trial Specialist National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Fritz Barnett has tried all types of lawsuits both for the plaintiff and the defense, including antitrust, securities, tort, and employment law matters. Fritz Barnett was trial counsel in the case of Roger Sims v. Kaneb Oil Co. in Harris County, Texas, where a terminated corporate vice president received a verdict $48 million dollar. Additionally, Fritz Barnett was trial counsel in the case of Jimmy Janacek v. Triton Energy Corporation where the plaintiff recovered a verdict of $128 million dollars for wrongful termination.
At the University of Houston School of Law and Emory University School of Law, Fritz Barnett taught annually in areas of procedure evidence and trial advocacy.
Fritz Barnett was a partner in the firm of Glickman & Barnett, L.L.P., 1983 to 1995. From 1995 until 2006, he was managing partner of Barnett & Craddock, L.L.P., 1996. In 2006, he became a sole practitioner. He continues to try all types of civil litigation and appeals of civil litigation.
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