Barrett comes from a family that has long been a part of the East Texas area. Barrett was born and raised in Tyler. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and played catcher for the school’s baseball team. After high school, Barrett attended Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Sociology as well as a minor in Business. Right after graduating from Texas A&M, Barrett attended South Texas College of Law. After passing the bar, Barrett then went to work as a prosecutor in the Smith County District Attorney’s office where he learned the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Barrett is a member of the Gregg County Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. When he is not working hard for his clients, Barrett enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.