Carl Barrett Thomas

Carl Barrett Thomas

Fighting for families and freedom across Texas.
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Divorce...
  • Texas
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Summary

Barrett Thomas is a family law and criminal law lawyer in Waco, Texas. He practices with his partner, Kristy Blanchard, in both north and central Texas. They have offices in Dallas, Waco, Temple, and Marlin. Barrett is a former police officer and assistant district attorney. He honed his skills as a litigator in the criminal courts. He has a knack for finding the truth, even when it has been intentionally concealed. He uses his investigative prowess to benefit his clients and see that they have the advantage in both settlement negotiations and at trial.

He is a past president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, at 27,000-member organization for attorneys throughout the state. Mr. Thomas received the Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) award from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2017 and has been included in the Texas Rising Stars? list by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Mr. Thomas currently serves on the District 8 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas and volunteers his time with multiple local charitable organizations. He also frequently teaches at several regional police academies and for several law enforcement agencies and is well-known for his knowledge and experience.

Education
Texas Tech University School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Honors: Rothwell B. Pool Scholarship Recipient R. Guy and Phillis Carter Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Board of Barristers President, Texas Tech Criminal Trial Lawyer's Association
Tarleton State University
M.C.J. (2004) | Criminal Justice
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Hardin-Simmons University
B.B.S. (2001) | Communications / Bus. Admin.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Blanchard & Thomas, LLP
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Assistant District Attorney
32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office
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Attorney
The Thomas Firm
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Adjunct Instructor
West Central Texas Council of Governments
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Chief of Police
Anson Police Department
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Assistant District Attorney
Taylor County District Attorney's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Remaining Civil
TYLA eNews
Analysis of Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Regulations
Prepared for presentation at the SWAC-J Annual Conference
Certifications
Master Peace Officer
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Instructor
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Awards
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Abilene Young Lawyers Association
Bob Black Bar Leaders Award
Texas Tech University School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24064493
Member
- Current
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Immediate-Past President
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Texas District and County Attorneys Association
Member
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Texas Young Lawyers Association
President
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Texas Young Lawyers Association
President-Elect
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West Texas Children's Advocacy Center
Board Member
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Nolan County Community Justice Council
Board Member
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Nolan County Bar Association
Member
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Texas Young Lawyers Association
District 15 Director
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Abilene Young Lawyers Association
President
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West Texas Children's Advocacy Center
President
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Texas Young Lawyers Association
Executive Committee - Treasurer
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Abilene Young Lawyers Association
President-Elect
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment plans are accepted with collateral.
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website- Blanchard & Thomas, LLP
Contact & Map
Central Texas Office: McLennan, Waco, & Hill Counties
15190 Badger Ranch Boulevard
Suite 102
Woodway, TX 76712
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 219-6119
Telephone: (254) 271-3550
Fax: (866) 332-4228
Bell County, Texas
Bell County Office
3500 SW H K Dodgen Loop, Suite 202
Temple, TX 76504
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 219-6119
Fax: (866) 332-4228
North Texas Office: Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin & Ellis Counties
North Texas Office
8150 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600
Dallas, TX 75206
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 219-6119
Fax: (866) 332-4228
Central Texas Office: Falls and Robertson Counties
Falls County Office
142 Bridge St.
Marlin, TX 76661
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 219-6119
Fax: (866) 332-4228