Coming from a military family, Genevieve Barr has focused her legal career on social and legal issues affecting the military community. Genevieve became certified as a Veterans Affairs attorney after navigating the disability and education benefits process with returning service members frustrated by the bureaucracy complicating what should be a straight-forward and easy process for veterans.
Genevieve supported her fiance’s Army National Guard unit while it was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan by writing wills, handing divorces, child custody and guardianships cases which arose throughout the deployment. Genevieve personally understands the stresses which affect the members of our military and their families and is grateful to be able to assist the brave men and women serving our country, and continues to do so today through her legal practice and volunteer work.
Genevieve grew up in the heart of horse country in rural south Dallas before attending high school at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Upon graduation from high school, Genevieve enrolled in Southern Methodist University where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Cultural Anthropology. She put herself through college by working at WFAA-Channel 8, first as a production assistant, then as an associate producer where she traveled to the 2004 Republican National Convention to work as a special correspondent. After graduating from SMU with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, Genevieve decided to pursue a degree in the legal field and began working as a legal assistant in Dallas, Texas. Genevieve attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth where she continued to work full-time as a legal assistant while pursuing her law degree.
Genevieve has litigation experience representing clients in all types of contested family cases such as divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, terminations and adoptions. Genevieve has also acted as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem to protect the best interests of children in contested custody cases and guardianship proceedings. Genevieve is excellent at discreet representation of service members facing domestic abuse accusations because she understands the implications that accusations of criminal misconduct in the civilian world can have on service members.
In her spare time, Genevieve runs a small non-profit animal rescue where she finds “forever homes” for neglected and abandoned dogs, cats, and horses. She also enjoys competing with her rescued Friesian mare in dressage events across North Texas.
Certified Legal Specialties
- Veterans Affairs
- Texas, 2010
- Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
J.D. – 2009
- Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.A. – 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dallas & Tarrant County Bar Associations
- Dallas & Tarrant County Family Law Sections
- Dallas & Tarrant County Young Lawyers Associations
- State Bar of Texas, Military Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, Animal Law Section
- State Bar of Texas, Probate Law Section
- State Bar of Texas