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Maisie A. Barringeris a native Texan and strong advocate focused on family law issues. Graduating from University of Houston Clear Lake with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, she returned to her true passion and earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, opening her own law practice in Houston, Texas in 2006.

As a single parent, Ms. Barringer realizes the opportunities and challenges that present themselves to individuals, families and children. Her passion for helping others through the legal process, whether facilitating adoptions or assisting clients with moving on to healthier, more rewarding life situations makes her a successful mediator, litigator and advocate. She litigates cases before the bench as well as juries, and provides expert documentation for pleadings, motions and appellate briefs. Ms. Barringer was selected as the 2009 Professionals on the Fast Track by H Texas Magazine and as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines for 2008-2010 and 2012-2015. She is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an active member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association – Family Law Section, an active member of the Texas State Bar – Family Law Section, Burta Rhoades Raborn American Inns of Court, and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

She continues to support positive change through area activities such as serving on the Board of Directors for the HAY Center, a non-profit organization that assists foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Additionally, Ms. Barringer donates her time for child advocacy and court representation. In making positive change, Ms. Barringer has been an invited speaker at various Continuing Legal Education seminars, as well as mentoring young lawyers who desire to practice family law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Division of Complex Assets
  • Paternity
  • Adoption

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2005


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: First Place Mock Trial Team
  • University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Major: Business Administration

Public Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Collection Methods, Lone Star Legal Aid, Family Law Essentials Seminar, 2009
  • Temporary Orders on the Fly, South Texas Family Law Conference, 2010
  • Creative Possession Schedules, HBA Family Law Section Spring CLE, 2011
  • Rights of Non-Parents, Houston Volunteer Lawyer Family Law Seminar, 2014
  • Reimbursement, Practical Property Division Seminar, 2014
  • Family Law, Texas Minority Attorney Program, May, 2014
  • Rights of Non-Parents, Houston Volunteer lawyer Family Law Seminar, 2015
  • Keeping up with the Kiddos – Case Law Update, Pro Bono CLS, Waco, 2015


  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015
  • Professionals on the Fast Track by H Texas Magazine, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Burta Raborn Inns of Court, Member, 2005 – 2011, 2015-2016
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Board of Directors, 2010-2013
  • Texas State Bar, Family Law Section
  • State Bar College, Member
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyers, 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Maisie A. Barringer, 2006 - 2013
  • Law Office of Patricia A. Wicoff, Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2006
  • Barringer & Lafitte, P.C., Partner, 2009 - 2010
  • Short & Jenkins, L.P., Houston, Texas, Law Clerk, 2004 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-Team Leader, Burta Raborn Inns of Court, 2016
  • Treasurer, Family Lawyers for Good Judges, a Political Action Committee
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program-Legal Lines, 2005 - 2011


  • English