Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam

Stacey S. Barber


Lubbock, Texas

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Stacey Barber is a partner at Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam and has been board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2011.

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Ms. Barber worked for the Dallas civil litigation defense firm of Matthews, Carlton & Stein. While attending law school, she worked for the Law Offices of Windle Turley, P.C. in Dallas, one of the largest Plaintiff’s litigation firms in Texas, focusing on personal injury, aviation, products liability and medical malpractice litigation.

Upon receiving her law degree, Ms. Barber devoted the next six years of her career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, acquiring a great deal of experience in both county and district courts, as well as extensive jury trial experience.

During her last several years as an Assistant District Attorney, she was assigned to the Special Crimes Unit, prosecuting specialized cases involving crimes against children. Ms. Barber then joined the firm of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, where she concentrates on family law and business litigation.

Ms. Barber graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and obtained her J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law, completing three semesters of law school at Texas Tech University School of Law.

She and her husband have two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Business Owners Divorce
  • Modifications
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Asset and Debt Division
  • Enforcements
  • Child Support
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Business litigation and practice
  • Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Partition and Exchange Agreements
  • Step-parent, Grandparent and other relatives suits
  • Interstate family law disputes
  • Protective Orders
  • Paternity
  • Termination
  • Surrogate and Gestational Agreements
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law


  • Texas A&M School of Law – 1998
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas Litigation Certification – 1989
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas B.S. – 1986

Court Admissions

  • Texas, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2022

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Lubbock County
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock County Women Lawyers Association
  • South Plains Association of Family Law Practice
  • Texas County and District Attorneys Association

Community Involvement/Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Board member for Contact Lubbock, Inc.
  • Board member for Child Advocacy Center review panel
  • Treasurer of Lubbock County Women Lawyers
  • Texas and Lubbock County Bar Associations
  • Board member of L.I.S.D. Foundation for Excellence
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Lubbock County Bar section
  • Pro Bono Clinic for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and St. Johns UMC
  • Judge for Moot Court and Mock Trial and Negotiations competitions at Texas Tech University School of Law.

Representative Cases/Published works/Seminars

  • 2011 WL 947082 – In the Interest of C.A.H., a child – No. 11-10-0040-CV-March 3, 2011 – Reversed and rendered in part, 11th Court of Appeals, Eastland, Texas
  • Attorney Ad Litem for Maralynne Johnson, Ada Lorraine Johnson and John Carling Johnson, children involved in the FLDS raid in Eldorado, Texas, filed in the 51st District Court of Schleicher County, Texas – State of Texas vs. FLDS
  • “Taking Charge and Managing Emotions in Challenging Family Law Cases” – Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Texas (Aspatore, 2011)
  • Presenter – “Understanding Interest-Based Negotiations” – LCBA Collaborative Law Section – Basic Training, 2009
  • Collaborative Law presentations to Family Law classes at Texas Tech University School of Law from 2007 to present
  • Ethics presentation to Texas Tech University School of Law, 2014