“The AAJ Leadership Academy allowed me to sharpen my skills as a leader in order to more effectively advocate for the cause of justice in our communities.”
Mr. Barrera was born and raised in the border community of Del Rio, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. After careers in grocery retail management and financial advising, Mr. Barrera returned to law school to fulfill a childhood dream. Mr. Barrera graduated from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2009. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.
Mr. Barrera believes strongly in civic duty and has served in various leadership capacities with Rotary International, Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic National Bar Association. Rick and his wife Martha celebrated their 20th Anniversary on December 31, 2014. They have two daughters, Martha Sofia, age 7 and Eva Loren, age 4. The family also includes a dog named Princess, a turtle named Rachel, and a fish named Shish.
Professional Memberships & Associations
- Member of Texas Bar College
- American Association for Justice 2014 Leadership Academy