Photo from the Texas State Directory Court of Criminal Appeals

HONORABLE BARBARA P. HERVEY was born in New Jersey in 1953. She earned her BA in 1975 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her JD in 1979 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Hervey received her license to practice criminal law in November 1979.

In 1984, Honorable Barbara Hervey took a job as an assistant criminal district attorney at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office where she remained for sixteen years. During her early years, she worked as an attorney with the law office of M.M. Peña, Jr. of San Antonio. After her time as a prosecutor, she became a judge. Since November of 2000, Honorable Barbara Hervey has been a judge for multiple highly significant cases in the State of Texas. For example, she presided over the 2006n Jonathan Moore, in which he was accused of killing a San Antonio police officer named Fabian Dominguez. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University.

Her honors include serving on the Governor’s Ad Hoc Committee to revise the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure in Austin, Texas. Hon. Barbara Hervey worked with Governor George W. Bush’s Ad Hoc Committee from 1995 to 1996. Among her other honors, she received a certificate of appreciation from the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association for her outstanding work after the Moore v. State of Texas case. She also received the Distinguished Alumni Award of St. Mary’s University for her contributions to the San Antonio community. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the American Law Institute.

By Danielle Garza, St. Mary’s University Law Fellows in Public History (2018).


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