Attorney Barbara Hachenburg

Barbara L. Hachenburg


Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office


Barbara L. Hachenburg is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and a certified mediator.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Management degree in 1986 and Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1989 from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In law school, she served on the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of Barristers. She competed as a member of Tulane’s National Trial Team, was the winner of the Phelps, Dunbar Senior Trial Competition, and a finalist in the McGlinchey, Stafford Junior Trial Competition. She also received American Jurisprudence awards for Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility. She has practiced law in Houston since 1989 and is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Houston Bar Association, and American Board of Trial Advocates.


After litigating for 32 years, Barbara is now a full-time mediator. She mediates a wide variety of cases (pre-and post-litigation) including but not limited to personal injury, premises liability, construction defects, breach of contract, employment discrimination, defamation, sexual assault, plant explosions, toxic tort, and commercial and business disputes. Prior to becoming a mediator, Barbara practiced in the areas of personal injury, insurance coverage, Stowers and extra-contractual claims, product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, employment law, and school law. She has tried over 100 cases to jury verdicts in various counties representing small business owners, corporations, insurance companies, and individuals. Barbara is listed in the 2010 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer,” a Thompson Reuters publication, from 2015 to 2021.

Barbara’s practice areas include mediation/arbitration.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 1998 to open its Houston office

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 1989
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas State Courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Mediator


  • Tulane University Law School
    • Juris Doctor – 1989
    • Moot Court Board
    • Order of Barristers
    • Member of Tulane’s National Trial Team (1987 and 1988 – reaching quarter finals in 1988)
    • Winner of Phelps, Dunbar Senior Trial Competition
    • Finalist in the McGlinchey, Stafford Junior Trial Competition.
    • American Jurisprudence awards
      • Trial Advocacy
      • Professional Responsibility.
  • Tulane University
    • Bachelor of Science – Management – 1986

Recognitions and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Texas Super Lawyer, a Thompson Reuters publication (2015-2021)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Civic Involvement

  • Jewish Federation
  • Anti-defamation League
  • Beth Yeshurun Synagogue

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Tyler, TX 75702
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