About Us

A Reputable Gulf Coast Region Law Firm

Furey Law Firm lawyers represent individuals in civil litigation. The firm’s office is located Lake Jackson, Texas and makes it centrally located within the Gulf Coast region for easy access to courts in this dynamic and growing region. The firm’s lawyers represent clients in both state and federal courts.

Respected Brazoria County Attorneys

The firm is built on a tradition of providing quality representation. The lawyers of Furey Law Firm have established a reputation within the legal community for preparation, personalized attention and effective legal representation.

The firm’s attorneys analyze all reasonable resolution options, including settlement negotiations, a jury trial, and alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation and arbitration. Furey Law Firm has developed a reputation for professionalism and integrity, and many of our clients benefit from the relationship the firm has cultivated within the local legal community.

Furey Law Firm represents individuals and businesses in a number of legal areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, petrochemical accidents, product liability, business litigation, civil litigation, wills, probate and estate planning.

Our lawyers regularly handle general civil cases in state courts, and they have long-standing relationships with legal and community organizations throughout Brazoria County and Texas. In addition, our attorneys have been invited to lecture at legal events, including Bar functions and continuing legal education seminars.

Along with our lawyers, Furey Law Firm employs skilled paralegals to assist in the development of case facts and investigation. The firm relies on its reputation for its client base. A key part of the firm’s success is the attorneys’ professional devotion to clients.

Eric T. Furey

Eric T. Furey joined Gilbert & Furey in 2004. When his partner Justin Gilbert was elected to office in 2018, Mr. Furey began Furey Law Firm. His career has included the prosecution and the defense of varied cases from initial investigation to first-chair trial. Mr. Furey practices in diverse subject areas of litigation including environmental law, toxic torts, and personal injuries. He has experience handling business and commercial transactions, including corporate securities transactions (tender offers, stock purchases and sales, etc.), as well as business and estate planning, real estate, maritime law, and family law matters. Mr. Furey received his B.A. from George Mason University in 1984 and his J.D. from the University to Houston in 1987, where he was honored for academic achievement as a member of the Order of the Barons. He served as Research Editor for the Houston Law Review from 1986-1987. Mr. Furey is the author of Republic bank Dallas v. Interkal: Interpreting Mechanics’ and Material men’s Liens in Texas, published in the Houston Law Review (24 Hou. L. Rev. 399 (1987)); and co-author of “Renouncing the Rule of Limited Liability: Shareholder Liability under CERCLA, published in the Corporate Counsel Review (9 Corp. Couns. Rev. 71 (1990)).

Mr. Furey is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Eric is a member of the Brazoria County Bar Association.

Eric lives in Pearland, Texas.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 1987
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
    • B.A. – 1984

Barbara Porter Fratila

Barbara P. Fratila has been with Furey Law Firm since its inception.

Barbara currently works in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts and probate matters; corporate, contract, and real estate transactional work, including environmental aspects of real estate transactions. While at the Port of Houston Authority, Barbara worked with all divisions with major concentration in engineering and real estate contract matters.

Barbara received her B.A. with High Honors from the University of Maryland in 1973 and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1990 where she was a member of the Wood Inn of the International Legal Honors Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi and the Order of the Lytae. She received her LL.M. with a concentration in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources law from the University of Houston in 2006. Her thesis to fulfill the LL.M. program requirements was entitled, “The Texas Gulf Coast is For the Birds.”

Barbara currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Brazoria County and as Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard. In the past, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Brazoria County Bar Association and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.

Barbara is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate, and Environmental Law sections; the Brazoria County Bar Association; the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals; and the American Association of Port Authorities.

Barbara and her husband, Nick, live on the San Bernard River in Brazoria, Texas.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2007

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Corporate
  • Contract
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • LL.M. – December, 2006
    • Major: Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 1990
    • Honors: Member, Wood Inn, International Legal Honors Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Lytae
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. – 1973
    • Honors: With High Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Section, Member
  • Brazoria County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • American Association of Port Authorities, Member
  • Community Foundation of Brazoria County , Board of Directors
  • Environmental Committee of the Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard, Chairman
  • Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
  • State Bar of Texas, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas, Assistant General Counsel, 1997 – 2006

Serving Areas:
Furey Law Firm, in Lake Jackson, serves clients living or doing business in Pearland, Angleton, Alvin, Clute, Manvel, Freeport, Bay City, West Columbia, Sweeny, Rosharon, Richwood, Wharton and Brazosport, and in these Texas Gulf Coast counties: Brazoria County, Matagorda County, Wharton County and Galveston County.

Furey Law Firm
7 West Way Ct
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Phone: 979-297-1222


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