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 Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County.

Barbara is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate, and Environmental Law sections.

Barbara and her husband, Nick, live in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Barbara Porter Fratila
Year Joined Firm 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1990
Past Employment Positions
  • Gilbert & Gilbert Law Firm, Angleton, Texas 1990-1997
  • Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas, Assistant General Counsel, 1997 – 2006
  • Gilbert & Gilbert Law Firm, Lake Jackson, Texas 2007-2012
  • Gilbert & Furey Law Firm 2013-2018
  • Furey Law Firm 2019-present
Education
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. – May, 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, Member
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County, Board of Directors
  • Community Foundation of Brazoria County, Board of Directors
  • Environmental Committee of the Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard
  • State Bar of Texas, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate Section, Member
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    Furey Law Firm

    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 Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County.

    Barbara is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate, and Environmental Law sections.

    Barbara and her husband, Nick, live in Lake Jackson, Texas.

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