Janice Barlow

Janice is the firm Paralegal, and she is Board Certified IMG_0755.2in Civil Trial Law.

She is an active participant in the representation of our clients. She prepares legal documents, participates in witness interviews and information gathering, conducts legal research, interacts with governmental investigators, and organizes documents and information during discovery. She interacts with clients throughout the course of our representation, maintaining open lines of communication between the firm and providing the client with answers to many of their questions.

Janice became a paralegal in 1983, and starting working in the employment law field in 1985 as a paralegal with Nelkin & Nelkin, in Houston, Texas, where she met Margie. Later, after Margie opened Butler & Harris, Janice was a much-welcome addition to the firm in 1994.

Janice is a magna cum laude graduate of Texas State University (formerly known as Southwest Texas State), with a degree in psychology.

Janice is proud of her work with Homes with Hope, an organization dedicated to taking responsibility for children at risk and providing support for the foster families who care for them. It helps to provide quality homes for these children, support the families who care for them and participates in proactive solutions to the abuse, neglect and abandonment of children at risk in our city.


B.A., Psychology, 1982, Southwest Texas State University

Additional Credentials

Board Certified Paralegal, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division
  • District 1 Election Chair, 1998-2006
  • Former Legislative Committee member
  • Former Publications Committee member
  • Houston Paralegal Association

Other affiliations

  • Homes with Hope – Board of Directors, 2005-2014; Chair 2009-2013
  • Pilgrim Lutheran School Youth Board, 2007