Craig Barbolla

Craig Barbolla’s practice includes handling the many legal facets that come with running a business. Craig can take a company through its initial formation, all the way to mergers, acquisitions, and more. He enjoys diving into the puzzles of the business world, analyzing them, and bringing organization to the chaos. He also focuses his commercial experience on the oil and gas industry. Craig also brings to bear his excellent research and writing skills to the benefit of his clients’ estate planning and probate matters. He also handles litigation related to each of his areas of practice.

Craig was born and raised in Fort Worth and continues to make it his home, along with his wife, Kate, and his sons. As a liberal arts major, Craig has diverse tastes, including Russian history, world news, and Taylor Swift. He is also, for better or worse, a dedicated Notre Dame Football fan. When he has time away from the office, Craig is the first to admit he’s guilty of turning family vacations into forced marches through museums and historical sites when his wife would rather be at the beach or relaxing.

Education

  • Juris Doctor – Texas Tech University School of Law, 2008
    • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Articles Editor, and Business Manager
    • Business Certificate
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Notre Dame, 2005
    • Cum Laude

Bar & Court Admissions & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Awards & Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters: 2018, 2019
  • Top Attorneys >5 Years of Practice by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: 2016 (Business/Commercial Litigation)
  • Top Attorneys <5 Years of Practice by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: 2010, 2012, 2013 (Civil Litigation)
  • Top Attorneys by 360 West Magazine: 2019 (Civil Law/Transactional)

Professional Affiliations & Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas, Oil & Gas Law Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Member
  • Fort Worth Business and Estate Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member

Volunteerism & Community

  • President of the Overton Woods Homeowners’ Association
  • Friends of the TCU Library, Board Member
  • Kimbell Museum, Curator’s Council Member
  • The Cliburn 180s, Member
  • Advisory Council to the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library, Former Member
  • Fort Worth Leading Edge, 2015 Graduate
  • Notre Dame Club of Fort Worth, Board Member
Craig Barbolla

Shareholder, Director

Representative Experience & Services

Craig has solid experience working on the many legal aspects of commercial, corporate-related law, including, but not limited to:

  • Business entity formation
  • Representing individual shareholders, partners, and members in commercial transactions

Craig also works in estate planning & probate matters, as well as in litigation pertaining to those matters and many others. Noted examples include:

  • Obtaining summary judgment for a national tax credit syndicator against a real estate developer
  • Securing summary judgment on behalf of the executor of an estate while defending a will contest brought by the deceased’s interstate heirs
  • Securing summary judgment for the defendant in a defamation case involving a volunteer of a charitable organization that protects service animals