Barbara Hervey

Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas

Judge Barbara Parker Hervey was elected to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000. Prior to her election, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office for 16 years. She is from New Jersey and earned her B .A. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Judge Hervey has been an author and speaker for over 450 lectures and legal seminars. She is currently co-chair of the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health and is an Adviser for the American Law Institute’s Committee to Reform the Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. She is also the chair of the Court’s Grant Committee, which manages $13 million per year to train judges, attorneys, and their staff, and she founded of the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit. Formerly, she served as a Commissioner on the National Commission of Forensic Science and was a member of the Tim Cole Advisory Panel.

Judge Hervey and her husband Richard Langlois reside in San Antonio. They have three children, Edward, Christopher, and Melissa.