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Barry Radcliffe

Barry Radcliffe has always worked to be the best family law attorney in the State of Texas. He prides himself on his aggressiveness, intelligence, and hard work ethic. However, he also understands the intensive emotions involved in family law matters. He provides stable, well-reasoned support and advice to all of his clients. Barry Radcliffe has had phenomenal success in Texas Courts throughout his twenty five year legal career.

Mr. Radcliffe developed an aggressive litigation style early in law school. While attending St. Mary's University School of Law, Mr. Radcliffe was awarded the Sieman Award for outstanding mock trial competitor at the University. Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe took first place in the St. Mary's school wide mock trial competition and earned the right to represent the school at regional and national competitions. Mr. Radcliffe's outstanding aggressive style is a clear result of his hard work and his compassion for the law.

After graduating from St. Mary's Law School in 1990, Mr. Radcliffe established a Law Practice covering Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria Counties. Throughout his extensive family law career, Mr. Radcliffe has achieved numerous professional milestones. Mr. Radcliffe obtained the largest lump sum child support award ever in Galveston County while representing a client against a National Football League football player. Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe has represented clients in international Child Custody cases involving The Hague Convention in countries ranging from Syria to New Zealand & Australia. Mr. Radcliffe's aggressive representation of his client's best interest is apparent whether he represents the party controlling the community assets or the party who does not have access to those assets. Mr. Radcliffe has represented individuals owning multimillion-dollar businesses and corporations as well as spouses of those individuals. Mr. Radcliffe prides himself in his ethical and professional approach towards his practice and the fact that his client's interests always come first. Mr. Radcliffe has represented numerous professional athletes and other high profile individuals in both Divorce and Modification of Custody and / or Child Support and lectured both attorneys and judges alike at the annual Advanced Family Law Seminar.

Mr. Radcliffe is not only board certified in Family Law but is a member of the prestigious Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Mr. Radcliffe's membership in both of these exclusive organizations clearly shows his commitment to hard work and aggressive representation of his client's in all family law matters. Mr. Radcliffe's membership also reflects his professional commitment to staying up to date on all family law issues.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1985
  • Varsity Soccer, Co-Captain, 1982
  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1990
  • Winner, Texas Mock Trial Competition, 1989-1990
  • Recipient Lieke Semann Award for Distinguished Achievement in Mock
  • Trial Competition, 1989-1990
  • Member of Delta Theta Phi (Vice-Dean, 1988-1989)


  • Partner, Schwab & Radcliffe, L.L.P.
  • Admitted to the State Bar, 1990
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996

Professional Associations:

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • William F. Sessions American Inns of Court
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Harris County Family Law Bar Association
  • Bay Area Family Law Bar Association
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Galveston Family Law Bar Association (Secy. 1990-1992) Vice President, 1992-1998
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Community Associations:

  • Juvenile Advisory Board
  • Director, Chamber of Commerce (Executive Committee Member 1997-1998)
  • Director, Arts Center, 1994-1997


  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Conference, 1998, "Use of Protective Orders in Family Law Cases"
  • Speaker and Author, National Business Institute, 2001, "Tax Aspects of Divorce in Texas"
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, 2004, "Complex Issues In Divorce for the Texas Practitioner"
  • Moderator, National Business Institute, 2008, "What Family Court Judges Want You to Know"

Elmo Schwab (1937-1993)

Elmo Schwab was the premier family law practitioner in Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria County for many years. Barry Radcliffe trained under Elmo Schwab for several years early in his career. Mr. Schwab was well known throughout southeast Texas for his aggressive representation of clients in family law matters. Mr. Schwab has litigated several cases before the Texas Supreme Court as well as the United States Supreme Court. His name is mentioned throughout family law opinions published in the Southwest Legal Reporter.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Barry was professional from the very beginning. I felt like I received the benefit of a large law firm experience and knowledge while at the same time receiving the personal attention and care of a smaller boutique law firm. Mr. Radcliffe's advice was caring and his representation of me included an aggressive approach when needed with the court and opposing counsel. I would recommend Mr. Radcliffe to anyone seeking competent counsel." – M.M.

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