Barbara Hervey

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Barbara Parker Hervey
Place 7 Judge of the
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Assumed office
January 2001
Personal details
Born (1953-06-27) June 27, 1953 (age 65)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)William Michael Hervey (divorced)
Richard Emil Langlois
ChildrenThree children
ResidenceSan Antonio, Texas
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
St. Mary's University School of Law

Barbara Parker Hervey (born June 26, 1953) is one of nine judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest court for criminal cases. She holds the Place 7 seat.


Hervey earned her bachelor's degree in 1975 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, and her Juris Doctor in November 12, 1979 from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to becoming a judge, Hervey was an assistant criminal district attorney for Bexar County.[1]

Hervey, a San Antonio resident, is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Law Institute. She is also Chair of Grants Committee for the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund.[2]

Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit[edit]

In 2008, Hervey created the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit to educate those in the criminal justice system about problems with evidence in criminal prosecutions, which can lead to wrongful convictions.[3] Some of the Unit's areas of focus include eyewitness identification, forensic science, and arson science.

Election information[edit]

Hervey is a Republican who has won three elections, starting with her first in 2000.

In 2012, her third general election, Hervey drew 78 percent of the vote.[4]

Hervey secured her fourth term on the appellate court in the general election held on November 6, 2018, but with a considerably reduced margin than in 2012. With 4,412,391votes (54.2 percent)), she defeated her Democratic opponent, Ramona Franklin, who polled 3,731,595 votes (45.8 percent). Franklin won Hervey's Bexar County by more than 71,000 votes. [5]


  1. ^ "Profile for Judge Barbara Hervey". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit".
  3. ^ Mulvaney, Erin (October 7, 2010). "Judge Barbara Hervey, Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit working to educate officials about issues with forensic science". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Judge Barbara Parker Hervey, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Election Returns". Texas Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.