Judge Barbara Parker Hervey was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000. She is a former assistant criminal district attorney and served the Bexar County District Attorney’s Appellate section for 16 years.
A native of New Jersey, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her J.D. in 1979 from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
She was in private practice for five years with the Law Office of M.M. Pena, Jr., of San Antonio. Hervey is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, and the Bexar County Republican Women. She has received the “Appellate Advocacy Award,” Regional Awards, Region VI, Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation and, in recognition of work on Johnathan Moore v. State of Texas, the “Certificate of Appreciation” from the San Antonio Police Officers Association.
Hervey has been an author and speaker for more than 20 lectures & legal seminars, served on the Governor’s Ad Hoc Committee to Rewrite the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and supervised continuing legal education training for attorneys in Bexar County District Attorney’s office. She is also a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys.
Hervey and her husband Richard Langlois live in San Antonio and have three children, Edward, Christopher, and Melissa.