Nunneley Family Law
"Nunneley Family Law took great care of my divorce so I was able to focus on the healing process... "

Biography

Ms. Carrillo was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2011.  She began her legal career in Tarrant County at that same time. Ms. Carrillo filed a same-sex divorce suit on behalf of a client prior to the legalization or recognition of same-sex marriage in Texas. After the trial court dismissed the suit for lack of jurisdiction, she appealed the suit to the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth and after Obergefell was ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court, the suit was remanded to the trial court for the first publicly recognized same-sex divorce in Tarrant County, Texas. Ms. Carrillo enjoys the challenges of litigation and strategically using the rules of civil procedure and evidence. She enjoys being an active member in the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association and she is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Carrillo, along with Judge Bill Harris of the 233rd District Court, co-founded a CLE program in Tarrant County with the primary focus being on helping young lawyers learn trial skills. In addition, Ms. Carrillo also enjoys being a dedicated mother to her young son.

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

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Education

Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2011

McMurry University, Abilene, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2007
Magna Cum Laude

 

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member 2012-present
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer Law Section, Member 2012-2014
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Member 2012-present
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Member 2015-present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member 2012-present
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Top Attorney 2013-2016, Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2014-2016

Publications and Speaking Engagements

“Drafting Pleadings and Enforceable Judgments”, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Carrillo, Sonya R., presented by Nunneley, Barbara D., State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution 101 Course, April 2017, Austin, Texas.

“So, You Think You Want to Practice Family Law? Courtroom Presentation”, Carrillo, Sonya R., State Bar of Texas, Handling Your First (or Next) Divorce Case, January 2017, Austin, Texas.

“Same Sex Divorce”, Carrillo, Sonya R., Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Speaker, Advanced on a Shoestring, November 2016, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Intersection of Obergefell and Summary Judgment”, Carrillo, Sonya R., presented by Nunneley, Barbara D., State Bar of Texas, 42nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2016, San Antonio, Texas.

“Enforcement of Orders By Contempt, Criminal Trial in The Family Court”, Harris, Hon. Judge Bill and Carrillo, Sonya R., State Bar of Texas, 42nd Annual Advanced Family Law 101 Course, July 2016, San Antonio, Texas.

“The Aisle to Same-Sex Marriage (and Divorce)”, Carrillo, Sonya R., Tarrant County Bar Association – Bench Bar Conference XXII, April 2015, Montgomery, Texas.

“Defense of Marriage Act After Windsor, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Carrillo, Sonya R., Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Speaker, 4th Annual CLE Family Law in Review, November 2014, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Same Sex Issues, Where Are We Today?”, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Carrillo, Sonya R., State Bar of Texas, 41st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2015, San Antonio, Texas.

“Co-Parenting 101”, Carrillo, Sonya R., Texas Bar Journal, State Bar of Texas, July 2015

“Defense of Marriage Act After Windsor, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Carrillo, Sonya R., Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Speaker, CLE Program, May 2014, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Defense of Marriage Act After Windsor, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Carrillo, Sonya R., Tarrant County Bar Association – Bench Bar Conference XXI, April 2014, Montgomery, Texas.

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Barbara D. Nunneley