"The Law Offices of Craig Barlow have immensely impressed me with their professionalism and knowledge of the law. They handled my divorce and bankruptcy and I have never been disappointed. Craig Barlow is very insightful and just has a knack for reading people which gives him the ammo that he needs to win the battle. My family has used Craig Barlow for over the past ten years and we have yet to be disappointed. Craig has been upfront about documentation needed from the beginning so I have not had to dig for further information at the last minute in order to finish the case. I would definitely recommend Craig to anybody who has come across any of these unfortunate life events." J.T. - a client.
"W. Craig Barlow has represented my interests in both civil and criminal cases for the past 13 years. Craig handled my divorce case with care, respect, and professionalism deserving of a high profile trial. The case proceeded like clockwork and was settled to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Since then, Craig has been my attorney of record on other more complex cases, all exceeding my expectations. Craig’s knowledge, demeanor, presence, and professionalism are of the highest order. His staff is kind, caring, and compassionate. They are, as we say in Texas, “good people”. Craig is also, at my request, my own mother’s attorney of record. In my book, that is the highest recommendation possible." T.W. - a client.
"In 1998 my company contacted Craig Barlow about a termination of a new employee hired as the President of the business by the old President before passing away. Owners of the company were concerned this appointment would not have worked out. We contacted Craig Barlow, who evaluated the business relationships at hand, and our situation was handled with no lawsuits. Craig Barlow and staff got the job done and we were very happy that we contacted him for help. Job well done!" J.S. - a client.
"I would, and have, recommended Craig Barlow's services to any person I know with a legal problem. Craig has represented many people in my family for various legal issues, and there has yet to be a negative outcome. The attributes I am most impressed with is his ability to keep the lines of communication open and comfortable for each one of us. Even though my case was an extremely emotional time in my life, I was able to trust that I had the right person fighting for my best intrests. He knows when to play hardball and when to let issues take their course. I don't think any other lawyer out there could have put me in a better position. He turned an uphill battle into my victory and all I can say is...thank you." S.M. - a client.
"I want to thank you so much for helping me and representing me in jury trial. It means so much to me and my family. I see that your job as an attorney is very difficult yet very important. The way I see it is that pretty much my life was in your hands. First you have to know the whole story and slowly put the puzzles together. I have to say that you really impressed me. I asked and prayed to God that you would help me and he answered my prayers. I personally think that you looked very professional in that courtroom and that you over-dominated the other attorneys and the people who testified against me. Once again Mr. Barlow I want to thank you so much for your help and for representing me. I’m very happy to have you as an attorney. God bless you, take care, keep up the excellent work." M.M. - a client.
"Craig Barlow is an incredible attorney and I highly recommend him. He is very charismatic and articulate when he speaks to the jury. At times he made the opposing attorneys seem unprepared and grasping at straws. Observers in the courtroom, including a couple from the jury, were asking him for his business card after hearing his closing argument. Hopefully the need will not arise again, but if it ever did Craig Barlow will be the only attorney I will contact." M.L.G. - a client.
"I wish to offer a comment about the trial and my jury experience, generally: I wish to thank you for your service to the law and to the people of Texas. I believe that all Texans ought to join me in commending you for conspicuous courage and valor in the noble battle for justice. During your closing, you began to tell us how you had been doing this work for 18 years. At the time, my thought was how amazing it is, that anybody would have the strength and persevere in such a vocation for that long. I do not believe that I would be able to do that, if I were an attorney – but I think that the people of Texas are extremely fortunate to have men like yourself, who can and do. Keep up the good work, Craig. And the best of luck to you in future cases." L.W. - a juror.
"I was the mother of a two-year old daughter in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. My husband found a way to falsely charged me with domestic violence, so he could gain custody of our child and avoid paying child support. Another attorney originally handled my case originally, and convinced me to plead guilty to the assault charge, even though I was not guilty. My husband indeed won custody of my daughter, and I could not find a decent job because of the assault case on my criminal background checks. I was referred to Mr. Barlow by a formed client. He took time to listen and hear what had happened with the false charge. He advised me to transfer the stress of the situation to him as legal counsel. The goal was to either appeal the charge and gain dismissal, or get a jury trial and try for a "not guilty" verdict. The case took almost two years to get to trial. Mr. Barlow gave the jury what it needed to prove that the allegation was false, and found me "not guilty." As soon as I hired Mr. Barlow, I knew that my previous experience with attorneys would not be repeated. I had to find an attorney who was strong, knowledgeable, no-nonsense and who could get the job done right, as the stakes in the outcome were so very high – custody of my child, future employment, personal health and well-being of myself and my family and my reputation. Mr. Barlow’s experience with jury trial is truly exceptional. He is comfortable and dynamic in a courtroom. When I described it to my family I referred to it as one of the best sporting events I had ever witnessed. Although I was emotional, being the one on trial, I was also amazed and excited about what was actually happening. With Mr. Barlow representing me, I felt strong and I felt heard for the first time. I would highly recommend Craig Barlow to friends and family and anyone who might be facing a situation with divorce, custody,or any type of criminal charge. Craig is very professional, knowledgeable, ethical and available. He is very strong and exhibits control of every situation. Mr. Barlow’s fees are comparative and reasonable. He is direct and succinct with the facts with which he works. He was patient during the two years it took to have this case heard by a jury. He was genuinely concerned with the outcome of my case and not just with representing a client through the process. I will be hiring Craig again in the near future and feel confident in knowing that when I need legal representation that I will be in capable competent trustworthy hands." E.K. - a client.
"When I was starting my divorce, I did not know where to begin. I looked in the yellow pages, contacted literally 30+ attorney’s offices, and was told that they would get back to me. Then I called Craig’s office. I did not just get a receptionist, I got to talk to Craig. He took time to listen to me. I never heard from other attorneys. The primary goal for my divorce case was for me to get joint custody of my daughter. I soon learned that putting my faith in Craig was like putting my faith in God to take care of me. No matter what situation arose, he handled it quickly and decisively. Even with my ex-wife doing everything in her power to create a hostility, Craig skillfully managed her and her attorney and showed that he was a force to be reckoned with. My ex-wife mounted multiple attacks on me regarding everything from child support, to credit card bills, and even two attempts with Child Protective Services, but Craig shot them down every time. Though my divorce was finalized in 1999, the custody battle continued and finally came to a close in 2002, as he crushed her final attempt to excise my visitation rights and get more money from me. My ex-wife went through two attorneys and even resorted to representing herself at one point before it was all said and done. In the end, I was awarded joint custody of my daughter, and all attempts to raise child support, restrict my visitation, and force me to pay extra credit card bills and attorney fees were shot down. Craig is without a doubt a Master Craftsman in his field and will always have a special place in my heart because of his dedication and drive to take care of me and my family. The one thing that will always stick in my head is how he always managed to keep me calm when the wolves were at the door and all hope seemed to be gone." J.G. - a client.
"The year 2002 was the worst years of my life. I was going through a divorce. My wife was a corporate executive and we had two teenage daughters. I wanted primary custody of my daughters. My wife would not stand for it. When I went to Craig's office and met him for the first time, he was able to assess my situation and come up with a plan of action. Craig quickly took control of my divorce. He knew decisively what he wanted to do. He has this ability to psychologically assess all the players in a case. He asks questions about each person involved, and meticulously notes the personalities he is dealing with so he can understand all reactions to any situation, even your own. He is always thinking outside the box to account for what might happen next, and he covers for any issue that may arise. He can be merciless if needs to get control of the situation; I know, he had to get control of my wife. My filing for divorce started a series of events that I could never have expected. Craig's approach was validated time after time, from the day we met. He went to bat for me and he was my best ally. He was required to file three separate emergency restraining orders to show my wife who was in control. He eventually became her worst nightmare. Craig took control of my divorce and immediately started preparing me mentally for what I would go through. He was careful with details and preparing for Court. He prepared me for testifying and for cross-examination. He was always ethical in his work, and knew exactly what we needed to do to get the job done. Many times my wife would call me to try to and get around both Craig and our case goals. I learned that the most powerful words in the world are "Talk to my Lawyer," which is what Craig taught me to tell her. Craig handled it every time and totally took the problem out of my hands. I called Craig on at least 5 occasions and he instructed me what to do right. Every single time, the right thing for me to do was to show my wife that Craig and I were in control and she was not. By doing this, Craig helped me build my confidence and know how to deal with her. I am in control of every situation to this day. Craig lived up to his reputation for me by securing my rights as a father. He also lived up to his reputation by instilling fear in the heart of at least on person, my x-wife. Craig taught me how to deal with my situation. Even after my divorce, Craig continues to protect me because my x-wife knows he is there when I need him." R.D. - a client.
"I felt like my case was impossible to win. I was a Muslim man from Pakistan married a blond American. We had two sons. During our 12-year marriage, I spent most of my time working to support the family. I did not feel my wife was properly overseeing our children. So many events preceded my divorce, that I was in emotional shambles. I went to Craig Barlow's office. I wanted to seek custody. I spoke with other attorneys who only seemed interested in money and told me that during the 1990s in Collin County it would be difficult to convince any Judge to give me custody of my two young sons, ages 3 and 5. Craig Barlow believed in me and my case. Divorce went on for over a year. At the temporary orders hearing, the Judge gave my ex-wife custody of our sons. But by the time it came to the final trial, Craig Barlow was able to reveal my ex-spouse's deep, dark secrets and deceptions. He convinced the Judge to order drug testing on the spot and completely caught my wife off guard. He also confronted her with new evidence of unfaithfulness at trial. The divorce trial was several days long, but Craig Barlow did a marvelous job of taking all the issues and boiling them down to a clear and concise story that the Judge could understand. I won custody of my sons, and my ex-wife was ordered to pay child support. After the divorce was over, my ex-wife continued to try to fight. We wound up back in Court many times over the next eight or nine years. Each time, Craig Barlow was able to get her visitation times pared down to the point where she now only has visitation once each month. Craig Barlow was effective at winning against my ex-spouse. I would recommend him to anyone who has a complex case, especially any father seeking custody of his children." M. A. - a client.
"Several years subsequent to a divorce, my ex-spouse sued me for additional retirement monies. I called W. Craig Barlow to represent me in what was to become some very troublesome court proceedings. When opposing counsel requested a deposition from me, Craig refused to allow me to be deposed and elected to cover all questions in court. His tactics proved to be invaluable since many of the questions by my ex-wife’s attorney were disallowed in court. Craig’s professionalism, expertise and attention to detail overwhelmingly prevailed, and the judge ruled in my favor. The opposing attorney appealed to Court of Appeals. After months of tedious research, Craig sent a great brief to the Court of Appeals. That court again ruled in my favor. Craig was able to convince the higher authority that the original judge’s decision was proper. I am truly thankful to have selected an attorney so knowledgeable, intelligent and hard working as Craig Barlow when I was faced with a suit." S.L.D. - a client.